Alojz Kovšca

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President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia

He was elected to the National Council as a representative of craftsmen.

 

Member of the Commission for Economy, Trade, Tourism and Finance.

Member of the Commission for Social Care, Labour, Health and Disabled.

Member of the Interest Group of Farmers, Crafts and Trades, and Independent professions.

 

Education: BA Political Science (BA Defense Studies), master watchmaker

He was born on September 13th 1965 in Čapljina as the second of four children of an officer of JLA (Yugoslavian People’s Army) and a housewife. After finishing elementary school, he graduated at the Military Gymnasium of Franc-Rozman-Stance in Ljubljana and continued his education at the Military Academy in Belgrade and Banja Luka. Just prior to graduating, on June 2nd 1988, he left JLA on his own request.

From 1988 until 1992 he was employed as a computer programmer in PS Mercator. In 1991 he actively participated in the war for independence of Slovenia as a volunteer and was decorated with the Silver Maister Medal. Immediately after the war, he left the Territorial Defense, was employed with the master watchmaker Stefan Kajfež in Ljubljana, and passed examinations to both a watchmaking assistant and a commerce manager. In 1996, he completed university studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences – track Political Science, namely defense studies, while working, and received the Prešeren award for his dissertation. Afterwards, he founded his own company. At the Center of Vocational Schools Celje he gained a professional vocational education of a watchmaker and a goldsmith-filigree, as well as passed the watchmaking master examination at the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia (OZS). His wife and himself make a living through the family company of goldsmith’s and watchmaker’s trade that has five employees.

For a long time, he has been actively engaged in the Regional Chamber of Craft and Small Business (OOZ) of Ljubljana-Bežigrad.  For several mandates, he has been a member of both the Chamber and of its board of directors. Currently, he is the President of the Regional Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Ljubljana-Bežigrad and represents interests of the discipline in the professional Goldsmiths and Jewelers section of the OZS. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors of OZS, the president of the Commission for the division of membership fees, and the president of the Commission for Commerce.

He is married and father of four children.

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