Mag. Luka Cerar


Luka Cerar (born in 1976) is a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia and Vice President of Finance (CFO) for EMEA at Albaugh TKI d. o. o. He is accountable for finance, treasury, controlling, strategic planning, reporting, IT and taxation in Europe, the Near East and Africa, where seventeen Albaugh’s legal entities and two manufacturing plants operate. Albaugh is one of the global leaders in the production and sale of post-patent crop protection products and plants.

Before joining Albaugh, Cerar worked as CFO of the Atlantic Grupa in Slovenia. He gained ample experience in pharmaceutical industry. Between 2001 and 2019, he successfully completed many responsible strategic and financial assignments at Novartis and Sandoz, also having worked abroad for 12 years, in Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Croatia. His most recent posts in Novartis’ subsidiary in Slovenia were that of the finance director and director. He received the 2018 team of the year award from Novartis Slovenia. He received an award from Novartis for improving performance analyses in 2016. Sandoz awarded him in 2013 for the best practice in finance.

Cerar graduated in economics from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana in 2000. He continued studies in the UK and France, at Westminster Business School and SKEMA Business School, where he earned his masters’ degree in international finance. Cerar took Novartis Business Diploma from Harvard Business School.

He holds a certificate of professional competence for supervisory board membership issued by the Slovenian Directors’ Association.