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Zlatko Bazianec

Country Leader and Risk Advisory Leader for Deloitte’s South Central Europe Region

Zlatko is Deloitte Croatia's Country Leader and Risk Advisory Leader for Deloitte’s South Central Europe Region. Having participated in numerous international corporations’ projects in EU member countries, in particular in countries of Southeast Europe, Zlatko specialised in restructuring and transformations in the food industry, retail chains, energy sector, and metalworking industry. Furthermore, in the course of his career, he specialised in M&A projects and company growth strategies.

Before joining Deloitte, Zlatko was Vice President at Kearney, Ljubljana, working on consultancy and business development engagements in East and Southeast Europe. At Kearney he was a member of a global expert team for restructuring, operations and supply. Prior to that, he worked as an advisor and head of the Euro Info Desk at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and managed European Commission projects.

Zlatko acquired his MBA at IEDC – Bled School of Management and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zagreb, majoring in finances. Throughout his professional career, he became familiar with different topics, such as High Performing Leadership at IMD Business School Lausanne.

He is happily married with four children.

 

Rick Olcott

Consulting Services Partner

Rick Olcott is a Senior Advisory Partner. He has been with Deloitte for over 34 years, with the last 26 years being based in Central Europe (Romania, Hungary Poland and now Croatia). He has held numerous leadership positions in the firm and is currently the Chief Talent Officer for Consulting in Central Europe and a member of the Board of Deloitte Central Europe.

While his primary focus is serving financial institutions, he also has extensive experience is serving multi-national companies, Private equity and local companies in a variety of industries as well as governmental agencies, ministries and institutions. Rick’s primary areas of expertise are financial advisory, regulatory advisory, valuation, fairness opinions, business planning, financial and vendor due diligence and consulting services for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, budgeting and financial management, investment analysis and value creation strategies, disposals, wind-downs, inward investment and operational improvement.

He has a M.B.A. in Finance & Accounting from New York University - Stern Business School, a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University and qualified as a C.P.A. in New York State.

 

Dražen Nimčević

Tax and Legal Partner in Charge for Deloitte’s South Central Europe Region

Dražen has been with Deloitte since October 2005 and is the leader of the tax and legal services for Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is responsible for the organisation, development and provision of tax advisory services in those countries and acts as the Quality Assurance Reviewer on tax advisory, tax audit and due diligence assignments.

Dražen has an extensive experience in providing services in the areas of corporate and personal income tax, value-added tax, international staff structuring, transfer pricing implications in Croatia and abroad, tax due diligence of Croatian companies, general research of the regional tax environment and regulation governing foreign direct investment projects. He has specialised in advising international clients interested in investing in Croatia as well as Croatian multinational enterprises.

He has graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.

Helena Schmidt

Tax and Legal Partner

Helena is leading the indirect tax group and business processing outsourcing group. She has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on corporate tax, VAT, customs and excise duty matters. Helena joined Deloitte in 2003 after working as a consultant with other Big Four company.

Helena holds a degree in economics from the University of Zagreb, and an EMBA from Cotrugli business school.

She regularly authors articles for Croatian professional magazines and lectures at tax seminars. She is a member of the VAT Expert Group at the European Commission and is listed in Global Indirect Tax Leaders’ guide by International Tax Review.

She is the leader of Deloitte’s SheXO initiative and encourages diversity in different management areas and organizational structures.

 

Natko Sertić

Partner at the Tax Department

Natko Sertić is a Partner at the Tax Department, with over 12 years of experience in tax advisory, including corporate incomed tax, value-added tax as well as other areas of the Croatian and international tax practice. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb and obtained his master's degree in Accounting and Taxes.

Natko has been leading the corporate income tax and transfer pricing unit. Over the years of the professional career he has specialies in providing advisory services to international and Croatian clients, in particular in transaction planning from the aspect of corporate income and value-added tax planning, transfer pricing and application of doubtle taxation treaties.

He has gained a specific experience in buy-side and sell-side transaction support services as part of due diligence engagements and various tax reviews, as well as in structuring international transactions to optimise the operations and minimise risks.

He is the head of Deloitte Private Club, an initiative aimed to support the networking of private entrepreneurs and exchange ideas and experiences as well as learn about best practices that may significantly improve the development and outlooks of the Club members' organisations.

 

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić

Financial Advisory Services Partner

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić is the Partner in Financial Advisory Services responsible for providing advisory expertise around the M&A transactions, financial restructurings, capital raising and forensic.

Vedrana has over 20 years’ leadership experience steering business and investment decisions for notable international financial institutions in variety of business sectors including manufacturing, agribusiness, services, property and tourism, energy, financial industry and infrastructure.

Before joining Deloitte, Vedrana was the Director for Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia at the EBRD responsible for delivery of the strategy and business plan through investments and advancing policy reforms. As the Senior Banker, Vedrana directly led over 40 transactions across 12 countries of Central South East Europe with concentration on debt and equity investments with private corporates and served as a Non-Executive Board Member at several food, beverage and retail corporates throughout the region. Additional business experience was gained at Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia, Merrill Lynch Private Client Group in the US, the Croatian National Bank and Monte Titoli in Italy.

Vedrana holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance from the Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA, and B.A. from the University of Economics in Zagreb. She completed financial coursework at Wirtschaftsuniversität and Institut für Wirtschaftwissenschaften in Vienna and is a holder of the Non-Executive Director Diploma by The Financial Times, London, UK.  

 

Domagoj Vuković

Audit & Advisory Leader Partner

Domagoj Vukovic is currently positioned as Leader Partner in Audit & Advisory Services in Deloitte Zagreb office.

He has extensive experience in audit engagements in Slovenia and Croatia, with particular focus on consumer markets, industrial sectors and the leasing industry.
He is well experienced in applying International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), Slovenian Accounting Standards (SRS), Croatian Financial Reporting Standards (“CFRS”) and US GAAP.

Domagoj is an accounting advisory specialist with a focus on service concession agreements and common control and merger/demerger transactions.

Has been involved in financial advisory projects with a focus on group reorganization, restructuring, common control transactions and financial analysis. He has also participated in due diligence investigations.

Marina Tonžetić

Audit & Advisory Partner

Marina is an Audit & Advisory Partner with many years of audit experience. She is an ACCA certified accountant, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), a CIA as well a certified internal and external auditor in the Republic of Croatia.

After graduation in 1997, she launched her career path at Arthur Andersen where she worked until June 2002 when she joined the Deloitte audit team performing most complex and most challenging audit engagements. Marina has an in-depth expertise in performing IFRS financial statement audits, audits of mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and business advisory services. Complex consolidated financial reporting is another area of her specialisation.

At Deloitte Marina leads CFO and Finance Function support initiatives. She is also leading the diversity initiative and promotion programmes at various governance levels within the organisation.

 
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