Chairman of the Management Board
- Chairman of the Management Board of the Bank since 2014
- responsible and authorised for representation of the Bank in relations with the stakeholders, Supervisory Board, authorities and the public, strategic management of the Bank and administration of the meetings of the Bank’s Management Board
- supervises and manages the following organisational units: Corporate Banking Division, Retail Banking Division, Online Banking Division, Financial Markets Division, Compliance and Management Board Support Office, Human Resources Management Office, Marketing Office, Corporate Communications Office and Legal Affairs Office
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb in 1989 and passed the bar exam in 1992.
He gained his first working experience at the Municipal Court in 1989 and in 1990 went on to pursue his career in law practice. As a lawyer specialised in general commercial law, representation in enforcement, litigation and insolvency proceedings, issues related to restructuring and collection, as well as other banking and financial industry related issues, he participated in the foundation and operation of the law firm “Žurić & partneri” until 1996.
He began his banking career in 1996 at Trgovačka Banka d.d. where he held the position of the President of the Management Board from 1997 to 2000.
He worked at Erste & Steiermärkische Bank d.d. from 2000 to 2014.
For twelve years he held the position of the Deputy President of the Management Board and was responsible for the Retail Division, legal affairs, distribution channel management, Marketing and PR Department, and he held the position of the President of the Management Board twice in the duration of a year.
He was the President of the Banking Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy from 2010 to 2014.
Pursuant to the Decision of the HPB Supervisory Board of 24 July 2014, he was appointed the President of the HPB Management Board and assumed the function upon approval of the Croatian National Bank on 10 September 2014.
Throughout his business career, he expanded his expertise as part of the Top Executive Development Programme on Erste group level 22 executives of the Erste Group (TED – Top Executive Development).