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 and
Podravka Audit 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.

President of Podravka
Remuneration Committee

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

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.


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. 


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.


Ivana Matovina

Supervisory Board Member

Ivana Matovina has become Supervisory Board Member in October 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.