Andrej Bertoncelj was appointed to the position Minister of Finance in September 2018. Previously, he was a member of the Management Board of the Slovenian Sovereign Holding, responsible for the management, restructuring and financial governance of state capital assets.
He is an internationally seasoned financial expert, with a professional career spanning 25 years, including 18 years of business executive experience in upper management positions and several years working in New York City. Key positions held include, President of Lek USA, Inc., Vice President of Finance at Lek d. d. and Director of Foreign Units and Corporate Governance Advisor to the President of the Management Board at Kemofarmacija d. d.
Mr Bertoncelj holds a Ph.D. in Finance. He was Professor of Management at the University of Primorska from 2009 until 2018, during which he authored an extensive bibliography spanning 10 books and more than 40 scientific papers published in international journals. He attended management training and research programs at Harvard University and Cambridge University.
He is fluent in both English and German.
Alternate Governor: Gorazd Renčelj