After completing his secondary education at Gimnazija Poljane, Blaž Košorok graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. During and after his studies he gained international experience in the field of law as a trainee in the Brandstetter, Politzer & Pritz law firm in Vienna. After completing his studies at the Faculty of Law, he was employed by the Korošok law firm as a trainee lawyer. He worked predominantly in the field of commercial law, mainly dealing with foreign corporations. In his wish to experience work in other law firms, he completed his candidacy as an articled clerk working for Andrej Stanovnik, a lawyer from Ljubljana.
In 2005, he accepted the invitation of the TE-TOL d.o.o. supervisory board to assume the management of the company, first as acting managing director and later as managing director for a full 5-year term of office. Due to his professional experience and complementary knowledge, he was a member of management boards of professional associations in the energy industry and a member of supervisory boards of the companies Slovenske Železnice, Hidroelektrarne na spodnji Savi d.o.o. and Ljubljana Opera and Ballet from 2007 to 2009.
In autumn 2012, he was appointed Director-General of the company Holding Slovenske elektrarne d.o.o. (HSE Company) by its supervisory board. His time at the HSE Company was marked by a number of challenges, specifically in the financial field, since it was necessary to ensure the closure of the financing structure for the largest energy project, Unit 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant (adoption of the sovereign guarantee act, negotiations with international banking institutions – the EIB, EBRD, etc.), and begin a comprehensive reorganisation of the HSE Group companies’ personnel and finances (the project of merging business processes), with particular emphasis on Premogovnik Velenje d.d.
After he completed his term of office as Director-General of the HSE Company, he continued his career as COO of Akrapovič d.d. at the invitation of Igor Akrapovič. After his departure from Akrapovič d.d., he worked as a legal adviser for the Swiss company Energygor AG.
At the beginning of 2020 he continued at the Slovenia’s electric power transmission system – ELES d.o.o. which was followed by his appointment as State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure in March 2020 where he oversees the energy and sustainable mobility directorates.
He is fluent in English and German.