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.
Vice President, One Equity Partners
Ante Kusurin joined OEP in 2011 and is a Vice President based in New York. During his tenure at OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked on investments in the industrials and technology industries. Mr. Kusurin is a member of the Board of Directors of Rizing and Orion, a Board observer at Allegro, Zodiac and W.W. Williams, and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Inertech and Voltyre.
Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked in the Investment Banking division of NM Rothschild & Sons in London where he focused on the consumer goods and retail industries. Mr. Kusurin received his B.B.A. in finance from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, an M.Sc. in geography from School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford and an M.B.A. from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
CEO, InterCapital Securities
Matko holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and the LLM Finance degree from Goethe University (Institute for Law and Finance). Matko has more than 10 years of capital markets and corporate finance experience. Since joining InterCapital Securities in 2010, Matko co-lead their investment banking department and was primarily responsible for ECM & M&A transactions in the SEE region. Since 2016 he serves as the President of the Management Board at InterCapital Securities with primary responsibilities in areas of investment banking, trading & research. Matko is also a member of the Supervisory Board at the Zagreb Stock Exchange.
PBZ Croatia Osiguranje
Diplomirao, magistrirao i doktorirao na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Zagrebu.
Od 1994. radi u sustavu Privredne banke Zagreb d.d. Od 2001. godine voditelj je projekta mirovinske reforme u Privrednoj banci Zagreb te postaje predsjednikom Uprave PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJA d.d. za upravljanje obveznim mirovinskim fondom. Autor je više članaka i stručnih radova.
Governor of the Croatian National Bank
Boris Vujčić holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zagreb. He has also received diplomas in Economics from the Montpellier University (France) and was a pre-doctoral PhD Fulbright student at the Michigan State University.
He joined the Croatian National Bank in 1997 and was Director of the Research Department for three years before becoming Deputy Governor in 2000, a position to which he was re-appointed in 2006.
In July 2012, Mr. Vujcic became Governor of the Croatian National Bank for a six-year term of office and was re-appointed for another six-year term of office in July 2018.
Mr Vujčić has been a Deputy Chief Negotiator in Republic of Croatia’s negotiations with the European Union 2005-2012. He was also a member of the Global Development Network (GDN) Board in the same period, 2005-2012.
He is also a Member of the Steering Committee of the ESRB, since 2016, and a Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Vienna Initiative, since 2016.
Mr. Vujčić’s fields of expertise are macro and monetary economics, international finance and labor economics.
President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Authority (HANFA)
Mr. Ante Žigman, PhD, is the President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) whose scope of competence includes a wide range of financial non-banking services, from regulation and supervision of the capital market, through insurance to investment and pension funds.
He is a member of the Mediation Panel of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) as a representative of the CEET region (Central and Eastern Europe and Transcaucasia). He actively participates in the work of these international bodies.
Prior to his appointment as the Head of HANFA, he held a number of important functions, some of them being: Assistant Minister of Finance for Macroeconomic Analysis and Planning, followed by Secretary of State at the Ministry of Finance. He has also served as the vice president of the Committee for Fiscal Policy of the Croatian Parliament, and member of the Economic and Financial Committee's Sub-Committee on EU Sovereign Debt Markets (ESDM).In the banking sector, he was a Board Member of the Partner Bank, as well the Head of Macroeconomic and Financial Research Division and the Chief Economist at the Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia. He has spent a significant part of his career at the Croatian National Bank where he worked in the Office of the Governor until being appointed to the current position.
He has written numerous scientific and expert papers in the field of fiscal policy and finance and is an active lecturer in the area of economics and finance.