Vlado is the CEO at Publikum, Oaklins’ member firm in Slovenia and Serbia. He has extensive M&A experience, especially in energy and retail, having provided buy-side and sell-side services for domestic companies and foreign investors for nearly 20 years. He has worked on some of the largest M&A transactions in Slovenia, namely an acquisition for Mercator, debt advisory for Cimos, the sale of a large stake in Petrol, projects for NKBM-Abanka and the consolidation of NPL portfolios.
Prior to joining Publikum, Vlado was CFO at Petrol, the largest Slovenian company, where he was also responsible for strategic development. Vlado started his career in investment banking at Banka Koper d.d. as a trader and asset manager. After two years, he joined the leading Slovenian bank, Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., as a trader/dealer, managing the bank’s equity portfolio. He was later appointed head of asset management, where he successfully closed more than 75 deals, mainly selling equities in non-strategic companies. Vlado has a degree from the University of Ljubljana and Bocconi University.