Management

Hanfa is governed by the Board of the Agency, consisting of five members, one of them being President of the Board. The President and members of the Board are appointed and discharged by the Croatian Parliament at the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Hanfa is represented by the Secretary General, who coordinates and manages its business operations and activities.

All decisions from the scope of activities and competence of Hanfa are made by the Board at sessions with a majority of at least three votes with the provision that a member of the Board or the President may not abstain from voting. Sessions of the Board are held generally once a week.

Members of the Board of Hanfa are Petar-Pierre Matek (President), Branka Bjedov Kostelac, Silvana Božić, Gordana Letica and Mario Radaković, and the Secretary General is Jadranka Grubešić.

About the Board Members:

Petar-Pierre Matek graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, and obtained his postgraduate degree in international finance and financial markets at the University of Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He started his professional career at the Croatian National Bank in 1998. In 2000, Mr Matek was appointed head of the Asset Management Department at Zagrebačka banka. From 2002 to 2005, he performed the function of a member, and from 2005 to end-2011 of the President of the Management Board of ZB Invest asset management company. At the beginning of 2012, Mr Matek was appointed President of the Board of Hanfa.

 

Branka Bjedov Kostelac graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. She started her professional career in 1984 at the Tax Administration as a tax assessment officer, taking up the position of inspector in 1995. In 2001, Ms Bjedov Kostelac got employed with the Agency for the Supervision of Pension Funds and Insurance Companies, where she held the position of Assistant Director in the Sector for the Supervision of Financial and Investment Operations. From 2006, she performed the function of chief advisor in Hanfa's Leasing and Factoring Department. At the beginning of 2012, Ms Bjedov Kostelac was appointed member of the Board of Hanfa.

 

Silvana Božić graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. In 1994, she started her professional career in Metroholding d.d., a company providing financial advice and brokerage services, and became Head of its Securities Trading Department in December 1995. In 1997, Ms Božić started working for CAIB Zagreb, a newly established company operating within Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group, where she was engaged in the establishment of a securities trading and settlement department, introduction and development of portfolio management services and acquisition and disposal of securities for foreign institutional clients. In 2000, she participated in the establishment of CAIB Invest Asset Management Company, in 2001 taking up the position of member, and in 2004 of Chairman of its Management Board. In 2006, CAIB Invest became a subsidiary of Pioneer Investments, a global asset management firm owned by Unicredit Group, with Ms Božić remaining the Chairman of the Management Board until 2010. Apart from working on the development of financial products within the company, Ms Božić also actively participated in activities related to capital market development. These activities involved, among other things, membership of working groups on the preparation and implementation of capital markets and investment funds acts, and participation in the working group on EU accession negotiations with respect to Chapter 9 – Financial Services. From 2004 to 2008, Ms Božić was Vice Chairman of the Investment Funds Association at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. At the beginning of 2012, Ms Božić was appointed member of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency.

 

Gordana Letica graduated from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, and started her professional career as a teacher of mathematics. In 1993, she started working in the insurance industry, undergoing professional development and completing her postgraduate studies in Bratislava and Zagreb, organised in cooperation with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries from London. Until 2010, Ms Letica carried out actuarial and reinsurance activities for several insurance companies, and from 2011 she was also involved in the risk management process as Executive Director with Sunce osiguranje d.d. She occupied the position of Chairman of the Croatian Actuarial Association from 2005 to January 2012, when Ms Letica was appointed member of the Board of Hanfa.

 

Mario Radaković graduated from the Faculty of Science (Department of Mathematics), University of Zagreb. In 2000, he started his professional career as a financial analyst with Accenture in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2002, he got employed as analyst with PBZ Croatia Osiguranje d.d. mandatory pension company, where he obtained the position of fund manager in 2004, to be appointed member of the Management Board in 2007. At the beginning of 2012, Mr Radaković was appointed member of the Board of Hanfa.

 

About Secretary General:

Jadranka Grubešić graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek, and started her professional career in the Municipality of Vukovar as a market inspector. In 1992, Ms Grubešić got employed with the Ministry of Justice as a senior advisor, and from 1994 to 2001 she worked at the Ministry of Development and Reconstruction as head of unit. In the period from 2001 to 2004, she held the position of Assistant Minister for Justice, Public Administration and Local Self-Government. She started working as head of the finance and accounting unit at the Agency for Supervision of Pension Funds and Insurance in 2005, after which she worked as a chief advisor at Hanfa. At the end of 2012, Ms Grubešić was appointed Hanfa Secretary General.