Nevenka serves as Managing Director for K&R’s DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region where she delivers creative and entrepreneurial expertise for K&R’s clients. She is highly committed to delivering best-in-class results, demonstrated throughout her career of engaging and empowering teams, thus enabling them to sell and deliver complex solutions. Nevenka is adept in the art and science of negotiation that manifests itself in her profound deal-making skills. Her ability to draw on a strong understanding of multicultural environments based on work experience gathered throughout the world enables her to get the best out of every situation. This is bolstered by Nevenka’s exceptional communication skills as she is fluent in German, English and French as well as conversant in several Slavic languages. Nevenka possesses a unique management style combining coaching and humour that can diffuse most tense situations.
Prior to joining K&R Nevenka served as IBM Managing Director for Novartis Global with P&L responsibility, working as a relationship partner with Novartis’ senior leadership while managing IBM teams delivering technology and business solutions. These solutions included Watson, cognitive computing, big data, and back office transformation for finance, HR and procurement organizations. Prior to this she was the Global Client Director for UBS and Zurich Insurance company.
Nevenka is a board member for a local private hospital in Switzerland and is their subject matter expert for IT digital transformation, including the IT operations model and innovation alignment across various business areas. Additionally, she advises a start-up in Basel in creating their go-to-market model for Enterprise Business in Switzerland.
Nevenka holds an Advanced Economics Diploma from the Zurich Business School. She has earned a certification for Client Executives at INSEAD (Insurance Industry) and a Global Deal Making Certification from INSEAD/University of Pennsylvania/ IBM. She is fluent in English, French, German and Croatian. Nevenka and her husband reside near Zug, Switzerland where she enjoys the natural wonders of the region while mountain climbing, biking and cross training.