Management credibility is a building block of public trust
Presentation of the President and Member of the Management Board of NEK
President of the Management Board
Gorazd Pfeifer joined the Krško Nuclear Power Plant in 2000. After successful studying in the group that was the first to undergo training on a full-scope plant simulator to obtain a licence for operating a reactor in the power plant, he began his career as a Reactor Operator, continued as Senior Reactor Operator, and then as Shift Supervisor. At the same time, as the nuclear simulator training instructor, he prepared two teams of new operators, led the interdepartmental coordination of activities, and thus learned about other organizational units in the power plant. He proved to be an outstanding professional; in 2017, he took over the management of Production with departments responsible for safe and stable plant operation and the coordination of outage activities.
By actively participating in the programs of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, WANO, he upgrades and exchanges knowledge and experience in support of the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants in the world.
He also gained knowledge and experience at the American Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, INPO. He is a member of the Managers' Association of Slovenia. He is distinguished for his high level of integrity and safety culture.
Gorazd Pfeifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana). He lives in Sevnica.
Member of the Management Board
Saša Medaković was appointed a member of the Krško NPP Management Board at the end of 2019. Prior to that, he was Director General of the State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety in the Republic of Croatia. He also held a number of other functions: he was a member of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), vice-chairman of the Management Board of the Fund for financing the decommissioning of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant and the disposal of NEK radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, member of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, head and member of number of EU expert delegations and groups and an expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Prior to that, he worked for Enconet at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Saša Medaković, who lives in Zagreb, is a Mr.SC. in Nuclear Engineering (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Zagreb) and has over 20 years of experience in the field of nuclear energy, of which more than 10 years have been in leadership positions.
The company is represented independently by the President and the Member of the Management Board. The Management Board is in charge of the company's business operations and determines its business policy, enters into legal transactions, and provides other measures for the safe and stable operation and for the safety of the population.
The Structure of the Management Board is based on the parity principle considering equal business shares of both partners. The Management Board, which in principle takes decisions by consensus, consists of two members – the President is nominated by the Slovenian partner and the Member by the Croatian partner.
Mario Gluhak – Technical Director
Božidar Krajnc – Engineering Director
Alenka Pirc – Financial Director
Darko Kavšek – Quality and Nuclear Oversight Director
Igor Vuković – Procurement Director
Ivan Špiler – General Administration Director
Supervisory Board of NEK
Kažimir Vrankić – President
Andreja Bucik Primožič
Stanislav Rožman – Deputy President
Leadership on the starting points of mutual trust and cooperation
Nek has an established targeted management system based on trust and cooperation between management and employees. The management system stems from the vision, mission, and values of the company. The company's highly set objectives are supported by the objectives of the organisational units set out in the action plans.
The path by which we achieve the desired results is determined by management processes, key technological processes, and support processes. The design of the processes considers that nuclear safety takes precedence. Internal organisation, clear definition of responsibilities, and competent crew and employee engagement ensure the efficient execution of work processes and the achievement of the company's highly set goals. NEK employees adhere to the principles of safety culture.