Ivana Gažić, President of the Management Board

Graduated in Finance from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb in 1997 and gained the Executive MBA degree from the International Executive Development Center Bled (Slovenia) in 2001. She also holds the investment advisor license. Ivana is currently a PhD student of communication and author of several papers on investor relations.
She gained wide professional experience working for leading Croatian companies and financial institutions.

Ivana started her career in 1998 at Pliva Plc. where she served until 2003 as a Head of Capital Market Operations. Since 2003 till 2005 she worked at Lura Plc. as a Head of strategic financing project and the assistant to CEO.

In 2005 Ivana joined Société Générale - Splitska Bank Plc. where she worked as a Deputy Head of Corporate Department and a Head of Structure Finance Department. In 2007 she continued her career in Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank Plc. taking the position of Executive Director in the Investment Banking Unit responsible for financial markets, private banking, corporate finance, asset management and investment funds.

Since May 2010 she is the President of the Management Board of Zagreb Stock Exchange.

She is a President of the Supervisory Board of the SEE LINK Skopje, legal entity founded in 2014 with the aim to establish regional order routing service between Bulgaria, Macedonia and the Zagreb Stock Exchange. Following the acquisition of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange in late 2015, she is also the president of its Supervisory Board. She is a member of the Supervisory board of the company Pan Pek Ltd. as of December 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Macedonian Stock Exchange as of May 2021.

Over the years Ivana improved her knowledge through various professional seminars on banking and capital markets. She was a speaker, lecturer and participant in numerous conferences and professional gatherings on the subject of banking, finance and capital markets.

Despite continuing challenging environment in which we operate, the Zagreb Stock Exchange was able to launch and implement several projects important for the future of capital markets in Croatia and in the region. SEE LINK project, realized with the support of the EBRD, is the first order routing platform connecting several exchanges in this part of Europe and will enable the participating stock exchanges to increase liquidity in their local markets and be more visible to investors. By acquiring the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, Zagreb Stock Exchange also proved to be a driver of the consolidation processes in the region. This transaction will bring synergies for both markets and represents a major step for the Zagreb Stock Exchange.

As part of the strategy that Zagreb Stock Exchange will be the support to the companies in all stages of their development, the Zagreb Stock Exchange along with partners from Estonia in 2016 launched the platform for „equity crowdfunding“ named Funderbeam South-East Europe (https://www.funderbeam.com/see), which has only during 2017 successfully realized four campaigns for financing Start-ups and SMEs. Besides, the Progress platform was launched in 2018 (https://progress.market/hr), as the answer to the European commission’s initiative - Union Capital Markets, whose goal is to enable equity investments in SMEs, as the most important factor of growth of Croatian economy. All development projects led by the Zagreb Stock Exchange are directed to the region, primarily to the market of Croatia and Slovenia, on which the Zagreb Stock Exchange manages regulated markets.

Zagreb Stock Exchange has also, by using internal resources, became licensed for publishing LEI („Legal Entity Identifier“) labels, as well as authorized APA („Approved publication arrangement”).
Zagreb Stock Exchange will continue to the lead the development of the capital market in the region while providing transparent, secure, cost-effective and efficient marketplace as well as obtaining the highest quality of capital market services in order to meet the needs of investors, issuers and all stakeholders.

Tomislav Gračan, Member of the Management Board
Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb in 1997 and gained the Executive MBA degree from the Cotrugli Business School in 2012.

He started his career in 1998 as an intern at the municipal court in Đurđevac where he continued to work as a legal advisor after passing the bar exam.

At the end of 2001 he transferred to Zagrebačka banka Inc., where he worked as a legal specialist in the Bilogora, Podravina and Prigorje branch as well as in the Directorate for Legal Affairs. In early 2003 he became a consultant to the management board in the company Dioki Inc., responsible for restructuring.

In September 2004 he continued his career in a position of a legal adviser to the management board within HVB Leasing Croatia Ltd. After the integration of HVB Leasing Croatia Ltd. and Locat Leasing Croatia Ltd. into UniCredit Leasing Croatia Ltd. he took the position of an Operations Director. In September 2008 Tomislav joined Hypo-Leasing Ltd., where he worked on restructuring as a counselor to the management board.

Since May 2010 Tomislav is the Member of the Management Board of Zagreb Stock Exchange.

He is a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange and the director of the company Adria Digital Exchange ltd.

He participated in numerous professional educations related to corporate governance and is the author of two books and several papers on law and finance.

The imperative of excellence is in the focus of Zagreb Stock Exchange business policy, and knowledge, experience and enthusiasm are enabling Zagreb Stock Exchange not only to achieve goals but also surpass expectations.
We will continue our work on implementation of new products and services as well on raising the quality of Croatian capital market and meeting the ever increasing investors’ demands on transparency and quality.