Executive Management

Martina Perharič

Martina Perharič

Chief Executive Officer

Martina Perharič, PhD, B.S. Pharm, leads and inspires an excellent team of collaborators with whom she has been able to bring numerous innovative medicines to markets that urgently needed them. In her career at Medis, she led the company’s expansion into new markets & therapeutic areas, and developed several successful brands.

Martina Perharič, PhD, B.S. Pharm, leads and inspires an excellent team of collaborators with whom she has been able to bring numerous innovative medicines to markets that urgently needed them. In her career at Medis, she led the company’s expansion into new markets & therapeutic areas, and developed several successful brands.

Maja Strnad Cestar

Maja Strnad Cestar

Chief Operating Officer

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Maja Strnad Cestar, M.S. Econ, as Chief Operating Officer at Medis implements change initiatives that result in improved business performance, minimized operational risk, maximized profitability, and a positive customer experience. She leads a team of directors and oversees the management, coordination, and development of Medis Group subsidiaries. She also heads the Supply Chain and the Digitalization & Business Optimization team.

Erna Slana

Erna Slana

Chief Financial Officer

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Erna Slana is a seasoned Global Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years of proven experience in the pharmaceutical and, previously, aerospace industries. Her expertise in Corporate Finance has helped grow Medis into a multinational company with outstanding financial results. She leads one of the largest teams at Medis.

Slavko Pušavec

Slavko Pušavec

Chief Compliance Officer

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Slavko Pušavec took over the Compliance and Ethics Department after holding several positions in marketing and general business administration. Now he is an advocate for transparent and ethical business practices.

Maja Rojšek

Maja Rojšek

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Maja Rojšek has gained experience during her human resource management career in several industries in both local and multinational environments. At Medis, she established and developed effective HR processes with a focus on placing the right people in the right positions, while ensuring a safe and stimulating work environment for all employees.

Cvetka Hočevar

Cvetka Hočevar

Chief Information Officer

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Cvetka Hočevar leads a team of computer science professionals who ensure that the information system is modern, reliable, and secure. In recent years, she has worked at an accelerated pace on implementing digitalization platforms and solutions.

Medis Therapeutics
Vladko Borić

Vladko Borić

Managing Director Medis Therapeutics and Board Member

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Vladko Borić is passionate about managing patients’ access to innovative pharmaceuticals through a multifunctional approach that brings together medical, marketing, market access, and commercial excellence teams. He is also part of the business development team constantly seeking innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in the CEE.

Lucija Rus

Lucija Rus

Marketing Director Medis Therapeutics

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Lucija Rus leads a team of global marketing experts responsible for developing customized customer-focused marketing strategies and tactics for various product groups and therapeutic areas, and for executing them across multiple digital and analog channels in line with stakeholder preferences.

Medis Consumer Health
Maja Frelih

Maja Frelih

Managing Director Consumer Health Division

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Maja Frelih is an experienced executive in the pharmaceutical industry. After a career in a multinational pharmaceutical company, she joined Medis Consumer Health Business Unit, which she has led for more than seven years. She is responsible for multi-channel marketing strategy, implementing sales force effectiveness, and motivating and developing her broad international team to exceed customer needs.

Katja Škofic Krašovec

Katja Škofic Krašovec

Sales Director Medis Consumer Health

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Katja Škofic Krašovec, M.S. in Organizational Science, built a strong sales team for Medis Consumer Health in Slovenia and later transferred her knowledge to other Medis markets. She is currently using her leadership skills and experience in business as Sales Director for Medis Consumer Health in the CEE region with the aim of developing high-performing sales teams.

Medis Hospital Care
Albina Pečarič

Albina Pečarič

Managing Director Medis Hospital Care

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Albina Pečarič, M.S. in Quality Management, heads the strategic business unit Medis Hospital Care, which provides information for medical personnel and supplies hospitals with medicines, medical consumables, and medical equipment in all areas where Medis is active. With her wealth of experience, she takes care of the business unit’s strategic development and nurtures good relations with key opinion partners.

Medis Aesthetics
Nataša Špehar

Nataša Špehar

Managing Director Medis Aesthetics

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Nataša Špehar gained her experience in aesthetic medicine during her career in other multinational environments.
At Medis, she manages Medis Aesthetic Business Unit together with a dynamic and highly motivated team covering a wide range of high quality Merz Aesthetics products. Her focus is on bringing the latest techniques in non-invasive aesthetic medicine with state-of-the-art products to physicians in the CEE region. She is passionate about beauty and bringing aesthetic procedures to clients so they can feel and look better.

Business Development

Marjeta Udovič

Marjeta Udovič

Director of International Business Development and Alliance Management

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Marjeta Udovič gained extensive experience in marketing and sales in various positions at Medis. Later, she built her leadership skills by managing Medis' Hungarian subsidiary. Currently, she heads the business development department and focuses on bringing innovative medicines to the CEE.

Business Operations

Živa Strnad

Živa Strnad

Managing Director Corporate Marketing and PR

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Živa Strnad took over the management of the Marketing Communications department after several years of managing digital projects, which was later transformed into Corporate Marketing & PR. She leads a team of creatives and manages Medis' corporate presence in the region. In her other role – Chief Culture Officer – she ensures that working at Medis is a great experience.

Urša Klun

Urša Klun

Managing Director Regulatory Affairs

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Urša Klun, PhD, M.S. in Chemistry, has held various global and regional roles at Medis: Product Manager, Country Manager in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Area Manager. Today she manages and coordinates Regulatory Operations, pharmacovigilance and labelling as Director of the Regulatory Affairs Department. Together with the team, she ensures that the medicines needed by patients are available as quickly as possible and in accordance with local laws.

Daša Balderman

Daša Balderman

Managing Director Supply Chain

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Daša Balderman, M.S. in Economics, manages and coordinates global supply chain activities, including purchasing, forecasting, and inventory management, customer service and distribution, logistics, warehousing, and secondary packaging. She focuses on high-quality, efficient, and compliant operations that effectively support the company’s business strategy.

Nadija Hlača Vravnik

Nadija Hlača Vravnik

Managing Director Quality Assurance

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Nadija Hlača Vravnik began her career as a product specialist and later moved into quality assurance. She manages Quality Department, which covers a wide range of quality assurance management of medicinal products in the GDP and GMP environment.

Barbara Ülen

Barbara Ülen

Managing Director Digital Development

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Barbara Ülen, M.S. in Communication Sciences, has built up the Digital Marketing department at Medis and later headed the Marketing Communications department. Currently, she focuses on digitalization within the company through the selection and implementation of appropriate marketing technologies.