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Yuri Sidorovich

Managing Partner and Forensic Leader for Deloitte’s South Central Europe Region

Dr. Yuri Sidorovich is the Managing Partner and Forensic Leader for Deloitte’s South Central Europe Region (countries of former Yugoslavia). Yuri has over 20 years of experience in conducting financial crime investigations, providing advisory services related to anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, dispute consulting and expert services in various industries and jurisdictions, and performing external and internal audits.

Yuri has led complex investigations of fraud allegations at various entities, covering financial statement fraud, misappropriation of assets and breaches of fiduciary duties by individuals acting alone or in collusion. Additionally he has managed and participated in multiple projects focused on the analysis and quantification of economic damages, preparation of expert opinions for both local and international judicial and arbitration courts and has assisted clients in managing risk and regulatory compliance requirements associated with financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, bribery and corruption.

Yuri is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ISO 37001 (Anti-Bribery Management Systems) Certified Senior Lead Auditor and Senior Lead Implementer, Certified Internal Auditor, US Certified Public Accountant and Slovenian Certified Statutory Auditor. He has an ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, 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

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.

Mitja Kumar

Partner-in-Charge of Consulting in Deloitte’s South Central Europe 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

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 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.

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