Tibor Šimonka is President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia since 28 May 2021.
He holds a degree from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. During his career, he has held several managerial positions in various companies, including CEO, deputy CEO, and CFO, getting a detailed knowledge of the SIJ Group in the process. Between 1999 and 2002, he was a member of the finance and economics board at Slovenian Steelworks d.d. (currently the Slovenian Steel Group). He has managed SIJ d.d. and the SIJ Group as President of the Management Board between 2002 and 2014.
From June 2014, he spent a year and a half as the authorised representative of the crediting banks in the structural adjustment process and the search for a strategic partner – investor for Perutnina Ptuj d.d. From 25 January 2016 to 21. February 2019 he was also the President of the Management Board of Perutnina Ptuj d.d. He became Member of the Management Board of SIJ d.d. on 22 February 2018 and has been its Senior Vice-President since 1 May 2020.