Ante Žigman, PhD

President of the Board

Ante Žigman, PhD, is the President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (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.

Since June 2023, he has been a member of the Management Board of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), while he had already been appointed Chair of EIOPA’s Risks and Financial Stability Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) as the representative of the CEET region (Central and Eastern Europe and Transcaucasia). He has been actively participating in the work of these international organisations.

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 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 Partner Banka, as well the Head of Macroeconomic and Financial Research Division and the Chief Economist at the Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia. He spent a significant part of his career at the Croatian National Bank, where he worked at 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.

On 7 February 2024, by decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia, he was appointed for a second six-year term.


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