Andrej Matvoz

Andrej Matvoz graduated from the Faculty of Law in Maribor. He comes from an entrepreneurial family, so he started gathering work experience and building up his work ethics from young age. He started his career as a lawyer in the small municipality of Hoče-Slivnica, and continued later as a lawyer at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology as a custodian of contracts within the EU public tenders for co-financing companies. During this time, he also started his own entrepreneurial path, where he gained experience in the field of law as an independent legal advisor. He began his term as director of the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for the Protection of Competition in 2015, where he headed the agency until July 2017 as acting director, and from 1 July 2017 as director with a full five-year term. In recent years, as an expert in the field of competition law, he regularly attends public consultations, workshops and seminars in the specific field, both at home and abroad. During his mandate as director of AVK, among other regular activities of the agency, he also strengthened and actively participated in the field of Public Procurement and Protection of Public Interest within AVK, reorganized and accelerated decision-making processes, and introduced many good practices in the field of competition protection. He also strongly advocates a renewal of the legal framework in the context of the new competition law to make it easier, faster and more effective to enforce and protect competition in the economic area of Slovenia.