The Supervisory Board of Holding Slovenske elektrarne d. o. o. (HSE SB) at today’s regular meeting unanimously appointed Dr. Tomaž Štokelj as the new Managing Director of HSE d.o.o. He was chosen from several proposed candidates based on a personal invitation from the HSE SB and the recommendation of an external personnel agency, as well as the presented visions of the company and the HSE Group.
“We have assessed Dr. Tomaž Štokelj, who has practically worked in the energy industry his whole career and knows the industry to the last detail, as the most suitable candidate for the management of the company. We expect that, with his competences and experience, he will significantly contribute to bridging the emergency situation in the field of electricity supply in Slovenia and to maintaining the position of the largest Slovenian energy producer and one of the leading electricity traders in the region,” said Dr. Nevenka Hrovatin, President of the HSE SB, after the meeting.
Dr. Tomaž Štokelj started his career as an electrical engineer with the company Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica (Soča Power Plants Nova Gorica) and upgraded it as a young researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, where he also obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate. At the turn of the second millennium, he participated in the establishment of the electricity market and was in charge of setting up trading in the emerging company HSE. In 2002, he became the Executive Director for Marketing in HSE and was responsible for the sale of electricity and system services, as well as the trading of electricity and other products such as carbon coupons, gases, RECS certificates, etc.; he held this position until 2017. During this period he was also the director of several trading companies that HSE opened abroad for the needs of electricity trading, and a member of the board of directors of the Russe Thermal Power Plant in Bulgaria. After leaving HSE, he provided consulting services in the field of the electricity market and efficient use of energy, managed projects for companies in the field of energy, and participated in the establishment and management of the company GGE Italy. Since 2021, Dr. Tomaž Štokelj has been employed at GEN-I as Director of Strategic Portfolio Management.
The HSE Group faces many challenges in the coming period. These are primarily related to the provision of safe and reliable electricity production in the production facilities of the HSE Group, constructive cooperation in the planning and implementation of national and European strategies to deal with the energy crisis, and the continuation of initiatives and activities in the field of the green transition.
“The HSE Group must become the holder of the green transition,” emphasises Dr. Tomaž Štokelj, the new Managing Director of HSE. “Our first task will be to provide sufficient, reliable and price-competitive electricity production and an uninterrupted supply of electricity to Slovenian consumers during the energy crisis. With motivated and competent employees, as well as accelerated investments in renewable energy sources, sources of flexibility and in the development of new services, the HSE Group will play a leading role in the economically and socially just green transition of the energy sector with the goal of the greatest possible long-term self-sufficiency of the Slovenian electricity system.”
Corporate Communications Department of the HSE Group