Who's who in Krka

Vinko Zupančič

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

Vinko Zupančič was born in 1971 in Novo mesto, where he also completed secondary education. In 1996, he graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, where he later also obtained a master’s degree. He passed a certification examination in pharmacy in 1998, and earned a doctorate from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2010.

He joined Krka in 1997 as an intern in Warehousing and Transport of Product Supply. In 1998, he assumed the job of a warehouse technologist and then a senior warehouse technologist. In 2000, he became Assistant Head of Warehouse and Transport Services, and in 2002 Deputy Head of Supply Chain. On 1 February 2004, he was appointed to the post of director of Krka’s representative office in Bangalore, India. He returned to Krka in Slovenia on 1 July 2005 to become Head of Supply Chain. 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 manufactures most active pharmaceutical ingredients and raw materials it requires, which is the company's competitive advantage. Vinko Zupančič made a key contribution to the success of this strategy. Following a proposal given by Jože Colarič, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Vinko Zupančič to the Management Board for a new term of office from 2016 to 2021.