The Assembly is the highest body the Foreign Investors Council, and it consists of the authorized representatives of ordinary members of the Council. The Assembly meets at least annually to discuss and decide on any matter related to accomplishment of the objectives of the FIC. Between two Assembly sessions, its function is performed by the Board of Directors, with the exception of decisions which require votes of two thirds of the present Council members.


Board of Directors is the executive body of the FIC, responsible for strategic direction and activities of the Council. The Board of Directors is composed of a minimum five and a maximum of nine members, that is, the President, two Vice Presidents and two to six other members elected by the Assembly with the mandate of two years.

Mladen Fogec was born in 1959 in Zagreb, where he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and acquired the title of a graduate electrical engineer.
Having completed his studies, he started working at the company ATM Inženjering, which was later on acquired by Siemens, where he worked on the design of automation of industrial plants and processes.
Two years later, he started working in Banex, distributor and Siemens representative for the former Yugoslavia, where he took on the position of a sales engineer. He worked at that position until the establishment of Siemens in Croatia, where he started working as a sales manager.
In the late eighties, as a part of Banex, a former Siemens branch office in Zagreb, Mladen Fogec launched the business of sales and servicing of Siemens ultrasound devices and electromedical equipment for the market of the entire region. In 1997, he took over the position of the head of the Siemens division for medical solutions and equipment.
He was the President of the Board of Management of Siemens from 2009-2018 where he was is responsible for the company’s growth and development in the areas od Industry and Energy, as well as for increasing exports and competitiveness of the company both on the domestic market as well as the markets of neighboring countries.
Na mjestu predsjednika Uprave Siemensa Hrvatska bio je zadužen za rast i razvoj kompanije u području Industrije i Energije kao i za povećanje izvoza i konkurentnosti tvrtke na domaćem tržištu i tržištu susjednih zemalja.
Mladen Fogec is the President of the Foreign Investors Council in the Republic of Croatia, a board member of the German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and a member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian-Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Tomislav Šlat, Business Leader SEE Cluster, Key account, Commercialization and Sustainability Leader SEE Region. Tomislav Šlat was born in 1961 in Zagreb, where he graduated from the Faculty of Economics and later on completed his Master of science and MBA. He started his career in Exportdrvo and joined 3M in 1988. For 30 years he is leading the business development for 3M in Eastern Europe in various roles and functions, being responsible for multiple product divisions. He was also managing a variety of countries in South East Europe with responsibility for the overall activities of the local organizations.
Tomislav Šlat was President of the American Chamber of Commerce 2000 – 2002, one of the founders of the Croatian Business Competitiveness council and active member of various business associations.

Viktor Pavilinic_slika_FICCViktor Pavlinić, the president of the Management Board of Tele2. He has over 18 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, ranging from various positions in the finance, sales and logistics departments. Viktor started his career at HT d.d. in 1997 in the HT logistics division. From 2002 he joined the finance team of HT’s mobile unit, first in the Accounting Department and since 2005 in the Controlling Department at T-Mobile. In 2008, Viktor joined Tele2 as Head of Controlling Department and he was appointed CFO and Management Board Member in 2011. Viktor Pavlinić currently holds the position as President of the Managemnet Board of Tele2. Viktor holds a degree in economics from the University of Zagreb

Burak Baykan, CEO of D-Marin Group. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey on 8 August 1975. He was graduated from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Politics and International Relations in 1998, and from Touro University in Moscow in 2001, holding Master degree of Business Administration (specialized on Marketing).
From 1999 until 2009 he worked in Russia, on several executive positions, he had done consultancy, was Commercial Director at JVT Dynamic Logistics and Area Manager in Koleksiyon Mobilya.
In December 2007 he started his career in Dogus Holding (Moscow, Russia) as Advisor to CEO. In January 2010 he became the part of Investment Department of the group, and started to work as Regional director for Croatia and Montenegro, with responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations in both Croatia and Montenegro.
Regarding activities and memberships Burak Baykan is President for Turkey – Croatia Business Council (DEIK), Executive board member for Turkey – Montenegro Business Council (DEIK), member of Foreing Investors Council and part of Croatia Turkey Friendship Association.

Zoltán Áldott, the President of the Supervisory Board of MOL, started his career in 1990 as an associate in Creditum Financial Consulting. Since 1992 to 1995 he held various positions in Eurocorp Financial Consulting. He joined MOL in 1995 as the lead of Privatization Department. From 1997 till 1999 he was Director of Capital Markets Department and since 1999 till 2000 Mr. Áldott served as Director of Strategy & Business Development. From November 2000 to June 2001 he was Chief Strategy Officer and then, since June 2001 Group Chief Strategy Officer. Since September 2004 till June 2011 he has been the Executive Vice President of Exploration & Production Division of MOL Group. From October 2003 till April 2010 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of INA. Zoltán Áldott has a University Degree from Budapest University of Economics.