Dr. Aleš Berk Skok, CAIA, FRM
Director, Insurance Broker & Partner
Besides managing ALPHA CREDO, Aleš is a Finance professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana (FELU) and a founder & director of consultancy ALPHA FINANCE d.o.o., focused on corporate/business restructuring.
Aleš is a member of various academic and professional associations (EFMA, EFA, GARP, CAIA, ZPFS) and has rich experience from his consultancy, managerial and supervisory work from financial institutions, non-financial firms and from his work in various legislational working groups (capital market development strategy, private pensions, investment funds, etc.). Aleš was the President for the UCITS, SFA and FCD Directives during the Slovenian 2008 Presidency of the Council of the EU, is current expert of the Court of Audit of Republic of Slovenia and member of the Scientific research and doctoral studies committee at the FELU.
Janez Jelovšek, Bsc.el.
Insurance Broker & Partner
Janez is an experienced manager and entrepreneur and has rich experience in local and international environments across finance, marketing and IT. His strengths lie in strategic thinking and solution setting. Janez was and still is a member of boards and consultative teams with a track record within various industries, from insurance, financial services, business consulting, information technologies and communications, to real estate.
In 2000, Janez became director of the business consultancy Krog International based out of Ljubljana. In 2003 he joined the financial group of MedvešekPušnik as a cofounder and later on served on the board of management of MedvešekPušnik Asset Management Company d.d.. Between 2007 and 2011 he took over the directorship of ALTA consulting, a company within ALTA group. In 2009 Janez became the President of the management board of MP Invest Asset Management Company d.d. in Zagreb.
Leon Zalar, LL.B., Key Account Manager
In his professional career, Leon has provided excellent support to numerous credit insurers and Export Credit Agencies (members of the Berne Union and Prague Club) from all over the world, focusing on South-East European markets.
Leon has been involved in the credit insurance business since 2000. He supported Coface Intercredit, insured clients with debt collection and focused on qualitative credit risk assessment information.
Since 2004 he has been active in establishing and managing a specialized debt collection and credit rating services agency Pro Kolekt, building its extensive subsidiary network throughout South-Eastern Europe, and designing and implementing IT support. From 2012 to 2016 he served as the company’s CEO, responsible for the Pro Kolekt group. He joined the ALPHA CREDO team in December 2016.
Dr. Mark Cummins, Credit Risk Management
In addition to his Credit Risk Management role with ALPHA CREDO, Mark is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance, with specialism in derivatives valuation and risk management.
Mark has research interests in an array of areas, including risk management (credit, model, operational); computational finance; energy and commodity finance. He is published in numerous highly ranked international journals.
Mark has previous industry experience working as a Quantitative Analyst within the Global Risk Function for BP Oil International Ltd. As part of the Risk Quantitative Analysis team, his primary responsibilities included derivatives and price curve model validation and development. Mark is involved in various industry consulting and training activities across a number of sectors. Mark has previously delivered preparation courses for the GARP Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) certification.