Hrvoje Bujas, president
Hrvoje is one of three founders and partners in Pravi Klik d.o.o. and Siguran Klik d.o.o. companies. These are the companies behind brands such as CrnoJaje.hr—the leading eCommerce site offering services in Croatia, GoHome—real estate search engine currently operating in 7 countries (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Czechia, Slovakia, and Serbia), and Osiguraj.me—car insurance policy purchases online. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, Hrvoje was one of the initiators and co-founders of CISEX (Association of Croatian Independent Software Exporters), and its president and member of the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013. Happily married and a father of two sons. He is one of the initiators of the Glas Poduzetnika Initiative.
Dražen Oreščanin, executive director
Dražen Oreščanin is one of the three founders and partners in the company Poslovna inteligencija, a leading implementer of analytical IT systems in Croatia and the region, with almost 150 employees in Croatia and its subsidiaries in the UK, Austria, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. He has been the Strategy and Development Director since the company started in 2001, and in 2010 Dražen became the President of its Board of Directors. He is responsible for developing new markets, implementing and developing relationships with strategic partners, and developing new products and services. He completed his postgraduate studies in applied computing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (M. Sc), and he is currently a PhD candidate. From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the Board of Directors of CISEX, Association of Croatian Independent Software Exporters. He is happily married and the father of one child, living with his family in the house of his parents-in-law. In his spare time, Dražen is a recreational cyclist. He is one of the initiators of the Glas Poduzetnika Initiative.
Vuk is the CEO and co-founder of Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd, a data science company with its headquarters in Cambridge, UK. The company was established in 2016 based on the scientific innovation of the three founders, the latter having developed a new way to survey and research the market using social networks. Based on this methodology, they successfully predicted both Brexit and Trump’s 2016 election win. The company develops predictive models to anticipate the impact of critical events (such as elections, politics, or demand shocks) on the firm’s development, as well as market research and forecasting demand for specific products (with successful projects in 15 countries in the online services, retail, cosmetics, banking, gaming). Vuk holds a PhD in Political Economy at Oxford from 2019, graduating after two and a half years with the highest commendations. He is currently putting his PhD in a book named “Elite Networks: The Collusion between Politicians and Firms and Its Consequences on Inequality.” Vuk holds a Master’s Degree in political economy from 2011 at LSE, having graduated economy at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb in 2010. During his studies, he took part in summer schools at Harvard (2010) and Berkeley (2009) and was a visiting researcher at Cambridge in the summer of 2013. Happily married and a father of two sons.
Bojan Bajgorić Šantić
Bojan Bajgorić Šantic is the co-founder, director, and editor of the IT portal rep.hr, which publishes articles, job ads, and a calendar of events. The portal organizes IT pub quizzes, and more recently, conferences. Bojan was born in 1978 in Split. After completing high-school education in, back then, 3rd grammar school, he graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. For most of his career, he was involved in journalism or PR in the IT sector. Health problems have put him off cycling and hiking a bit, but he hopes it’s only temporary. Married, father of one child.
Andrej Šooš Maceljski
Andrej was born in Zagreb in 1976, where he finished primary and secondary education, followed by graduation from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, where he obtained the title of mag. iur. He has been working as a lawyer since 2001. In 2004, Andrej opened doors of his own lawyer’s office that later turned in today’s law firm. Today, Andrej is one of the 4 founders and partners in the Law Firm Šooš Maceljski, Mandić, Stanić i Partneri d. o. o. (MS Partners). In the early days of his career, he was actively involved in the activities of HOK, having participated in several international business and professional associations through the activities of MS Partners, such as AMCHAM, CICERO, BBCC, and LMA, as well as in various other activities related to business and public life in Croatia. For the last few years, Andrej has been a member of the first Croatian active think tank “Polazišta i perspektive”. He is a proud father to a son, and he spends most of his spare time sailing.
Born in Rijeka in 1980, where he completed his elementary and secondary education in hospitality and tourism, Vedran Jakominić graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija. He completed his postgraduate studies at Hult International Business School in London. After several years of working in the organization of cultural events, in 2008, he became part of the public sector. He left in 2013 after he decided to dedicate himself to further education (Hult) and launched King’s Caffe pubs and a brewery in Rijeka. He holds the title of Master Brewer, having poured his passion towards the beer culture into his profession. Always active in public life, Vedran was a member of the management board in the Association Franak, the founder of Rijeka Rugby Club, founder, the first, and current president of the Association of Hospitality Professionals of Kvarner and Istria (UUKI), current vice-president of the National Association of the Hospitality Professionals whose part is also UUKI, and the member of the executive committee of the association Poduzetnički klub—Rijeka. His intention was to push the economic potential of Rijeka through networking.
Bruno is a programmer and entrepreneur, co-founder of the AltiBiz d.o.o., a company that develops the software for project planning and collaboration. In 2008, having completed his Master’s Degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, and while still studying, he took the entrepreneurial path and started freelancing. Soon after his studies, Bruno founded his first company and started working on corporate projects and applications as an external partner and consultant in Croatia, USA, and the UK, among others. Since his student days, he has always been socially active: he was a member of the student association BEST, founder and member of the Rotaract Sesvete Club, founder, and member of JCI Zagreb. Today, he is an active member and founder of the Rotary Club Rijeka Novi Val. One of his interests is ecology, and he continued his education about creating energy from waste at the University of Connecticut. In his spare time, Bruno likes to travel with his wife and two children, and he lives on the route Zagreb—Rijeka.
Ivana is the founder and director of business women’s brand Women in Adria. Through the portal www.womeninadria.com and many events throughout Croatia, Ivana has a colossal impact on the promotion and empowerment of women’s entrepreneurship. Women in Adria promotes networking, education, and, most importantly, creates a community of female entrepreneurs, whether they are new in business or have been there for a while. She helps the private sector to better understand and adapt to the needs of the female entrepreneurs, promoting the same in the public sector. 🙂 Before starting her own business, she spent most of her career in Big 4 international audit and consultancy firms. She gathered significant knowledge working on projects for the most prominent Croatian companies. She is the mother of three girls.
Berislav is the founder and director of Entrio.hr—the most significant event ticketing agency in the region, as well as the founder and director of SnapTap. This company develops solutions for activating visitors at events. Born in Zagreb in 1987, he obtained a Master’s Degree in automatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and became an entrepreneur while still studying, in 2011. During his student days, he was an active member of the international student association BEST. Today, he is one of the owners of the regional ticketing business and a true connoisseur of the entertainment industry. Berislav is a technology enthusiast, and in his spare time, which he does not have, he often sits down at the piano. He lives with his better half, Sonja, and a four-legged “beast” Ela. He believes that Glas Poduzetnika is a vital force that, as the first one in the history of Croatia, has a real opportunity to make tectonic changes for the better and to be a healthy cornerstone for Croatia 2.0. He is one of the initiators of the Glas Poduzetnika Initiative.
Born in Zagreb in 1980. After completing psychology studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, he obtained an Executive MBA at Cotrugli Business School. He had taken further education at the NLP Leadership Academy, Integral School of Organizational Development, Aspen Institute, and others. His first job in the Human Resources Department was in the company Ledo, after which he spent 4 years in L’Oreal Adria. For the next two years, he was the HR Manager in Billa. After this position, he worked as an HR consultant on various projects (from headhunting to re-sizing and organizing companies) in multiple industries. He spent three years as a CHRO in Rimac Automobili. He now holds seminars on the subject of HR and corporate culture. Since the beginning of 2018, Aco works as an HR and business specialist/consultant for various clients, being the owner of FutureHR. He covers the projects of the company’s vision and mission, branding, organization design, recruitment, educations, compensations and benefits, business consulting, and mentoring. In his spare time, he is the President of MBA Croatia, the association that gathers MBA graduates in Croatia and is the President of the business humanitarian organization POZA.
After a long career in corporations, she opened the tavern Didova kuća at the island of Pag 8 years ago, in the family’s antiquity. Her biggest challenge was to shape not only the island’s gastronomy and make it specific and recognizable, but also to intensify the experience of the whole picture of Croatian tourism, offering domestic food products, stories, ambiance, history, and heritage. With her husband, she published, illustrated, and translated to 4 languages a children’s book in chakavian dialect “Priča o tome kako su nastali Šimuni”. For six months in a year, Gordana lives and works on the island of Pag, running the tavern with her husband Kristijan. During the winter, she lives in Rijeka, in a family house where she also has a workshop for the production of ceramic dishes. Products in their expression and design are an authentic part of the island, the sea, and the people. She is the mother of one son. In her spare time, she dives, picks wild herbs, does gardening, and grows plants. She illustrates, reads, cooks, and researches new products of small, family food producers to integrate them into the tourist gastronomy. She is one of the initiators of the Glas Poduzetnika Initiative.
Katarina was born in Zadar where she finished primary and secondary school. She graduated from the Faculty of Law and obtained the title of mag. iur. She is a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, majoring in Commercial Law and Company Law. She gained an internship working at Addiko Bank, UNDP and a law firm. She is the director of BBL INVEST for business consulting. The company is engaged in business consulting for small and micro entrepreneurs. She has been working as a bankruptcy trustee since the fall. Katarina is fluent in legal English and provides freelance legal training for court interpreters at county courts. She has a TOLES HIGHER certificate and a MINGO certificate for a position of a public procurement specialist.
You might have already seen Maruša Stamać, a Magistra of Art History by profession, on the TV screens, fighting battles in some of the most popular TV shows in Croatia. She is a former journalist and TV reporter with many years’ experience in television, print, and digital media. Fights for a better society are still being fought but in some other territories. Being the micro-entrepreneur herself, she responded to the call of Association to take care of the coordination and become its main megaphone. For her, to be a small part of the change is an immense satisfaction, and to be the voice of thousands of entrepreneurs is a privilege.
Katarina is a graduated economist, and being a war child, she is an eternal fighter for justice and better opportunities. Addicted to cycling and improving the knowledge, she is always on the lookout for new challenges. Katarina is not one of those that just stopped by on a bike, she is there to actually do something for everyone’s benefit. The Glas Poduzetnika Association was a logical step for her, and she acts as a megaphone for over ten thousand members since today. In her opinion, UGP has achieved something that few people have made so far, in an incredibly short time, which is a motive for even more significant commitment to the goals.
Nikolina is a graduate communication specialist who enjoys working with people. She is constantly looking for opportunities to extend her knowledge and improve her skills. She wants to fight for a fairer society that we can all enjoy. She joined Voice of entrepreneurs to help each member’s voice to be heard and to be part of a society that is changing things for the better. In her spare time, she works on her blog dealing with communications. She loves to travel and organize trips, so she often ends up traveling with friends as a guide.
Members of the closest VOE team
Nikola Mujdžić Reščić, Company database maintenance, new app development for members
Manuela Šola, Public Relations, Komunikacijski laboratorij, Director
Tomislav Krajačić, Dizajn Kofein, Owner
Kristina Ercegović, FB Admin, Business Caffe, Owner
Tomislav Krnić, FB Admin
Mate Pupić, FB Admin, Jadresko nekretnine d.o.o., Director
Ana Keglović Horvat, FB Admin, Lude ribe d.o.o.
Katarina Babić, FB Admin and member tips, KB ADVISORY SERVICES d.o.o.
Tomislav Čut, IT Support and FB Admin, Puresecurity d.o.o., Director