Luka Kocina graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. For his thesis “Accounting of FX and interest rate SWAPS in the Eurosystem central banks” he was awarded with the Bank of Slovenia best theses award, Faculty of Economics Preseren award and award for contribution to the sustainable development of the Republic of Slovenia. He received his masters education at the Erasmus school of Economics, Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Luka Kocina started his career at the Bank of Slovenia and specialized in financial reporting, accounting of financial instruments, liquidity analysis, cost controlling and management accounting. After finishing his Master of Science studies at the University of Rotterdam he continued his career at the European Central Bank, where he was a financial expert covering Eurosystem consolidated balance sheet and related topics. As key business expert he worked on construction of the common Eurosystem central bank financial data information system that is widely used in all the Eurosystem central banks. He was the chairman of the Accounting Compendium Task Force that described the accounting rules and practices of the Eurosystem central banks.
In 2015 he rejoined the Bank of Slovenia as a deputy director of Internal Audit department. At that time he became Certified Internal Auditor and the Institute of Internal Audit (US). From 2017, he is director of Internal Finance and Controlling department and investment committee member. On the Eurosystem level, he is a member of Accounting Committee, Budget committee and Controlling Committee.