Goran Novković finished high school in Škofja Loka and graduated as a journalist from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana in 1994.
In the same year he got a job at Gospodarski vestnik, where he gained experience as a journalist in the editorial department of Finance. From 1998 to 2004, he was the editor and the deputy managing editor of the weekly Gospodarski vestnik. During this time, as the project manager together with his colleagues he initiated the project Zlata gazela.
In 2004, he became the deputy managing editor of the newspaper Finance, in 2007 the managing editor of the daily Žurnal24 and weekly Žurnal. From 2010 to 2012, he was also the chairman of the board of the company Žurnal Media, owned by the Austrian company Styria AG.
From 2012 to January 2018, he was the consultant to the CEO and in the last two years also the Director of the Lobbying Centre at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, where he coordinated key lobbying and communicational content and activities. In addition, he was the editor in chief of the Glas gospodarstva magazine, intended for the Slovenian market, and Discover Slovenia for foreign markets.
On January 11th 2018, Goran Novković joined the Slovenian Business Club as the Executive Director. Crucial for his decision to join were the Club’s principles of operation which are based on transparency, ethics, and business success as the foundation not only for successful entrepreneurship but also for wider economic and social development of Slovenia.
“The values of the Slovenian Business Club are very close to the values I have stood for as a journalist and editor as well as a representative of the economy. Therefore I believe that the Slovenian Business Club can greatly contribute to the idea that in Slovenia the value of fair entrepreneurship can become the basic value of society.”