LJUBLJANA Feb 22 The supervisory board of the
Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), a state-owned body which
coordinates privatisations and manages state firms, named Lidija
Glavina as its new chief executive on Wednesday, SDH said in a
Glavina replaces Marko Jazbec who resigned in July over
disputes regarding the management of the country's only port,
state-owned Luka Koper.
Glavina is an economist who has acted as temporary head of
SDH since Jazbec's resignation.
SDH will coordinate the privatisation of the country's
largest bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), which is due to be
completed by the end of this year in line with European
The country plans to sell 75 percent of NLB through an
initial public offering and keep the rest of the bank in state
hands to retain a say in key business decisions.
SDH also plans to sell majority or minority stakes in 17
other companies, among them metal products maker Unior
and prepare the sale of the country's third largest bank Abanka,
which is due to be completed by the middle 2019.
(Reporting By Marja Novak, editing by David Evans)