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 finance; 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 finance; human resources; general, organisational and legal affairs; public relations; compliance; internal audit; information technology, sustainability and the management of strategic investments in Slovenia-based 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, and 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, actuarial affairs and modelling … 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 long-term experience in reinsurance underwriting, 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 Sava Re management board in June 2020. In this role he is responsible for reinsurance operations and the management of strategic investments in subsidiaries based outside Slovenia. He joined the Group ... More

Peter SkvarčaMember of the Management Board

Peter Skvarča became a member of the Sava Re management board in June 2020. In this role he is responsible for reinsurance operations and the management of strategic investments in subsidiaries based outside Slovenia. 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 was later 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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Supervisory board

Davor Ivan Gjivoje JrCHAIR

Davor Ivan Gjivoje 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 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 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. Davor is also active in medical/hospital-based philanthropy in the greater New York Area, and in education as president of the Board of Education of Harding Township School, Harding, NJ. He has served on the Sava Re supervisory board since 2017 (second term of office). Davor I. Gjivoje Jr 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. For most of his career, he worked in finance. From 1989 and until his retirement, he worked in chief executive roles, mostly in insurance and ... More

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Keith W. Morris Deputy Chair

Keith William Morris is a British citizen. For most of his career, he worked in finance. From 1989 and 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 served in non-executive roles with six other small organisations. 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 its 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 2020, he has served as the chairman of the supervisory board and a member of the audit committee of DRI, Investment Management, d.o.o. 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 Electro 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 nomination and remuneration committee.

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Andrej Gorazd Kunstek Member, employee representative

Andrej Gorazd Kunstek started working for Sava Re in 1999, gaining valuable experience in reinsurance underwriting and technical accounting of reinsurance business. He has been the director of technical accounting ... More

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Andrej Gorazd Kunstek Member, employee representative

Andrej Gorazd Kunstek started working for Sava Re in 1999, gaining valuable experience in reinsurance underwriting and technical accounting of reinsurance business. He has been the director of technical accounting since 2007. He started serving on the supervisory board of Sava Re in 2013 and is currently serving his third consecutive term of office. Gorazd Kunstek is also a member of the audit committee and of the nominations and remuneration committee.

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Edita Rituper
Member, employee representative

Edita Rituper holds a degree in economics from the University of Maribor. She has devoted her entire career to the insurance and reinsurance industry. Early in her career, she gathered experience, including in leadership roles, at Zavarovalnica Triglav and… More

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Edita RituperMember, employee representative

Edita Rituper holds a degree in economics from the University of Maribor. She has devoted her entire career to the insurance and reinsurance industry. Early in her career, she gathered experience, including in leadership roles, at Zavarovalnica Triglav and Vzajemna Zdravstvena Zavarovalnica. Edita joined the Sava Insurance Group in April 2008. From 2008 to 2015, she was a parent company representative at the Group’s Montenegrin subsidiary. From 2012 to 2017, she served on the management board of Sava Neživotno Osiguranje (Serbia), from 2015 to 2017 as the chair of the management board. In July 2019, Edita joined Sava Re as sustainability coordinator in the office of the management board in charge of social responsibility and coordination of sustainable development at the Group level. She joined the Sava Re supervisory board in January 2022.

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Supervisory board committees

Audit committee

Dr Matej Gomboši, chairman

Andrej Gorazd Kunstek, member 

Katarina Sitar Šuštar, external member 

Dragan Martinović, external member

Fit and proper committee

Keith W. Morris, chairman

Klemen Babnik, member

Rok Saje, external member 

Klara Hauko, external member

Risk committee

Keith W. Morris, chairman

Dr Slaven Mićković, deputy chairman and external member

Davor I. Gjivoje Jr, member

Dr Slaven Mićković, external 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

Andrej Gorazd Kunstek, member

Sava Re organisation chart

MANAGEMENT BOARD

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

Key management 

Office of the management board and compliance

Rok Saje Director and compliance key function holder

rok.saje@sava-re.si

Internal audit

Polonca Jug Mauko Director and internal audit key function holder

polonca.jugmauko@sava-re.si

Risk management and asset-liability management

Nataša Đukić Director and risk management key function holder

natasa.djukic@sava-re.si

Risk management and asset-liability management

Jure Košir Head of asset-liability management

jure.kosir@sava-re.si

Actuarial affairs

Katja Vavpetič Chief actuary and actuarial key function holder

katja.vavpetic@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

Rok Moljk adviser to the board

rok.moljk@sava-re.si

Milan Viršek adviser to the boarD

milan.virsek@sava-re.si

Insurance

Pavel Gojkovič Director of business centre

pavel.gojkovic@sava-re.si

Human resource management

Klara Hauko Head of department

klara.hauko@sava-re.si

Group modelling centre

Blanka Savšek Head of department

blanka.savsek@sava-re.si

Information technology

Matjaž Stražišar Head of department

matjaz.strazisar@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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