Zdravko Pocivalšek is the Minister of Economic Development and Technology for the Republic of Slovenia (since 2014).
Prior to his time as minister, Mr Pocivalšek was a celebrated entrepreneur and businessman. He won the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry award in 2004 and was declared Manager of the Year 2010. He is well known for transforming the fortunes of the Atomske toplice spa resort and rebranding it as ‘Terme Olimia’. Prior to manging Term Olimia, he was manager of the Mlekarne Celeia dairy company (1994 to 1999). He began his managerial career at Šmarje pri Jelšah Agricultural Cooperative in 1985, helping to reform the company and left as top manager in 1994.
Mr Pocivalšek has a degree in Agricultural Engineering.