Nela Bucevic, Coca-Cola HBC Adria HR Manager, will hold a workshop called “It’s all about you – it’s all about relationship”, where she will talk about personal values that are important in achieving professional objectives.

Bucevic began her academic journey at the University of Split, where she acquired an MD in Law. After graduation, she continued her education at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Oxford Leadership Academy and Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. In addition, she completed the professional programs at INSEAD and London Business School. At the very beginning of her career Ms. Bucevic worked in the telecommunications sector, insurance sector and fashion industry, as well as in FMCG and Retail. Before joining Coca-Cola Adria in 2017. she was Head of Human Resources and Corporate Communications and a Joined Board Member at METRO Cash & Carry Croatia.
Ms. Bucevic is a licensed facilitator and a leadership development, restructuring and revitalization coach. The main focus of her work is the strategic development of employees, with special attention given to the development of students and young professionals.




Sanja Hrvojevic Beganovic is a managing director of Saab Croatia and Director of Marketing and Sales for Central and Eastern Europe. Saab is a Swedish company performing on the global market offering a wide range of innovative products, services and solutions ranging from military defense to civil security to governments, authorities and corporations. Making her way to one of the leading positions of this Swedish defense and security company, which is strong international player constantly adapting and improving new technology to meet changing needs and demands of customers from more than 100 countries in the world, shows the extraordinary results of ms Hrvojevic Beganovic’s work. Prior to her work in Saab she obtained MA in journalism and worked for 15 years in almost all the major electronic and print media in Croatia, holding several management positions and also leading international and EU projects.





Miroslav Radman is a professor of Cell Biology at the René Descartes University and director of the INSERM Unit 571 “Evolutionary and Medical Molecular Genetics”. He is a founder of the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia, founding member of four start-up biotech companies in USA and France, and the initiator and co-founder of the EITP (European Institute of Technology in Paris) project. He was educated at the Universities of Zagreb  (B.S.), Brussels (PhD), Paris (Post-doc.) and Harvard (Fellow, 1970-73) and received 5 major, and 12 significant, national and international science and professional awards. Three of his personal discoveries are present in standard molecular biology and genetics textbooks worldwide. As his significant work and engagement in many international congresses, plenaries, lectures and seminars is recognized as outstanding scientific work, he was awarded with high French decoration and named Knight of the Legion of Honor.





Ms Tedeschi Fiorio has received her bachelor’s degree in economics at Universita’ commerciale L. Bocconi in Milan, and continued her specialization at London Business School. Before joining Atlantic, one of the leading CEE companies in the food industry, she acquired business experience in Wrigley in Germany and Mars Masterfood in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. She joined Atlantic in 1997 as the Deputy Director for Finance. As Vice President for Investor Relations and Business Development she had an important role in negotiations during all of Atlantic’s acquisitions as well as in the process of initial public offering (IPO) in 2007. She has been co-driving the development of Atlantic Group for the last 20 years. She is currently the  Vice President for Business development and Strategy and the Vice President of  Supervisory Board at Atlantic Group.


Lada Tedeschi Fiorio will share her extensive business experience as a senior manager in the leading FMGC company of the SEE region, as well as a successful long track runner. Drawing parallels between thorough planning required in both areas, as well as an excellent knowledge of human psychology, acceptance of both success and failure as natural parts of growth, the importance of a good team around an individual to provide necessary support, and a tenaciousness in accomplishing one’s goals – these are the highlights to be shared with an audience looking for extraordinary career stories and motivating experiences. As a seasoned expert and an open character, Lada is particularly prepared to share hers with students, young professionals, or a curious listener of any age group or profession.




Vuk Vuković is DPhil student at the University of Oxford, Pembroke College and teaching assistant at the Oxford Q-step Center, teaching 1st year PhD course Causal Inference.

​He is also the co-founder and CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems, a UK-based data company that uses the power of social networks, big data, and machine learning to predict election outcomes and uncover patterns of consumer behavior. He is a research fellow for the Adam Smith Institute in London, and vice president of the Adriatic Economic Association.

He holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, in the field of political economy and he received his BA in economics from the University of Zagreb. During his studies he attended summer schools at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard University. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, Clare College during the summer of 2013. He also worked as a lecturer at Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) for four years.

Why are we so bad at predicting the future?
Predictions are hard, especially about the future”, so said the famous NY Yankees player Yogi Berra. Why are we so bad at making predictions? We rely on, make, and listen to forecasts every day. Making predictions is a natural response in overcoming the knowledge deficit in a world filled with uncertainty. Survival has encouraged us to fight uncertainty and lack of knowledge with our limited approximations of reality. In other words what we think we know which is very often clouded by our own personal biases, sets of beliefs, and misconceptions.
So if we know that people are prone to biases and overconfidence, can we still trust them to make good predictions?
Vuk says – yes we can! In fact we can use the people’s own groupthink biases to improve their predictions. How? Find out at the 2018 PGLF!