AmCham Talents - Final Event

On 28 November the finals of the AmCham Talents 2017 program were held. This year’s competition was fiercer than ever and the contest for the Talent of the Year title was close till the very end. However, after presentations and panel questions Željka Ćenan from Poliklinika Bagatin won this year’s AmCham Talent of the Year title, although Zdenko Hegeduš from Erste & Steiermarkische Bank, who came in second, and Matija Vragović from AbbVie, who came in third, proved to be worthy competitors.

We would like to thank all the sponsors and the Election Committee members: Ivan Žižić, Board Member, Raiffeisenbank Austria, Ognjen Bagatin, General Director, Poliklinika Bagatin, Irena Stastny, Market Access & Communication Manager, AbbVie, Bojan Poljičak, Director, Adecco, Hrvoje Bardek, Partner, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Tomislav Juraga, Enterprise Sales Manager SEE, Dell, Zvonimir Madunić, Partner, EY, Ivica Krizmanić, General Manager, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Mario Jurišić, Board Member, PBZ Card and Nikola Drašković, Senior Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology Croatia.

We also wish to congratulate all the participants and thank them for being part of the AmCham Talents program.


  • November 28, 2017
  • 17:30h - 19:30h
  • Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Mihanovićeva 1
AmCham Talents 2017 - Program

March - Importance of Life-long Education

  • Opening event – Speed networking + short lecture by Don Hudspeth, President & Dean, RIT Croatia

March - Strategic Planning

  • Filip Glavan, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group 

April - Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0

  • Mr. Boris Bauk, Channel & Service Providers Lead East and South Europe (SEE & CIS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise

May - Diversity in Business

  • Mr. Tomislav Juraga, Regional Sales Director SEE, Dell EMC 

June - Diplomatic Skills

  • H.E. Julieta Valls Noyes, Ambassador of the United States of America 

July - On the Wings of Advertising

  • Mr. Ognjen Bagatin, General Director, Poliklinika Bagatin   

September - Business Negotiation

  • Mr. Damir Vanđelić, President of the Board, Croatia Osiguranje

October - Business Manners

  • Mrs. Milada Privora, Lecturer of Diplomatic Protocol, Visoka škola Međunarodnih odnosa i diplomacije Dag Hammarskjöld 

November - Citizen of the World - Doing Business Globally

  • Mr. Ronald B. Given, Branch Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co 

Final event – selection of the AmCham Talent of the Year and certificate ceremony

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