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 memembers of the ministry responsible for public administration, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, private non-profit organisations, the Judicial Council and and State Prosecutorial 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.
Dr Robert Šumi, born in Jesenice in 1974, holds a PhD in Business Ethics – Integrity and Personnel Management. He received his PhD in 2013 from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana with the PhD thesis The Impact of Integrity on the Service Style of Management in a Profit and Non-Profit Organization. Previously, he received his MA at the Faculty of Social Sciences and graduated from the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security and the College of Police and Security of the University of Maribor.
Between 1993 and his appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption on 1st April 2020, he was employed by the Police. He started his career at the Police Directorate Kranj as a police officer, advancing to posts of detective and police inspector. From 2007, he was employed at the General Police Directorate; among his other tasks, he led a working group for the strengthening of the integrity of police officers at the level of the entire Slovene police force between 2008 and 2010.
Upon the establishment of the Police Integrity and Ethics Committee as an advisory body to the Director General of the Police in 2011, Dr Šumi served as its chairman. Between 2014 and 2020, he led the newly established Centre for Research and Social Skills, which operates within the Police Academy. Its remit includes organisational and personality integrity, ethics, psychological assistance and support, ethical leadership, professionalism, fostering good mutual relations, and conflict management.
In 2019, he became an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security of the University of Maribor. He conducted trainings for civil servants in the fields of integrity, prevention of corruption, conflict of interest, and other unethical practices in performing public tasks for the Ministry of Public Administration. For a decade, he has also been active as an international expert in various European institutions (Council of Europe, GRECO, CEPOL, Frontex, DCAF, OSCE, and Taiex).
Dr Šumi's areas of expertise with long-term experience include planning, organising, managing, and implementing activities in the fields of personal and organizational integrity, the prevention of corruption and other forms of unethical behaviour in the domestic and international environments, managing at various organizational levels, detecting and investigating criminal offences, and performing supervisory activities.
Mr David Lapornik (1985) is a lawyer, having graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. He passed the State Legal Exam in 2011 at the Ministry of Justice.
He found his first employment with the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities. Later, he worked as a law associate at a law firm, and served as a judicial trainee at the High Court of Ljubljana between 2009 and 2011. Between 2011 and 2016, he was a legal secretary at the District Court of Ljubljana. In 2013, he headed the project group for the electronic court registrary at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, where he was also a member of the project group for judicial enforcement.
Mr Lapornik worked as a legal secretary at the Specialised State Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Slovenia until 2018, when he found employment at the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption. As a Corruption Oversight Counsellor, he conducted considerations of reports on the suspicions of corruption and breaches of integrity, as well as investigations into detected breaches within the remit of the Commission’s competence. In October 2021, he began his five-year term as Deputy Commissioner.
Simon Savski was born in 1966. In 2006, he graduated at the Faculty of Law after completing his studies at the College of Internal Affairs and the College of Police and Security.
He started his career as a police officer. He advanced to the post of police inspector at the Operational Communications Centre of the General Police Directorate. From 2008, he worked at the Police and Security Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior, where he was responsible for private security, detective work, municipal police, ski resort security, and prosecutorial security.
In 2013, became a security advisor at the Ministry od Justice responsible for the security of judicial authorities and ministries, as well as the areas of defence planning, civil protection and disaster relief, and classified information security. He is the author of the Private Security Act and a co-author of the Private Detective Services Act (with commentary). Mr Savski is an expert in the fields of security, security planning, and risk management. As a lecturer in security, he conducted various training courses for judges, prosecutors, and judicial authority employees, as well as for the security staff at the Chamber for the Development of Slovenian Private Security and at several vocational colleges.
He lives with his wife Sonja and daughter Simona, who also graduated in law. In his spare time, Mr Savski enjoys travelling and exploring remote destinations, as well as various sports such as cycling and horseback riding. Recently, he has been actively participating in team sailing at international racing events.