Robert Golob Ph.D.
President of the Management Board, Gen-I
One of the leading experts in electric power generation and supply in Slovenia, he completed his undergraduate education at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1989, his master’s degree three years later, and his doctoral education in 1994. His areas of expertise include the functioning and deregulation of the electricity system, and the restructuring of the energy sector and electricity markets. After receiving his doctoral degree, he was awarded a Fulbright Grant for a visiting position at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In 1997, he was employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. In 1998, he was appointed head of a negotiation team working on the EU’s energy policy. From 1999 to 2002, he was Secretary of State for Energy and helped draft several important energy acts. He is the author of numerous publications and papers on markets, the optimisation of energy sources and electricity system planning. He has managed several basic research and industry-applicable projects for the Slovenian energy sector. In 2002, he founded and became the general manager of Istrabenz-Gorenje, d.o.o. (now IGES). Dr. Golob is an associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. In 2016, he started a new five-year term as president of the management board at GEN-I, a position he has held since 2006.