Marijan Pensek holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ljubljana and has been a part of Gorenje for nearly 30 years. Most recently he is also Director of both Gorenje Ekoinvest and Energygor, two branches of the corporation dedicated to the environment and energy investments, having been Director of Innovations for many years. He is also the member of numerous supervisory boards and assemblies of Gorenje subsidiary companies.
Samo Lozej graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. He is a member of the Board of Energetska Zbornica Slovenije. He has been the director of several public and private companies. For the past 20 years he has been the member of Združenje Nadzornikov Slovenije (Slovenian Supervisory Association), as well as a member of several Supervisory Boards. A keen sailor, he is also a member of the Board of the Slovenian Sailing Association.
Mark Crandall co-founded Morgan Stanley’s commodity trading business in 1984. Subsequently he was the head of Glencore’s oil trading business and then was a founder of Trafigura which has now become one of the largest physical commodity traders in the world. He began investing in renewable energy projects in 2005 and formed Continental Wind Partners in 2007, investing his personal funds in Polish and Romanian wind development, later recruiting outside capital to officially form Continental Wind Partners LLC in 2007.
Rossen Ivanov is co-founder and managing partner of BlackPeak Capital, a growth equity fund funded by the European Investment Fund and focused on supporting fast-growing Southeast European SMEs. BlackPeak Capital has invested in 11 companies across multiple industries.
Prior to BlackPeak Capital, Rossen co-founded Entrea Capital, a leading M&A and corporate finance advisory firm in Bulgaria, and worked at McKinsey & Co. in New York and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a BA degree in Economics from the American University in Bulgaria.
Dimitar Enchev graduated from Swarthmore College and the London School of Economics and has extensive experience in renewable energy, sustainability, venture capital/private equity. Before joining PostScriptum Ventures, Dimitar served as director of CWP, a leading global developer of renewable energy, and was involved in the successful development and financing of a number of large-scale renewable energy projects including the largest wind farm in Europe – the €1.1billion Fantanele project. He still serves as a Board Member of CWP.
Luka Komazec took over the management of the newly established GGE in 2011. His vision is to ensure GGE’s continuous growth by developing comprehensive energy solutions and business models. He holds a degree from the Faculty of Economics of Ljubljana University. In 2010 he completed his MBA at the IEDC Bled School of Management.