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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) in 2006, he joined the NBS where he became a senior regulatory expert on collective investment schemes. During his tenure at the NBS he participated in the development of number of regulatory initiatives in the financial market, such as several amendments to the Collective Investment Act, the implementation of MiFID or the introduction of the Law on Financial Intermediation and Financial Counselling. He regularly represented the NBS in the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee as well as he represented Slovak Republic in European Council’s Working Groups. He was also active in a special EIOPA task force for designing future legislation on personal pension schemes (EIOPA – Task Force on Personal Pensions). Currently, he is the head of Securities Market and Pension Savings Regulation Section of the NBS and represents NBS at ESMA Board of Supervisors as the alternate BoS Member.

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 international equities. Before starting his career as a stockbroker, he was head of the International Equities Trading section at Bayerische Landesbank in Munich, where he worked for 13 years. Four years later, following his initial success in Munich, he was also authorised to trade on the Baden-Württemberg Stock Exchange in Stuttgart. Uto Baader broadened the scope of his business activities in 1993, working on the flotation of a software firm. This later led to the creation of a separate division specialising in support for corporate actions such as IPOs, capital increases and takeover bids. His work as a broker gained a broader institutional footing in 1996 when Uto Baader founded Baader Wertpapier GmbH. At the same time, he acquired a majority stake in the listed company Ballmaier & Schultz Wertpapier AG in Frankfurt, joining its Executive Board. Two years later he merged the two firms, creating Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank AG and taking over the reins of the new company. After receiving a full banking licence from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in July 2008, the company became Baader Bank AG, and Uto Baader became Chairman of its Executive Board.

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 Agency since its establishment in September 1993. During that time she performed the tasks in the area of primary securities market, notably approval of the prospectuses for public offerings of securities, supervision of public companies’ reporting requirements, approval of takeovers and supervision of those activities. The other area of activities has been international cooperation. She has actively led the Agency’s activities for the membership in IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions) as well as the procedures for the admission of Slovenia to the EU, later on in the OECD in the areas of the Agency’s competences and responsibilities.

In 2000 she was appointed the Assistant Director of the Agency and Head of International Cooperation Department. Throughout this period she has been cooperating actively with other securities market supervisory authorities within the EU and other countries, international organizations (IMF, World Bank, etc.) and other institutions. Since 2003 she is an active member of various working groups and committees as well as the contact person for Slovenia in the CESR (Committee of European Securities Regulators). After creation of ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) as an EU Authority in January 2011 she in addition to the above tasks also represents the Securities Market Agency as an alternate member of the ESMA Board of Supervisors.

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, Ms Božić started working for CAIB Zagreb, a newly established company operating within Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group, where she was engaged in the establishment of a securities trading and settlement department, introduction and development of portfolio management services and acquisition and disposal of securities for foreign institutional clients. In 2000, she participated in the establishment of CAIB Invest Asset Management Company, in 2001 taking up the position of member, and in 2004 of Chairman of its Management Board. In 2006, CAIB Invest became a subsidiary of Pioneer Investments, a global asset management firm owned by Unicredit Group, with Ms Božić remaining the Chairman of the Management Board until 2010. Apart from working on the development of financial products within the company, Ms Božić also actively participated in activities related to capital market development. These activities involved, among other things, membership of working groups on the preparation and implementation of capital markets and investment funds acts, and participation in the working group on EU accession negotiations with respect to Chapter 9 – Financial Services. From 2004 to 2008, Ms Božić was Vice Chairman of the Investment Funds Association at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. At the beginning of 2012, Ms Božić was appointed member of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency.

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 Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Department of the National Bank of Romania, where he was involved in developing the forecasting framework used in inflation targeting.
Dan holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and an MSc in Finance from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

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.

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 joining Raiffeisen Pension Funds team, he was Management Board president of Raiffeisen Securities, brokerage and M&A arm of Raiffeisen Group in Croatia and before that Investment Banking Executive Director in Raiffeisenbank Austria, Zagreb. In parallel, during the first 2 years with Raiffeisen Group, he was a Board member of Raiffeisen Investment, at that time corporate finance arm of the Group in Croatia.

He started his work carrier in Đuro Đaković Group in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. He held different positions there from credit executive in Group internal bank to deputy general manager of the Holding Company.

He is Supervisory Board member in Croatian Telecom Ltd and member of Croatian Agency for Supervision of Financial Services Council. In the past, he was a member of the initial Administrative Council of Central Pension Register, Supervisory Board member of Zagreb Stock Exchange and member or president of supervisory boards in some other Croatian companies. He was a member of working group of Croatian EU Accession Negotiating Team on financial services chapter.

Damir is married and has 2 children

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, he focused on investigative journalism in the fields of banking, capital markets and public finances. He acquired additional education in financial journalism at the Georg von Holtzbrinck Journalistenschule.
In late 2007, he leaves Poslovni dnevnik to help establish Seebiz.eu, the first regional business news portal, and in 2008 he joins the daily business paper Business.hr newsroom, first as a journalist and in 2009 he became the editor of finance there. Two years later, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Business.hr, where he got substantial experience in publishing and management.
After leaving Business.hr he worked as an independent consultant and helped launch the biggest Croatian EU funding website – www.eu-projekti.info. In late 2012, he returned to journalism and started working for Croatian public broadcasting service HRT, along with Novosti weekly magazine and Banka monthly magazine.
In 2014, he became the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, and later the Health Minister’s media advisor. In the Ministry of Health, he was in charge of creating and managing media strategies and public relations of the Ministry. In Studio Conex, he’s responsible for projects in media relations, content, and provides consultancy to clients in finance, pharmaceuticals and health industries.

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 in the area of structuring for derivates-based investment products and was responsible for product management and sales at Deutsche Bank’s exchange traded commodities (ETCs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) platforms in Frankfurt. At the end of 2012 Philip was appointed Head of Passive Investments Switzerland, Austria & CEE, Global Client Group within Deutsche Asset Management. He is based in Zurich.

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 also part of the macro coverage universe.

After graduating from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, Alen joined Erste in 2005, taking on the role of country macro analyst for Croatia and, in 2007, the same responsibilities for Serbia, before moving to his current position in 2010. As an external associate, Alen has university teaching experience and is a member of the Chief Economists Club at the Croatian Banking Association. He holds an Investment Advisor Certificate and actively participates in numerous conferences and workshops focused on economics, finance and capital markets.

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.

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 of Economic Sciences. Working in different fields of banking investment and auditing, he launched two OTP Pension Funds (Mandatory and Voluntary). From 2003 until now, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Pension Fund “DSK Rodina”, Bulgaria. He has been taking part in the work at Pensions Europe as the Chairman of the Pensions Europe CEEC Forum (Central & East European Forum), Belgium from 2007. Between 1999-2010 he was the Chairman (founder) of the Hungarian Association of Pension Funds “Stabilitás”. He has been the Managing Director at OTP Pension Fund since 2011.

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. In 1990, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Trgovačka banka d.d., which later on merged into Erste und Steiermärkische Bank d.d. Then he transferred to Zagrebačka banka d.d., where he held office as manager of the Commercial Banking Division from 1997 to 2000, when was appointed Member of the Bank’s Management Board responsible for corporate business and business operations development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He continued his career as Chairman of the Management Board of Nova banka d.d., which became OTP banka Hrvatska d.d. in 2005, where he stayed until summer 2011.

Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Damir Odak assumed office as Vice-Governor of the Croatian National Bank on July 17, 2012.

Vice-Governor Odak coordinates and manages the operations of the CNB Prudential Regulations and Bank Supervision Area.

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 of the Human Rights Friendly Schools project

She began her rich international career in the promotion and protection of human rights in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1996 at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE). Ms Otmačić then joined the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Tanzania, where she coordinated field activities at the Lukole refugee camp that held more than 130,000 refugees from Burundi and Rwanda.

Ms Otmačić continued her work on the promotion and realisation of the rights of refugees in 2002 in Burundi, where she coordinated activities related to the return and reintegration of refugees from that country. She worked on projects for children and youth in Lebanon from 2004 to 2007. It was during this period that she wrote the handbook Conflict as a Challenge: Enhancing Children’s Capacities of Constructive Conflict Transformation. Today the handbook is used for teacher training in Lebanese schools.

She gained additional experience of running complex projects whilst in Columbia where from 2008 to 2009 she managed the EU-funded project Regional Network for Development and Social Cohesion – Instruments and Activities for Social Integration of Communities affected by Violence in the region of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

After Master degrees in Peace, Conflict Studies and Human rights at the Universities of Barcelona and Granada, Ms Otmačić is currently preparing her Ph.D. in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb and is fluent in English.

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 industry’s only dedicated geopolitical strategy. Prior to joining BCA he was a Senior Analyst for STRATFOR, a premier global intelligence agency where he contributed to the firm’s global geopolitical strategy as well as its analyst recruitment and training program. Marko is a sought after geopolitical strategist, having been interviewed by numerous media organizations – including The New York Times, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, etc. Before joining BCA, he also helped create the Center for European Union Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Marko holds graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of British Columbia, and has lived in 8 countries on 3 continents.

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 Analyst : M&A
2013: Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN)
Risk Analyst at Laboratoire Economique de Risques Nucléaires (LERN)
2008-2010: VPC Ingenieria SA
Account manager and Market analyst

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 was liberated, and played a key part in bringing the country out of the soviet times, to where it is now, a leader in innovating what it means to be a country. She co-authored the Estonian Digital Signatures Act of 2000 – landmark legislation that enables secure digital identities and, in turn, the country’s booming electronic economy.
With Funderbeam, Kaidi is determined to change the way companies are funded and traded, giving everyone who wants to invest access to great deal-flows, instead of just VCs and Super-angels. And bring liquidity to the most illiquid assets. Using the blockchain, Funderbeam is revolutionizing how the stock markets work. Across borders.

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 held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for 13 years and started her career in pensions as a researcher and journalist for Incomes Data Services.

Joanne sits on the Board of PensionsEurope, having spent two years as Chair, and also sits on the Board of Pension Quality Mark. Joanne is Chair of Pensions Infrastructure Platform.

Joanne is a founding governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and sits on its Council. She is also a Director of TUC Stakeholder Trustees Ltd. From 1996 to 2003 Joanne was a member of the board of OPRA.

Joanne has a degree in economics from John Moores University, Liverpool, and a Master of Arts degree in industrial relations from the University of Warwick.

Joanne was awarded an OBE for services to the pensions industry in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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 first fund manager in the Republic of Croatia in the first investment fund Kaptol Proinvest. He also worked in IB Austria as a head of trading.

He had an active role during pension reform in 2001 co-founding Adriatic Invest d.o.o. for management Plavi Mandatory Pension Fund. During 2003 Plavi Mandatory Fund was merged with Erste Mandatory pension Fund and Helios Mandatory Pension Fund and the name of the company was changed into Erste d.o.o. He was a lecturer, speaker and a participant in numerous conferences and professional gatherings.
He holds a license for brokerage operations and portfolio management in Ljubljana, a license for trading in the derivatives exchanges in Ljubljana, license as an authorized broker in Zagreb and a license of an authorized pension fund manager. He is member of Occupational pensions Stakeholders Group at EIOP in Frankfurt.

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 of Economics in Prague. Jaromir graduated from the University of Economics with a degree in Economic Policy and Banking and Finance in 2004, from where he also received a Ph.D. in Economic Policy in 2011 for his dissertation thesis Redistribution Effects of Exchange Rate, which focused on the external imbalances of the catching-up (transition) EU member states.

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 and later to the Head of research department at Publikum. As the leader of one of the biggest research departments in Slovenia, he was in charge of the so-called sell-side research team, which most broadly and promptly covered the Slovenian stock market universe. He was therefore also in constant contact with the wide network of international institutional investors. Besides that, he significantly improved the so-called buy side research process for asset managers’ decision support and developed the investment strategy process for its clients. He actively participated in the merger of Publikum with two other brokerage companies into ALTA Invest, where he was also positioned as Head of Research. Sašo therefore continued with the coverage of the major Slovenian issuer’s shares, as well as the communication with the foreign institutional investors, wherein he also cooperates with the organization and execution of “road shows” for Slovenian market and issuers. He also continued to develop and improve the research processes, now expanding into fields of fixed income and quantitative models. With his knowledge and experiences from the capital markets, valuation and economics he also became the Chief Economist of ALTA Skupina and consequently forms global investment strategy throughout the year.

From 2012 he also participated in several and various corporate finance projects, ranging from bond and equity issuance to M&A on sell and buy side etc.

He concluded his studies at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, where he finished International Masters Programme of Business Administration, majoring in finance, where he obtained the title Master of Economic science (MSc).

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.

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 board member in several management teams (IN2, Jupiter Adria, Croatian Telecom, Iskon, Europapress Holding, Z3 tv, etc.), she was mostly responsible for sales & marketing and business development, but also has vast general management experience. Together with Ivica Mudrinić, Ivana is also the founder of Zaklada Luka, a charitable foundation that finances university tuition for talented female students without economic means. In her spare time, Ivana is an avid reader, and loves technology and nature.

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 i Statistiku za geografe.  Magistrirao sam 1987., a doktorirao  2012. godine. Od 1991. do 2003. godine  radio sam u Vladi RH, Ministarstvu vanjskih poslova te bio pomoćnik ministra razvitka i obnove i obrane. Jedan sam od osnivača Instituta Ivo Pilar, Hrvatskih studija i časopisa Društvena istraživanja (sve iz Zagreba) i jedan od autora „Nacionalnog programa demografskog razvitka Republike Hrvatske”, „Zakona o otocima”, „Studije o razvitku područja posebne državne skrbi” itd. te bio član Vijeća za demografski razvitak RH, član Savjeta za prostorni razvoj RH, član Predsjedničkog vijeća, član Povjerenstva za sukcesiju Vlade RH i bio svjedok u Hagu u obrani hrvatskih generala.  Predavao sam na Hrvatskim studijima, a sada predajem na Ratnoj školi i Geografskom odsjeku PMF-a Sveučilišta u Zagrebu kolegije Uvod u geografiju, Demogeografiju, Stanovništvo Hrvatske, Teorijsku geografiju, Historijsku geografiju Hrvatske i Uvod u istraživački rad. Objavio sam 40-tak znanstvenih radova, 16 studija i elaborata i 34 stručna rada. Sudjelovao sam s izlaganjima na 27 znanstvenih skupova, održao 14 predavanja na seminarima i 29 javnih predavanja na tribinama i okruglim stolovima te objavio 2 sveučilišna udžbenika. Bio sam mentor u 110 završnih radova (44 prvostupničkih i 66 diplomskih) i sudionik sam brojnih tv i radio emisija, intervjua i rasprava vezanih za geografski predmet interesa i općenito za istraživanja stanovništva i prostora.

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 in charge of the development of proprietary equity and multi-asset investment strategies. Prior to Citi, he was head of Société Générale Index, the range of quantitative indices of Société Générale and also ran SG Quantitative Equity Research from 2005 to 2007. Yannick started his career at BNP Paribas CIB where he held various roles before joining BNP Paribas Asset Management as a quantitative Portfolio Manager and later as head of quantitative research and portfolio engineering.
Yannick holds is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master in Finance & Applied Economics from Paris Institute of Political Studies, a Master in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from University of Bordeaux and is a graduate from Bordeaux Graduate School of Business