Blaž Brodnjak is CEO of NLB d.d., parent bank of the NLB Group, the leading banking and financial group with headquarters and an exclusive strategic interest in Southeast Europe.
He is a senior corporate banker with more than 20 years of diverse experience at managerial positions on all levels of international banking groups. Blaž has grown operationally into the business from the account officer (sales) level, while he developed managerial skills via heading a business subsegment (department), a segment (division) and the whole commercial activity (board member) in Slovenian subsidiaries of international banking groups (BACA, Raiffeisen and BAWAG P.S.K.). He has also acted as the chief investment officer in the largest insurance company, headquartered in the SEE – Triglav Group, to later function as the division head (B-1) for corporate banking in the EUR 34 billion Hypo Alpe Adria banking group, focused on the SEE region. He has joined NLB d.d. in 2012 as Member of the Management Board and has taken over the CEO and CMO positions in July 2016.
Besides professional banking skills he has substantial experience at corporate governance, having been acting on managerial or supervisory positions in 17 sizeable banks, as well as 3 insurance companies, 1 market leading asset management and one larger international production company in altogether 8 countries.
Outside of business world Blaž enjoys spending time with his family and working diligently in his family vineyard. He is also an ardent advocate of sustainability either in business or in private life.