Leadership Team of organizational unit "Serbia and Slovenia" (Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia):

Dejan Turk

CEO, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia

After graduating from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration with a degree in Marketing and Finances in 1995, Dejan Turk was employed by McDonald’s Slovenia where he began his career as a restaurant manager and finished as the CEO of the restaurant chain in Slovenia and Croatia.

Dejan joined the A1 Telekom Austria Group in August 2004, when he became the head of marketing and sales at Si.mobil Slovenia. Two years later, he was appointed Member of the Board responsible for market operations, and from March 2007 to February 2014 he was the Chairman of the Management Board of Si.mobil. He took on the position of CEO at Vip mobile in 2014, and a year later he was appointed CEO/CMO of the new organizational unit “Serbia and Slovenia” within A1 Telekom Austria Group. As of July 1st 2015, Dejan holds the position of CEO at Vip mobile and Si.mobil (now A1 Slovenia).

Dejan Turk is a member of the Managing Board of the Serbian Association of Managers and the winner of many prestigious awards for the six successful years at the helm of Si.mobil (Excel 2009, Manager of the Year 2009, Award for the Top Achievements in Slovenian Business and Economy 2013.). As of 2015, he is the president of the Forum for Responsible Business, a network of leading companies in Serbia committed to the development of socially responsible business. He is a winner of the prestigious award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AmCham) for Business Ambassador Leader of Change in 2016. He is Vice President of FIC Board of Directors, member of BoD of NLB Bank and Vice President of E-Commerce Association of NALED since 2019.

At the end of 2018, the Serbian Association of Managers awarded him the prestigious "Manager of the Year" award.

Milan Zaletel

CFO, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia

Milan Zaletel graduated from the Ljubljana University. He has participated in various programs and courses in Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, Zukunft Institute, etc. Before joining A1 Telekom Austria Group, Zaletel had worked for Elan, where he had managed the Controlling and Finances Department of Elan Group.

In 2003, Zaletel joined Si.mobil as a Finance Director, and in 2006 he became the CFO and Member of the Management Board. His responsibilities covered two departments – Finances and Business Research. In addition to Finances, from 2008 to mid-2010, he was in charge of the technology section of Si.mobil.

As of 2012, Milan was the CFO and a member of the Management Board at Mtel (now A1 Bulgaria), and at the end of 2016, he has taken on the position of Senior Finance Director at Vip mobile and Si.mobil (now A1 Slovenia).

At the beginning of 2019, Milan has been appointed to the position of CFO.

Branka Pudrlja Durbaba

Senior Market Director and CMO in Vip Mobile

After completing her studies in Administrative Law at the University of Zagreb, Branka Pudrlja Durbaba started her professional career in 1999 at Vipnet d.o.o. Hrvatska, in the company’s Customer Service department. She subsequently moved to the Sales department, where she held different positions between 2000 and 2007, coordinating the company’s sales processes.

In January 2007, when Vip mobile entered the Serbian market, Branka was appointed to the position of Residential Sales Development and Operations Manager, and took part in the project of launching the operations of Vip Operator in the market of Macedonia. During 2012, she worked on the post of Director of Customer Service at Vip mobile, and from July 1, 2016, she hold the position of Senior Director of Sales and Customer Service at Vip mobile.

Starting from January 2019, Branka has been appointed to the position of Senior Market Director and CMO in Vip Mobile.

Nenad Zeljković

Senior Technology Director, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia

Nenad Zeljković graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, majoring in telecommunications. He completed his Master degree at the same faculty in the field of mobile radio systems. He completed his EMBA studies in 2013 as part of the Cotrugli Business School program.

Following his undergraduate studies, in 1997 he joined Telekom Srbija, where he was mainly in charge of planning and optimization of radio mobile network. From 2008 to 2012 he was holding the position of Head of Access network development and planning department, including the landline network.

He joined Vip mobile in 2012 as a Director of Access and Transport Network, with responsibilities in the area of network planning and construction. In the period from 2015 to 2017, his responsibilities extended to Since 2017 he has been in charge of planning, construction and maintenance of Vip mobile access and transport network. Since November 2019, he has been holding the position of Senior Technology Director Officer at Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia.

Đorđe Vuksanović

Senior Transformation Director, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia

Following his graduation from the Faculty of Economics, where he majored in Statistics, Informatics and Quantitative Finance, Đorđe Vuksanović successfully completed the EMBA studies at Cotrugli Business School. He was the winner of the second generation of the AmChamps program organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, as well as as an “Innovation challenge” organized by A1 Telekom Austria Group.

He started his career at NLB Nova Penzija, then he moved to ASSECO SEE. He joined Vip mobile in 2009 in the Product and Service Development Team. During his ten-year career with Vip, Đorđe has had the opportunity to work on all key activities related to customer lifecycle management - from product creation and acquisition proposals, keeping track of existing customer base to managing customer experience.

Since November 1, 2019, Đorđe has held the position of the Senior Transformation Director at Vip mobile and A1 Slovenija. He is responsible for ITBSS, Portfolio Management and Digital Transformation at Vip Mobile and A1 Slovenija. At Vip mobile, he is also responsible for development of products, services, marketing communications and customer experience management.

Larisa Grizilo

Senior Director People & Communications, Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia

Larisa Grizilo has more than 15 years of international experience in Human Resource Management in various industries. She started her career in 1998 in Wrigley, where she was in charge of HR management in former Yugoslav countries, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania.

In 2009, she joined Sanofi Adriatic as HR Director Adriatic MCO (multi-country organization), being responsible for former Yugoslav countries and Albania. After that, in 2013, she moved to Discover Financial Services/Diners Club International, where she was responsible for HR management for Diners Club Italia and Dinit. In 2015, Larisa joined A1 Telekom Austria Group as HR Director of the new organizational unit “Serbia and Slovenia”, and in 2016 she took charge of Corporate Communications as well.

As of July 1st 2016, she holds the post of Senior Director People and Communications at Vip mobile and Si.mobil (now A1 Slovenia).