Who's who in Krka

Dr Vinko Zupančič

Member of the Management Board and Director of API R&D, Production and Supply Chain

Vinko Zupančič (born 1971 in Novo mesto) finished secondary education at Gimnazija Novo mesto. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1996, earning a master’s degree in pharmacy. In 1998, he passed a certification examination in pharmacy and in 2010 earned a doctorate from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Ljubljana.

He joined Krka in 1997 as an intern in Warehousing and Transport of Product Supply. In 1998, he became a warehouse technologist and then a senior warehouse technologist. In 2000, he assumed the job of assistant to the head of Warehouse and Transport Services and in 2002 became Deputy Head of Supply Chain. Commencing on 1 February 2004, Zupančič took up his appointment of Director at Krka’s representative office in Bangalore, India. He returned to Krka in Slovenia on 1 July 2005 and became Head of Supply Chain at Product Supply. He was appointed Deputy Director of Product Supply on 1 December 2008 and Director of Product Supply on 1 January 2010.

On 29 July 2009, the Supervisory Board appointed him member of the Management Board for a six-year term commencing on 1 January 2010. Krka’s great competitive advantage is that we manufacture most of active pharmaceutical ingredients and raw materials we require. This enhances product economics and cuts the response time. Zupančič has contributed essentially to the success of this strategy. Following the 2015 proposal by Colarič, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed him to the Management Board for a term of office from 2016 to 2021. During that term, he successfully managed raw material development and production, and the supply chain. As concerns finished products, his role was especially important in supply chain management, from improving raw material economics to process optimisation. He is also to be credited for constant improvement in utilisation of warehousing capacities and optimisation of road and other means of transport.

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.