United Group, the leading provider of telecommunications services and media in Southeast Europe, announced today the appointment of Tomislav Čizmić as CEO of Telemach Slovenia. Tomislav will succeed Adrian Ježina, who has successfully led Telemach since 2017, from the 7th of November 2023.

Under the leadership of Ježina, Telemach has had the fastest growing subscriber base in Slovenia, becoming the leading broadband operator in the country. It has also maintained its position as the leading pay TV operator and the fastest growing mobile service provider. Adrian will remain an integral part of United Group, continuing his work as CEO of Telemach Croatia (Hrvatska). In Croatia he successfully integrated Tele2, Optima and Total TV into one single converged operator and drove a massive rollout of fiber across Croatia.

Tomislav is a seasoned chief executive with 25 years of leadership experience. This has included initiating and executing turnaround and integration strategies for businesses in countries across the region. He joins Telemach Slovenia after six years as President of the Managemen Board of Mercator Group (2017-2023). Prior to being appointed to this position, he held various executive roles across Mercator’s regional operations. He has also held various executive positions in the automotive sector in Southeast Europe including with ACH Group and Dicar d.d. Budget Car Rental.

Victoriya Boklag, CEO of United Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Tomislav to our team. His leadership experience, especially at the helm of one of Slovenia’s largest firms, will provide invaluable insights to Telemach Slovenia, as we will continue to grow our business in the country while delivering high-quality services and a superior customer experience.”

On behalf of United Group, I want to thank Adrian for his excellent work and his achievement in generating such significant growth for our company in Slovenia. As CEO of Telemach Croatia, Adrian will now focus on building United Group’s presence in Croatia and tap into the full potential we see in this market.”

Adrian Ježina, CEO of Telemacha Croatia said: “During the past six years, Telemach Slovenia has significantly strengthened its position to become the number one in fix broadband and number two in mobile postpaid services. We have seen consistent growth in our customer base and increased our market share. I am proud of these achievements and confident that under Tomislav’s leadership, Telemach will continue to go from strength to strength. I wish him well in his new role.”

Tomislav Čizmić said: “I am thrilled to be joining United Group and working for Slovenia’s fastest-growing telecommunications provider. This is one of the most innovative and dynamic sectors there is. Under my leadership, Telemach will continue to be a hub of excellence and the top choice for customers seeking the best services on the market. Together with my colleagues at United Group we will ensure that Slovenia remains technologically innovative, open, and competitive.”