Dimitrij Zadel graduated in mechanical engineering and subsequently expanded his expertise in business by attending professional courses abroad. He began his career in the product development department of Lama, a producer of furniture fittings. Between 1994 and 2003, he occupied key positions in the company Trgoavto d.o.o. As a commercial vehicle sales manager, he was responsible, among other things, for the IVECO sales and service centre. Between 2001 and 2003, after being promoted to director general, he was in charge of the company’s restructuring and modernisation, aimed at increasing the company’s sales volumes and achieving its business optimisation. In 2003, he sought new career challenges in the OMV Group. He was a director of the company OMV Slovenija d.o.o. and, in line with the Group’s strategy, also in charge of restructuring and reorganisation of the OMV subsidiaries in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy, in preparation for their planned disposal. Between 2013 and 2017, while performing the function of director and retail manager of OMV companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, he introduced important measures aimed at improving the companies’ performance. Following the resolution of the company’s supervisory board, on 29 December 2017 he commenced his five-year term of office as president of the management board of Luka Koper, d.d.