Zoran Janković | Mayor of Ljubljana
Zoran Janković was born on 1 January 1953 in Smederevo and later moved to Ljubljana where he graduated from the University’s Faculty of Economics.
Zoran Janković’s professional career began in 1978 in the investment sector at the Slovenian Post Office. In 1990 he founded the Electa company where he acted as Director until 1997, when he was appointed CEO of retailer Mercator, which he successfully led until November 2005. In 2006, he was elected Mayor of Ljubljana, and re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
In addition to his highly successful business career, until the end of his mandate in October 2011, Zoran Janković was also President of the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Economics Alumni Club, President of the Slovenian Handball Association for eight years and the 2004 European Men's Championship was organized under his leadership. In 2005 the Slovenian Handball Association awarded him the title of its first and only Honorary President.