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.
Burak Baykan is the Regional Director of Dogus Group for SEE and he is responsible for the activities of the group in the region.
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.
He was leading the nautical tourism and yachting related businesses of the group. From 2018 until the end of 2020, he was the CEO of D – Marin, global marina network. He also acted as Board Member for MB92 Barcelona between 2015 and 2019.
Regarding activities and memberships Burak Baykan was active as President for Turkey – Croatia Business Council (DEIK), Executive board member for Turkey – Montenegro Business Council (DEIK). He is the member of Managing Board of Foreign Investors Council in Croatia since 2017.
Katarina has a Master’s degree in International Business on the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb and joined KPMG in Croatia in 2003 as a graduate trainee. During her career in KPMG, she specialized in the provision of audit services focusing mainly on financial services sector in Croatia and in surrounding countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania). She was also part of several advisory projects and provided consulting services on a variety of accounting, reporting and audit issues. Apart from that, she is also responsible for Ethics and Independence issues and is leading Corporate Social Responsibility program within the Firm. Katarina became a Partner in 2016 as a first female Partner in KPMG Croatia.
She is Croatian Certified Auditor and Fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
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.
Predrag Tutić was born in 1983 in Zagreb where he graduated from the Faculty of Traffic sciences and acquired the title of graduate telecommunications engineer.
He started his professional career in 2007 in telecommunication company Metronet. From 2008. he joins real estate agency Spiller Farmer and starts working on a position as Commercial Broker with main focus on leasing and selling activities on office market.
At the beginning of 2012 he is joining Erste real estate agency where he continues to work with commercial real estates and repossessed assets in Erste Bank.
In 2018 he was working in Addiko Bank on the position of Group Real Estate Manager, in charge for sale strategy of non-core assets in Croatia, Serbia, BiH and Slovenia.
Since 2019 he is joining CBS International as Country Manager, a member of Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, a leading global real estate services firm, operating with 50,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Regarding activities and memberships Predrag is a member of Associations of Real Estate Professionals in Croatian Chamber of Economy and Charted member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
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.
As President of the Management Board of Siemens Croatia, he was responsible for the growth and development of companies in the field of Industry and Energy, as well as for increasing exports and competitiveness of companies on the domestic market and the markets of neighboring countries.
Mladen Fogec was the President of the Foreign investors council from 2014 until 2022.
The General Secretary leads and is responsible for the work of the Foreign Investors Council, daily operational business with domestic and international organizations, as well as for relations with members.
Tomislav Šlat was born in Zagreb, where he graduated and later got a master's degree in strategic management and business management (MBA) at the Faculty of Economics. He started his career at Exportdrvo and joined the 3M company in 1988. For the last 33 years, he has been leading the business development of 3M in the countries of Southeastern Europe in various capacities, and during that period he was also responsible for various production divisions. Until 2021, he held the position of Senior regional manager in the Adriatic region, and after that in the Southeastern Europe region, and was also in charge of strategic key customers and new business projects.
He currently works as a business consultant and interim manager.
From 2000 to 2002, he was the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia, and he is one of the founders of the Business Council for Competitiveness (later the National Competitiveness Council).