Former basketball player, now a photographer and since 2003 also the owner and manager of the first private gallery specializing in art photography in Slovenia.
Why did you decide to accept the role of Ambassador of the Women’s EHF EURO 2022?
It is a great honor for me that Mr. Bobinac invited me to be a part of this eminent group. I accepted the invitation because I think the idea is very positive and optimistic and because I think that with our work we can complete some beautiful projects that will continue to help create a positive attitude in society.
Why is it worth fighting for a greater role of women in society?
It is worth fighting for equality in society. Unfortunately, we are in a period in which the equal position of women in society is endangered again. Otherwise, I never understood how all those, who a woman less than a man for the same work, think. What frustrations lead all those men who commit verbal or physical violence against women? Unfortunately, the functioning of society depends on the functioning of the respective governments. The current situation in some European countries is increasingly reminiscent of the Middle Ages. In general, the well-being of all societies requires balance, understanding and respect for more emotional female and more rational male actions. Only together will we succeed.
How important is the concept of sustainable development in your everyday life?
Very important. This is the essence of our existence, and I hope that politicians, who are largely deciding on this, will also be aware of it as soon as possible. I think the most that every individual can do for our planet is to work sustainably in their daily lives.
What do you think are the main parallels between sports and business?
You need to be organized and consistent in both sports and business. Playing sports in your youth gives you an important foundation for later life and a career in the business. It teaches you not to give up after a defeat, but to get up and move on. That defeats and victories are a part of life and are constantly intertwined. It teaches you not to give up, to gain confidence and to understand teamwork. I draw that from my experience with team sports. All this is important for later life and work in business. Playing sports in my youth has given me a very wide circle of people who are now working in very different fields in their mature years.
What is your attitude towards sports and especially handball?
As a child, I was very involved in various sports. Back then the kids played outside, in the yard, where we played hockey, football, basketball, and in the winter we built a ski jump and jumped until late at night. Later, I also played basketball at Slovan. We were one big sports family, I have very fond memories of that period. Unfortunately, the injury prevented me from continuing to play basketball. I was not very connected with handball, but my first contact was definitely at Slovan, where we went to the matches of the very successful men’s team of the same club at that time. Later, I also followed the successes of Krim.
Which of the ambassadors do you know best and which do you appreciate?
I know Maja Zalaznik best, but I appreciate everyone because they contribute to a better society through their daily activities in their fields.
Where will Slovenia place in the EHF Euro 2022?
It’s hard to predict. Luck is sometimes decisive in sports. Fingers crossed that they finish in the top ten.