Supervisory Board

Tone Strnad

Tone Strnad

Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Founder of the Medis Group

Tone Strnad founded Medis in 1989 after an executive career in a large pharmaceutical company. Under his leadership, Medis evolved from a startup to the Medis we know today - an international company that provides innovative medicines to patients in 15 European countries and had a turnover of over 130 million euros in 2020.

In addition to Medis, Mr. Strnad has founded several Medis Group companies (Trion, 1-servis, Entrapharm, Vizera, Satelit) and has been involved as a partner or advisor in several other startups. As a philanthropist, he is a supporter of many cultural organizations and associations as well as individual talents. Among other donations, he and Medis donated a permanent art installation Obrazi (Faces) by artist Jakov Brdar for the Old Town of Ljubljana. For his dedicated work and contribution to Slovenian pharmacists, he was awarded the highest pharmaceutical award in Slovenia, the Mlinařik Award of Excellence, in 2020. He is a founding member of Slovene-German Business Association and currently acts as President of Supervisory Board.

Tone Strnad founded Medis in 1989 after an executive career in a large pharmaceutical company. Under his leadership, Medis evolved from a startup to the Medis we know today - an international company that provides innovative medicines to patients in 15 European countries and had a turnover of over 130 million euros in 2020.

In addition to Medis, Mr. Strnad has founded several Medis Group companies (Trion, 1-servis, Entrapharm, Vizera, Satelit) and has been involved as a partner or advisor in several other startups. As a philanthropist, he is a supporter of many cultural organizations and associations as well as individual talents. Among other donations, he and Medis donated a permanent art installation Obrazi (Faces) by artist Jakov Brdar for the Old Town of Ljubljana. For his dedicated work and contribution to Slovenian pharmacists, he was awarded the highest pharmaceutical award in Slovenia, the Mlinařik Award of Excellence, in 2020. He is a founding member of Slovene-German Business Association and currently acts as President of Supervisory Board.

Martina Perharič

Martina Perharič

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Alenka Žnidaršič Kranjc

Alenka Žnidaršič Kranjc

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Alenka Žnidaršič Kranjc, PhD, B.S. Econ, is one of the most influential Slovenian managers and a successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. She is the sole founder of many successful companies that serve as the basis for her influence in the business world. If we consider only the companies and funds she has founded or co-managed, they manage more than 1.5 billion euros.

Jaka Stele

Jaka Stele

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Jaka Stele is an entrepreneur with many years of management and leadership experience at Microsoft, where he was both General Manager of Microsoft Slovenia and General Manager for the CEE region. After some time, he exchanged his corporate career for an entrepreneurial challenge and became actively involved in the Slovenian startup scene. Today, Jaka is the COO and partner of the high-tech company Zebra BI, a provider of business intelligence software tools.