Who am I?

Matjaž Šivic

I am a co-founder, co-owner and CEO of the family owned company Silvaapis d.o.o., (www.silvaapis.si) which was established in 1992.

I graduated on Biotechnical faculty in Ljubljana (Department for Wood Science and Technology) in 1995 and a few years later finished my Master Degree on Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana.

18 years ago I established a cluster and started to merge several productions from Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. As a head of the cluster I am responsible for searching for new costumers, sales and development of new products. Our sells different wooden products in over 20 countries all over the world.

During my career I became a partner with some of the biggest companies like IKEA, Habitat, Stokke, DLH, Carl Gotz, Holz Speckmann, Hagen, Fritzoe and Optimera.

I love sports, good books and good food and above all my family. I live with my wife and two children in Ljubljana in Slovenia.

  • breakfast in Oslo with the father of the TRIPP TRAPP legend – Mr. Kaare Stokke and his wife
  • discussing with Mr. Christian Bergmann, managing director and co-owner of the company HOLZ SPECKMANN from Germany
  • shaking hands with legendary RAYMOND AARON, the New York Times best selling author
  • searching for new ideas with my sister ALENKA and PETER OPSVIK, who designed the legendary TRIPP TRAPP chair
  • visiting new show room with JOHN HERMANN FOSS HAGEN, the CEO and co-owner of the HAGEN industry in Stryn (Norway)
  • dinner with Mr. FADIL ČOSTOVIĆ, the founder and owner of the company ARTISAN from Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • on a meeting with Mr. FABIAN HARTMANN and Mr. CHRISTOPH ZUMSTEG, co-owner of CARL GOTZ from Germany
  • Windsurfing

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