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Yuri Sidorovich

Managing Partner and Forensic leader for Deloitte’s Adriatic Region

Dr. Yuri Sidorovich is the Managing Partner and Forensic leader for Deloitte’s Adriatic Region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Yuri has over 20 years of experience in conducting financial crime investigations, providing dispute consulting and expert services in various industries and in several jurisdictions, and performing external and internal audits.

Yuri has managed complex investigations at various entities into allegations of fraud, including financial statement fraud, misappropriation of assets, and breach of fiduciary duties by individuals acting alone or collusively. He has also managed and participated in numerous projects requiring the analysis and quantification of economic damages, prepared expert opinions for the purposes of both local and international judicial and arbitration courts, and assisted clients manage the risk and regulatory compliance requirements of financial crimes such as money laundering, fraud and corruption.

Yuri is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, US Certified Public Accountant and Slovenian Certified Auditor. He has an ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Yuri previously served as a member of Deloitte Central Europe’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Global Advisory Council, Vice-President of Slovenian Institute of Auditors and Chairman of Belarusian Association of Accountants and Auditors. He holds a PhD (Economics) from Belarusian National Technical University and an MBA (Banking and Finance) from Hofstra University.

Yuri is fluent in English, Slovenian, Russian and Belarusian languages and has working knowledge of Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian.

Barbara Žibret Kralj

Country Managing Partner, Deloitte Slovenia

She graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and she received the Prešeren and the Bank of Slovenia awards for her thesis. She gained experience in the field of finance at the University of Glasgow. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. During her 16-year career at the audit company Deloitte, she gained an extraordinary work experience in external audits and was promoted to the position of partner in audit.

For several years, she has cooperated with the Slovenian Institute of Auditors by carrying out education programmes for obtaining the title of a Certified Auditor, as well as with the Slovenian Directors' Association.

In addition to her specialisation in the area of audit advisory and special audits at Deloitte, Barbara is also in charge of various education projects, such as Deloitte Academy, internal and external trainings in the fields of audit, accounting, accounting standards and many others.

Mitja Kumar

Partner-in-Charge of Consulting in Adriatic Region and SE Europe Consulting Leader

Mitja Kumar’s main field of expertise is related to financial institutions, where he covers topics like strategy, organizational design, risk management, credit processes and analysis, HR policy, efficiency improvement and cost cutting, process redesign, product development and sales push. He has worked as project manager of larger projects in the region and supported other teams as subject matter expert.

Mitja graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and obtained MBA degree at Drury University in the USA. He speaks fluently Slovene, English, Croatian, Serbian and German.

Luka Vesnaver

Partner-in-Charge of Financial Advisory Services in Adriatic Region

Luka is a Financial Advisory Services Partner with more than 18 years of experience in providing services to clients across the Central European region.

During his career Luka has managed and successfully closed a number of complex corporate restructuring transactions involving multiple stakeholders and some of the largest M&A transactions and privatizations in the region. His key areas of expertise are corporate restructuring, M&A, transactions advisory services, debt advisory services and business valuations.

Luka holds a Master in Finance degree from Amsterdam Business School and an MA in Economics from Central European University. He is fluent in Slovenian, English, Croatian and Serbian and speaks German and Italian. His interests include world-wide travel, sports, and photography.

Andreja Škofič Klanjšček

Partner of Tax and Legal Services

Andreja studied at the Faculty of Economics in Maribor and she is currently finalising master's studies in the field of tax law at the Faculty of Law in Maribor. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of tax consulting, and has been working for Deloitte for 8 years. Her professional expertise includes providing indirect tax advice, corporate and international tax consulting, tax due diligence, advice on tax aspects of restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions and transfer pricing advice, structuring and defence to both local and international group companies. She is the author of numerous articles in professional publications. She is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of German.

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