Category Archives: Lecturer

Tomáš Ambra

Head of Securities Market and Pension Savings Regulation Section National Bank of Slovakia After finishing his studies at University of Economics in Bratislava, he started to work with the former Financial Market Authority (FMA) in the Department of Capital Markets in 2004. After the merger of the FMA with the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS)… Read More »

Uto Baader

Baader Bank AG Founder & Consultant Uto Baader (born 1944) was the founder and Chairman of Baader Bank AG’s Executive Board until July 2015 and head of the organization for a total of 32 years. In 1983 Uto Baader became an authorised stockbroker on the Bavarian Stock Exchange in Munich, where he began trading in… Read More »

Sabina Bešter, MSc

Assistant Director Securities Market Agency, Slovenia Sabina Bešter graduated in June 1991 at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, where she also obtained Master’s degree in March 1999. After graduation, she started her career at Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (NLB Velenje) in Treasury Department. She has been employed by the Securities Market… Read More »

Silvana Božić

Member of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency Silvana Božić graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. In 1994, she started her professional career in Metroholding d.d., a company providing financial advice and brokerage services, and became Head of its Securities Trading Department in December 1995. In 1997,… Read More »

Dan Bucșa

Lead CEE economist UniCredit Bank AG Dan Bucșa works as Lead CEE economist at UniCredit Bank AG in London. He joined the bank in September 2012, transferring from UniCredit Bank Romania where he was the chief economist. Before joining the private sector, Dan taught at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and worked in the… Read More »

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… Read More »

Damir Grbavac

Management Board President of Raiffeisen Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Fund Management Company, Zagreb. The Company has 10 pension funds with assets worth 3.3 bill. EUR under management. Damir holds bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in business finance from Zagreb University. He is licensed pension fund manager and holds Croatian financial adviser’s certificate. Before… Read More »

Josip Jagić

Communication advisor at Studio Conex Josip started his career as a journalist working for RTL Television during his college years, when he studied political science at the University of Zagreb. During the autumn of 2005, he began writing for Poslovni dnevnik, the only daily business newspaper in Croatia at the time. During his tenure there,… Read More »

Karel Juráš

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Philip Knueppel

Director Head of Passive Switzerland & CEE Global Client Group Deutsche Asset Management After graduating from the Universitiy of Constance with a degree in economics in 2005, Philip Knueppel became a product manager on the structured products desk at ABN Amro in Zurich and Frankfurt. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2010, where he has worked… Read More »

Alen Kovač

Head of the Economic Research Department, Erste & Steiermärkische Bank Croatia Alen is heading Economic Research Departments and acts as Chief Economist of Erste & Steiermärksiche Bank Croatia. His area of responsibility is macro and equity research coverage of Croatian market. Several neighboring countries, such as Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia are… Read More »

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… Read More »

Csaba Nagy

Managing Director OTP Pension Fund, Hungary Member of the Supervisory Board of Pension Fund “DSK Rodina”, Bulgaria, Chairman of the Pensions Europe CEEC Forum (Central & East European Forum), Belgium. After graduating at the University of Technology of Budapest in 1997, he successfully gained the Master of Business Administrations, an MBA Degree at Budapest University… Read More »

Damir Odak

Damir Odak was born in Split on February 29, 1964. After graduating from the Zagreb Faculty of Economics in 1987, he started his business career as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. From 1989, he worked as an advisor with the Ecosystem company and was responsible for establishing Trgovačka banka d.d.… Read More »

Valentina Otmačić

Head of UNICEF Office for Croatia Valentina Otmačić has been the Head of the UNICEF team in Croatia since 2014. Prior to assuming the duties of Head of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, she was active in the field of human rights education, and worked with children, youth and adults in Sisak-Moslavina County as part… Read More »

Marko Papic

Chief Strategist BCA Research Marko Papic joined BCA Research in September 2011 and is the Chief Strategist of BCA’s Geopolitical Strategy service. Marko launchedGeopolitical Strategy in March, 2012, a service that blends BCA’s macroeconomic research with the geopolitical methodology, with the goal of avoiding bias and providing investment-relevant forecasts. The GPS service is the financial… Read More »

Calin Rangu

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Juan Camilo Rodriguez

Education 2013 : Paris School of Economics Master degree in Empirical and Theoretical Economics 2012: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Master degree in Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance 2008: Florida International University Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Professional Experience Since 2014 : AlphaValue, Paris Equity Analyst – Power and Gas 2014: MitryChem SAS Financial… Read More »

Kaidi Ruusalepp

Founder & CEO Before founding Funderbeam, Kaidi was the CEO of Nasdaq Estonia and Estonian CSD. She has led a traditional stock exchange & securities depository, and now she is building the future one: Investing and trading in growth companies using the blockchain. Kaidi was among the first financial lawyers in Estonia after the country… Read More »

Joanne Segars

Chief Executive Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association Joanne became the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in October 2006 having joined the organisation in 2005 as Director of Policy. Before joining the Association she was Head of Pensions and Savings at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) from 2001 to 2005. Joanne… Read More »

Petar Vlaić

CFA, President of the Management Board of Erste Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Fund Management Company Petar Vlaić graduated at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Ljubljana. He started his career at Ilirika brokerage. During that time he worked as a broker, portfolio manager and head of trading. In 1996 Petar becomes the… Read More »

Jaromir Sindel

Czech Rep., Slovakia & Slovenia Economist Citigroup Jaromir Sindel is the Chief Economist for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, based in Prague. Jaromir joined Citi in 2007. Before this, he worked at the Czech Statistical Office as the head of Financial account section. Since 2004, he has also taught macroeconomic analysis at the University… Read More »

Sašo Stanovnik

Head of Research at ALTA Invest d.d./ Chief Economist of  ALTA Skupina Sašo started his career as a financial analyst at Publikum. Through investment research and analysis, searching of investment opportunities, cooperation at the investment banking projects and thorough knowledge of capital markets and macroeconomics he was relatively quickly promoted to position of senior analyst… Read More »

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 –… Read More »

Ivana Šoljan

Co-founder, HUB385 Ivana has a degree in Theatre Directing & Radio Broadcasting, as well as a degree in Business Communication. She was one of the first private female entrepreneurs in Croatia, with experience in starting, funding, and selling projects in the media, tourism and telecommunication industries. Having been in executive positions as a CEO or… Read More »

Stjepan Šterc

Professor Of Demography, Geography Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb Rođen sam godine 1953. u Desnoj Martinskoj Vesi, a osnovnu školu i I gimnaziju završavam u Zagrebu, kao i studij geografije 1979. godine. Za asistenta na Geografskom odsjeku PMF-a izabran sam 1980. godine i vodim vježbe iz „Demogeografije”, a samostalno kolegije Geografske grafičke metode… Read More »

Daniel Yannick

Managing Director, Head of Equity Quantitative Investment Solutions, BNP Paribas Yannick heads up the Equity QIS group at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking in London. He has 18 years’ experience in quantitative investment management, quantitative research and equity derivatives structuring. Before joining BNP Paribas in 2015, Yannick spent 5 years at Citigroup Global Markets… Read More »