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MENTORSHIP - Invitation for AmCham Talents Alumni
September 20, 2022

MENTORSHIP - Invitation for AmCham Talents Alumni

Members of AmCham Talents Alumni group are invited to join mentorship program. The program is free of charge and it is for participants of previous generations of the AmCham Talents so that, with the support of AmCham, they can systematically continue their development. Enrollments with CV and motivation letter are open until September 30.

We continue with AmCham Talents Alumni mentoring program in which candidates have found a mentor who will support further career development with their advice and experience. The AmCham Talents Alumni mentoring program lasts one year, with meetings approximately once a month for an hour to an hour and a half, virtually or live. Mentee suggests e-mailing a topic a week in advance, asking questions, observations, or general discussion points so that the mentor can prepare, and sending feedback after the meeting.

Enrollments with CV and motivation letter are open until September 30 and you can enroll by email at

Experiences of participants:

Željka Bučec: "If you want to advance in your career, I strongly recommend applying for the AmCham Talents Alumni mentoring program. This program is a perfect opportunity to reflect on your development and enrich your experience. My mentor Hrvoje Badovinac inspired me with his perseverance, honesty, experience, and people-loving nature. He helped me to develop a new setup of skills with his advice and experience. It was very important for me, in my role as a people manager, to understand the organizational process and ways to support others because this role comes with its own set of challenges. And at the end of the day, we all need a breather, a different perspective, and an opportunity for introspection. A mentor can help and guide you in the right direction with your career."

Nikša Glogoški:"It was a great pleasure to participate in AmCham Talents Alumni Mentoring Program. I had an opportunity to connect in an informal way with a great professional of huge experience Mr. Nikola Dujmovic. It was very informative and inspiring to discuss subjects that were interesting to me, so I thank my mentor for this opportunity. Additionally, I was positively surprised by the SPAN team's openness and willingness to share their experience and knowledge since my mentor arrange to meet the Heads of a few departments."

Igor Prodan: "Signing up for the AmCham Talents Alumni mentoring program is a must-have for anyone who wants to actively work on own growth, both business and personal. The program enables one-on-one consultations with leading experts in their field, who selflessly share their experiences with the participants. I can freely say that the mentoring by Mr. Tomislav Šlat was extremely professional, with a complete focus on the transfer of advice and experiences that will surely help me in further life challenges."


Hrvoje Badovinac, Medical Technology Consultant

Hrvoje Badovinac is a medical technology consultant and former Regional director of Medtronic Adriatic experienced in various skills crucial for business success, such as: leadership, project management, market development, talent management and mentoring. After graduating from the Faculty of Economics University of Zagreb, he started his career in Banex company followed by working for Medtronic in Vienna, Austria. In 1996 he opened a Medtronic’s representative office in Zagreb which over the years of his leadership became the center for the Adriatic Region.

Luka Gašpar, experienced CEO

Experienced executive officier of large Croatian and international companies such as Nikola Tesla Institute, Ericcson Nikola Tesla, Emerson, Vertiv, Končar and Inetec. Innovative strong professional with history of achievements in business results, business development in many countries and driven by business opportunities. By education Master Engineer of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and proven in fields of top management, leadership, project management, sales and marketing.

Dr. Milorad Gošev, before retirement General Manager, Roche in Croatia

After being in General Practice for several years, in 1986 dr Gošev joined the pharmaceutical company Pliva as Head of Registration Department, Head of Pre-clinical and Clinical Research and Development in Pliva Research Institute, and Head of Marketing and Development. In 1989, dr Gošev won Pliva Annual Award for Research.

In 1991, dr Gošev have joined Roche. He established offices in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2004, dr Gošev holds the position of General Manager of Roche Affiliate in Croatia, until his retirement in 2021. The focus of action was on the timely restructuring and reorganization of personnel and business processes, based on monitoring and successful forecasting of market needs. It has resulted in the continuous improvement of Roche d.o.o.'s operations over the course of 30 years. Today, in the therapeutic areas in which it is present on the Croatian market, it is the leading company in terms of the number of patients who use innovative medicines.

Doctor of Medicine degree, Post Graduate Study in Clinical Research, participated in more than 20 Marketing and Business Courses from institutions like INSEAD and London Business School – 360 Degrees.

Nikola Dujmović, President/CEO at SPAN

Generated by BOT: Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Process, Negotiation, Business Planning, Requirements Analysis, and Enterprise Software. Strong business development professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused on Telecommunications and information sciences from University of Zagreb.

Anita Lacmanović, Managing Director of SAP in Croatia

Anita Lacmanović was born in Šibenik and lived in Vienna for more than 30 years, where she started her professional career at Hewlett Packard Austria. After moving to Croatia, she further specialized in online business and spent 12 years in various managerial and director positions in the e-commerce industry, including two leading retail and wholesale companies, M SAN and Fortenova Group. Her focus was on the growth and development of large online companies with a clear priority of profit maximization, cost optimization, and high operational efficiency in achieving results. Her management of SAP Croatia was marked by a new strategy with a clear focus on the accelerated transition of users to cloud solutions and a commitment to the success of existing and future SAP clients.

Tomislav Šlat, International Business Development Consultant

General Management and business development professional with more than 30 years of international sales and marketing experience in Central & Eastern Europe, with strong leadership and managerial skills, lean management and intercultural experience, demonstrated through high level of responsibility, strong self-motivation, committment, excellent inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and proven "can-do" attitude. Substantial achievements in managing diversity, attracting and developing talents, creating highly engaged winning organizations with strong ethical conduct values. Experienced in project and business process management (Six Sigma) as well as Mergers & Acquisitions project management. President of AmCham from 2000-2002 and currently Vice president of Foreign Investors Council in Croatia. Until recently Senior Country Leader Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia for 3M.

Marin Tadić, director Oracle Croatia

Marin started his career in management by working at Reuters GmbH in Austria. In 1994 he got opportunity to establish and develop Reuters offices and businesses in Slovenia, Croatia and BiH. During the next few years he successfully developed significant number of projects in banking sector (Forex segment) in these countries.

From 1998 to 2002 Marin took on the role Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Croatia and territory responsibility for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania. During that period he had progressively developed all segments of HP's business like enterprise computing segment, printing and imagining and desk computing segment. In March 2002 Marin took over the position of Managing Director of Oracle Croatia Ltd. From 2002 he was continuously and persistently building a team of experts ready to respond to complex demands in enterprise B2B segment, primarily with financial, telco, retail and public sector customers. In 2016 Marin took over the new responsibility for Adriatic region – Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia and since 2019, Marin is in position of Cluster Leader, with responsibility for Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia and Hungary.

Marin holds Master degree on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Telecommunications and IT, with thesis project around Internet protocols. Since 2005 he holds Executive MBA accomplished at Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) of International Management in Paris, and the University of Edinburgh Management School in UK.

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