Management board

Marko Jazbec Chairman of the Management Board

Marko Jazbec took up the leadership of Sava Re in May 2017. In his role, he is responsible for human resources; general, organisational and legal affairs; public relations; compliance; internal audit … More

Marko Jazbec Chairman of the Management Board

Marko Jazbec took up the leadership of Sava Re in May 2017. In his role, he is responsible for human resources; general, organisational and legal affairs; public relations; compliance; internal audit; information technology, sustainability and the management of strategic investments in Slovenian subsidiaries. He has years of experience in senior and top management positions, notably at the Bank of Slovenia, SKB Banka d.d., Droga Kolinska d.d., Intereuropa d.d., NLB d.d. and Hoteli Bernardin d.d. Until mid-July 2016, he headed up Slovenian Sovereign Holding d.d. During his career, Marko has gained valuable experience in the corporate governance of banks and other companies, as well as significant expertise in asset management, risk management, treasury finance, corporate finance and corporate banking. Marko holds a degree in economics from the University of Ljubljana.

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Polona Pirš Zupančič Member of the Management Board

Polona Pirš Zupančič has served on the management board of Sava Re since January 2018. In her role she is responsible for corporate finance, strategic planning and controlling, accounting, investor relations, risk and capital management and actuarial affairs … More

Polona Pirš Zupančič Member of the Management Board

Polona Pirš Zupančič has served on the management board of Sava Re since January 2018. In her role, she is responsible for corporate finance, strategic planning and controlling, accounting, investor relations, risk and capital management, actuarial affairs and modelling. She began her career at Sava Re in 1999. Since 2009, she has headed the corporate finance and controlling department as executive director. In addition to her many years of experience in reinsurance operations, Polona brings with her a proven track record in managing and supporting complex projects of strategic importance to the Company and the Group. Polona holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Ljubljana.

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Peter Skvarča Member of the Management Board

Peter Skvarča became a member of the management board of Sava Re  in June 2020. In this role, he is responsible for reinsurance operations and management of strategic investments in non-Slovenian insurance subsidiaries. He joined the Group in ... More

Peter SkvarčaMember of the Management Board

Peter Skvarča became a member of the management board of Sava Re in June 2020. In this role, he is responsible for reinsurance operations and management of strategic investments in non-Slovenian insurance subsidiaries. He joined the Group in 2007 as deputy chief operating officer of the subsidiary Sava Osiguruvanje in Macedonia, where he took over as chief executive in 2011 and led the company until 2019.
Peter started his career at the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Relations and Development and later served as economic counsellor to the Slovenian ambassador to Macedonia.
In addition to Slovenian, he is fluent in English, French, Serbian and Macedonian. Peter holds a degree in political science (University of Ljubljana) and a master’s degree in European integration (University of Limerick).

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David Benedek Member of the Management Board

David Benedek became a member of the management board of Sava Re in March 2023. In this role, he is responsible for financial operations and asset management, management of strategic investments in pension companies and asset management ... More

David BenedekMember of the Management Board

David Benedek became a member of the management board of Sava Re in March 2023. In this role, he is responsible for financial operations and asset management, management of strategic investments in pension companies and asset management companies (DZUs), management of strategic investments in healthcare companies and management of cross-sectoral cooperation with commercial banks or banking groups at the Group level. He has many years of experience in senior and top management positions, notably at Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d., Triglav INT d.d., Gorenjska Banka d.d. and Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d. 

David Benedek holds a degree in banking and finance (Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana) and completed his MBA in management and organisation in the United States (The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University). 

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Supervisory board

Davor Ivan Gjivoje JrCHAIRman

Davor Ivan Gjivoje Jr is an American citizen. He is the chief executive of a holding company, the main activities of which are hotel development, airline marketing and hospitality-related ... More

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Davor Ivan Gjivoje JrCHAIR

Davor Ivan Gjivoje Jr is an American citizen. He is the chief executive of a holding company, the main activities of which are hotel development, airline marketing and hospitality-related investments. Over the past twenty years, he has held various top executive positions at Networld, Inc. / DGG Holdings, Ltd. Prior to that, he worked in banking (Citibank NA) and as a consultant (The Boston Consulting Group). Davor I. Gjivoje Jr is a graduate of Brown University, Providence, RI (BA), and also of the Harvard Business School, Boston, MA (MBA). He also studied at Cambridge University in the UK. He is also active in education as president of the Board of Education of Harding Township School, Harding, NJ. Since 2022, he has been the chairman of the supervisory board of Sava Turizem d.d. and the chairman of the supervisory board of Sava d.d. (both with head offices at Dunajska 152, 1000 Ljubljana). Davor I. Gjivoje Jr started serving as a member of the Sava Re supervisory board in 2017 and as its chairman in 2021. He is also a member of the risk committee and of the nominations and remuneration committee.

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Keith William Morris DEPUTY CHAIR

Keith William Morris is a British citizen. He has spent most of his career in finance. From 1989 until his retirement, he worked in chief executive roles, mostly in insurance and within large ... More

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Keith William Morris
Deputy Chairman

Keith William Morris is a British citizen. He has spent most of his career in finance. From 1989 until his retirement, he worked in chief executive roles, mostly in insurance and within large groups, such as the Eagle Star Group, American International Group (AIG), Allianz Group and RBS Insurance (Direct Line Group). From 2003 to 2008, he served as a non-executive director of Standard Life Bank and Standard Life Insurance Company and has also held non-executive roles in six other smaller organisations. Keith is chairman of the HMS Victory Preservation Endowment Trust. This is his third term of office as a member of the supervisory board of Sava Re (since 2013). Keith W. Morris is also the chairman of the risk committee, a member of the nominations and remuneration committee, and the chairman of the fit and proper committee.

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Klemen BabnikMEMBER

Klemen Babnik is a university graduate lawyer. Since March 2020, he has been employed with the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure. He started his career in the judiciary and continued ... More

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Klemen BabnikMEMBER

Klemen Babnik is a university graduate lawyer. Since March 2020, he has been employed with the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure. He started his career in the judiciary and continued in state administration. He took a course in corporate governance at Harvard University in the United States. Since 2014, he has gained experience in various executive positions in state administration. Since January 2023, he has served on the supervisory board of Sava d.d., a financial holding company with investments in the tourism and financial sectors (with registered office at Dunajska 152, Ljubljana). This is his first term of office as a member of the supervisory board of Sava Re. Klemen Babnik is also the chairman of the nominations and remuneration committee and a member of the fit and proper committee.

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Dr Matej GombošiMember

Matej Gomboši holds a PhD in computer and information science. In 2016, he joined the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia as the head of IT development and ... More

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Dr Matej GombošiMember

Matej Gomboši holds a PhD in computer and information science. In 2016, he joined the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia as the head of IT development and maintenance. He started his carrier in 1998 as an IT assistant and senior IT researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor. His track record of executive positions also includes the position of deputy managing director of IT at Elektro Slovenija d.o.o., where he was in charge of coordinating major multi-division projects. He also has leadership experience in local self-government and international experience with the Council of Europe. From 2011 to 2016, he served as chairman on the supervisory board of the Sinergija Development Agency. This is his first term of office as a member of the supervisory board of Sava Re. Matej Gomboši is also the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nominations and remuneration committee.

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Blaž GarbajsMember, employee representative

Blaž Garbajs has a university degree in economics (university graduated economist). Blaž joined Sava Re in 2011 as a senior asset manager in the finance department. Since November 2019, he has been the director of corporate finance. He is also the head of the corporate finance business line... More

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Blaž GarbajsMember, employee representative

Blaž Garbajs has a university degree in economics (university graduated economist). Blaž joined Sava Re in 2011 as a senior asset manager in the finance department. Since November 2019, he has been the director of corporate finance. He is also the head of the corporate finance business line at the Group level. He has a proven track record of managing and supporting complex projects that are of strategic importance to the Company and the Group. Blaž is also a member of the audit committee of an associate company active in the healthcare sector, and this committee also serves as the audit committee for two of the associate’s subsidiaries. He started his role as a member of the Sava Re supervisory board in June 2023. Blaž Garbajs is also a member of the audit committee and a member of the nominations and remuneration committee.

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Edita Rituper
Member, employee representative

Edita Rituper has a university degree in economics (university graduated economist). She has dedicated her entire professional career to the insurance and reinsurance industry. She gained her experience, also in a managerial capacity, at Zavarovalnica Triglav and Vzajemna Zdravstvena … More

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Edita RituperMember, employee representative

Edita Rituper has a university degree in economics (university graduated economist). She has dedicated her entire professional career to the insurance and reinsurance industry. She gained her experience, also in a managerial capacity, at Zavarovalnica Triglav and Vzajemna Zdravstvena Zavarovalnica. Edita joined the Sava Insurance Group in April 2008, first as a representative of the parent company in the subsidiaries, and later in management positions in the subsidiary Sava Osiguranje, Serbia. She also has experience in the supervision of the Group’s insurance companies. In July 2019, she joined Sava Re, initially as sustainability coordinator in the office of the management board and of compliance, where she was in charge of social responsibility and coordination of sustainable development at the Group level as head of the sustainable development business line. She is currently deputy director of the insurance, sales and Group governance business centre. She joined the Sava Re supervisory board in January 2022. This is her second consecutive term of office. Edita Rituper is also a member of the nominations and remuneration committee.

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Supervisory board committees

Audit committee

Dr Matej Gomboši, chairman

Blaž Garbajs, member

Katarina Sitar Šuštar, external member 

Dragan Martinović, external member

Fit and proper committee

Keith W. Morris, chairman

Klemen Babnik, member

Rok Saje, head of compliance 

Klara Hauko, head of HR

Risk committee

Keith W. Morris, chairman

Dr Slaven Mićković, deputy chairman and external member

Davor I. Gjivoje Jr, member

Dr Janez Komelj, external member

Nominations and remuneration committee

Klemen Babnik, chairman

Davor I. Gjivoje Jr, member

Keith W. Morris, member

Dr Matej Gomboši, member

Edita Rituper, member

Blaž Garbajs, member

Sava Re organisation chart

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Risk control departments
Office of the management board & of compliance
Internal audit
Risk management & asset-liability management
Reinsurance actuarial affairs
Group actuarial affairs
Business centres
Financial operations & asset management
Reinsurance
Insurance, sales and Group governance
Support departments
Human resources management
Information technology
Corporate finance
Strategic planning & controlling
Accounting
Group reinsurance
Reinsurance technical accounting

Key management 

Milan Viršek Authorised representative of the management board

milan.virsek@sava-re.si

Pavel Gojkovič Authorised representative of the management board

pavel.gojkovic@sava-re.si

Matjaž Stražišar Authorised representative of the management board

matjaz.strazisar@sava-re.si

Jasna Kajtazovič Authorised representative of the management board

jasna.kajtazovic@sava-re.si

Office of the management board and of compliance

Rok Saje Director and compliance function holder for sava re and group

rok.saje@sava-re.si

Internal audit

Polonca Jug Mauko Director and internal audit function holder for sava re and group

polonca.jugmauko@sava-re.si

Nataša Đukić

Risk management and asset-liability management

Nataša Đukić Director and risk management function holder for sava re and group

natasa.djukic@sava-re.si

Barbara Veber

Group actuarial affairs

Barbara Veber DIRECTOR AND ACTUARIAL FUNCTION HOLDER FOR GROUP NON-LIFE BUSINESS

barbara.veber@sava-re.si

Anja Bošković

Reinsurance actuarial affairs

Anja Bošković DIRECTOR AND ACTUARIAL FUNCTION HOLDER FOR sava re REINSURANCE BUSINESS

anja.boskovic@sava-re.si

Financial operations and asset management

Tadej Mendiževec Director of business centre

tadej.mendizevec@sava-re.si

Non-Group reinsurance

Jane Koliševski Director of business centre

jane.kolisevski@sava-re.si

Group reinsurance and retrocession

Matevž Benec Head of department

matevz.benec@sava-re.si

Insurance, sales and Group governance business centre

Rok Moljk DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS CENTRE

rok.moljk@sava-re.si

Klara Hauko

Human resource management

Klara Hauko Head of department

klara.hauko@sava-re.si

Corporate finance

Blaž Garbajs Head of department

blaz.garbajs@sava-re.si

Strategic planning and controlling

Vanja Jurjevič Head of department

vanja.jurjevic@sava-re.si

Accounting

Andreja Rahne Head of department

andreja.rahne@sava-re.si

Reinsurance technical accounting

Andrej Gorazd Kunstek Head of department

gorazd.kunstek@sava-re.si

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