Leadership team

The Commission is a collegiate decision body comprised of three members, Chief Commissioner and two Deputies, who have the status of officials. Chief Commissioner is responsible for managing and organising the Commission’s work, however in deciding on substantive matters, his vote is of equal weight to the votes of each of the Deputies. The Commission’s decisions on substantive matters are adopted at sessions by a majority of votes of all the members of the Commission.

The law provisions a special selection and appointment procedure for members of the Commission, which have been put in place to ensure its independence. Chief Commissioner and the two Deputies are appointed by the President of the Republic, whose selection is made from the candidates submitted to them by a selection board comprised of representatives of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, private non-profit organisations, the Judicial Council, and the Officials Council. Chief Commissioner is appointed for six years and the Deputy Commissioners for five years. Before the end of their respective terms, they may be dismissed only if found in breach of the law or the Constitution.

Chief Commissioner

Mr Boris Štefanec was born in 1954 in Murska Sobota. Upon completing his primary and secondary education in Murska Sobota, he studied at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and graduated in 1978.

His first employment was with factory Pomurka in Murska Sobota when Mr Štefanec was still a student (1977). After graduation and mandatory military service, he was taken on the company’s legal team. He left Pomurka in 1980 and worked as deputy prosecutor for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Murska sobota for the following five years. In 1985, he took a job with the municipal committee of the Communist Party, first as executive secretary and after one year as secretary of the municipal committee.

In 1990, Mr Štefanec became a judge at Murska Sobota Local Court, unit Ljutomer, and between 1992 and his appointment as Chief Commissioner, he was a self-employed lawyer in Murska Sobota.

Mr Štefanec is married to Edita; they have a son, Boris, Jr. Mr Štefanec is a devout hunter and a member of hunting club Kompas Peskovci. He is also a chess enthusiast and owns several hundred books on chess, mostly in English, as well as a music fan, particularly of classic rock and jazz.

Deputy Commissioners

Dr Igor Lamberger (b. 1967) holds a degree and a PhD in economics. The title of his MA thesis at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Maribor was Preventing and Tackling Economic Crime in Banks and Other Financial Institutions; the title of his PhD thesis at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana was A Model of Fraud Protection of Electronic Payment Systems.

Between 1995 and 2005, Dr Lamberger investigated economic crime and also acts of corrupt conduct. As a representative of the Police, he took part in numerous cross-departmental workgroups and collaborated on drafting new legislation with the Office of the State Prosecutor.

From 2005 until his appointment as Deputy Commissioner, Dr Lamberger lectured criminology at the Police Academy in Tacen. He is a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security of the University of Maribor and authored a number of review and research articles on the subjects of criminology and economic crime.

As First Deputy Commissioner, Dr Lamberger oversees the Commission’s investigation work.

Uroš Novak, MA (1969) received his MA from the Faculty of Administration, having previously graduated from the School of Public Administration and the University School of Public Administration. From September 2017 until his appointment as Deputy Commissioner, he was employed at Slovenian Railways. Previously, he had worked at Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, which in 2014 amalgamated with Customs Administration of the Republic of Slovenia to become Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, from 1999.

As Second Deputy Commissioner, Mr Novak oversees the work areas of corruption prevention, the integrity of public office, and the supervision of assets of officials.