General Manager, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
Sonja Šmuc is General Manager of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia since October 2017. She focuses on different aspects of the Slovenian economy's competitivness, especially leadership, labour market, tax system, business ethics and women’s leadership.
She is a member of different professional, national and regional bodies (Council for Competitiveness and a Stable Business Environment, Board of Summit100 business leaders of SEE, Accreditation Committee of Bank Assets Management Company, Slovenian Council for Equal Opportunities, Strategic Councel for Investments and Building … ). She is co-author of a book on managing export risks and a recipient of a 2006 bronze award for innovation in publishing by CCIS.
Before joining CCIS she held the position of Executive Director of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia for 12 years; during that time she also served as a treasurer of CEC - European Managers, a European confederation of managerial organizations with headquarters in Brussels.
During her career she was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Manager, specialized in leadership and management. She is the author of more than 700 business related articles.
She has a Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana; she deepened her knowledge at Stanford University of California, Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität and IEDC - Business School of Bled.