The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Drago Kavsek

Senior Vice President in Charge of Finance and IT


Drago Kavsek completed his studies at the Faculty of Economics and started his working career as an assistant auditor at Deloitte. From 1999 to 2001 he worked as an internal controller for Peugeot Slovenia Ltd. He continued his career as head of the analytical department at Publikum plc between 2001 and 2003, where he was evaluating companies listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (especially companies in the pharmaceutical industry, trade and food processing industry), advising in several corporate mergers and acquisitions (SKB, Valkarton, Banka Koper, Živila Kranj...). Later, he was promoted to director of corporate finance at Publikum, where he worked until he moved to Fructal plc. Mr Kavšek succeeded in restructuring the old-fashioned company into a modern soft drink company with a premium brand and market position in SEE, and significantly improved business performance. Mr Kavšek joined Mercator Group in 2012 as a member of the management board in charge of finance and IT. During this time he successfully completed one of the most extensive, complex and challenging financial restructuring processes in this part of Europe and thereby contributed greatly to Mercator Group's long-term financial and operational stability.

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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna