A deeper sense and promise of Petrol is to improve the quality of life.
Sašo Berger, President of the Management Board
Sašo Berger (born in 1966) holds a university degree in economics. He started his professional career in 1995 as a Product Manager at Kolinska d.d., following which he joined Tehnoimpex d.d. as the Head of Finance between 1996 and 1999. In 1999, he became the CFO of S&T Slovenija d.d., after which he was a Member of the Management Board from 2000 to 2007 and, in 2008, he was appointed Vice President of the Management Board responsible for Finance, HR, Legal Affairs, Procurement, IT and Sales. In September 2013, he became the President of the Management Board of the company. When S&T Slovenia and Iskratel merged in September 2022, he became the CEO of Kontron d.o.o. and was appointed to the position of the Executive Vice President at Kontron AG Group. Mr Berger took up his office as a Member of the Management Board of Petrol, responsible for B2B&B2G Sales, Electricity and Natural Gas, and IT, on 15 September 2023. The Supervisory Board of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana appointed him as the President of the Management Board of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana for a five-year term of office, starting on 23 November 2023.
Matija Bitenc, Member of the Management Board
Matija Bitenc (born in 1980) holds a master’s degree in economic sciences. After completing his master’s degree, Mr Bitenc joined Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d. in 2006 as Property Manager. In 2013 he was appointed Deputy Director of Risk Management and Head of Business Intelligence. In addition to this, he was named Head of Capital Modelling and Risk Analytics in 2014. From 2015 until 2017 he held a position of Head of Transaction Consulting with Ernst & Young svetovanje d.o.o., Corporate Finance. In 2017 he joined Deloitte Svetovanje d.o.o. as Assistant Director in charge of the Adriatic Region, Financial Consulting Department. On 11th March 2020 Mr Bitenc started the post of Member of the Management Board of Petrol. Responsible for Finance, Accounting, Treasury, BI, Controlling, Risk Management, and Back Office.
Jože Smolič, Member of the Management Board
Jože Smolič (b. 1967) holds a master’s degree in business administration. He has been building his career in trade, marketing, promotion and sales at Petrol since 1989. Throughout his career so far, he has gained extensive experience in retail management, staff management, project work, the development of new sales networks and markets, and the development of new retail outlet types and concepts. From 2002 to 2011, he led the Ljubljana-Kranj regional unit as Director of Retail. He worked as Director of Retail for the Petrol Group from 2011 to 2014, after which he took over management of the Petrol Oti Kosovo subsidiary, while also serving as Director of the Petrol Group’s Strategic Activities. In 2015, he started managing strategic projects and the development of new business formats in the Retail Outlet Development division, which he then led from 1 July 2020 onward. On 27 August 2020, the Supervisory Board appointed him as the Member of the Management Board. Responsible for B2C Sales and Fuels and Petroleum Products.
Marko Ninčević, Member of the Management Board
Marko Ninčević (born in 1981) holds a university degree in economics and an MBA degree. He started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers Slovenija as an Auditor and Corporate Adviser in 2004, after which he joined NLB d.d., initially as a Senior Adviser to the CFO from 2007, after which he became a Coordinator and later the Head of the Non-Performing Loan Department. In 2013, he joined Gorenjska banka where he served as the Senior Manager for Risk Management until 2017 when he became the CEO of Lisca d.o.o. Mr Ninčević took up his office as a Member of the Management Board of Petrol, responsible for Energy Generation, Energy Solutions and Mobility, Operations Management, Logistics, and Strategic, Technical and Operational Procurement, on 1 September 2023.
Zoran Gračner, Member of the Management Board, Worker Director
Zoran Gračner (born in 1970) has a master's degree in management and organization and a university degree in mechanical engineering. He has been working at Petrol since 2005 in the field of Energy and Environmental Services. He is the director of the Heating Systems sector. From 2013 onwards, he was the President of the Workers' Council of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana for two terms and a member of the Supervisory Board of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.
He was appointed for a 5-year term of office from 11 December 2020. In terms of content, he covers the representation of workers' interests in relation to human resource, and social issues and relationships, formal procedures and methods of cooperation between the administration and employees.