Management team Trigal

Executive Director & Board Member

Matej Runjak

Matej is CEO of TRIGAL and a Board Member of Trigal GP. He joined Trigal from PwC.

Matej is CEO of TRIGAL and a Board Member of Trigal GP. He joined Trigal from PwC. Before PwC he served as a Board member of Slovenian Sovereign Holding. In his early career he worked in an investment boutique Poteza and in Frankfurt where he co-led restructuring of LHB bank. He also served as a non-executive director of several large Slovenian companies. He holds a Bachelor degree in banking from Ljubljana University and MBA from Mainz University.
Chairman of the Board

Gert Waltenbauer

Gert has been the Chief Executive Officer of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since 2014, having joined KGAL Group in 1993.

Gert has been the Chief Executive Officer of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since 2014, having joined KGAL Group in 1993. In KGAL Gert is responsible for Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Audit, Legal and Compliance/Anti-Money Laundering.

Before KGAL, he worked for Svenska Finans Deutschland GmbH and Commerzleasing GmbH. Gert has a Master‘s degree in Economics from Bochum University.

Vice-chairman of the Board

Gregory Ingram

Gregory Ingram has been a Supervisory Board Member of KGAL since 2014.

Gregory Ingram has been a Supervisory Board Member of KGAL since 2014. In 2002, Gregory established a PE real estate fund and built up a real estate portfolio of over EUR 450m in France and in Germany.

Gregory holds an MBA form CERAM – European School of Business, and a BA in Economic Sciences from Lycée Saint-François de Salle.

Non-executive member of the Board

Uroš Ivanc

Uroš joined Triglav in 2001 and since than had different roles in the company.

Uroš is a CFO of Triglav. He joined Triglav in 2001 and since than had different roles in the company; from analyst to Head of corporate finance and Executive Director of Finance. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master‘s degree from the Ljubljana University. Uroš is also a CFA Charterholder.
Non-executive member of the Board

David Benedek

David started his career at the UBS Investment Bank in New York and Tokyo in the field of corporate finance.

David started his career at the UBS Investment Bank in New York and Tokyo in the field of corporate finance. He spent more than 11 years at NLB, performing various managerial functions. He joined Triglav in 2014. Currently he is managing Triglav Group subsidiaries and is a chairman of the SB of Triglav Osiguranje Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and has an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.

Operational team Trigal

Executive Director Trigal doo & Board Member Trigal GP

Matej Runjak

Matej is the CEO of Trigal and a Board Member of the Trigal Fund General Partner. He joined Trigal from PwC. Before PwC, he was a Board Member of the Slovenian Sovereign Holding. In his early career, he worked in the investment boutique Poteza and co-led the restructuring of LHB bank in Frankfurt. He served as a non-executive director and supervisory board member of several large Slovenian companies. He holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Banking from the University of Ljubljana and an MBA from Mainz University.

Investment Manager

Primož Hajdinjak, MSc, CFA

Primož is responsible for project appraisal, valuation and modelling. He joined Trigal from PwC where he worked  as a Manager in M&A department where he was responsible for leading due diligence and valuation projects. Primož is a CFA chartholder and a Certified business appraiser at Slovene Institute of Auditors. He holds a Master‘s degree in Financial Management from University of Ljubljana.

Asset Manager

Mirko Pervanje

Mirko is Trigal’s Asset Manager. He joined Trigal from Centrice Real Estate Ljubljana where he worked as an asset manager for office and retail portfolio. He has more than 10 years’ experience in real estate management. Before Centrice Mirko worked at Addiko bank Slovenia, responsible for bank’s real estate portfolio. Mirko holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Ljubljana.

Project Manager

Katja Žgur, CFA

Katja is responsible for sales strategies, product development and attracting new investors. Previously, she worked as a Senior Relationship Manager for Large Corporates at banks Nova KBM and Sberbank. Katja holds a Master’s degree in Bank and Financial Management from the University of Ljubljana and spent one semester at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Katja is a CFA chartholder.

External Counsel

Maja Menard, PhD

Maja is a Principal at the Law Firm FaturMenard. Previously a partner with the Slovenian law firm Ulčar & Partners and an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in France, Maja holds a PhD and a Master’s degree from the University of Paris Ouest and a Law degree from the University of Ljubljana. Her fields of expertise include corporate law, investment funds, competition law, EU law and domestic and international dispute resolution.

Office Manager

Tina Fatur

Tina has been with Trigal since its establishment, when she assisted Matej in setting up the company and structuring its internal processes. Previously, she worked at the Slovenian Ministry of Finance and at the Slovenian Sovereign Holding as office manager.