People

Igor Masten PhD

PARTNER - FINANCIAL ADVISORY

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

PARTNER - BUSINESS ADVISORY

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

SENIOR MANAGER

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

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

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.

Primož Durcik

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Primož Durcik joined the EconLab team in 2019. His work for EconLab includes development of stress testing models and other credit risk models among other provided consulting services.

Klara Žbontar

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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

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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.

Collaborators

Aljoša Feldin PhD

External collaborator

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.