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Minister of the Environment, Climate and Energy
Bojan Kumer

Author: Tamino Petelinšek / STA

Bojan Kumer, MBA, was born on 30 July 1974 in Slovenj Gradec and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana.

He started his career in 2001 at Elektro Celje, where he assumed the management of the purchase and sale of electricity, then became Unit Manager and subsequently Executive Director of Energy Marketing. In his roles, he has been instrumental in increasing efficiency and effectiveness, developing and renewing processes and managing the energy portfolio. In 2009, he joined GEN-I as a project manager for international business development and was actively involved in the company's successful penetration of foreign markets in the area of sales. A year later, he became Head of the Key Account Sales Service; during his tenure, he and his team helped GEN-I become the largest electricity supplier in Slovenia. In 2013, he was appointed State Secretary responsible for the energy sector at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. He drafted the legislative framework and strategic energy documents and proposed the government's energy policy. In 2014, he was appointed Director of Elektro energija, transforming it from a loss-making company into a highly profitable business and strategically integrating it with the GEN-I Group, where he assumed the position of Sales Director in 2018. In September 2018, he was appointed State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, where he again upgraded and modernised energy legislation. Concurrently, he completed an MBA at the School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana. Under his leadership, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the extremely important strategic, environmentally sound and action-oriented National Energy and Climate Plan. After returning to GEN-I in 2020, he assumed a number of leadership and management roles, most recently focusing on the ESCO area and the Group's strategic initiatives.