TIBOR ŠIMONKA ELECTED NEW CCIS PRESIDENT
Ljubljana, 6 May 2021 - At yesterdays' s e-session of the Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS), the members of the Assembly elected Tibor Šimonka as the next President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. The President holds office on a non-professional basis. The term of the President is limited to two years. Tibor Šimonka will continue his career at SIJ Group as Senior Vice President.
In his presentation, Tibor Šimonka (SIJ - Slovenian Steel Group, d.d.) emphasized that he wants to take the Chamber to the future by building upon the 170-year tradition of the Chamber and the centuries-old tradition of steelmaking, knowledge, experience and involvement in the Slovenian and international economic markets.
The Chamber’s efforts will continue to be based on the Slovenia 5.0 programme and the fostering of R&D activities. Key focus areas will include the green transition, support for digitalization and innovations, research and development, helping members to access financing, internationalization and staff career development.
Among short-term priorities, he highlighted the upcoming legislative package of intervention measures to help the economy mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, measures to relaunch the economy after the COVID-19 epidemic, CCIS’s investment platform (to facilitate access to EU funds), investments in R&D and cutting red tape. In relation to the “development cap” which would limit the maximum amount of social security contributions paid for each employee, he expressed a belief that it is no longer a question of whether we need it but when it will be introduced.
The CCIS President is elected by the Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. The President holds office on a non-professional basis. The term of the President is limited to two years. Tibor Šimonka will continue his career at SIJ Group as Senior Vice President.
SIJ Group is the largest vertically integrated metallurgical group in Slovenia and a market leader in European and global niche steel markets. It is among the ten largest corporate groups, five largest exporters and one of the most important employers in Slovenia.
SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group, d.d.
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