Participant biographies

Governor Senad Softić, Ph.D. has been at the position the Governor of the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH) since August 11, 2015. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Sarajevo. He is the President of the Management Board of the Deposit Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a member of the Advisory Group of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE). He is the author and co-author of 16 books and monographs. In his many years of consulting and research practice, working at the Institute for Organization and Economics in Sarajevo (1987-1995) and the Economic Institute in Sarajevo (1995-2007), he participated, as an author, co-author or manager, in the realization of more than 150 studies , projects and studies from different areas of micro and macro economy. During his professional career, he was the deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Bank, later the Development Bank of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For his work on preserving monetary stability and his contribution to maintaining the financial stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he is the winner of several awards, among which we highlight: "BH - European Personality of the Year in the field of finance" awarded by the European Independent Agency Sarajevo - Secretariat of the Regional Directorate for the Selection and Promotion of Managers Bosnia and Herzegovina, Southeast and Central Europe (2022); "Golden BAM" for contribution to the stability of the financial system of BH (2020); "Večernjak seal" for the person of the year in the Public Administration category for 2020; The best manager in the field of finance (2017), the best textbook for higher education for the book "Symptoms and causes of the crisis of companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011). He has rich international experience, and is a member of several international bodies in the field of monetary policy and management. Membership in the Advisory Group of the European Fund for South-Eastern Europe stands out. In the period from 2015 to today, he participated as an introducer, reporter and panelist in numerous international conferences organized by international financial institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and others) in the country and abroad. He is a participant in the Economic and Financial Dialogue between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey, Brussels, (2016-2022). In addition to study stays and training in the field of economics abroad, as part of educational activities, he also appeared as a lecturer at a large number of seminars and symposia in the field of management, finance, business planning, organization and small business.

Hanan Nanić, Producer and journalist of the Al Jazeera Balkans Hanan Nanić has worked for Al Jazeera Balkans since 2018. As of December 2022, she is a Producer for the Current Affairs Department, producing and hosting studio shows, interviews and field stories. Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Producer in the fast-paced News Department – creating breaking news on global politics, which entailed research, writing, procurement and editing of video and graphic material. She is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an employee of AJMN, Hanan has collaborated with Al Jazeera Balkans’ Documentary Film Festival AJB DOC since 2021 as a moderator of Q&A sessions and discussion panels with international filmmakers. She has also worked as a conference moderator with the Economist and Color Media in 2021, as well as Addiko Bank and Deloitte on their project “Ženska mentorska mreža” in 2022. Hanan holds two master’s degrees – MA in International Relations from Utrecht University in Netherlands and MA in Political Science from University of Zagreb in Croatia. Prior to joining Al Jazeera, she worked as a newspaper editor and journalist in Croatia, taught and adjudicated high school and university debate and worked on a security education project in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During her bachelor’s studies, she was awarded a Special Rector’s Award for journalist work. Hanan speaks English and languages of the Balkan region fluently, is intermediate in Spanish and has A2 level of proficiency in Arabic. She studied Latin for seven and ancient Greek for five years.

H.E. Thomas Fitschen, Ambassador of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Thomas Fitschen, Ph.D., born 1959 in Oldenburg, Germany. He is a lawyer by education, studied at the University of Kiel and received his doctorate in international law from the University of Saarbrücken. He joined the German diplomatic service in 1990. In the period 1991 - 1993, he was an employee in the Department for Public International Law, Federal Foreign Office Bonn. From 1993 to 1996, he was the officer for social issues and human rights at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York. In the period 1996 - 1999, he was consul and head of the legal department at the German Embassy in Manila, Philippines, where he covered Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. In the period 1999-2001, he was a clerk in the Department for Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism at the Main Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, where he was deputy head of the Working Group for Global Issues in 2001-2005. He was a legal adviser and deputy head of the Political Department of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York from 2005 to 2008. In the period 2008 to 2011, he took over the duties of the head of the Department for the Affairs of the UN General Assembly and specialized UN agencies and was the deputy head of the Working the Foreign Office's Rule of Law Promotion Group in Berlin. In the period 2011-2012, he was a member of the Geneva Center for Security Policy. He spent the years 2012 - 2015 as ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the Federal Republic of Germany at the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. In the period from 2015 to 2018, he was the Director for the fight against terrorism and international cyber policy at the United Nations, and from 2018 to 2019, he was the Special Representative for Cyber ​​Foreign Policy and Cyber ​​Security. He is the Ambassador of Germany to the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of Nauru from 2019 to 2022, when he comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina as the German Ambassador. He is a member of the German Society for International Law (DGIR) and the German United Nations Association (DGVN). He is married and father of two children.

Gilles Rebattet, First Counsellor, Head of Operations Section II (Economic Development, Natural Resources, Infrastructures) of the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr Gilles Rebattet, First Counsellor, is Head of Operations Section II (Economic Development, Natural Resources, Infrastructures) of the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 September 2019. He has a Civil Engineer's degree with a specialisation in Urban Planning and Spatial Development. Throughout his 30 years of experience as an EU official serving in Brussels, Egypt, Russia, Sub-Sahara African countries and his current posting in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Rebattet has had a particular focus on energy, private sector and sustainable development. In many occasions, he has been involved in sector policy analysis and policy dialogue with national authorities.
From 1987 to 1993, he served in the French Ministry for Transport, Housing and Town Planning as Head of Unit “Public Building Constructions” (Lille, France) and then as Head of Unit “Urban Planning and Spatial Development” (Pau, France). In 1993, he joined the European Commission serving as Technical Advisor and Acting Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Gabon. More recently, he was the Head of Cooperation of the European Commission Delegation to Senegal and Head of the Section “Sustainable Development and Infrastructure” in the European Commission Delegation to Congo Brazzaville.

Paul Cronin, Managing Director and CEO Adriatic Metals PLC Paul Cronin has a unique background of commodity trading, investment banking and funds management in the Natural Reources sector, coupled with early mover experience in Central and Eastern Europe. He was the co-founder of Adriatic Metals in 2017, and has lead the company from exploration success, through permitting, financing and into construction. Paul is based in Sarajevo, relocating to the city near the companies operations at the beginning of the COVID pandemic to ensure that the project continued with its rapid expansion. Paul commenced his career with Philip Morris International's Central & Eastern European division, before returning to Australia to complete his MBA. He was previously Director of Origination at Constellation Commodities Group, and Vice President of the renowned RMB Resources fund. He has spent most of his career working in Europe, and is uniquely placed to execute on the companies strategy to become a mid tier European diversified miner.

Ahmet Egrlić, born in 1971, resides in Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds a Master's degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka. During his successful career, he held managerial positions in several different institutions, including the Ministry of Veterans and War Invalids in the Government of Una-Sana Canton, and the Public Company "UKUS" and the Public Utility Company "RAD" Ključ. In the term of office 2014-2018 g. Egrlić was a member of the Una-Sana Canton Assembly. In June 2013, Mr. Egrlić was elected President of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the elections held in June 2018, he was re-elected to the position of President for the mandate period 2018-2022, and the confidence of businessmen was also shown in the elections held in May 2022, when he was re-elected as President for the mandate period 2022-2026. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Management Board of the Western Balkans Chamber of Investment Forum, and has been a member of the Management Board of the Eurochamber for two terms. Performing the above functions, Mr. Egrlic has gained enviable experience when it comes to improving regional cooperation and economic opportunities, and has made a significant contribution to strengthening the image of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is married and the father of four children.



H.E. Johann Sattler
, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Johann Sattler is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 September 2019. He graduated from Innsbruck University in 1994 with a Diploma/Master in Political Science and Slavic Languages and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Vienna in 2008. Throughout his previous experience, and his most recent experience as Austrian ambassador to Albania, Ambassador Sattler has had a particular focus on the Western Balkans. In 1996 he joined the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in the Human Rights Department. In 1997, he joined the European Community Monitoring Mission, where he was posted to Sarajevo and Tirana. More recently, he was the Head of the Western Balkans Unit within the Directorate for Eastern/South Eastern Europe at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He took up ambassadorial duties in Albania in 2016. He was born in 1969 in Austria. Apart from native German, Ambassador Sattler is fluent in English and Russian, and proficient in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Albanian.

Robert Čoban was born on July 27, 1968. in Bač in Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. He finished high school in Bačka Palanka, and studied at the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad. Since 1990, he has been working as a journalist - initially as a Novi Sad correspondent for the Belgrade "Večernje novosti"; Zagreb's "Arena", Sarajevo's "Naših dana". He also collaborates in the magazines "Vreme" and "Stav". In 1992, together with a group of students, he renewed the publishing of the student monthly "Index". After two issues, the entire editorial staff was replaced and the "Independent index" was launched, which would later change its name to "Svet", from which the publishing house Color Press Group was born. Today at the head of the Color Press Group, the largest magazine publisher in the region with companies in all 6 republics - 84 magazines, 21 internet portals and over 50 conferences and festivals annually. The company portfolio also includes numerous licensed titles: "The Economist", "Diplomacy & Commerce", "Hello!", "Brava Casa", "Gloria", "Story", "Grazia" and many others. Among the conferences organized by the Color Press Group are: "Pro Femina", "Food Talk", "The Economist: The World in...", "Digital", "Book Talk", "CSR Serbia", "Serbia Goes Green", "Teen Talk" and many others.

H.E. Christine Toudic, Ambassador of France to Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented her credentials to the Bosnian authorities on November 17, 2020. She was born on January 19, 1964. She graduated from the French Institute for Political Studies and worked in several positions in the Ministry. of foreign affairs. She started her diplomatic career in 1987 in the Central Administration for Central and Eastern Europe, and in 1990 she worked in the Office of the State Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1993, he transferred to the Service of Protocol and Ceremonies, where he remained until 1996, when he went to Quebec as Deputy Consul General. From 2000, she was first secretary and then second counselor at the French Embassy in Havana, where she remained until 2004, when she was appointed deputy assistant director for deconcentration (budgetary and financial affairs) in the Central Administration. She remained in this position until 2008. In the period April-June 2007, she was an auditor at the Diplomatic Institute. From 2008 to 2012, she was the assistant director for state and administrative affairs (real estate and logistics). He continued his diplomatic career in 2012 as consul general in Madrid, then from 2016 as ambassador of France in Montenegro, from where he will come to Sarajevo in November 2020 as ambassador of France in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For her merits, she received honorary decorations from France, she was declared a Knight of the Legion of Honor and a Knight of the National Order of Merit. In addition to English, Spanish, Russian and Italian, Ambassador Toudić also speaks our B/H/S language.

Faruk Hadžić, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University SSST Sarajevo, a macroeconomic analyst, and a consultant
Dr. Faruk Hadžić is the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University SSST Sarajevo, a macroeconomic analyst, and a consultant. For his success during his studies, he received one gold and two silver plaques from the University of Tuzla. He is the author of several books, scientific papers, studies, and documents for domestic and international institutions. He is interested in research topics such as macroeconomics, economic policy, international economics, and data analytics. He is a member of the World Economic Association and the Post-Keynesian Economic Association.

Lada Busevac, IFC's Head of office for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro
Lada Busevac is IFC's Head of office for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro based in Sarajevo where she leads a team of ten. Lada has over 20 years of business consulting and development finance experience gained globally with particular focus on investment climate. She holds Masters in European Studies from a joint program of University of Bologna, University of Sarajevo and London School of Economics. Lada is a trained negotiator/mediator from Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and also has obtained further specialization in sustainability and circular economy at Cambridge’s Judge Business School. In 2012 Lada received Outstanding Leadership Award from US based International Association for Conflict Resolution for her contribution to promoting better dispute resolution practices for businesses globally. Married and mother to two boys.

Branimir Muidža, Heidelberg Materials General Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia Branimir Muidža is the General Manager of Heidelberg Materials in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, General Manager of Tvornica cementa Kakanj, Director of Dunav Drava Cement Zagreb and TBG Beton Zagreb, as well as the Prokurist of TBG BH in BiH. He completed management education organized by Harvard – Boston, Business School St. Gallen – London, Management Centre Europe – Brussels and Barcelona; and within HeidelbergCement Group he has completed the Senior Management Development Program INSEAD – Paris, DUKE Corporate Education – Frankfurt. He has been the Chairman of the Foreign Investment Council in BiH since 2011, the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Economics, a Board Member of the Association for the promotion of German – Bosnian and Herzegovinian business affairs - AHK, and a member of the Managing Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Zenica-Doboj Canton.

Amer Hadžikadić, Member of the Management Board of Sparkasse Bank BiH Amer Hadžikadić is a Member of the Management Board of Sparkasse Bank BiH, and under his jurisdiction are the Directorate of IT and Organization, the Sector of Operations and the Directorate for Security and Asset Management. Previously, he was the Head of the IT company Oracle in BiH and managed IT departments in other renowned domestic and foreign companies. He was educated in the United States at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a master's degree in computer science as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering. He unselfishly shares his many years of professional experience and knowledge with students at the University of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, where he has been engaged as a lecturer and expert in the IT industry since 2007. He appreciates honesty and tolerance in his colleagues, as well as when they show initiative and independence, and he believes that a manager is only as successful as his colleagues with whom he works.

Petar Ćorluka, president of Violeta, owner and founder Petar Ćorluka was born in 1958. He is the president of the Violeta d.o.o. board, owner and founder. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Sarajevo. He shows special interest in investments in innovative technologies in production, investments in the brand, socially responsible business and employee education. In 1990, he started private entrepreneurship and started a private business by establishing the first commercial company. In the period 1990 - 2002, he signed contracts on the distribution of products for BiH with Ferrero, Barilla, BMI, PIK and many others. He realizes the opening of the first retail store with a bar at the cash register in BiH-Gorica, as well as the opening of the first Shopping Center in BiH in Tomislavgrad. In 2002, he developed new business guidelines for the production of hygiene products and built the innovative Violeta brand. In a short time, it stands out from the competition, and thus baby diapers, sanitary napkins, wet wipes, toilet paper, kitchen napkins with the label Violete become the best-selling brand in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2011, he opened a factory in Sv. Helena near Zagreb and a branch in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2015, he started a new factory on Dubrava in Grude, which launched liquid detergents and fabric softeners on the market. In the same year, it invests in new Japanese technology for the production of diapers, the first of its kind in Europe, using Air Dry technology and the ability to produce up to 800 diapers per minute. The company Violeta is today a regional leader in the production of hygiene products.




H.E. Julian Reilly
, British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Ambassador Julian Reilly was most recently the UK’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, and throughout his career has worked extensively in East Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the security, stability and prosperity agendas. In 2013-14 he was Deputy Head of Mission and Director of UK Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He previously worked on Western Balkans issues when Deputy Head of Western Balkans and EU Enlargement Department, 2010 – 2013. Prior to that he spent four years as the Head of Chancery in Moscow.  He joined the FCO from Edinburgh University, where he studied literature and the history of art. He is married and with his wife continues to follow music and the arts, and to enjoy the mountains and the sea.

H.E. Steliana Nedera, UNDP Resident Representative in BiH H.E. Steliana Nedera was appointed to the position of resident representative of UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2019. Before her engagement in BiH, Mrs. Nedera worked as a deputy resident representative of UNDP in Serbia (from 2014 to 2019), in Kosovo* (from 2011 to 2014), and in Kazakhstan (from 2007 to 2011 . years). She joined the UNDP team in 2004 as an assistant to the resident representative of UNDP in Moldova. Before her career at UNDP, Ms. Nedera managed the local office of DFID (UK Agency for International Development) in Moldova from 2000 to 2004, and also from 1996 to 1999 she was engaged in private foundations for development of civil society and media. Mrs. Nedera obtained a master's degree in development management and is currently attending master's studies in global diplomacy. Mrs. Nedera is a graduate in law. *All references to Kosovo are in accordance with Resolution 1244 (1999) of the United Nations Security Council.

Jelena Ristic, Director of Mastercard for the markets of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro Jelena Ristic is a Country manager for Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina markets at Mastercard, a technological leader in non-cash transactions. Jelena is responsible for the development and execution of local strategies in these markets and maintaining strong partnerships with key customers in the private and public sectors. Since 2009, she has been continuously developing and implementing innovative methods for card payments, ensuring that they are always fast, safe, and secure. She has built a business reputation on the achieved results, fair and good relationships, by developing public-private partnerships that make everyday life easier for citizens. Jelena is also the Vice president of the Fair Competition Association of NALED and a member of the Advisory Board of the Rome Business School. She has a degree in economics and came to Mastercard from the banking sector.

H.E. Johanna Strömquist, Ambassador of Sweden to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Johanna Strömquist is the Ambassador of Sweden to Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2019. She joined the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1999. Her career has focused on security policy, state-building, EU Enlargement, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. She has worked for the EU and the UN both at headquarters in Brussels and New York as well as in the field in the Western Balkans. Her diplomatic career at the Swedish Foreign Ministry includes postings as Deputy Head of Mission in Jerusalem and in the Office of the Foreign Minister in Stockholm.

Joan Hoey heads a team of analysts covering Europe, in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Analysis division. She is personally responsible for providing political and economic forecasts for a number of countries in the region, including the UK and Greece. Joan has long experience in sharing her country and specialist expertise with clients. She is an experienced speaker and media presenter.
Joan is the editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit's flagship annual Democracy Index. She joined The EIU in 1995 after working as a freelance journalist covering the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe. She has a first class BA in History from Sussex University. She speaks English and Serbo-Croat (intermediate).

Stephen Kinloch Pichat, Deputy Resident Representative in UNDP BiH
Mr. Stephen Kinloch Pichat is the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in BiH since October 2021. Stephen Kinloch Pichat, a French and British national, joined UNDP through its Leadership Development Programme in 2001. Over the last 20 years, previously to joining the UNDP BiH team, he assumed managerial and leadership functions with UNDP in Angola, Afghanistan, Darfur, Somaliland, Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Chad.  He also provided strategic planning advice to Resident Coordinators in Afghanistan and Haiti. In HQs, he coordinated and supported emergency response, at the UNV’s Humanitarian Relief Unit and Liaison Office in Geneva (1995-2000) and at UNDP’s Emergency Response Division (2001) and at Crisis Response Unit (2015) in New York. 
 Between 1991 and 1994, Stephen covered post-cold-war events for the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)’s European Office in Geneva and served as a UN volunteer to Cambodia (UNTAC), the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (UNHCR), and Somalia (UNOSOM). He holds a master’s degree from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, and a PhD in political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Richlove Mensah, Regional Director, Trade & Investment, Central Europe & Western Balkans, Department for International Trade UK   Richlove Mensah is Department for International Trade’s Regional Director for Trade and Investment in Central and Eastern Europe. Based in Warsaw, he provides leadership and strategic direction to fourteen teams across the region: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Prior to joining DIT he worked as an Economic Adviser at the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) where he had the responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the department’s analytical work on international trade and investment. Prior to this, he worked at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) as Head of Global Economy and G7 Foreign Affair sous Sherpa, where he was directly involved in international G7 negotiations. Before joining FCO, he worked as the Head of DfT’s Better Regulation Unit, where he had the overall responsibility for the quality of the Department’s Regulatory Impact Assessments. He has also held two positions at the UK’s Business Department, including as Trade Economist. He represented the UK in this capacity at the WTO, OECD and the EU. He studied Economics and Politics (BA) at Manchester University and International Economics (MSc) at Lunds Universitet in Sweden.

Amir Softić, President of the Management Board of Sparkasse Bank BiH Amir Softić, Ph.D. is the CEO, CRO and CFO of Sparkasse Bank BiH with more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector. His professional path includes significant work experience in management positions in banking, primarily in the risk management segment. During his career, he was in charge of implementing a comprehensive risk recovery program and new banking regulations. Amir Softić is one of the founders and was for many years the President of the Association of Professional Risk Managers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a visiting lecturer at the Banking Academy at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo and a lecturer, industry expert at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST). He is the author and co-author of several scientific and professional works, published in domestic and international magazines and anthologies. He received his doctorate in 2021 at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo with the topic: EU regulatory banking system and business cycle in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has significant competencies related to the development of business plans and due diligence, risk management of investment project implementation, restructuring consulting, and the development of models and tools for decision-making in the lending process.

Samir Mustafić, President of the Management Board of ASA Bank   Samir Mustafić, President of the Management Board of ASA Bank, is an experienced professional with proven skills and background in banking and finance. He has achieved exceptional business results through his many years of work. Over the last decade, ASA Bank positioned itself as the largest domestic bank in BiH and significantly strengthened its market position. At the helm, he successfully managed the processes of integration and business development, as well as significant strengthening of the market position of ASA Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the latest business move,  ASA Bank made it to the TOP 3 largest banks in the BiH market. In addition to the above, Samir held the position of Director of ASA Leasing. He was appointed as the President of the Management Board of ASA Bank in August 2016, and since then the Bank has recorded continuous growth.   Samir Mustafić is an expert in the field of banking, investments, and market flows, and has won several prestigious awards for his work. Samir is a member of the Board at the Employers Association FBiH. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, and a master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware - Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo. He is currently attending doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo.