The Supervisory Board primarily monitors and supervises the Company’s business operations, long-term interests, the implementation of its strategy as well increasing its economic performance in a socially responsible way. Members of the Supervisory Board perform their supervisory roles autonomously and independently, and with due diligence.
Josef Beneš holds Master Degrees from the University of Economics Prague and the Columbia University New York. Is Chief Investment Officer of Generali CEE Holding B.V. and Chief Executive Officer of Generali Investments CEE. He became Chief Investment Officer of Generali CEE Holding and CEO of Generali Investments CEE in 2014. At the same time he was appointed Regional CIO for CEE of the Generali Group. He joined the Executive Committee of Generali CEE Holding in July 2016. He gathered vast experience in the financial industry in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Aljoša Tomaž holds a Bachelor of Economaward–ics. He has experience in all major financial fields: treasury, finance, IT, crediting companies, managing non-performing assets, payment and credit cards, international financing, insurance, investment management. He has expertise on saving and restructuring companies, on managing mergers, acquisitions and incorporating banks, and rich experience in corporate governance.
After graduating from Ljubljana’s Faculty of Economics, when he received Slovenia’s highest ranking recognition award – the Prešeren Award – for his graduation thesis, his career started in 1973. He was first an analyst and later promoted to Director of Finance in a private company. He went on to hold senior managerial positions in financial and business informatics sectors, and has since 1989 occupied the leading banking positions in Slovenia and abroad, having become an internationally renowned financial expert. He was a member of the senior management in Slovenia’s largest bank, NLB, and headed its London office and the Zagreb subsidiary. In the ten years that he was with Abanka, this bank became Slovenia’s third largest bank under his leadership, and one of the country’s leading lenders in terms of profitability and cost efficiency. He was the Director of Finance of Slovenia’s largest logistical company, and Assistant Director of the country’s largest asset manager and the second largest insurance group with a strong presence in the region. He was the President of the Supervisory Board of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange and the Bank Association of Slovenia, and a member of the Board of Directors in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, the European Banking Federation, and VISA CMEA. He was also a member of more than 15 other Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors in Slovenia and the UK.
Gregor Pilgram graduated from Vienna Economic University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2001. He has been based in Prague since July 2013, and is responsible for Consolidation, Controlling, Actuarial Services, Bancassurance and Reinsurance. He supervises the financial performance and strategic development of ten CEE countries out of the Generali CEE Holding based in Prague. Before taking this position, Gregor was for five years CEO of Generali Slovenia and also the President of the Supervisory Board of Generali Croatia. Gregor Pilgram started his career as an expert in the Controlling Department of Generali’s Slovenian subsidiary in 1999. In the years that followed, he worked as Head of Internal Audit and CFO. He became CEO of the company in 2008. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer and became a member of the Executive Committee of Generali CEE Holding as of July 2013.
During his work in Slovenia Gregor Pilgram was a member of numerous associations including the Executive Board of the Slovene Managers Association. He was awarded a “Young Managers of the Year 2010” award by Slovene Managers’ Association for shaping the Slovene insurance market and bringing Generali in Slovenia to become one of the market leaders.
Katarina Guzej graduated in 2001 and received her PhD in 2008 from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. She joined the Generali Group in 2003 and led the controlling department at Generali Insurance Company for 10 years, where in 2013 she became Director of the Financial Sector. In August 2019, she also assumed the position of Executive Director of Finance and Accounting at Adriatic Slovenica.