Zlatko Mateša

Zlatko Mateša, PhD, the 6th Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia (late 1995 to 31 January 2000), is currently the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (Hrvatski olimpijski odbor) and honorary consul of the Republic of Mongolia in Croatia.

Zlatko Mateša completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb in 1974. He passed the bar exam in 1978 and earned his Master’s Degree in 1990, again from the University of Zagreb. Dr. Mateša received his PhD at the Beijing Sport University in 2009.

Over the years, Dr. Mateša held many distinguished positions in both private and public sectors, including government. He was the Director of Legal Affairs, and then Assistant General Director at different companies within the portfolio of the Croatian oil giant, INA. From 1992 to 1993, he served as Head of the Croatian Agency for Restructuring and Development, from 1993 to 1995 he was a Minister in the Croatian Government, and in 1995 he became the Prime Minister of Croatia.

Mr. Mateša participated in many projects which required a superior level of managerial skills, such as the founding of Croatia’s national airline (Croatia Airlines), where he was also a board member. He held board member positions at Privredna Banka Zagreb, Croatia Osiguranje, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (Croatian electric utility), and Croatian Radio Television (2000).

Dr. Mateša completed the Executive Education for Leaders in Development Program at Harward University, and specialized seminars at the Henley Management College. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, such as the Institute of Directors in London, the Strategic Management Societs in the United States, and the Turnaroud Management Association.

As of 2002, Dr. Mateša serves as President of the Croatian Olympic Committee. He is Vice Dean of the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, where he teaches Strategic Management at the undergraduate level, and Strategy at the graduate level. He is also a distinguished author of many books and articles.