Peter Skvarča, Authorised representative of the Management Board bio
Peter joined the Group in 2007 as deputy chief operating officer of the primary insurance subsidiary Sava Osiguruvanje in Macedonia. He advanced to chief operating officer in 2009, and he took over as chief executive officer in 2011. During his leadership until year-end 2018, he strengthened the company’s financial stability and efficiency. In early 2019, he joined the parent Sava Re as an authorised representative of the management board responsible for reinsurance operations. Peter started his career as an adviser and 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 from the University of Ljubljana and a master’s degree in European integration from the University of Limerick.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 209
Reinsurance / contracts
Underwriting (Life & Non-life)
Imre Horvath, M.Sc., Director of Underwriting bio
Imre joined Sava Re as a senior underwriter in 2011 and was appointed director of underwriting in 2013. He is mainly specialized in property and motor business. Before joining Sava Re, Imre worked 13 years as an actuary in Hungary, six years as a certified actuary.
Imre graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic Theory and Actuary, and also holds a bachelor's degree in wildlife management.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 224
Markets: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Northern Europe, Caribbean islands
Borut Tomc, Underwriter bio
Borut joined Sava Re in 2017. He started his career as a reinsurance underwriter focusing on the rating of non-proportional catastrophe treaties and natural catastrophe modelling. In 2019 he was promoted to area manager responsible for Asian markets. Borut holds a degree in financial mathematics from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 258
Markets: Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Area Managers & Marketing
Edward Ottino, Director of Area Managers and Marketing bio
Edward joined Sava Re in August 2016 and advanced to director of area managers and marketing in January 2017. Edward started his career as a treaty broker in London before spending 11 years in Paris as an underwriter and area manager responsible for CEE and specialising in property treaty. Prior to joining Sava Re, Edward was responsible for DACH and CEE at a reinsurer in Zug, near Zurich in Switzerland.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 261
Markets: South America, Oceania, UK & Ireland and Singapore
Alexander Barsukov, Senior Underwriter bio
Alexander joined Sava Re in 2011 as a senior underwriter and is currently an area manager for the former USSR and a facultative underwriter. He specializes in property and energy risks. Alexander graduated with a degree in economics from the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Statistics.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 212
Markets: Russia and other CIS, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
Borut Sabotin, Senior Underwriter bio
After working for the Slovenian Insurance Association, Borut joined Sava Re in 2007. He was promoted to underwriter in 2009 and to senior underwriter in 2011. He specializes in property business. Borut graduated with a degree in economics from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 216
Markets: Italy, Turkey, Israel, Middle East, Republic of South Africa, Central America
Inacio Bintchende, Underwriter bio
Before joining Sava Re in 2015 as area manager for Africa, Inacio held various positions ranging from young researcher at the Institute of Forestry of Slovenia to investment consultant and business developer at GBI lda, Guinea-Bissau.
Inacio graduated with a degree in forest engineering and an advanced degree in economics, both from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: 01 47 50 256
Simona Čampa, Underwriter bio
Simona joined Sava Re in 2008 and was promoted to assistant underwriter in 2009. Simona started servicing CIS markets as an underwriter in 2010. In 2012 she was promoted to area manager, with property business as her main area of expertise.
Simona holds a degree in political science from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 275
Markets: Philippines, South Korea,Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
Jane Koliševski, Underwriter bio
Jane joined Sava Re in 2010 and was promoted to property underwriter in 2012, when he took on a more active role as client manager focused on Asian markets. Jane holds a degree in economics from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 267
Markets: China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Maldives
Group Reinsurance & Retrocession
Peter Mesesnel, M.Sc., Director of Retrocession and Group Reinsurance bio
Peter joined Sava Re in 2004 as a liability underwriter (including MTPL). He was promoted to senior underwriter and area manager in 2009. In 2014 he was appointed director of retrocession and Group reinsurance, while retaining his responsibilities as a senior underwriter and client manager. Over the years Peter has gained particular expertise in property, marine and casualty business.
He holds an advanced degree in economics from the University of Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 248
Markets: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ex-Yugoslavia
Urška Jezeršek, Underwriter bio
Before joining Sava Re, Urška worked ten years in different Slovenian insurance companies. Her experience ranges from business acquisition and claims to business lines like MOD/MTPL, property, health, marine and reinsurance. Urška joined Sava Re in 2009 as an underwriter and area manager. Her main area of expertise is property. Urška graduated with a degree in economics from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 274
Markets: Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Ex-Yugoslavia, France, Benelux
Alenka Strmec, Underwriter bio
Alenka joined Sava Re in 2012 and was promoted to assistant underwriter in 2015. Currently, she is supporting the underwriting team and assisting with the underwriting of facultative liability business in Slovenia and the former Yugoslav countries.
Alenka holds graduated in sociology from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 266
Facultative Reinsurance Underwriting
Erika Repar, Director of Facultative Reinsurance Underwriting bio
Erika joined Sava Re in November 2016 as director of facultative reinsurance underwriting. Prior to that, Erika worked in non-life insurance for 13 years, specifically in product development and complex risk underwriting, and six years as director of product development and non-life underwriting in a Sava Re subsidiary, where she was also in charge of facultative reinsurance underwriting. Erika holds a degree in economics from the University of Ljubljana. She has co-authored a guide to product liability underwriting for defective products published in Slovenian.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 269
Reinsurance / Facultative
Tetiana Spys, M.Sc., Senior Underwriter bio
Tetiana worked 10 years for a major Ukrainian insurance company, where she headed the reinsurance department, covering facultative, treaty reinsurance and retrocession. Tetiana has experience in underwriting aviation, space risks, rolling stocks and property. She joined the Sava Re team as a senior underwriter for facultative business in May 2015. Tetiana graduated with a degree in economics and a master’s degree in finance from Kyiv University for Market Relations.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 257
Vanja Voglar, Underwriter bio
Vanja started his career in a construction company, after which he worked as a loss adjuster with a major Slovenian insurer. In 2012 he joined the Sava Re claims department and since 2013 has also worked as a facultative underwriter. Vanja holds a degree in civil engineering from the University in Ljubljana.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 286
Lucija Žibert, Underwriter bio
Lucija began her career at a Slovenian branch of a leading German insurer, where she worked in property and liability underwriting for 10 years. Among other skills, she gained extensive experience in construction and aviation underwriting. Lucija joined Sava Re in December 2018 as a facultative reinsurance underwriter. Lucija holds a teaching degree in English and Russian from the University of Ljubljana. She has taken part in advanced Russian language training in Russia.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 265
Mariana Vasle, Assistant Underwriter bio
Mariana joined the Sava Re staff in 2019. Since then she has been supporting the facultative reinsurance underwriting team. Mariana developed her communication, organisation and intercultural skills in various jobs abroad and by working on international projects. Mariana holds a master’s degree in translation from English and German. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Telephone: +386 (0)1 47 50 279
Reinsurance / Group support
Barbara Jošt, Senior Underwriter bio
Barbara joined Sava Re in 2008 as a reinsurance underwriter in the Group’s reinsurance and retrocession functional area. In 2016 she advanced to senior facultative reinsurance underwriter specializing in liability insurance, and she is now also responsible for marine and aviation reinsurance. Barbara started her career with Slovenia’s largest insurer in 2003, first working in non-life marketing and later moving to product development and underwriting of complex liability risks. She holds a degree in economics from the University of Ljubljana.
Telephone:+386 (0)1 47 50 278
Daša Jošt, Underwriter bio
Daša joined Sava Re in November 2016 as a facultative non-life reinsurance underwriter. She started her career in construction in 2005 as an assistant site manager, and she was then promoted to site manager. In 2013 she joined a Sava Re subsidiary as an underwriter, specialising in construction insurance. Daša holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Ljubljana.
Telephone:+386 (0)1 47 50 245