Board of Directors


Mr. Branimir Muidza – President

Country General Manager at Heidelberg Cement Group

Mr. Branimir Muidza is Country General Manager at Heidelberg Cement Group, Kakanj cement in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairman of Supervisory Board TBG BH. For the last seven years he has been present at the company in various managing roles. Prior to joining Heidelberg Cement Group, Mr. Muidza was a Broker agent and Analyst with Croatian company Flacius Vrijednosnice (Securities) d.o.o. for three years. He has also ran the company Financije i Racunovodstvo d.o.o. in Croatia. He holds B.A. degree in Finance from University of the Economy and the Tourism, Rijeka, Pula, Croatia. Mr Muidza is Licensed Broker Agent for Trading Securities in Croatia.

Mr Muidza has successfully completed various career and management developmental programs organized by Business School St. Gallen, Harvard and Management Center Europe; and within the HeidelbergCement Group such as: Senior Management Development Program delivered by INSEAD, CEE Management Development Program and HC Executive Development Program.

He is a Board member of the Association for promotion of German - BiH business affairs and a member of Advisory Board of the University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Economics. Mr. Muidza was elected as Business-man of the year in BiH for 2006 and 2007. In addition, he was SAP Project leader in 2001, 1st SAP implementation ever in BiH.


Mr. Ian Brown

Vicepresident

Mr. Ian Brown is the Head of EBRD''s office in BiH since October 2014, but has been a long term resident of the Balkans. He joined EBRD in 2008 working as the regional coordinator of the EBRD''s power and energy team in the Western Balkans, based in Belgrade.

From 2002 to 2008 he worked for the European Union''s European Agency for Reconstruction in Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro, as head of the Agency''s energy sector. Prior to 2002 he worked in Romania and in Hungary as an EU adviser to the Ministry of Industry in both countries.


Mrs. Bojana Skrobic-Omerovic

Vicepresident

was born on September 10th, 1980 in Tuzla, where she finished high school. By profession she is a lawyer graduated from Law School of University of Sarajevo. Currently she is enrolled in graduate studies in the field of international law.

Her career began during her studies, when she worked for the Council of Ministers on the project of making development strategies to combat poverty, that made her learn a lot about the economy. After that, a job at the World Bank as an adviser for youth issues within the education and employment, and eventually she taking over the social programs and projects financing the NGO sector in BiH. In the meantime, she took the step into the private sector as well, establishing company for marketing and events New Age where she worked as a CEO.

For many years she was the director of FIC - Foreign Investors Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina and attended a series of prestigious fellowship and study programs, such as IVLP professional exchange program of the US Embassy, the study of leadership at Oxford Keble University, etc.

She is currently engaged as founder of one of the biggest entrepreneurial and business centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Networks INT.


Mr. Edin Hrnjica

General Manager of the ProCredit Bank d.d. Sarajevo

Mr. Edin Hrnjica was born on December 30th 1974 in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After graduation at the Faculty of Economics, at the University of Sarajevo in 1998, he joined the Micro Enterprise Bank Sarajevo - now ProCredit Bank d.d. Sarajevo.

He has more than 18 years of experience in banking, extensive experience in Payments, Treasury, Retail and especially in the field of small and medium business operations. Since 2012 Mr. Hrnjica has been the General Manager and Chairman of the Management Board of the ProCredit Bank d.d. Sarajevo. Prior to this, Mr Hrnjica was an Executive Director in the ProCredit Bank d.d. Sarajevo (previously the Micro Enterprise Bank) and a Division Manager of Treasury and Payment.

Additional professional education and training of Mr. Hrnjica includes: three years of educational program in the ProCredit Bank Academy (ProCredit Holding, Frankfurt), International Payments (Commerzbank AG Frankfurt, Dresdner Bank Frankfurt, Deutche Bank in Frankfurt) , Financial derivate (EBRD, London), Documentary business (Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt), Management training (Swartz and Parents, Frankfurt), HR management (Gentis, Zagreb), Public relation and public appearance (Pro Educa, Sarajevo), Training and trainers (Ivona Simić, Belgrade). Mr. Hrnjica possesses a long-term management experience and is oriented toward developing and coaching of other to reach their fullest potential.


Ms. Jasmina Lopicic

Executive Director for Finance - M:tel a.d. Banja Luka

Ms. Jasmina Lopicic has more than 10 years of experience in telecommunication sector in financing, accounting and budgeting issues. Since 2007, Ms Lopicic is Executive Director for Finance at Telekom Srpske.

In the period from 2001 till 2008 she held various positions at Telekom Srbije - Member of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, Director for Budgeting and Control Sector, Chief Officer of Budgeting and Control Division and Head of Operational Control Department. Prior to joining Telekom Srbija, Ms Lopicic was a Senior Economist at Public Enterprise PTT traffic "Srbija".

She holds B.S. in Economics from Belgrade University. In addition, she is completing post graduate studies at Faculty of Economics in Belgrade.

Ms. Lopicic is a re-elected member for the fourth term of the FIC Board of Directors.


Mr. Karlheinz Dobnigg

CEO of Raiffeisen BANK dd Bosna i Hercegovina

Mr. Karlheinz Dobnigg has been working in the banking sector for 21 years. He has served since 2014 as the CEO of Raiffeisen BANK dd Bosna i Hercegovina. Dobnigg has direct responsibility for the following board areas: Treasury & Financial Markets & Investment Banking, Marketing & Corporate Communications & Sustainability Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Secretariat. Additionally, he manages the subsidiaries of the Raiffeisen Group in B&H.

He holds a Master of Economics degree in finance, banking and insurance. Before becoming the CEO of Raiffeisen BANK d.d. Bosna i Hercegovina, Dobnigg gained profound working experience as Board Member in the same bank, as well as in various management positions in such other banks as Nova Banjalučka Banka, HVB Central Profit Banka and Bank Austria Creditanstalt. He also acts as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen LEASING d.o.o. Sarajevo and Member of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen INVEST d.o.o. Sarajevo.

In January 2017, Dobnigg took over the function of President of the Board of the Banking Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is currently also a member of the Board of Directors of the Foreign Investors Council.


Mr. Nikhil Mehta

CFO at ArcerolMittal Zenica

Nikhil Mehta is CFO of ArcelorMittal Zenica. For last 8 years he has been present in variety of roles. As a CFO he also is in charge of IT systems of ArcelorMittal Zenica. Nikhil Mehta is a Chartered Accountant from Mumbai - India.

He has total work experience of 18 years in various industries which includes, working as finance & commercial manager for 10 years of which 3 years with indenting/supply & servicing of laboratory instruments and 5 years with Aluminium Industry in MOBASA Kenya (Kenya Aluminium Rolling Mills), 2 years in Voltas Ltd (Tata Group of Companies) as finance & commercial manager before joining ArcelorMittal.

Nikhil Mehta has played a key role in implementation of SAP in ArcelorMittal Zenica. He has a good knowledge of aluminium & steel making process. His expertise includes cost controlling & reduction, cash flow & working capital management, SOX compliance, liasoning with government authorities, banks & financial institutes for banking products like project financing, factoring, etc. Presently he is also leading the Power Plant Project which is going to be a new joint venture company in Zenica.


Ms. Mubera Brković - Treasurer

Tax & Legal Manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Ms. Brković is a Country Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax and Advisory doo, Sarajevo pwc. She leads the PwC tax and legal practice in BiH. She has more than 15 years of experience, extensive experience in tax due diligence, tax planning, and tax compliance.

She joined PwC in 2008 from the Indirect Tax Authority, where she held the position of Tax Inspector for large clients. She has advised many international businesses on the tax and related aspects of acquiring companies and expanding into the region, including leading teams in tax due diligence.

She is Team leader of FIC Working Group on Tax.


Mr. Stevan Dimitrijevic

Partner at Law Office Dimitrijević&Partners

Stevan''s particular areas of expertise include dispute resolution before the courts and international arbitration; M&A and general corporate; bankruptcy and competition. He advises clients in all aspects of legal structuring of their business in the country and in cross border formations. Industries: energy and infrastructure, mining, telecom and media.

Stevan is also a council member of the European Forum of IBA. He has just received a jubilee award from the Law Faculty in Banjaluka, Republic of Srpska, for his contribution to legal profession in the country. Stevan is serving as the member of the Board of FIC for more than a decade.


Mr. Valentin Ilievski

CEO Messer BH Gas d.o.o. & Messer Tehnoplin d.o.o.

Mr. Valentin Ilievski, CEO of Messer BH Gas, Mechanical Engineering, was born on October 16th 1968 in Kumanovo / Macedonia, as a German with Macedonian roots, he is married and has three children. For many years he lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands and China. In his productive and successful management career he has gained many years of international experience in leading companies in the machinery industry.

He specialized in the strategic reorganization and development of enterprises. Since October 2008 he has been CEO of Messer BH Gas d.o.o and Messer Tehnoplin d.o.o. in BiH. Ilievski is Manager of the Year 2009, 2011 and 2012, awarded for large business operations in BiH by Independent Agency for Selection and Manager Promotion. In 2015 he was elected manager of a decade in BiH.


Mr. Nickolas Penny

spent the first ten years of his working career in major drinks companies. His first role was in Moet Hennessy group in France where he was involved in PR activities for major global brands such as Moet & Chandon Champagne and Hennessy Cognac in France. Subsequently he joined the Guinness Group Plc in 1990 and worked in a series of sales and marketing roles on Guinness beer and Johnnie Walker whisky, such as sales and marketing manger for Czech Republic and finally International Marketing manager for Johnnie Walker brands. In 1999, following the merger of Guinness Group with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo, Mr. Penny left to pursue fast moving, smaller scale projects.

First among these was the creation of a market leading brewing business in Romania. This company Brewery holdings Romania grew from just 500,000 HL in 1998 to over 2.4 million hectolitres in three years via acquisition and organic growth, and became the market leader in the Romanian beer Industry ahead of the major international companies. Other projects undertaken between 200 and 2004 include mineral water, chocolate confectionary, bakeries, telecoms and distilling. In 2005 he moved back to London and spent a year working on major strategic consulting projects for companies such as South African Breweries, Coca Cola International, Jim Beam and William Grants

In July 2006 Mr. Penny took over as Director of Banjalučka pivara a.d


Mr. Ranko Markus

doctor of economic sciences with a special interest in the labor market, development policy and investments, has 15 years of working experience. He works as a Director of GOPA mbH, a representative office in BiH since October 2008 and is the head of the Youth Employment Project (YEP) since October 2013.

Before this engagement, he worked at the London School of Economics Enterprise, as Economic Development Advisor, EuroConsultants from Thessaloniki, as a Foreign Direct Investment and UNDP Country Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the head of the Municipal Development Planning Team
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Mr. Damir Ferovic

CEO Zeraa Agriculture Investment and Management

Damir Ferovic is Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in financial, automotive and the food production industries. Skilled in Strategy Development, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Banking and Financial Advisory.

Mr. Ferovic holds Master of Science Degree in Banking and Finance. He started his professional career in Deloitte office in Sarajevo as auditor and continued as consultant in Deloitte Financial Advisory. After Deloitte he worked for 10 years in ASA Prevent Group (one of largest private companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina) where he started as Executive Director for Finance, Accounting and Controlling and advanced to ASA Holding CFO and Board Member. During his employment in ASA Prevent Group he held numerous Supervisory Board positions in companies from Finance Division (Bank, Insurance and Asset Management Company).

At his current position he is responsible for setting up operations of holding company and supervising operations of companies in its portfolio (approx. 160 employees). His main focus in on strategy development and implementation for Zeraa Group.


Ms. Lana Sarajlic

Ms. Lana Sarajlić is an independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss with more 12 years of experience. She is a member of the Bar Association of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Regional Bar Association since 2013. Lana graduated from the University of Sarajevo Law School and holds an M.A. in European Studies from the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.

Lana has advised local and international clients on all aspects of corporate, commercial and employment law, including work on number of large scale transactions that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the past few years. Lana has extensive compliance related expertise, with a special focus on data protection.

She has also participated as lecturer and panelist at numerous conferences and seminars in the field of employment and personal data protection.

Lana is registered trademark representative and team leader of the ICT group with the Foreign Investors Council.


Mr. Stjepan Kumric

has spent most of his twenty years’ work experience in the cement industry, holding different management positions in the field of sales and marketing.

He is currently holding the position of the General Manager of Fabrika cementa Lukavac d.d - a member of the Asamer Baustoffe AG group from Austria – which also includes in its structure two concrete plants in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, as well as a cement sales company in Croatia.

Stjepan Kumric is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the limestone mine Vijenac, as well as member of the Supervisory Board of CEMMAC a.s cement factory, Slovakia.

In addition to numerous professional education and trainings, his academic education was upgraded by completing the MBA study program at Limak - Austrian Busniess School Linz, Austria.






  • Kolektiv
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • Eco Energy
  • Europian Bank
  • MOP
  • Marbo
  • Phoenix
  • McCann
  • Mastercard
  • Elnos
  • Gazprom
  • EFT
  • VIA MEDIA
  • Senso San
  • Maric And Co
  • GOPA Worldwide Consultants
  • Natron - hayat
  • British American Tobacco
  • ProCredit Bank
  • Violeta
  • Colliers
  • Meggle
  • Carmeuse
  • AL Shiddi
  • Telemach
  • Volkswagen
  • WOLF THEISS
  • SR Investment
  • YTONG
  • Saga NFG d.o.o.
  • Hypo Aple Adria
  • SHAD Invest
  • SHP Celex
  • Kakanj cement
  • DDC
  • JTI
  • UniCredit Bank
  • manpowergroup
  • PWC
  • Dimitrijević & Partners
  • BANJALUČKA PIVARA AD
  • Sarajevo City Center
  • Mtel
  • Bosna Bank Internations
  • Coca-Cola HBC Adria
  • CMS-RRH
  • SKF
  • infobip
  • Sparkasse
  • Jami
  • Aljazeera Balkans
  • Hotel Bristol
  • ALBA
  • Sisecam
  • SEBBA
  • FCL
  • Comsar
  • Sarajevski Kiseljak
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Network
  • Hold INA
  • Studen Holding (Bimal)
  • Nsoft
  • Philip Morris
  • Messer