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Slovenia Business Week no. 21: Logistics Group Charmain Elected CCIS President

Zdenko Pavcek, chairman of logistics group Viator&Vektor, was elected the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS)

Zdenko Pavcek, chairman of logistics group Viator&Vektor, was elected on Tuesday, 29 May the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS). Pavcek in turn nominated Samo Hribar Milic, his predecessor in what has been transformed into a largely ceremonial post, as the CCIS's director general, the new executive post at the chamber.

Pavcek, who got 45 votes of the 84 delegates who came to the maiden session of the CCIS assembly, said he would fight to give the CCIS the position it deserved in a statement for the press after the vote.

He said he would try to boost links between Slovenian companies, bring forth good ideas by small, medium and large companies and to present Slovenian business abroad.

Pavcek, who supports the decentralisation of the CCIS, plans to convene shortly a session of the new management board at which he will put forward Hribar Milic for the post of director general.

Pavcek was born in 1954 and graduated from economics. He became the head of marketing at Vektor, rising to the post of Vektor general director. He went on to become director general at Viator in 1999 whereupon he carried out a merger of the two companies to become the chairman of Viator&Vektor in 2000.

Pavcek recently carried out an MBO of Viator&Vektor, which posted revenues to the tune of EUR 250m in 2006 and employed over 3,000 people in 32 companies located in Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency