Lek d. d.


The Lek medicinal products factory is officially founded in 1946. As a young company, the first task is to expand the product portfolio and to increase the number of in-house manufactured drugs. 2002 Lek becomes a part of the Novartis Group is completed in NovemberLek d.d. is a part of Novartis. Novartis is the leading provider of medicines in Slovenia operating through Lek, Novartis Pharma Services and Sandoz.

Novartis is the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms of global sales. In 2016, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary, while its predecessor companies  trace their roots back to 1758. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis develops innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Its broad range of medicines covers key therapeutic areas: hematology, oncology, cardiology, immunology, dermatology, neurology, pulmonology, and ophthalmology.

Novartis research and development is driven by visionary thinking, scientific research, and new insights into individual diseases. More than 23 000 associates dedicate their work at Novartis exclusively to development. In the last five years, Novartis has been at the forefront in the pharmaceutical industry in terms of product approvals, and also obtained more than 10 approvals of breakthrough therapies from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Through various initiatives and cooperation (Novartis Access, Novartis Malaria Initiative, Novartis Healthy Family, SMS for Life, The Novartis Foundation), Novartis is actively involved in increasing access to medicines and healthcare.

Board of Management

The Board of Management leads, represents and directs the company as defined under legislatively authorized provisions and in accordance with the Lek d.d Statute.
Board of Management members are:
Robert Ljoljo
President of the Board of Management

Ksenija Butenko Černe
Member of the Board of Management

Ivan Ďurovčík
Member of the Board of Management

Marjan Novak
Member of the Board of Management

Andrej Pardo
Member of the Board of Management 

Prof. dr. Uroš Urleb
Member of the Board of Management

Raul Intriago Lombeida
Member of the Board of Management


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