Member of the Management Board
David Bratož was born in 1976 in Novo mesto. He holds a university degree in economics. After secondary school in Novo mesto, he enrolled at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, where he graduated in finance in 2000.
Bratož began his career at Krka in 2001 in the department of Finance, where he managed several major projects. In 2003, he began working in Sales, Region Central Europe, with a focus on the Polish market. Owing to his good performance, he was appointed Director of Krka – Polska in 2007, where he managed operations in marketing, sales, production, and distribution. Two years later, he was appointed President of the Board of Directors.
Bratož and his team worked together to make Krka – Polska one of the largest and most successful Krka subsidiaries. During his office in Poland, product sales and production volume doubled, winning him and Krka – Polska many awards.
David Bratož has detailed knowledge of all business functions of a big company. Following the 2015 proposal by Colarič, the Supervisory Board appointed him to the Management Board for his first term of office, from 2016 to 2021. He contributed essentially to the renewal of our development strategy and was also accountable for managing finance, economics of international and domestic business operations, Krka Group controlling, business intelligence, and development of business informatics. He instigated implementation of business compliance, corporate integrity, and personal data protection in the company. During his term of office, Krka accelerated digitalisation and use of cloud technologies, and upgraded information security. He leads the expert group for upgrading sustainable management (ESG) in the company. As a member of the Management Board, Bratož cooperates closely with the Works Council and the two trade unions and is also responsible for issues related to employee recreation, meals during worktime, and housing issues, and Krka’s societies.
He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Following the 2021 proposal by Colarič, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed him a member of the Management Board for another six-year term of office commencing on 1 January 2022.