Company profile

Geoplin is Slovenia’s largest natural gas trader and one of the most important companies in the Slovenian energy sector, with many years of tradition. Its aim is to remain the leader and continue developing. Geoplin trades and acts as an agent and intermediary on the natural gas market in Slovenia and neighbouring countries.

Geoplin's mission is to ensure reliable supply of natural gas from diverse purchasing sources and by offering additional services. To that end, special attention is given to diligent environmental management and socially responsible conduct. Employee development and inclusion in local and foreign professional organisations ensures the high quality of Geoplin’s operations.

Through its operations, Geoplin generates:

  • benefits for customers through a range of products and services tailored to their needs, and by providing a competitive and reliable supply of natural gas to the corporate sector and households,
  • benefits for owners through the continued development of the Group and by maintaining sustainable profitability of operations,
  • benefits for employees by providing a suitable work environment, and the opportunity for professional development, and
  • benefits for the wider community by ensuring environmentally acceptable supply and by acting responsibly toward the natural and social environment.

Information about the company


Company name:
Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana, družba za trgovanje z zemeljskim plinom

Abbreviated company name:
Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana

Address:
Cesta Ljubljanske brigade 11, PO box 3706
1001 Ljubljana

Registration:
The company is entered in the Companies Register at Ljubljana District Court under entry no. 061/10166700

Activity code:
46.710 Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products

Share capital:
EUR 29,583,473.10

Registration number:
5025869000

VAT ID no.:
SI51503581

Bank account:
IBAN: SI56 2900 0000 1862 354
SWIFT: BACXSI22
Bank: UniCredit Banka Slovenija d.d.


Telephone:

+386 1 582 08 00


Fax:
+386 1 582 08 03

E-mail:
info@geoplin.si

Management of the company:
Tel: +386 1 582 08 55
Matija Bitenc, MSc, General Manager
Simon Urbancl, Company and Trading Director

Sales and Marketing Sector:
Tel: +386 1 582 08 01
Zlatko Paska, MSc, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing

Origination, Trading and Logistics Sector:
Tel: +386 1 582 08 01
Gregor Lukman, MSc, Executive Director of Supply, Trading & Foreign Sales

Finance Sector:
Tel: +386 1 582 08 01

Organisational and ownership structure of the company

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Matija Bitenc, MSc, General Manager

Geoplin has a two-member Management, with Matija Bitenc, Msc, as its General Manager and Simon Urbancl as Company Director.

Matija Bitenc (born in 1980), General Manager of Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana, holds a master’s degree in economic sciences. After completing his master’s degree, Mr Bitenc joined Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d. in 2006 as Property Manager. In 2013 he was appointed Deputy Director of Risk Management and Head of Business Intelligence. In addition to this, he was named Head of Capital Modelling and Risk Analytics in 2014. From 2015 until 2017 he held a position of Head of Transaction Consulting with Ernst & Young svetovanje d.o.o., Corporate Finance. In 2017 he joined Deloitte Svetovanje d.o.o., first as Assistant Director and later Director in charge of the Adriatic Region, Financial Consulting Department. Mr Bitenc was a Member of the Management Board of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana in the years 2020 to 2023, where he was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Business Intelligence, Controlling, Risk Management, and Back Office.

Matija Bitenc has been General Manager of Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana since 21 October 2022.

On 20 December 2023 the shareholders re-appointed him General Manager of Geoplin for a five-year term of office starting on 5 January 2024.



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Simon Urbancl, Company Director

Simon Urbancl (born in 1979), university graduate in electrical engineering, is a highly qualified manager with many years’ experience in trading natural gas and other energy products in Slovenia and abroad. He held various high-profile positions during his career, among other he was Head of Short-Term Trading and Scheduling with Slovenian Energy Company GEN-I d.o.o. Ljubljana, Senior Power Trader and Portfolio Manager with Gazprom Marketing & Trading, London, UK; St. Petersburg, Russian Federation; and Zugu, Switzerland. Before joining Geoplin, he was Executive director of Sales and Trading with Slovenian Energy Company HSE d.o.o. from 2021 and company director of MSE Mak Energy DOOEL.

The Stakeholder’s Assembly appointed Simon Urbancl Company Director of Geoplin d.o.o. Ljubljana for a three-year term of office, starting on 1 October 2023.

Stakeholders’ assembly
There were a total of 4 stakeholders as at 14 September 2023. Ownership structure as at 14 September 2023 is shown in the pie chart.

Employees at Geoplin

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Employees are key to the company’s success and an assurance for continued growth. The company employs experts with specialised profiles, and offers them opportunities in one of the most prospective sectors.

Motivated and professionally qualified employees achieve the company’s objectives on a daily basis. The company offers them a stimulative and stable work environment. The key competences of employees are reflected in an understanding of the natural gas market, awareness of the general economic situation, the ability to follow the demands of the market and needs of customers, responsiveness, a proactive approach and commitment.

The company’s organisational chart comprises the areas of marketing, purchasing, trading and logistics, as well as several independent support departments.