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From its very beginning Zagreb Airport Ltd. has stood out with its numerous highly qualified staff, who successfully dealt with various challenging projects. Continuous education and training in specialized organizations such as ACI, IATA, Airsight, Algebra, Experta and Oskar assure following of the latest trends and the usage of best practices, both in domestic and international market. The employees of Zagreb Airport Ltd. are members of many world renowned boards in the field of air transport, management quality and environmental protection. Although after the handover, the majority of former employees of Zagreb Airport are now located in the concessionaire company International Airport Zagreb Jsc, Zagreb Airport Ltd. still has employees with high qualifications and knowledge that can meet most challenges. Zagreb Airport Ltd. and the concessionaire company - International Airport Zagreb Jsc., as two separate companies, will continue to cooperate in future on the project of developing the airport into the regional leader of Southeast Europe. The existing employees of Zagreb Airport Ltd. are economic and transport experts, who approach each task and project with equal importance, whereby the final users and passengers are always in the main focus.

 

Assis. prof. Miroslav Drljača, PhD – CEO
Doctor of Economics, research associate, with 30 years of work experience in the field of air transport (airline, airport), whereof 25 years in management positions. He specialises in management systems, and has completed numerous training courses organised by the EOQ-European Organisation for Quality, obtaining world-renowned diplomas: EOQ Quality Systems Manager, EOQ Quality Auditor, EOQ Environmental Systems Manager, EOQ Environmental System Auditor, EOQ Project Manager, EOQ Management System Senior Consultant, EOQ Risk Manager and others. Mr. Drljača is a member of various scientific and professional associations in Croatia and abroad, including the American Society for Quality, as well as a member of the Scientific Council for Traffic of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Author of more than a hundred scientific and professional papers published in Croatia and abroad, he is a guest lecturer at several universities in the Republic of Croatia as well as president of the Croatian Quality Managers Society.

 

Radmila Sovina, oecc. – Associate of Administrative and Financial Accounting Affairs
The economist with 28 years of work experience with Zagreb Airport Ltd. performs the following tasks: organizing, planning and performing work tasks at the Office of the CEO; creating periodic reports; contacting service users; administrative and financial accounting tasks; payment operations; legal administrative work; administrative and operative participation in the process of preparing official company documents and work procedures; communicating with government bodies and institutions as well as with clients and partners; participating in project development. She has successfully completed several educational programs: Internal Quality Auditor, Business Administrative Assistant Specialisation, and ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Training Courses on setting up, auditing and document control.

 

Damir Vince, MSc, IAP, AvMP – Head of Asset Management Department
Master of Economics with 34 years of work experience in the field of air transport (airlines and airports). He served as Assistant Minister for Air Transport for two years. Over the years, he has completed a number of national and international professional training programmes, including the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP-IAP), ACI Airports Operations Diploma, Stanford-IATA Aviation Management Diploma (AvMP), and IATA-Harvard Leadership & Management Diploma. His work focuses on transport and economic segments of air transport, negotiations with air carriers, and aeronautical and non-aeronautical charges. He authored several scientific and professional papers published in Croatia and abroad. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate doctoral programme at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in Zagreb.

 

Igor Štimac, PhD, IAP, AvMP – Head of Airport Operations and Maintenance Supervision Department
Doctor of Science in Transport and Traffic with 10 years of work experience in the field of airport operations and middle management. Over the years, he has completed a number of specialist training programmes, including the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP-IAP), ACI Airports Operations Diploma, Stanford-IATA Aviation Management Diploma (AvMP) and IATA-Harvard Leadership & Management Diploma. His work focuses on technical and technological systems in air transport, airport infrastructure and capacities, traffic flows, airline business models, and environmental impact of air transport. Furthermore, he works as Assistant-Lecturer at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Air Transport. He authored more than 20 scientific and professional papers published in Croatia and abroad. 

 

Krunoslav Šams, M.Econ. – Head Of Concession Monitoring And New Projects Department
Master of Economics with 35 years of work experience in the fields of foreign trade, production and representation, as well as project finance, public-private partnerships and concessions. For the last 14 years, he has coordinated the structuring, contracting, financial close and implementation of big and complex transport infrastructure projects based on public-private partnership and concession models. His most significant projects include the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway, the Istrian Y, the Rijeka-Zagreb Motorway, and the recently started project of the concession for the construction and operation of Zagreb Airport, winner of the European Airport Deal of the Year 2013 award.

 

Zagreb Airport Ltd. employees are members of:

    • Croatian Chamber of Traffic and Transport Technology
    • ACI Environmental Strategy Committee
    • ACI Facilitation & Customer service Committee
    • ACI Technical & Operational Safety Committee
    • ACI Economics Committee
    • Aviation Infrastructure Research & Innovation Centre (AIRIC) 
    • Croatian Economic Association 
    • Croatian Quality Managers Society 
    • Croatian Society for Quality 
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina Quality Association 
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina Quality Managers Society 
    • Croatian scientific society for transport  
    • American Society for Quality 
    • Croatian Acoustical Society (HAD)