People

Igor Masten PhD

Igor Masten is a professor of economics at the University of Ljubljana and the managing partner of EconLab. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute and has several publications in high-ranked scientific journals in the areas of risk management, banking, econometrics, finance and macroeconomics.

Aleš Groznik PhD

Aleš Groznik is a professor of Digital Business at the University of Ljubljana and a partner at EconLab. He holds a PhD in Economics and MSc in Electrical Engineering and has several publications in high-ranked scientific journals in the areas of digitalization and strategic information system planning.

Aleš Pogačar

Aleš Pogačar is a specialist in quantitative financial risk management, especially credit risk management for banks. With strong programming skills, he excels at credit rating, PD, LGD and EAD modelling. He was frequently hired by Big 4 firms for assessing the appropriateness of such models with respect to Basel, IAS 39 and IFRS 9 standards.

Niko Järnberg

Before joining EconLab, Niko Järnberg worked as a manager at Crowe Horwath Slovenia. He has also held a senior associate position in Grant Thornton Slovenia. His main areas of expertise are enterprise risk management, risk modelling and power markets.

Matej Kozjek

Before joining EconLab, Matej Kozjek worked as senior associate in Grant Thornton Slovenia where his primary focus was banking and risk management advisory. He also held an analyst position in Deloitte financial advisory services Slovenia, also focusing on financial and banking sector.

Blaž Kovač

Before joining EconLab, Blaž held a senior associate position at Grant Thornton Advisory Slovenia. Prior to that, he worked as a quantitative analyst in two leading energy companies in the region where his main focus was model development and data management with development of data parsing software.

Klara Žbontar

Klara Žbontar

Klara Žbontar joined the EconLab team in 2019. Her work for EconLab includes development of stress testing models and other credit risk models among other provided consulting services. Before joining EconLab, Klara focused on her studies and participated in several projects. Her current GPA is 9.7.

Alen Rožac

Joining the EconLab team in 2019, Alen Rožac‘s work for EconLab includes development of stress testing models and other credit risk models among other provided consulting services. Before joining the EconLab team, Alen worked in the banking and consulting industries in the fields of risk, finance, and organization.

Jan Rudof

Jan Rudof

Jan Rudof joined the EconLab team in 2021. His work for EconLab includes development of stress testing and other credit risk models, and other consulting services. Prior to joining EconLab, Jan combined his studies with working in pharmaceutical and banking industries in the field of organization and analytics.

Tijana Treneska

Tijana Treneska

Tijana joined EconLab in 2021. Her work includes development of IRB PD models, stress testing models, macroeconomic analysis, as well as other consulting services and projects. Before joining EconLab, Tijana worked in the field of market research and business.

Gašper Trebše

Gašper Trebše joined the EconLab team in 2021. His work for EconLab incudes development of IRB PD Models and PD calibration software. Before joining EconLab, Gašper combined his studies with working as a software engineer in the field of Particle accelerators and other big physics experiments.

Alen Kirn

Alen Kirn

Alen started his career as a graphic designer, photographer and a web developer. Later he found passion in finance. He joined EconLab in 2022 and is currently working as an analyst on IRB PD models, stress testing and other projects. He is always seeking ways to improve our visual presentations.

Aljoša Feldin PhD

Aljoša has participated in a number of consulting and analytical projects, where he was typically in charge of developing economic models and/or software tools and interfaces in support of these models.

Ana Grdovič Gnip

Ana Grdović Gnip PhD

Ana Grdović Gnip is assistant professor at the University of Primorska, Faculty of mathematics, natural sciences, and information technologies as well as Faculty of Management. She specializes in the assessment of macroeconomic effects of different public policies under different scenarios.

Bor Krizmanič

Bor Krizmanič

Before joining the EconLab team, Bor Krizmanič worked at Ernst & Young Slovenia, in the field of IT auditing and consulting. Bor has experience in auditing the information systems of large and medium-sized companies in Slovenia and Croatia. Bor is a teaching assistant and researcher at the University of Ljubljana.

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