Leaders in Deloitte Slovenia
Barbara Žibret Kralj
Country Managing Partner, Deloitte Slovenia
Barbara graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and received the Prešeren (the highest national award) and the Bank of Slovenia awards for her thesis. She gained additional experience in the field of finance at the University of Glasgow and finished a Master’s Degree in Economics in Ljubljana. Barbara also cooperated as an assistant in the department for audit and accounting at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana.
She was a member of a special expert team in Deloitte Central Europe, which is responsible for advising the firm’s audit teams and for more complex issues occurring in the fields of the International Financial Reporting Standards. She gives regular lectures at the Slovenian Institute of Auditors and Finance Academy and manages the Deloitte Academy project in Slovenia.
Barbara is a registered Certified Auditor with the Slovenian Institute of Auditors and has 15 years of experience in external audit. She is specialized in audits of larger corporate groups and the insurance industry and has cooperated in numerous audit engagements in private and public sector.
Audit and Assurance Partner
Yuri has over 20 years of experience in performing external and internal audits, fraud investigations, expert and advisory services related to accounting, internal auditing, corporate governance, financial crime and economic disputes in various industries and jurisdictions.
Yuri is a US Certified Public Accountant, Slovenian Certified Statutory Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ISO 37001 (Anti-Bribery Management Systems) Certified Senior Lead Auditor and Senior Lead Implementer. He has an ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting and is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
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 Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian.
Katarina is audit partner in the Slovenian Deloitte office in Ljubljana. She joined Deloitte in 2003. Katarina graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana (with a major in finance, accounting and audit) and completed her studies at the Slovenian Institute of Auditors, receiving the title Certified Auditor. She acquired the ACCA licence in 2009 and the title of Certified Internal Auditor of the Slovenian Institute of Auditors in 2014.
Katarina was also the leader of the Centre of Excellence in Corporate Governance for Deloitte Adriatic and is still an active lecturer. She gives lectures on corporate governance within the Deloitte Academy and is responsible for managing assessments of internal audit, quality of internal audit function and of supervisory board performance.
Her main corporate governance references are: Pivovarna Laško, ERGO, Kemijski inštitut, Zavarovalnica Triglav, Telekom Slovenije, Abanka, Nova KBM, Petrol, Mercator, Gorenje, Slovenske železnice, Gozdarski inštitut, Ministrstvo za šolstvo in druge.
Tina Kolenc Praznik
Tina Kolenc Praznik is a certified auditor and a partner at our Deloitte office in Ljubljana. Tina graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and joined Deloitte in 2001. She specializes in key audit matters and is a member of a Deloitte team of experts performing engagement quality control reviews in the Central European region.
Tina provides audit and advisory services for companies in the private and the public sector.
She is a member of ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has extensive experience in performing forensic services. She is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Slovenian Institute of Auditors and frequently lectures at experts’ meetings.
Her key clients include: Gorenje Group, Telekom Slovenije Group, Cinkarna Celje, Istrabenz Group, Slovenian Sovereign Holding, Sava Group, Pomgrad Group, Panvita Group, Helios Group, Merkur Group, HSE, GEN-I, Post of Slovenia, Produkcija Plus, Antenna TV SL and others.
Partner of Consulting
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.
Andreja Škofič Klanjšček
Partner of the Slovene tax and legal practice
Andreja has more than 18 years of experience in the field of tax consulting and has been working for Deloitte for 13 years. Andreja has a bachelor's degree in economics and is currently completing her masters’ studies in the field of tax law.
Her key competencies include management and conduct of tax consulting projects, namely in the areas of value added tax, corporate tax, transfer pricing, consulting in relation to the application of tax allowances, as well as management of tax due diligences, preventive tax reviews, projects in relation to international tax planning and restructuring and representation of clients in tax audits. She was also involved in several projects of review of payroll system and the reimbursements of costs to the employees.
She is fluent in English, has a working knowledge of German and is also the author of numerous articles in professional publications.