Who's who in Krka

Milena Kastelic

Member of the Management Board, Worker Director; Head of Semi-Solid, Liquid and Other Products

Milena Kastelic, born in 1968 in Novo mesto, holds a degree in food technology. After graduating from secondary school in Novo mesto in 1986, she enrolled at the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana. In 1991, she won the Prešeren Award for students for her undergraduate diploma thesis, 'Evaluation of glucoamylase activity in yeast Saccharomyces diastaticus'. In 1993, she completed training in work design at the REFA Association in Germany.

She has been employed at Krka since 1992. Throughout her career, her work has focused on production, especially herbs, herbal medicines and non-prescription products and prescription pharmaceuticals. She completed her traineeship in the Auxiliary Medicinal Products and Herbs Programme with an assignment on the technology of drying plant-based raw materials. She worked as a production technologist for five years, and in 1996, she became the Head of the Plant for the Production of Herbal Medicines, today's Bršljin Department, which she successfully managed until April 2018. Today Milena Kastelic is Head of Semi-Solid, Liquid and Other Products.

As Krka's internal auditor, she has contributed to improving business processes in the company for 15 years. This function gave her the opportunity to become familiar with other organisational units, the importance of close connections between them, and the results of mutual cooperation.

Milena Kastelic is well-trusted by employees, so the Works Council proposed her as the new Worker Director at the 15th regular meeting on 28 September 2015, and on 18 November 2015, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed her to the Management Board for a term of office from 2016 to 2021.