Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board consists of nine member, it supervises business operations of the Group, and on issues in their domain Supervisory Board makes decisions based on the Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board.

Dubravko Štimac

Supervisory Board President

Dubravko Štimac was elected Podravka Supervisory Board President in February 2012. Deputy president to Podravka Supervisory Board he became in early 2012, and Supervisory Board member in 2006.

Member of Podravka
Remuneration Committee.

He started his professional career as independent sales clerk at Zagrebačka tvornica papira (Zagreb paper factory) and then continued as an independent officer in foreign trade at PBZ Investholding where he became the manager of the foreign trade sector. In January 2001 he became the project manager of the retirement reform at Privredna banka Zagreb, and since October 2001 he was the Management Board president of PBZ CROATIA osiguranje, the association for managing obligatory retirement fund.

He graduated from the Faculty of Economy and Business in Zagreb in 1992, and two years later he received his MA, Organisation and Management course. He participated in the Securities Processing Training Program in New York, organized by the Bank of New York, and in the Fund Management at City University Business School in London.


Luka Burilović

Supervisory Board Deputy President

Luka Burilović was elected Podravka d.d. Supervisory Board deputy president in February 2017.

He started his professional career as owner of Agrotehna Lipovac and in 1996 he became deputy prefect of the Nijemci municipality. In April 2004 he transferred to the position of assistant minister in the Ministry of agriculture, water management and forestry. In early 2006 he became Management Board deputy president of Sladorana d.d. Županja, and then in early 2008 he became Management Board president of Sladorana d.d. Županja. In 2014 he became president of Croatian chamber of economy.

He graduated in 2006 at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Banja Luka, and six years later he received his PhD in management at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Osijek. Professionally he received education as a consultant in small enterprises at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts and in 2008 he received his qualification in Corporate management for members of supervisory boards and government bodies at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Osijek.


Ksenija Horvat

Supervisory Board Member

Ksenija Horvat was appointed a member of the Podravka d.d. Supervisory Board in July 2015 by the company Workers' Council. 

Ms. Horvat began her career in Podravka in 1984 in an administrative position, and after successfully continuing her education while working, she took on commercial tasks for the Croatian market. In 2001, serving as the representative of the largest union in Podravka, PPDIV, she took on a full time role in the union and has since been one of the leading union negotiators in improving the rights of Podravka employees through the collective agreements for the Podravka Group. In 2002, she was first elected into the Podravka Workers' Council, and from 2013 to the present day, she has served as chairwoman of that Council. She first served as the workers' representative in the Podravka Supervisory Board from 2002–2012, and in that period also served as vice-chairperson of the Supervisory Board, and interim chairperson of the Supervisory Board in the period 2009–2010.


Petar Vlaić

Supervisory Board Member

Petar Vlaić was elected Podravka Supervisory Board member in September 2010.

Member of Podravka
Audit Committee and
President of the Remuneration Committee
.

He started his professional career at the brokerage house Ilirika as a broker, and later becomes portfolio manager and trade manager. After moving to Zagreb he became the first fund manager in the Republic of Croatia in the first Croatian investment fund Kaptol Proinvest. Later on he works as a trade manager in IB Austria, upon which he transfers to the position of fund manager at the Central National Fund. In 2001 he became the Management Board president to Adriatic Invest for managing Mandatory Blue Retirement Fund. In late 2003 Erste MRF and Helios MRF are merged with the Blue Fund and the fund changes its name to Erste Blue Mandatory Pension Fund. During his work at the company for managing the privatization investment fund he was a member of several Supervisory Boards in Croatian companies.

He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Ljubljana, after which he gained the title CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), program organized by an American Association of Investment Professionals ICFA.


Dinko Novoselec

Supervisory Board Member

Dinko Novoselec was elected Podravka Supervisory Board Member in September 2010.

President of Podravka
Audit Committee
.

He started his professional career at the Croatian National Bank on managing foreign reserves. In late 1998 he transfers to Zagrebačka banka as the head of the analytics department, and then to ZB Invest, the company for managing the investment funds as the Management Board member. Since 2001 he became a Management Board member of Allianz ZB d.o.o., the company that manages AZ obligatory pension fund, and in April 2003 he was appointed Management Board president of the Allianz ZB, the company for managing the obligatory pension fund.

He graduated math at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and in 2000 he received his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) title, a program organized by an American Association of Investment Professionals ICFA. 


Petar Miladin

Supervisory Board Member

Petar Miladin was elected Podravka Supervisory Board member in September 2010.

He was employed at the Law Faculty in Zagreb in 1997 as a junior assistant at the Department for Commercial Law and Companies Law. In December 1999 he became the assistant at the same department where he later worked as a senior assistant.  He worked as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb since 2005 and since 2009 he was full professor. He published about twenty different scientific works in commercial law, companies law and banking law. Upon graduating from his studies, he worked as a trainee in the County and Commercial Court in Zagreb.

He received his MA at the postgraduate scientific study in commercial law and companies law at the Law Faculty of the Zagreb University, and he defended his doctoral dissertation "Payment by remittance" in 2005 at the Faculty of Law at the Zagreb University, receiving his PhD in scientific field of law.  


Marko Kolaković

Supervisory Board Member

Marko Kolaković was elected Podravka d.d. Supervisory Board member in February 2017.

He started his professional career in 1995 as a trainee at "Sloboda" Samobor and Ledo d.d., and in 1996 he became junior researcher – assistant at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. In 2001 he became senior lecturer at the Faculty of economics and Business in Zagreb where he works as full professor. He carried the function consultant to the mayor of Samobor in strategic planning and city development.

He graduated in 1994 at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. Four years later he received his MA from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb where in 2001 he also received his PhD.


Slavko Tešija

Supervisory Board Member

Slavko Tešija was elected Podravka d.d. Supervisory Board member in February 2017.

He started his professional career in 1981 at Privredna banka d.d. in Zagreb. In 1983 he transferred to Croatian National Bank as inspector in foreign exchange and monetary inspection department, and in 1994 he became the head of this department. In 1995 he transferred to the Government of Croatia as director of Bank rehabilitation agency. In 1996 he transferred to Croatian National Bank where he works till today, first as foreign exchange and monetary inspection department director, and two years later he became International Banking department director, and in 2014 he became Main advisor at Support Service area department.

He received his MA at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. He also received his qualification as Permanent Court Expert in Finance, Banking, Foreign and Exchange and foreign trade at the Commercial Court in Zagreb.


Damir Grbavac

Supervisory Board Member

Damir Grbavac was elected Podravka d.d. Supervisory Board member in February 2017.

He started his professional career in 1978 in Đuro Đaković Group, working on positions from credit officer to deputy CEO of Holding company. In 1997 he transferred to Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb to the position of Investment banking manager. In 1997 he became Management Board member of Raiffeisen Investment, and two years later he became Management Board president of Raiffeisen Vrijednosnica d.o.o. In 2003 he became Management Board consultant at Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb. Since 2004 he carries the duty of Management Board president of Raiffeisen Pension Fund. Damir Grbavac also carries the functions of Supervisory Board member of Hrvatski Telekom d.d. and Supervisory Board president of Quaestus Nekretnine d.d. for real estate in liquidation affairs.

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb in 1978, and received his MA from the same Faculty in 1985.

He is a licensed manager of pension funds and pension insurance companies.