An established expert on the Slovenian electricity industry and its production capacities and a long-time leading professional at the Krško Nuclear Power Plant, General Director of GEN energija, Novšak finished the College of Technical Education, University of Maribor, in 1982, obtaining a degree in electrical engineering, industrial electronics. In 1992, Novšak earned an MBA in Executive Management Development from the Brdo-based education centre. Straight out of school, he joined Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK), where he started out as control room operator and later became head of production. He was also in charge of setting up the design and build organizational structure, among others. Together with his colleagues, he carried out important projects such as the modernization of NEK, replacement of key components, overall image development, and many other elaborations, modifications and organizational upgrades. From 2006 until 2016 he served two five-year terms as Vice President of the Management Board of GEN-I, d.o.o.
In July 2005, he accepted the position of the General Director of GEN energija d.o.o., with a five-year term, and was reappointed in July 2015.
A father of three, Novšak lives with his wife, Monika, in Log pri Boštanju.
*The Supervisory Board member was appointed by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) for a four-year term, which began on 08/07/2016.
**The Supervisory Board members were appointed by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) for a four-year term, which began on 21/08/2017.
***The Supervisory Board members were appointed by the Works Council, GEN energija, d.o.o. for a four-year term, which began on 01/10/2015.