President of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Luka Burilović President of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Burilović earned his Master’s degree in economy on the Faculty of Economy in Osijek. There, he also finished his postdoctoral program of Master in Organization and Management and he is currently enrolled in Ph.D. program on the same University. Prior to his position of the President of the CCE, he was Chairman of Board in Sladorana Ltd. in Županja and before that he was Deputy Chairman of the Board in the same company. Since April 2004 till February 2006, he worked as Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. Since 1996 until 2004 he was Deputy Chief at the Municipality of Nijemci and before that, he was manager and owner of Agrotehna from Lipovac.
He fought as the volunteer in Croatian War of Independence.

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Vice Presidents and Directors

Ivan Škorić Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery

He graduated at the Faculty of Economy in Osijek, where he also finished professional external auditor training. During his long time career, he was on many leading positions; among many others, those were member of Board of Directors at Viro Group Virovitica, member of Board of Directors at Sladorana Županja, Director at the Raiffeisenbank subsidiary in Osijek and the President of Belje Board of Directors.
Areas of specialization: agriculture / forestry / fishery

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Josip Zaher Vice president for tourism, trade and finances

Master of Economics, with the corporate manager certificate for the members of supervisory board and board of directors. He is currently enrolled in PhD Marketing Program on the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb. He was executive director in Agrokor, Board of Directors President in Konzum and in the period of 1995-2013, he was a part time member of the Supervisory Boards of Ultra grupa, Trgocentra, Croatia osiguranje and Konzum.
Areas of specialization: tourism / trade / finances

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Želimir Kramarić Vice President for International Affairs and EU

He earned his Master’s Degree on the Faculty of Economics and Businesses, University of Zagreb, where he also attended international PhD program of the business management. He graduated in the first generation of Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, where he worked as the lecturer and students’ mentor, on the course Protocol and Diplomatic Practice. He also worked at the Protocol of the Republic of Croatia and at the President’s Office of the Republic of Croatia. He was the President at the Board of Directors of the Hotel Opera, and before his arrival to the CCE, he worked as the Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia.
Areas of specialization: international affairs / EU

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Mirjana Čagalj Vice President for Construction, Transport and Connections

Mirjana Čagalj came to this position from the position of the Director at Metroholding, where she was responsible for projects implementation. During the ten-year period, she was employed in Bumes, Split, where she was at the position of technical director until the end of the 2013. Prior to that, she was employed in German company Unimex and since 2012 she is an external member of the Physical Planning and Construction Committee. She earned her Master’s degree at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split.
Areas of specialization: construction / transport and connectivity

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Tomislav Radoš Vice President for Industry and IT, Energetics and Environmental Protection

Prior to the position of the Vice President at the CCE, he was on the position of Assistant Minister of Economy of the Republic of Croatia, where he also worked as Head of work group for the implementation of Industrial Strategy of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020, of which he is also the main author. Until 2014, he worked at the real sector as founder and executive director of the company Strateški plan, whose main subject were renewable energy and advisory services from the area of strategic management and finances. Before that, he was the President of AutoZubak Board of Directors. He earned his master’s degree at the Faculty of Economics and Businesses in Zagreb, where he also received his Ph.D. with the thesis “The Relationship between Strategy and Business Performance of Croatian Companies”.
Areas of specialization: industry and IT / energetics / environmental protection

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Heads of Departments

Zvonimir Savić Director at Financial Institutions, Business Information and Economic Analyses Sector

After graduating and earing his master's degree at the Faculty of Economics and Businesses in Zagreb (International Economy), he further specialized in the area of macro economy at London School of Economics, UK. He is currently enrolled in Ph.D. program at the Faculty of Economy in Rijeka. He used to perform economic analyses at the Raiffeisenbank, and as the employee in real sector, he was on the position of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Gavrilović. He was also Deputy State Secretary at the Central Office for Development of Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds. During the period of Croatia's preparation for the EU membership, Savić used to take part in coordination of EU funds and in the implementation of EU projects in the region.
Areas of specialization: macro economy / EU funds / EU cohesion policy / financial sector

Damir Percel Director at Construction and Utility Services Sector

Due to his thirty-year work experience, Damir Percel possesses high level of professional knowledge in business management and tasks coordination of employees in many collectives. He is also experienced in managing project teams, planning, investment projects implementation and supervision in area of construction and in cooperation with both domestic and foreign regulatory inspections. He is member of couple of professional bodies, boards of directors and national associations.
Areas of specialization: construction / municipal economy

Tajana Kesić Šapić Director at the Industry and IT Sector

After earning master’s degree at the Faculty of Economy in Rijeka, Tajana Kesić Špić enrolled in Ph.D. program on the same faculty. So far she has worked as State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy, being responsible for the creation and implementation of small and medium entrepreneurships policies, for more than seven years. She was also employed in private entrepreneurship for quite a long period.
Areas of specialization: industry / small and medium entrepreneurship / female entrepreneurship

Silva Stipić Kobali Director at the International Affairs Sector

Prior to this position, she was Managing Director at the Investment Promotion Centre of the CCE, where she was since its foundation in 2012. She has been employed at the CCE since 1994 – she started as expert associate at the International Affairs Sector, where she was gradually promoted to Deputy Director. Her specialties were mainly in international cooperation, domestic economy promotion, supporting Croatian companies at their breakthrough to foreign markets and intense cooperation with foreign companies – potential investors in the Republic of Croatia. She earned her master’s degree at the Faculty of Economics and Businesses in Zagreb.
Areas of specialization: international affairs / investments / EU

Božica Marković Director at the Agriculture, Food Processing Industry and Forestry Sector

Marković graduated at the Faculty of Agriculture – University of Zagreb. Her current job consists of coordination, organization and management of businesses in the area of her Sector, which means in the field of agriculture, food industry, fishery, forestry, wood industry and related activities. She represents interests of the CCE’s members in front of the Government bodies related to the sector.
Areas of specialization: agriculture / food industry / forestry

Ljubica Herceg Director at the Transport and Communications Sector

Herceg graduated at the Faculty of Economics and Businesses in Zagreb, while she finished her specialist training at the Institute of Economics in Zagreb (Preparation and Assessment of Investment Projects and Business Enterprises Economic Analysis). She was a member of the negotiating group for EU accession and she was also employed as an independent economist at INA – Naftaplin.
Areas of specialization: transport / telecommunication and postal services

Ema Culi Director at the Trade Sector

Prior to her position in the CCE, she was Head of Department at the Emergency Management Office at the City of Zagreb. For more than 20 years she was employed at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Croatia, as Head of Trade and Market Sector, as well as the Board Member at the Trade and Internal Market Sector. As the Assistant Minister at the Board mentioned and, later on, as its principal, she participated in suggesting legal solutions, creating strategic documentation and in measurements related to the development of Croatian trade sector. She also participated at the regulation of the internal market and in the process of consumers’ protection at the Republic of Croatia. She is enrolled in Ph.D. program – Strategic Entrepreneurship – at the Faculty of Economics and Businesses in Zagreb.
Areas of specialization: trade / electronic business / consumers’ protection

Leila Krešić-Jurić Director at the Tourism Sector

After gaining her first experiences as the employee in foreign tourism sector, she worked at the management of the tourism portfolio of Zagrebačka banka. After that, she was a member of Board of Directors at Intraturist Umag and after that, she became a member of Board of Directors at Valamar, working as the co-creator of the leading Croatian hotel brand. With the master’s degree in economics, she is fluent in four languages and along with professional trainings at the most prominent international schools, she is also a holder of the Lukšić Scholarship at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is active as the external member of the Parliamentary Tourism Committee, a member of the Supervisory Office at the Tourist Board Kvarner and a member of the Merania Ltd., founded by the CCE.
Areas of Specialization: tourism / value chain in tourism / family micro entrepreneurship in tourism / tourism trends and educations / sharing economy

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