Prof. dr. Matej Lahovnik

Deputy President of the Supervisory Board


Matej Lahovnik was born in 1971. He holds a PhD in economics. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and has worked there since 1995. As a researcher, teacher and mentor, he deals with strategic management, mergers and acquisitions, organisation and business skills.

Lahovnik has served twice as Minister of Economic Development and Technology to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. During negotiations for Slovenia’s accession to the OECD, he was leading the negotiation teams for corporate governance and investments.

On several occasions, he participated in scientific project teams doing research on behaviour of enterprises and financial institutions in the transition period; the strategy of the Slovenian economic development; successful competitive strategies of Slovenian and Croatian companies; company acquisitions in economies in transition; and market regulations after accession to the EU. He has authored or co-authored many papers on strategic management, company acquisitions and mergers published in scientific and research journals and at conferences. He has co-authored a scientific monograph, and authored or co-authored two university textbooks. He is also Vice-President of the Supervisory Board of Mercator.