Management board

Jože Colarič

President of the Management Board and Chief Executive

Jože Colarič was born in 1955 in Brežice. After completing secondary school in Novo mesto, he studied at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, where he graduated in 1979.

He has been employed at Krka since 1982, starting in Finance, where he first headed the department of Foreign Currency Payments, and then assumed the post of assistant director. In 1989, he took charge of Exports within the Import-Export sector, and two years later became Deputy Director of Import-Export.

In early 1993, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive for Marketing and Finance, and in September of the same year he also became Director of Marketing and Sales.

In 1997, he was appointed to the Management Board. The following year the Supervisory Board appointed him Deputy President of the Management Board, and in 2002 acknowledged him as the future president of the management board, and empowered him to propose members to the new Management Board.

At its meeting on 12 July 2004, the Supervisory Board appointed him President of the Management Board and Chief Executive. His five-year term of office commenced on 1 January 2005. At its meeting of 21 January 2009, the Supervisory Board appointed him for a further six-year term of office, beginning on 1 January 2010.

Under his management, Krka has developed into one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies and built solid foundations for future growth. Jože Colarič runs the company by focusing on Krka's in-house knowledge, new product development, annual investments, recruitment and regular dividend payout. On 21 January 2015, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Colarič President of the Management Board for another six-year term of office commencing on 1 January 2016. At the meeting of 18 November 2015, the Supervisory Board unanimously approved the Management Board proposed by Jože Colarič for the term of office from 2016 to 2021.

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