Josip Aladrović, ministar rada, mirovinskoga sustava, obitelji i socijalne politike
Marko Galić, Partner
Provectus Capital Partners
Marko is a Private Equity and Investment Banking executive with over EUR 500 million of executed financing transactions and M&A projects across Central Europe (CE) and South East Europe (SEE). Marko is a Partner at Provectus Capital Partners (PCP). PCP manages ASEF, a growth capital fund with target size of EUR 100 million (first close at EUR 56 million), to be invested in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Croatia and SEE. Prior to PCP, Marko was with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as the Regional Head for SME Finance and Development, responsible for all direct EBRD exposures to SMEs in the corporate sector across CE. Furthermore, as part of Enterprise Expansion Fund (ENEF) – a private equity fund managed and advised by EBRD, Marko sourced and executed projects totalling 50% of capital deployed by ENEF during his tenure. Previously, Marko spent several years with UniCredit M&A department, advising on sell-side and buy-side mandates in SEE region (Croatia, BiH, Montenegro, etc.). Marko holds a BSc in Economics and Management from University of London and MBA from Cesma Business School.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Macroeconomics and Economic Development at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb.
He holds a PhD in the field of macroeconomics of financial markets and European economic integrations, which have remained his primary fields of scientific and professional interest. He had his post-doctoral research stay at the WIIW institute in Vienna, was a visiting researcher in the United States at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has taught at the WU university in Vienna. He attended dozens of workshops and summer schools in econometrics and economics both domestically and abroad (University of Cambridge, University of Surrey). He has been the principal investigator of the scientific project financed by the Croatian Science Foundation and the head of the MacroHub research center that specializes in creating analyses and visualizations of current economic trends, as well as various economic indicators that capture movements in the business cycle, real estate market, labor market, fiscal risks, etc. He has participated in a number of scientific and professional projects in the field of economics and has published over 20 papers in international scientific journals. He has won a number of domestic and international awards for his scientific excellence, most notably the National Science Award from the Croatian Parliament (the highest scientific award in Croatia) and the “Olga Radzyner Award” bestowed by the Austrian Central Bank (ÖNB). For his teaching he was evaluated by the students as the best course instructor in the five-year period in the English language study program.
Signal Media at Signal Media, Owner
Partner and Managing Director Miran Kovač is a Partner and Managing Director. Prior to joining ALFI PE he spent eight years as a CFO at Bisnode Southern Markets, a leading European Rating agency covering 18 countries in Europe with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Bisnode Southern Markets is today the leading regional rating company, which has grown both organically and inorganically, via several mergers and acquisitions over the last eight years. Mr. Kovač actively participated and lead the integration processes in all of them. Prior to joining Bisnode Southern Markets, Mr. Kovač worked for five years at Poteza Group. Mr. Kovač holds a degree as Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2007).
Global Head of Sustainability Research,BNP Paribas Asset Management
Global Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, having joined in January 2019. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative (April-December 2018), Managing Director and Head of European Utilities Research at Barclays (2015-18), Chief Energy Economist at Kepler Cheuvreux (2014-15), and Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Research at Deutsche Bank (2005-13). He has also been a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures since May 2016.
Mark was the number-1 ranked carbon analyst in the benchmark Energy Risk commodities awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and in July 2020 his report “Wells, Wires, and Wheels” won the Thought Leadership award for Sustainable Investing in the annual Environmental Finance awards.
Mark is a UK and French Citizen and holds a BA (First-Class Hons) in Modern Languages and Economics from Sheffield University, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and an MA from London University.
President of the Management Board, 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 started his professional career in 2008 in the corporate sector working primarily on debt capital markets financings. In 2010 Matko joined InterCapital Securities in their investment banking department and was primarily responsible for ECM & M&A transactions. In 2016 he became the President of the Management Board at InterCapital Securities. Matko is also a member of the supervisory board at Zagreb Stock Exchange and Ljubljana Stock Exchange.
MRB partners, founder.
He has extensive experience, both as a strategist and economist. Mr. Perkins focuses on asset allocation issues and strategy, key drivers of the global economy and capital markets, as well as investment opportunities and risks. He works closely with MRB clients on tactical and strategic asset allocation, assisting them in interpreting and translating macroeconomic and policy
factors into a tailored investment strategy. Mr. Perkins speaks widely at conferences, seminars and client meetings and regularly participates in investment committee meetings for select investment management firms.
Over his career, Mr. Perkins has covered all major asset classes and regions, and worked in the U.S., Hong Kong, Mexico, and Canada, before recently relocating to the U.K. Prior to forming MRB, he was Managing Editor at BCA Research Inc., focusing on tactical asset allocation and supporting major clients.
Mr. Perkins has a Master of Economics from Pennsylvania State University and B.A in Economics from the University of Maryland.
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.
Member of the Management Board of PROSPERUS-INVEST
20+ years of experience in private equity, business development, general management and corporate finance. Previous CFO of M SAN group. Previous member of the Management and Supervisory Boards in several private companies, both large and small.
President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Authority (HANFA
Ante Žigman, PhD, is the President of the Board of 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.