New president for Slovenia

Matjaz Rakovec to succeed Ernest Aljancic

19.10.2010
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Slovenia's new president Matjaz Rakovec (M) with his predecessor Ernest Aljancic (R) and IIHF president René Fasel (L). Photo: Tomaz Primozic / FPA / hokej.si

LJUBLJANA – The congress of the Slovenian Ice Hockey Federation unanimously elected Matjaz Rakovec as new president on Tuesday.

Rakovec, who was nominated by the majority of all Slovenian hockey clubs, will succeed after 12 very successful years of presidency by Ernest Aljancic, who will remain as a member of the IIHF Council and continue to help Slovenian ice hockey.

Rakovec is a big sports fan who likes challenges and adrenaline. He looks for those challenges, not only in the business world but also in sports. In his youth he played hockey, later he started playing water polo. After his successful career he became the president of the Slovenian Water Polo Association and later an international water polo judge. Today, he is the president of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia’s biggest insurance company.


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