Lucian Anghel

Lucian Anghel
CEO of BCR Pensii and Chairman of Bucharest Stock Exchange

Dr. Anghel majored in economics (Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic IT) at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Following the completion of a Master’s degree in 1997, he received a Ph.D. from the same academic institution in 2002. Dr. Anghel also attended post graduate courses at Georgetown University, USA and an executive development program coordinated by HEC Montreal.

Working with the largest financial group in Romania for over 17 years, Dr Anghel is currently Chief Executive Office of BCR Pensii (pension fund subsidiary of BCR Group- since October 2012). Previously he was Chief Economist of BCR, Head of Strategy and Research Division, coordinating the strategic programmes of BCR Group. Also, for almost two years, he held the position of Deputy Executive Manager of the Treasury Division of the bank. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Erste Asset Management and BCR Asset Management for more than 5 years. In 2008, he co-founded the Association of the Financial Banking Analysts in Romania and serves in the board as the first Chairman. He was appointed as Foreign Investors Council expert within the economic re-launch Programme: “Program for Economic Growth” and also served as external expert for the World Bank. In January 2012, Dr. Anghel has been elected by the shareholders as Chairman of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) Board.

He is an associate professor at the National School of Administration and Political Science of Bucharest. He co-writes professional financial books and publishes in professional journals and magazines, being quoted more than 2,000 times by local and international media. Ziarul Financiar, the most important local financial newspaper, nominated him among the “Top 500 Managers” while Business Magazine in its first edition nominated him among the “Top 100 Best Young Managers”.

Mirna Cvitan
Senior Research Executive
Ipsos Puls

Mirna Cvitan from Ipsos Puls is sociologist with 12 years of experience in social and marketing research. She has been project leader and associate for more than 300 public opinion polls and social researches.

Tomislav Čorak

Tomislav Čorak
The Boston Consulting Group

Tomislav is a is a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to The Boston Consulting Group, he was a Principal at A.T. Kearney and has also worked as SAP consultant and quality control engineer. He has profound experience in dealing with privatized and existing publicly owned companies in South East Europe especially in the area of oil and gas, electro utilities and telecommunications. Tomislav led multiple restructuring engagements in South East Europe that focused on improvement of organizational efficiency, corporate governance model development, unbundling of state electro utility and other restructuring topics. Tomislav holds M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering of Zagreb University and MBA degree of IEDC Bled School of Management.

Ivana Gažić
President of the Management Board
Zagreb Stock Exchange

Graduated in Finance from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb and gained the Executive MBA degree from the International Executive Development Center Bled (Slovenia) and is also a certified investment advisor.

Ivana gained wide professional experience working for leading Croatian companies and financial institutions starting her career in 1998 at Pliva where she served until 2003 as a Head of Capital Market Operations. Since 2003 till 2005 she worked at Lura as a Head of strategic financing project with EBRD and DEG and the assistant to CEO. In 2005 Ivana joined Société Générale – Splitska Banka as a Deputy Head of Corporate Department and a Head of Structured Finance Department. She continued her career in Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank taking the position of Executive Director responsible for financial markets, private banking, corporate finance, asset management and investment funds.

Since May 2010 Ivana is the President of the Management Board of Zagreb Stock Exchange. She was a speaker, lecturer and participant in numerous conferences and professional gatherings on the subject of banking, finance and capital markets.

Petr Koblic

Petr Koblic
Joint CEO of CEE Stock Exchange Group

Petr Koblic, a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, began his career in banking in 1993 as a financial market dealer. In 1997, he was promoted to the position of deputy director of the Treasury Department. During 1997–1998, he worked at Patria Finance, where he was the Head of sales. In June 1998, he moved to CA IB Securities where he headed trading activities and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Koblic was elected Chairman and CEO of Prague Stock Exchange in September 2004. In 2012 he was elected as a member of the Board of CEE Stock Exchange Group AG. He is a Chairman of the Board of Central Securities Depository. In February 2007, he was named Chairman of the Power Exchange Central Europe. He is also a member of the Board of Budapest Stock Exchange and President of the Supervisory Board of Ljubljana Stock Exchange. During his career Mr. Koblic was a member of the Board of the Czech Broker Dealer Association (AKAT) and he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Investor Compensation Fund, member of the Board of CMC, the Graduate School of Business and a member of the Board of Unicorn College. He holds a local broker’s license and received a Series 7 brokerage license in the United States.

Ivan Kurtović

Ivan Kurtović
Executive Director

Ivan joined InterCapital Group in early 2004 after graduating from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb. Since joining InterCapital Ivan was engaged in various projects/positions at InterCapital including heading of a money market & repo desk, FI & derivatives trading and setting up of an equity research department. Since early September 2007 Ivan took full responsibility over equity business at InterCapital setting up foundations for sustainable growth of the business that yielded with c. 20%+ market share in Croatia in within 5 years’ time. From mid-2011 Ivan has been appointed CEO of the Investment company and at the end of 2011 also CEO of the whole InterCapital Group having responsibility for business development and international sales.

Throughout the years at InterCapital, Ivan actively participated in many international educational programs organized by premier European business schools such as IMD, INSEAD, LSE & IEDC covering topics of strategic management, corporate finance & strategies, valuation, options and futures trading strategies & technical analysis.

Areas of his expertise include investment management, Equity, FX & FI trading & corporate finance.

Paul Lee

Paul Lee
Head of Investment Affairs
National Association of Pension Funds

Paul Lee is Head of Investment Affairs, a new role combining leadership of the NAPF’s work on corporate governance and stewardship with leading our approach to policy issues in relation to investment. Paul seeks to help NAPF members invest effectively and efficiently for the long-run in the interests of their beneficiaries.

Paul spent more than a dozen years at Hermes, the fund manager owned by the BT Pension Scheme, taking a leading role in calling to account the boards of companies in which pension scheme clients invested, and also carrying out a more general policy role, ensuring that pension schemes had a voice in the key public policy debates around investment. He is a lawyer by training and spent nearly a decade as a journalist before joining Hermes. He is a member of the Audit and Assurance Council of the FRC, a public member of Network Rail and is one of the investor representatives on the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force, the private sector body fostered by the Financial Stability Board to develop and promote best practice risk reporting by the world’s leading banks.

Matti Leppala

Matti Leppälä
Secretary General , CEO
Pensions Europe

Pensions Europe is the leading voice for occupational pensions in Europe. It represents 23 European national associations of pension funds and other IORPs. PensionsEurope’s members cover pensions of 80 million European citizens and approximately € 3.8 trillion of assets. PensionsEurope has a Central & Eastern European Countries Forum to discuss issues common to pension systems in that region and an advisory group for multinational companies. Prior to joining PensionsEurope in 2011 Matti worked for almost 11 years for The Finnish Pension Alliance, an industry association which represents all Finnish pension institutions. From 1990 until 2000 Matti was with the Finnish employee unions, first at the Union of Health and Social Care Professionals and then for seven years at the Finnish Confederation of Professionals, where he was Director responsible for collective bargaining and social policy. From 1986 until 1990 Matti worked in the Finnish Ministry of Justice in the law drafting department with public law issues. Matti has a LLM from the University of Turku, Finland, 1987. He is also Executive MBA in Insurance and Financial services from the University of Tampere, Finland, 2007.

Petar-Pierre Matek

Petar-Pierre Matek
President of the Board
Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency

Graduated in Finance from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb and gained the CFA and CIPM degree (CFA Institute, USA), as well as DESS ‘International Management – Finance’ at Louis Pasteur University at Strasbourg, France (postgraduate study in international finance and financial markets, master degree thesis in foreign exchange risk management). He also holds an investment advisor license (Croatian SEC) and Pension fund’s management license.

Pierre started his career in 1998 at Croatian National Bank as USD fixed income portfolio manager and continued at Zagrebacka banka (UniCredit Group) as a Head of the Asset Management Department. In 2002 he became a President of the Management Board of ZB Invest mutual funds management company (Zagrebacka banka Group, UniCredit Group). In 2011 Pierre was appointed President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency and also represents Croatia in ESMA (European Securities and markets Authority), EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) and ESRB (European Systemic Risk Board).

He was also President of the Croatian Association of Mutual Funds Management Companies, Vice-president of the Croatian Association of Mutual Funds Management Companies and a member of the Working Group for the Chapter Financial services within the negotiations process for the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union as well as a member of various working groups related to the adoption of capital markets and investment fund regulation in line with EU Directives.

Mirando Mrsić
Mirando Mrsić
Minister of Labour and Pension System
Republic of Croatia

Mirando Mrsic, MD, PhD, was born on 14th October 1959 in Split. He finished elementary school and high school in Makarska. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb in 1984. He received his MA in 1989 and a PhD in 2000. From 1993 until leaving for the post of Minister, he worked in the Unit for bone marrow transplantation in the Department of Haematology of the Clinical Hospital Centre in Zagreb. From April 2000 until May 2001 and from November 2001 until May 2004 he was the Member of the Board of Clinical Hospital Centre in Zagreb as the Assistant Director for Professional Medical Affairs. He was elected to the academic title of docent in the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Zagreb on 27th April 2004.
Mr. Mrsic, MD, PhD, was elected as Minister of Labour and Pension System in the Croatian Government chaired by Zoran Milanovic on 23 December 2011. He is a member of the Croatian Social Democratic Party. He was a member of the Zagreb City Assembly in two mandates, from 2005 until 2011, and president of the Assembly Committee on Health. In 2007 he was elected to the Croatian Parliament on the list of Social Democratic Party, where he was a member of the Committee on Health and Social Protection and the Committee on Computerization and Media.
Since 2009 he is the Head of the Croatian register of bone marrow donors and is one of the founders and the medical director of the Foundation “Ana Rukavina”. He is the founder and a member of the Croatian Association of leukaemia and lymphoma and is a member of the Central Committee of the Croatian Association of patients suffering from rare diseases. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Association for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS). He is also a member of the Croatian Medical Association and Croatian Medical Chamber.

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Dinko Novoselec
President of the Management Board
Allianz ZB d.o.o. company for managing obligatory pension fund

He was born in Bjelovar in 1968, obtained a BA in mathematics at College for natural science and Mathematics in Zagreb. In 1997 he started working for Hrvatska Narodna Banka on assignments related to managing foreign currency reserves. At the end of 1998 he moves to Zagrebacka banka to the position of Leader of analytical department, and mid-way through 2000 he moves to ZB Invest, an association for managing investment funds. He is there in the capacity of Management member. In September 2001 he joined the Allianz ZB Company for managing the AZ obligatory pension fund and in April 2003 was promoted to the position of Managing director of the Allianz ZB.
In 2000 he obtained the title of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme organised by the American association of investment professionals – ICFA.

Luis Oganes

Luis Oganes
Managing Director, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research
J.P. Morgan

Luis Oganes is the Global Head of Emerging Markets Research, where he joined in 1997. He manages the teams of economists and strategists in charge of analyzing economic and political dynamics and of identifying investment opportunities in sovereign debt, currencies and local bond markets in Emerging Asia, EMEA EM and Latin America. He also drives the EM flagship publications. On several occasions, he has left his country coverage duties temporarily to participate in advisory projects with some governments and quasi-sovereign entities in Latin America, Middle East and Asia. His previous professional engagements include teaching at the Department of Economics of New York University (1993-1997), researcher at the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank (1994), and economic analyst at Grupo Apoyo, an economic think-tank in Lima, Peru (1989-1992). Luis obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University in 1998 and his B.A. in Economics from Universidad de Lima in 1990.

Petra Posedel

Petra Posedel
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Petra Posedel received her Ph.D. in Statistics at the Luigi Bocconi University, Institute of Quantitative Methods, Milan, Italy. She received her master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. At ZSEM she works as a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics where she teaches Introduction to Financial Econometrics, Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Methods for Managers. Before joining ZSEM, she worked as a senior assistant in Mathematics and Econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. Petra Posedel won the ‘Mijo Mirkovic’ prize for a scientific contribution from the same faculty in 2006. She is also Assistant Professor in Financial Mathematics on the graduate programme of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.

Simon Quijano

Simon Quijano-Evans
Head of EM Research

Simon joined Commerzbank in May 2013. He has spent 15 years in the area of EM research, at UniCredit, Credit Agricole Cheuvreux and more recently at ING, where he was Chief Economist for EMEA. He has always been exposed to crisis countries in EM, also having worked for the Thai Ministry of Industry in the mid-1990s. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Vienna.

Mario Radaković

Mario Radaković
Member of the Board
Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency

Mario Radaković graduated from the Faculty of Science (Department of Mathematics), University of Zagreb. In 2000, he started his professional career as a financial analyst with Accenture in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2002, he got employed as analyst with PBZ Croatia Osiguranje d.d. mandatory pension company, where he obtained the position of fund manager in 2004, to be appointed member of the Management Board in 2007. At the beginning of 2012, Mr Radaković was appointed member of the Board of Hanfa.

Mirjana Rađenović

Mirjana Rađenović
Assistant of Minister of Labour and Pension System

Education: Secondary School for Economy in Zagreb, graduated in 1989; Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb, graduated in 1995.

Work experience:

– since May 1996 – Croatian Health Insurance Fund Regional Office in Zagreb, Department for Control of Contributions and Department for Health Insurance
– since September 1997 – Associate for control of contributions in Croatian Health Insurance Fund – Regional Office in Zagreb, authorized for monitoring regularity of calculations and payment of funds for compulsory health insurance
– since February 2000 – Associate for business affairs in Croatian Health Insurance Fund – Regional Office in Zagreb
– since April 2000 – Senior Associate for business affairs in the Directorate of Croatian Health Insurance Fund – Department for Arrangement of Health Care
– since September 2000 – Head of Department for Arrangement of Specialized Consulting Health Care in the Directorate of Croatian Health Insurance Fund
– since December 2003 – Assistant of Director of Croatian Health Insurance Fund for business affairs
– since February 2004 – Superintendent for business affairs in Service for External Monitoring and Control
– since January 2012 – Assistant of Minister of Labour and Pension System

Christian Stocker

Christian Stocker
Director, Equity Strategist
UniCredit Research, Cross Asset Strategy

Christian has more than 20 years of market experience in several functions as an equity and investment strategist. He is responsible for developing and implementing UniCredit’s European Equity market outlook with special focus on sector allocation and sector strategies for institutional clients. He also advises the Pension Fund as well as the Private Banking Investment Strategy of UniCredit.
Christian holds a degree in economics from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich as well as several other diplomas of the investment industry.

Michael Straka

Michael Straka
Global Head of Infrastructure
Global Client Group

Joined the Company in 1999. Prior to his current role, Michael served in Discretionary Portfolio Management and as an Executive Assistant to a Group Board Member at Deutsche Bank. In 2004, he became Head of Business Development and Business Management and in 2006 became Head of Syndicated Loans Europe. In 2011, Michael took on the role of Global Head of Product for the Institutional business. Since 2012 Michael is responsible for Infrastructure Sales. He holds Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Stuttgart.

Zdeslav Šantić
Chief Economist
Société Générale – Splitska Banka

He began his career as an economic analyst at the Prime Minister’s Office, and later on joined the Central State Administrative Office for the Development Strategy.

He also served as a Director of Economic Research for Raiffeisenbank Austria. Since 2009 Zdeslav is Chief Economist of Société Générale – Splitska banka. He is mostly focused on transition economies, foreign direct investment, sectoral analysis and banking system.

Zdeslav also participated as a consultant in several major projects such as CARDS project related to removal of administrative barriers and FDI encouragement, as well as in a few IPO’s in the domestic market.

Neven Vidaković

Neven Vidaković
Vice Dean for development, quality, professional and scientific research
Effectus university college

Neven Vidaković was born in 1980 in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. After three years of high school in Slavonski Brod, in 1998 he finished highs school in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1999 and has enrolled in University of Michigan. In 2003 he has obtained a degree in economics and financial mathematics. After graduation Neven works first as a commodities broker and then as a commodities trader first in Cleveland and then in Chicago. He has passed FINRA series 3 and 7 exams.
In 2005 Neven has returned to Croatia and started working in PBZ in Strategic ALM office. The primary task of the ALM office was to control the term, pricing and currency structure of the bank’s balance sheet. In 2009 Neven has moved to Milan where he works for the Intesa Sanpaolo, principal owner of PBZ, as a risk and liquidity specialist with the main task of controlling market and liquidity risk in subsidiaries of Intesa Sanpaolo. After a three year stint in Milan, Neven returns to Zagreb and continues working in PBZ. Staring from September 2013 Neven has started working at Effectus University College For Finance and Law as a vice dean in charge of development, quality, scientific and professional research, where he currently teaches courses relation to financial markets, financial instruments and banking.
In 2007 Neven has obtained his professional masters, in 2008 his scientific masters in economics from University of Ljubljana and PHD in economics in 2013 from University of Maribor with the topic Exchange rate regime and behavior of economic participants.
The primary fields of research are monetary policy, exchange rates, banking. Neven has published several original scientific articles and Banking, with Miroslav Gregurek (2nd edition), Exchange rate regimes: choices and consequences and Capital markets: principles and practice with Ivo Andrijanić.

Boris Vujčić

Boris Vujčić
Governor of the Croatian National Bank
Republic of Croatia

Boris Vujčić, PhD, was born in Zagreb on June 2, 1964. He graduated in 1988 and received his doctor’s degree in 1996, both from the Zagreb Faculty of Economics. He worked as assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb from 1989 to 1997 when he was appointed assistant professor. As a Fulbright fellow he attended doctoral study at the Department of Economics, Michigan State University, USA, in the period between 1994 to 1995. From December 1996 till his appointment as Deputy Governor of the CNB he worked as Director of the CNB Research Department. Boris Vujčić was appointed Deputy Governor of the Croatian National Bank on July 15, 2000 pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament. On July 13, 2006 the Croatian Parliament reappointed Deputy Governor Vujčić for a second six-year term of office. Since 2005 Mr Vujčić was also a Deputy Chief Negotiator in Republic of Croatia’s negotiations with the European Union.
Since 2003 Mr Vujčić is professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Economics. At the Zagreb Faculty of Science he lectures as visiting professor since 2004. Mr Vujčić’s fields of expertise and teaching include monetary analysis, labor economics and international finance. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers on economic issues.
Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Mr Vujčić assumed office as Governor of the Croatian National Bank on July 8, 2012.

Manda Zulić

Manda Zulić
President of the Management Board 
Raiffeisen Voluntary Pension Funds Management Company Ltd.

Mandica Zulić, president of the Raiffeisen Pension Association for the Management of Voluntary Retirement Funds (RDMD), has been employed in the Raiffeisen Group since 1999. Until March 2004 she was president of the board of Raiffeisen Home Savings Bank (RSŠ). With her knowledge, experience, and deep knowledge of the operations of the Raiffeisen Group, she provided major support to RDMD, where she began to work in 2004, and where she has been president since 2007. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade in Zagreb. She spent a large part of her career at Zagrebračka Banka. She continually honed her skills and advanced to the position of director of marketing, economics and sales, and executive director of the sector for management of the business network. Afterwards, she became a member of the board of First Home Savings Bank. She holds a license for the management of pension funds and the management of retirement insurance associations.

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Biserka Žalac

Biserka Žalac
Raiffeisen pension insurance company Ltd.

Biserka Žalac started working as CEO of Raiffeisen pension insurance company Ltd. in 2002. Previous position held by Biserka was that of Board member of Raiffeisen voluntary pension fund management company Ltd. and project manager and head of member service at Project of pension funds founding for Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.
Biserka has extensive professional education and was a participant of consultations regarding pension insurance, legislative changes, pension and disability insurance and Croatian Pension Reform.
She is also an author of articles on Pension Insurance and Pension Reform and is a licensed manager for Pension Insurance Companies.