President of the Management Board

Robert Golob, Ph.D.

Robert Golob, Ph.D.

One of the leading experts in electric power generation and supply in Slovenia, he completed his undergraduate education at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1989, his master’s degree three years later, and his doctoral education in 1994. His areas of expertise include the functioning and deregulation of the electricity system, and the restructuring of the energy sector and electricity markets. After receiving his doctoral degree, he was awarded a Fulbright Grant for a visiting position at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In 1997, he was employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. In 1998, he was appointed head of a negotiation team working on the EU’s energy policy. From 1999 to 2002, he was Secretary of State for Energy and helped draft several important energy acts. He is the author of numerous publications and papers on markets, the optimisation of energy sources and electricity system planning. He has managed several basic research and industry-applicable projects for the Slovenian energy sector. In 2002, he founded and became the general manager of Istrabenz-Gorenje, d.o.o. (now IGES). Dr. Golob is an associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. In 2016, he started a new five-year term as president of the management board at GEN-I, a position he has held since 2006.

Member of the Management Board

Danijel Levičar, MBA

Danijel Levičar, MBA

A physicist with a master’s degree in management, Mr. Levičar has been gaining experience in the fields of energy and the functioning of the electricity system since 2000, at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and at GEN energija, where he participated in preparations for the JEK2 project. From 2005 on, he worked abroad for seven years, at the European Commission in Luxembourg and at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. In 2013, as the head of the Energy Directorate at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Levičar and his colleagues drafted a proposal for Slovenia’s energy concept, aimed at the development of a low-carbon society. He advocated for the inclusion of transportation in the energy strategy and for the transition to alternative energy sources, with an emphasis on e-mobility. His responsibilities also included preparations for the new energy legislation adopted in 2014, which finally put in place the necessary conditions for the introduction of market principles for the functioning of all energy sectors. He joined GEN-I in 2016 as a member of the company’s Management Board, and has been tasked with establishing closer cooperation with the parent company GEN Energija and with the monitoring of regulations and compliance.

Member of the Management Board

Igor Koprivnikar, Ph.D.

Igor Koprivnikar, Ph.D.

An expert with international experience and expertise in different business areas associated with electricity trading and market liberalisation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, he graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Technical University of Graz in 1999, and holds a doctorate in nuclear physics from the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Technical University of Graz. Since completing his studies, he has cooperated with a number of scientific institutes around the world. From 2002 to 2004, he was responsible for the development of Austria's EXAA energy exchange. He began working for Istrabenz-Gorenje, d.o.o. (GEN-I’s predecessor) in 2004 when it was first founded. He laid the foundations of the business model for international and cross-border electricity trading that is still used today across the GEN-I Group. From 2004 to 2005, he was a member of the management board at Austrian Power Vertriebs GmbH in Vienna. As a member of GEN-I's management board responsible for trading, he is in charge of implementing business strategies in the electricity trading segment on European markets, and is responsible for the Group’s finance and accounting function. He is the executive director of eleven of the Group’s foreign subsidiaries.

Member of the Management Board

Andrej Šajn, MSc

Andrej Šajn, MSc

The initiator of many new solutions and the manager of development projects mainly associated with information technologies for electricity sales and trading, he began his career in 2001 as an assistant in the Laboratory for energy strategies of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, where he completed his master’s degree in electricity production optimisation in 2004. That same year, he started working for Istrabenz energetski sistemi, d.o.o., taking on different roles in the companies within the business group. His areas of expertise include informatics and the management of pilot development projects, or so-called internal incubators. From 2007 onwards, he worked as an executive director in the area of research and development and information technology at Istrabenz Gorenje, d.o.o., while acting as a coordinator of business informatics at GEN-I, trgovanje in prodaja električne energije, d.o.o. In this position he was in charge of preparations for GEN-I's entry into the segment of electricity sales to households in 2008 and GEN-I's entry into the segment of natural gas sales to households in 2012. At GEN-I he is responsible for IT. In 2016, he started a new five-year term as member of the management board at GEN-I, a position he has held since 2011.