Adriatic Council | Mag. Marko Voljč
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Mag. Marko Voljč

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Marko Voljč, born December 5, 1949, graduated in economics at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, and earned his Master of Science degree at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade.

He was an analyst / senior analyst at the National Bank of Slovenia from 1973 to 1976, and Head of the analytical department at the National Bank of Slovenia from 1976 to 1979. From 1979 to August 1992, he was employed at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Having completed the advanced professionals’ educational program by the International Monetary Fund in1978, he joined the World Bank’s Young Professional Program in Washington in 1979. He was involved in the World Bank’s industrial and financial projects in Latin America (1980-85), and served as a senior economist in the Bank’s Industrial Strategy & Policy Division (1986). In 1987, he became the World Bank’s first head of its Mexico City Resident Mission where he served until 1990 when he was promoted to the post of Country Programs Central America and Panama Division, a position he held until August 1992. From September 1992 to January 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Slovenia. From February 2004 to April 2006, he was the General Manager at the Central Europe Directorate at KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company N.V. (now KBC Group N.V.), Belgium. From May 2006 to April 2010, he was the CEO at K&H Bank, Hungary; from May 2010 to December 2012, he was the CEO for Central and Eastern Europe and Russia at KBC Group. From January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014, he was the CCO –Corporate Change & Support Officer –at KBC Group. He has been an advisor to the Management Board of this company since May 1, 2014, and he will hold this position until the end of this year. Until the end of this year, he will remain a Supervisory Board member at several companies of the KBC Group, and some other committees. However, he has clearly expressed his full commitment to the work of a Supervisory Board member at Gorenje, d.d.

During his business career, Marko Voljč has acquired a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in Slovenian, Central and Eastern European as well international finance and banking. He has written a number of articles and papers concerning financial and industrial issues, about export development and promotion, on restructuring and privatization of public enterprises, as well as about restructuring, turn-around management and privatization of banks in Central and Eastern European transition and post-transition economies. Since 1996 Marko Voljč has served as the Honorary Consul of Mexico to Slovenia. In 1998 he became the Slovenian member of the Trilateral Commission. From September 2000 to September 2003, Marko Voljč was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C. Between April 2001 and January 2004, he held the position of the President of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia. In his capacity as Director General Central Europe for KBC Group he sat on Supervisory boards of KBC’s banking subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic. He was also the Chairman of the Supervisory board of Gorenje, d.d., until July 2006.