Sonja Šmuc, Bachelor of Economics, from this September is the newest General Manager of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. Before that, Sonja had three mandates as Executive Director of the Manager Association, Slovenia, which focuses on the development of Slovenian management and promoting the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy. Inside, she was further specialized in business ethics and female management.
As Executive Director of the Manager Association, she performed this function since 2005, where her duties included taking care of the smooth functioning of the association, supporting the development of Slovenian management, lobbying for the interests of the economy and the membership of the Association, providing useful business gatherings between members and advising to members in relation to the themes that are dealt with professionally Association Manager.
She is a member of several bodies such as the Council of Officials Republic, the accreditation commission DUTB, the Council for Gender Equality RS Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women at the European Commission, and also she is a member of the selection committees of several economic prizes: Manager of the Year, Gazelle, Golden Thread, manager friendly enterprise marketing manager, human resource manager, etc. Sonja has also served as a Treasurer of CEC – European Managers, a European confederation of managerial organizations with headquarters in Brussels, and a 2006 laureate of the Chamber of Commerce and OE Slovenia Ljubljana for Innovation Entrepreneurs in the business.
She studied at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and abroad, among others at Stanford at the University of California, Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna and at the IEDC – Bled School of Management. She speaks fluent English, Serbian and Croatian, and has passive knowledge of German and French.
She began her career as a student at the weekly Economic magazine. Soon, in addition to journalism she also took over editing the content of several articles and sections. In 2002 she became editor of the magazine Manager, after having participated in the comprehensive renovation of these specialized journals for management. By today, Sonja is the author of more than 700 business related articles, as well as a co-author of the book “The export risks under control”.