Robert Golob, Ph.D., President of the Management Board
One of the leading experts on energy matters in Slovenia, he completed his undergraduate education at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1989, his master’s degree three years later, and
his doctoral education in 1994. His areas of expertise include the functioning and deregulation of the electricity system, and the restructuring of the electricity industry and electricity markets. After receiving his doctoral degree, he was awarded a Fulbright grant for a visiting position at the Georgia Institute of Technology
in Atlanta. In 1997, he was employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. In 1998, he was appointed head of a negotiation team working on the EU’s energy policy. From 1999 to 2002, he was State Secretary for Energy Matters and helped draft several important energy acts. He has written numerous publications and papers on markets, the optimization of energy sources and electricity system planning. He has also managed several basic research and industry-applicable projects for the Slovenian energy sector. In 2002, he founded and became the general manager of Istrabenz Gorenje (now IGES).
Mr. Golob is an associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. In 2011, he started a new five-year term as President of the Management Board of GEN-I, a position he has held since 2006.