President of the Management Board
Igor Koprivnikar, Ph.D.
An expert with many years of corporate managerial experience in different areas associated with energy trading and liberalization processes on the energy markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Mr. Koprivnikar graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Technical University of Graz, Austria in 1999, and holds a doctorate in nuclear physics from the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Technical University of Graz. Following his studies, he worked with numerous scientific institutions around the world, and was responsible for the development of the EXAA energy exchange in Austria from 2002 to 2004. He was employed by GEN-I d.o.o. in 2004 when the Company was established, and from 2005 to November 2021 served three terms of office as member of the Management Board responsible for trading, finance and legal affairs within the GEN-I Group. He laid the foundations of the business model for international and cross-border electricity trading and updated that model in the years that followed. Mr. Koprivnikar possesses in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of the functioning of markets and trading models. He received his MBA in 2018 from the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business and thus further strengthened his competences in the areas of management, finance and the capital markets. In February 2022, he was appointed President of the Management Board by the court, in part based on his professionalism, experience and recognized development-entrepreneurial nature. He remains the executive director of eleven of the Group’s foreign subsidiaries.