Marko Mlakar

Amrop Adria is an executive search firm operating in the Slovenian, Croatian, Bosnian & Herzegovinian, Serbian and Macedonian markets. We work for a number of leading global companies active in the markets of South East Europe.

As a generalist firm we operate across most industry verticals, but have a specific depth of expertise in the Professional Services & Outsourcing, Financial Services, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Industrial, Automotive, Consumer, Retail and Sport & Leisure Industries. Functionally, we work across all key areas, with dedicated teams concentrating on Board & Leadership, CFO, CIO/CTO, Strategy and Change.

Marko Mlakar is Managing Partner of Amrop Adria, responsible for business development and relationship management of largest clients in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.  Prior to co-founding the local executive search firm, he served as a Commercial Counsellor at the US Embassy in Slovenia, responsible for all commercial related matters between Slovenia and the US. He started his career in a large Slovenian engineering firm.

During last ten years Marko completed over 250 search assignments in Adriatic region across a number of industries. He has specifically focused on IT, telecommunications, managament consulting, financial services and media. The majority of his clients are multinational companies with regional aspirations. During the period 2007-2008 he served as a Board Member responsible for Europe at another executive search network where he worked on cross-border activities and client relationships.

Marko holds a MSc from the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics, he completed General Managament Program at IEDC Bled and Amrop Trusted Advisor Program at IMD. He is fluent in Slovenian, English, Croatian and Serbian language. He is a founder of The Expatriate Club, Vice President of Slovenian Tennis Association and President of International Lawn Tennis Club of Slovenia.