Zoran Barac, PhD

Zoran Barac

Zoran Barac, PhD is the Managing Director of the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) where he is also the Head of the Finance and Accounting Department. Zoran Barac received his PhD in Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and his MSc in International Economics at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business. Currently, he teaches the course: Corporate Governance.

Before joining the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Barac held several senior executive and board positions in the corporate sector such as the finance director of the regional media company and CFO of a pharmaceutical distribution company. Before entering the corporate sector, Zoran Barac was the President of the management board of the Croatian Pension Investment Company. Barac also served as a Governing Board member of the Croatian Pension Supervisory Authority in the period from 2000 to 2005.

Barac currently serves as the President of the Supervisory board of Platinum Invest, an Investment Funds Management Company. He also serves as a Supervisory board member of the ZSEM Business Academy and a member of the Supervisory board of Croatia Airlines.

As an experienced coach and sports official, he serves as the President of the Croatian Wushu Federation, a national sports organization that governs Croatian Wushu, which is the collective term for the martial art practices and sports which originated and developed in China. Also as a National Wushu team coach, he coached medal-winning athletes in national and international competitions.

Barac also served as a member of the Governing Council of the Croatian Agency for the Supervision of Pension Funds in the period between 2000 and 2005.