TRIGLAV Group appointed Barbara SMOLNIKAR as Management Board member

23 August 2017 — Vlad BOLDIJAR
Slovenian TRIGLAV Group announced the Supervisory Board appointed Barbara SMOLNIKAR a new Management Board member for a five-year term. She will be responsible for life and pension insurance.

Barbara SMOLNIKAR has extensive experience in insurance and general financial sector. She is a long-standing President of the Management Board of the life insurer NLB Vita zivljenjska zavarovalnica.  

Barbara SMOLNIKAR earned her undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana (1992), where she also completed her postgraduate studies (2010). She received her PhD from Bled School of Management - IEDC (2016). 

"I believe that the new member of the Management Board will contribute to the implementation of  TRIGLAV Group's strategy with her knowledge, experience and personal attributes. Our aim is to develop the Group into a modern, innovative and dynamic insurance/financial group. Our strategic activities are actively upgraded by taking into account the existing and future needs of our clients. With her appointment, we are placing even greater emphasis on life and pension insurance segments, where we identified opportunities for growth both in Slovenia and the region," said Andrej SLAPAR, President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV.

"The Supervisory Board unanimously agreed with the proposal of the President of the Management Board for the appointment of Barbara Smolnikar as the new Management Board member. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I wish her every success in achieving the strategic objectives of the Group," said Igor STEBERNAK, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zavarovalnica TRIGLAV.

The Slovenian insurer mentioned after the expiry of his term as a Management Board member on 2 November 2017, Benjamin JOSAR will assume new responsibilities within TRIGLAV Group.

"I would like to thank Mr. JOSAR for his work and I'm pleased that he will as a member of senior management continue to significantly contribute to the further strengthening of the TRIGLAV Group with his knowledge and experience", said Andrej SLAPAR.

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