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.

Želimir Vukina

Supervisory Board President

Želimir Vukina was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Podravka d.d. in June 2019.

Member of Podravka
Audit Committee

He began his professional career in Pliva d.d. in 1998 as an Exports manager in the Pharmaceuticals programme, and in 1989, became the Director of marketing and sales in the same programme, and then Director of the Pharmaceuticals programme in 1991. In 1993, he became Vice-president of the board for Marketing and sales, and remained in that position for the next six years. In 1999, he moved to Lura d.d. in the position of General director. After three years there, he transferred to Adris Group d.d. as member of the Management Board for Development. Since 2012, he has been employed at the Vukina i Partneri d.o.o. law firm as a business consultant.

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb in 1985.

He underwent professional development at the IEDC Business School in Bled, Cleveland State University in Ohio, USA, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management in New York, USA, and Insead, Fontainebleau in France.


Luka Burilović

Supervisory Board Deputy President

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

President of Podravka
Remuneration Committee

He began his professional career in 1990 as the owner of the company Agrotehna Lipovac. In 1996, he became the Deputy Head of the municipality of Nijemci.

In April 2004, he was appointed Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. He continued his professional path in Sladorana Županja (sugar factory) as Vice-president of the Management Board. In 2008, he became the President of the Management Board of Sladorana, where he remained until April 2014 when he took on his current position as President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, receiving the title of legal administrator. He continued his education at the Faculty of Business in Banja Luka (BiH), where he received the title of economist. At the Business College in Višnjan, he received the title professional specialist in economics, while at the Faculty of Economics at the J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, he received the title of university specialist in economics.

In 2019, he received his doctorate from the Faculty of Economics at the J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek in the field of Social Sciences, scientific field Economics.

Throughout his professional career, he continued his professional development, and at the Faculty of Economics at the J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek also attained the qualifications in the field of corporate management for members of supervisory boards and executive bodies. He attained the knowledge and competences of an Advisor for entrepreneurship in small business from the Ministry of Crafts, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship.

Luka Burilović is president of the Croatian National Board of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), a member of the Executive Board of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce (Eurochambres), member of the Executive Board of the HAZU Foundation (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), member of the Economic Council of the President of the Republic of Croatia, and Chairman of the University Council of the University of Zagreb.

He is a member of the Supervisory Board of INA and HBOR.

He was a participant in the Homeland War, and decorated with the Homeland War Memorial medal.

He was decorated with the Order of the Croatian Morning Star with the image of Blaž Lorković for his special contributions to economics and for his exceptional merits in contributions to developing economic relations with other countries.


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 Miladin

Supervisory Board Member

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

Member of Podravka
Remuneration Committee

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. 


Ivana Matovina

Supervisory Board Member

Ivana Matovina has become Supervisory Board Member in June 2017.

President of Podravka
Audit Committee

She started her professional career 1996 as an accounting manager, and in 1997 she became a director of KPMG Croatia d.o.o. Two years later she was a partner and director of Cinotti revizija d.o.o./Cinotti savjetovanje d.o.o for auditing, internal auditing, accounting and business counseling and education. From 2011 she was a founder and director of Antares revizija d.o.o./ Antares savjetovanje d.o.o. for auditing and internal auditing, accounting and business counseling and education. From 2009 until 2012 she was a member of the Croatian Auditing Chamber Management Council, and from 2012 was a member of the Committee for Financial Reporting Standards and HANFA Council member.

In 1996 she graduated from the Faculty of Economy and Business at Zagreb University, Accounting and Finance course. In 2000 she became UK Chartered Certified Accountant and two years later became certified Croatian auditor.


Krunoslav Vitelj

Supervisory Board Member

Krunoslav Vitelj was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Podravka d.d. in June 2018, to a mandate commencing on 8 September 2018.

He began his professional career in 1977 in Podravka, where he worked in a number of positions until 1991, including Transport Director. In 1991, he became the Head of Fire Protection of the Koprivnica Municipal Assembly, and in 1993, he took on the post of Head of the Civil Protection Unit, fire protection and inspection at the Police Directorate of Koprivnica-Križevci County, Ministry of the Interior. He returned to Podravka in 1995 as Advisor to the CEO for personnel and legal matters, and in 1996 became the director of the Koprivnica County Chamber of Commerce, where he remains to this day.

He graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics in 1993 and received his Master's degree from the same faculty in 1995.

In 2008, he earned the qualifications for Corporate Management for members of supervisory and management boards from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics.

Certified Accountant and two years later became certified Croatian auditor.


Dajana Milodanović

Supervisory Board Member

Dajana Milodanović was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Podravka d.d. in June 2018, to a mandate commencing on 8 September 2018.

She began her professional career at the Banka Kovanica d.d., Varaždin in 2004 in the position of Head of the Office for Bjelovar, Virovitica and Koprivnica. In 2011, she took up the post of Head of the Koprivnica Branch, Varaždin Regional Centre at Hrvatska Poštanska Banka d.d., Zagreb). She continued her career in this bank and since 2015 has worked in the Households Sector, first in the Directorate for Sales Management as a Senior specialist for sales and sales supervision, and then in the Directorate for Business Development as a Senior specialist for education and enhancing sales, where she still works today.

Dajana Milodanović is a member of the City Council of the Town of Đurđevac, the County Assembly of Koprivnica-Križevci County, and the Executive Council of the PORA Development Agency for Podravina and Prigorje for promoting and implementing development activities in Koprivnica-Križevci County. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Executive Council of the Maslačak Preschool in Đurđevac and Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the municipal services company Komunalne usluge Đurđevac d.o.o.

In 2004, she graduated in Accounting and Finance from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics, and in 2011 attained the title of Professional economic specialist upon completing Management of Finances, Banking and Insurance at the Libertas Business College in Zagreb.


Tomislav Kitonić

Supervisory Board Member

Tomislav Kitonić was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Podravka d.d. in June 2019.

Member of Podravka
Audit Committee

He began his professional career as a production technologist at Ledo d.d., and later advanced to become assistant head of the laboratory. In 2000, he was made assistant head of production, and three years later, Head of international production operations and in 2004, Director of production. In 2008, he took over the helm of Ledo d.d. as Chairman of the board, where he remained for the next 6 years.

Since 2003, he has been a shareholder in the company Bik d.o.o. from Čazma, and since 2014, its 100% owner and procurist. In 2012, he became part owner of the company Moslavina proizvodi d.o.o. from Siščana. In 2015/16, he served as the appointed director for Pestova Shpk in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. He continued his professional development and education at the IEDC Business School in Bled, Slovenia, Management Central Europe in Belgium, and attained his qualifications for corporate management for member of supervisory and executive boards in Zagreb.


Marina Dabić

Supervisory Board Member

Marina Dabić was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Podravka d.d. in June 2019.

She began her professional career in 1983 in the company Đuro Đaković, Marsonia Commerce, working first in import/export division, and later becoming Director of imports. From 1995 to 2007, she worked at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod, and in 2004 became the Vice-dean for commercial cooperation. Since 2007, she has been at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, where she is a full professor in tenure, and an associate professor at the Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (Great Britain), lecturing in the courses International Business and International Entrepreneurship.

During 2006/07, she was director for strategic development of the consortium of regional cooperation in science, medicine and technology (RECOOP HST Cedars - Sinai Medical Center) in Los Angeles, USA and schools of medicine in Central and Eastern Europe.

She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb in 1983 from the marketing programme. At the same faculty in 2000, she received her Master's degree in the area of Theory and policy of placement – Marketing, with the topic: Joint investments.

She underwent professional development at Cedar Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles in the area of transfer of knowledge and strategic management.

She is editor and author of seven books published in the Republic of Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has published 30 book chapters and more than a hundred scientific papers. From 2010 to 2018, she was editor of the International Journal of Transition and Innovation Systems (publisher Inderscience, United Kingdom). Since 2018, she has been a co-editor for the prestigious journals Technology in Society, Elsevier and IEEE- Transactions in Engineering Management. She is a member of several editorial boards, including: Journal of Word Business (Wiley), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management-IJPDLM (Emerald). Since 2015, Professor Marina Dabić has been a regular evaluator for the European Commission prestigious projects Horizon 2020 in the field of the circular economy and other projects within the frame of the Horizon 2020 programme. She is a member of the EPAS evaluation board for the European Foundation Management Development (EFMD). She was the chairperson for the AZVO re-accreditation team for the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, and Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek, a member of the executive evaluation board of BICRO, and a consultant for the World Bank.