The Slovenia Times

Boštjan Gorjup takes over as new GZS president


Gorjup succeeds Marjan Mačkošek for a two-year term after pipping him to the post in a vote two weeks ago.

At the time he said that he would try to make the chamber more efficient so that it could better advocate its interests and get results in communication with the government and trade unions.

His priorities would be to reach a mid-term agreement with trade unions, upgrade the apprenticeship act, engage the chamber in the adoption of health legislation and stabilise the chamber financially.

He identified several flaws that he plans to tackle, including the chamber's problems with focus and internal organisation. He also wants to make an end to sub-chambers seeking independence from the GZS.

Gorjup has been director of BSH Hišni aparati from Nazarje since May 2016, when he was reappointed to the post following a two-year stint at the BSH head office in Munich, Germany.

He has been with the BSH group for 17 years, most of the time serving in managerial positions at home and abroad. He has won a GZS award for exceptional business achievements and the title of Young Manager.

BSH bought the Nazarje plant in 1993 when it took over production of small electric appliances from the Slovenian household appliance manufacturer Gorenje. Since then, BSH Hišni aparati has expanded into one of the biggest Slovenian exporters and the biggest small household appliances plant in Europe.

Mačkošek, who had been director of Štore Steel until 1 January, had served as GZS president since 24 May 2015, when he took over from Samo Hribar Milič, now GZS director general.


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