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Personal information

 

Surname(s) / First name(s)

LETONJA MARINA

Address(es)

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Telephone(s)

+386 1 5881 300

Mobile

+ 386 51 600 552

Fax(es)

+386 1 5881 333

E-mail

marina.letonja@gmail.com

 

 

Nationality

Slovene

 

 

Date of birth

24 February 1959

 

 

Gender

Female

 

 

Desired employment / Occupational field

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Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

11/1999 – present

Occupation or position held

Senior lecturer

Main activities and responsibilities

Teaching Entrepreneurship, Business Economics and Business Plan; research in the fields of family entrepreneurship, ethnic entrepreneurship, bio-tech entrepreneurship, venture capital and family business, consulting to SMEs in the fields of raising finance; development of new study materials and case studies; mentoring diplomas; business incubator; valuation of companies; managing or coordinating international and domestic projects. As a lecturer I am actively involved in mentoring students’ projects, I am coordinating students’ placements in Slovenia and abroad, I am head of department IPOK at GEA College,.

Name and address of employer

GEA College of Entrepreneurship, Kidricevo nabrezje 2, SI-6330 Piran

Type of business or sector

College and training/consulting providing company

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             Work  experience

 

Dates

1990 – 10/1999

Occupation or position held

Researcher, consultant

Main activities and responsibilities

Consultant to small businesses, new ventures creation (over 300), joint ventures (over 150); developing training programs and lecturing; research on the field of small business; business analysis, financial analysis, consulting on the field of restructuring companies, macroeconomic development analysis, business planning, investment programs for public sector, introduction of cooperatives in rural areas, development of products for rural development, managing project Maribor Tomorrow – new strategy for Maribor economy, organizing Efmd conference at Bled 1994, PHARE programs – on the field of textile, cross border development strategy, Maribor regional PHARE project, transformation of scientific-technological sector in Slovenia; managing regional HRDC; active employment policy – developing programs, trainer, evaluator. Training needs analysis;

Name and address of employer

Economic Institute of Maribor, Razlagova 22, SI-2000 Maribor

Type of business or sector

Research institute – small business, entrepreneurship

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

1986 – 1990

Occupation or position held

Researcher

Main activities and responsibilities

   Research programs – Testing institutional solutions and measures of economic policy in experimental

   regions; development and modernization of small business as a function of restructuring 

   Slovenian economy; tax system and policy as investment into development of small business; some

   Financial aspects as SME development obstacles, financial markets from the aspect of small

   businesses; return on financial and material investments in SMEs – the aspect of social sector

Name and address of employer

Economic Centre of Maribor, Institute for social development, Razlagova 22, SI-2000 Maribor

Type of business or sector

Institute for research and social development

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

09/1982 –1986

Occupation or position held

Assistant researcher, project team member

Main activities and responsibilities

Introduction of contemporary information systems into companies; consultancy and organization on the field of different business functions; development aspects of SMEs in Maribor..

Name and address of employer

Economic center of Maribor, Institute of Informatics, Razlagova 22, SI-2000 Maribor

Type of business or sector

Business informatics; microeconomics and organization

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

02/1998 – 11/1999 (additional Employment)

Occupation or position held

Lecturer

Main activities and responsibilities

Lectures in Entrepreneurship, Business Economics, Managerial Economics, Didactics in teaching entrepreneurship. Developing teaching materials and writing case studies.

Name and address of employer

GEA College of Entrepreneurship, Piran, Slovenia

Type of business or sector

College

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

2011-

Title of qualification awarded

  Ph. D. candidate

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Innovativeness of successors in smaller family businesses in a transition economy

Name and type of organization providing education and training

Economic Business faculty, University of Maribor

Level in national or international classification

Ph.D. candidate

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

1998

Title of qualification awarded

  M. Sc. in Accounting

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Economic Sciences

Name and type of organization providing education and training

Economic Business Faculty, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Level in national or international classification

M.Sc.

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

1977 – 1982

Title of qualification awarded

  B. Sc. In Economics

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Organization and Business Management

Name and type of organization providing education and training

Economic Business Faculty, University of Maribor

Level in national or international classification

B.Sc.

 

 

 

Personal skills and competences

 

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Slovene

 

 

Other language(s)

 

Self-assessment

 

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level (*)

 

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

 

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

German

 

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Good

French

 

 

Good

 

Good

 

Poor

 

Poor

 

Poor

Serbo-Croatian

 

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

Excellent

 

(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

 

Social skills and competences

HR skills, team building, work delegation, communication, public relations, lecturing  etc.

 

 

Organizational skills and competences

·         Connecting different projects, networking

·         Leadership

·         Team work and group leading

·         Dissemination of project activities and public awareness actions

·         Moderation of meetings, seminars and workshops

 

 

Technical skills and competences

·         Designing of seminars and workshops for different levels and on different fields (also entrepreneurship in rural areas; unemployed;)

·         25 years of teaching experience at short seminars, undergraduate college level, teaching at postgraduate level in Albania (international project) and within RESITA network of academic institutions;

·         ability to teach in Slovene, English and Serbo-Croat language

·         Preparation and mentoring of students’ projects

·         Valuation of companies

·         Investment programs, DIIP, CBA

 

 

Computer skills and competences

  Very good basic computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)

 

 

Artistic skills and competences

Writing poems

 

 

Other skills and competences

Membership of professional bodies:

- Member of the Senate of GEA College of Entrepreneurship (2000-2004; 2007- 2010)

- Member of the Management Board of GEA College of Entrepreneurship (2000-2010)

- Head of Chair IPOK  GEA College of Entrepreneurship (from 2007-)

- Member of Editorial Board University of Resita

- Member of AIESEC Alumni

- Member of Alumni Club GEA College (AKGC)

 

 

 

Driving licence

Car driving licence

 

 

Key qualifications

·       over 29 years of working experience, over 25 years as team leader, researcher, consultant and trainer;

·       extensive experience in establishment of SMEs - national and joint ventures;

·       team leading  and participation in several EU – funded projects within several programs: Interreg, Phare, Tempus (last AISP), Erasmus, Leonardo (Fementre, Solocom), 5th and 6th Framework program (AIDA);

·       expert in monitoring and evaluation exercises, training and accreditation of entrepreneurial consultants;

·       FAO expert in developing rural products;

·       PHARE consultant on the field of textile;

·       Developing training programs for entrepreneurs and for unemployed;

·       training in business skills including business planning, financial management, business economics;

·       preparation of evaluations and feasibility studies, business and investment plans;

·       translation of expert texts to/from English;

·       author and co-author of scientific papers published in international journals, papers published in international research conference proceedings, co-author of  books and author or coauthor of professional articles (Cobiss);

 

 

Specific experience in non EU member countries

·         Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zenica, December 2001, Training for small business consultants in the fields of business planning and strategic management in Zenica, program run within Stability Pact Project, Development of SMEs and Entrepreneurship;

·         Former Yugoslav Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, 2003, 2004. Training for SME consultants – Business planning.

·         Bulgaria, Sofia, Plovdiv, April 2006, workshops on entrepreneurship for high school kids;

·         Albania, Tirana, 2006-2009, coordinator of AISP tempus project – Albanian Italian Slovenian Postgraduate program (EU Tempus program Education and Culture: Masters in financing and management (MFM) at Faculty of Economics of University of Tirana. Tendered by University of Modena and Regio Emillia);

·         Albania, January, February 2008, Lectures on Business Planning, EU Tempus program Education and Culture: Masters in financing and management (MFM) at Faculty of Economics of University of Tirana. Tendered by University of Modena and Regio Emillia;

·         Albania, Tirana, 2008, mentoring two masters thesys of Albanian students (EU Tempus program Education and Culture: Masters in financing and management (MFM) at Faculty of Economics of University of Tirana. Tendered by University of Modena and Regio Emillia);

  • Albania, Tirana, October-November 2009. Workshop on business Planning for postgraduate students from Resita Network (Bolgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Albania) – Resita Network initiated by INEA.
  • Romania, Timisoara, September 2011. Workshop on business Planning for postgraduate students from Resita Network (Bolgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania) – Resita Network.

Additional information

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·         I was (am) motivating and mentoring Association of entrepreneurial students (AES) in its efforts to generate students’ projects of entrepreneurial and social nature. From 2003-2007 I mentored SIFE projects within AES; students won the Slovenian competition and represented Slovenia at SIFE World Cups in Toronto, Paris and New York, where they achieved excellent results.

 

 

 

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