COTRUGLI Forum “From Zero to Hero”

COTRUGLI Forum “From Zero to Hero”

Join us for a COTRUGLI Forum that will be held on April 10 at 18.00 h, at COTRUGLI premises in Zagreb (Buzinski prilaz 10). Our esteemed alumni Ognjen Bagatin & Marjan Jakobac will share their experience in building and developing successful businesses and encourage participants to create their own entrepreneurial stories.

About speakers:

Ognjen Bagatin, as a Director of Poliklinika Bagatin, stimulated the development of corporate entrepreneurship and project management in the medical segment. Ognjen is also a consultant for 20 clinics in Croatia and other European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria…) and in the field of esthetic surgery, dermatology and dentistry. Poliklinika Bagatin currently employs 112 people and is one of the fastest growing small and medium-sized healthcare institutions, according to Deloitte.

Marjan Jakobac is a Founder and a CEO of UP Energy Beverages, a company that is currently present in 28 foreign markets.

Through his rich career in retail and leading corporate functions within one of the largest business systems in Croatia and the world, he gained a unique strategic approach to management of companies, teams and projects. As an entrepreneur, Marjan promotes a global approach to sales and development of Croatian export through the detection of distant markets to domestic exporters and producers. He sees it as one of the most powerful ways of creating added value to the economy and Croatia as a whole.

Make sure to book your seat on time!  

COTRUGLI Panel: Investing in Bosnia & Herzegovina

COTRUGLI Panel: Investing in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has long been a crossroads of culture, ideas, goods, religion and more. The country has that unique blend of East and West that gives it a competitive edge in an increasingly globalized world economy. According to one study, about 80% of current investors plan to reinvest their profit back into B&H.
So what’s the draw?
Is it people, good business environment, favorable location, all of it, or something even more?

We will discuss this on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 6pm at hotel Novotel Sarajevo Bristol with:

1.Jovana Musić, Director at HUB 387
2.Zejd Šoto, Owner at PZU New Life
3.Malik Ramić, Commercial Director at Veritas
4.Seid Fijuljanin, Managing Director at Hastor Foundation

The event is free of charge, seats are limited so book yours now:

EMBA 15 generation completed Personal Development module

EMBA 15 generation completed Personal Development module

Last weekend EMBA ZG 15 generation completed their Personal Development module with lecturer Mike George and now they are only 5 modules away from finishing their EMBA journey at COTRUGLI.

Mike George is an author of 14 books in 15 languages focused on self-awareness and personal enlightenment. As a senior member of COTRUGLI faculty he specializes in Personal Development and Liberating Leadership. He is a personal and executive coach and guide to Mitsubishi, Siemens, Royal Bank of Scotland Bank, Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East, Johnson and Johnson, Coca Cola, American Express, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, British Telecom, The Allianz Group, Sheraton Hotels, Nestle, Zagrebačka banka, Unilever, Shell, Adris, Atlantic Grupa, Alstom, Karlovačka Pivovara, Pliva, Dukat, Carlsberg.

Personal Development is a 4-day module designed to give participants the insights, methods and processes to manage time effectively, understand, manage and prevent stress, build self-esteem, resolve conflicts and clearly identify steps required to sustain personal development.

This soft skill module emphasizes the importance of human component in your everyday work, relationships and within ourselves.

Trenkwalder is looking for a Facility Manager

Trenkwalder is looking for a Facility Manager

Trenkwalder is a leading company dedicated to providing personnel services in Central and Eastern Europe. They have a 30-year tradition of success in 17 companies in different countries, over 50,000 employees, 1,000,000 candidates a year. They look after 10,000 active clients that allow them to stay for years first choice.

Join their team in Zagreb as a Facility Manager.

  • Developing and implementing facility management program
  • Preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements
  • Inspecting buildings’ structure to determine the need for repairs and renovations
  • Supervising maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment, including workshop equipment and tools
  • Conducting and documenting regular facilities inspections
  • Ensuring compliance of facilities and equipment with health and safety standards, industry codes and company DOS
  • Controlling activities such as building and parking security, cleaning and waste disposal 
  • Coordinating intra-office moves
  • Planning future infrastructure development in line with business strategic objectives
  • Managing construction projects
  • Obtaining quotes and tenders from vendors and suppliers and verifying that payment and invoicing match agreed contract terms
  • Supervising work of constructors
  • Planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new buildings
  • Optimizing space of current premises to maximum efficiency
  • Developing and implementing cost efficiency initiatives
  • Responding to facility and equipment alarms and system failures
  • Willingness to travel
  • Bachelor degree or Master degree with a focus on Facility Engineering and Facility Management or related qualification
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the same or similar business
  • Experience in construction, maintenance and all facets of facility operation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of procurement
  • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Active computer and systems knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of English language
  • Driver’s license of category B
  • Ability of teamwork
  • Expressed planning and organizational skills
  • Autonomy and ability to solve assigned tasks
  • Expressed negotiation and analytical skills
  • Decision-making
  • Customer service orientation
EMBA 16’s first module

EMBA 16’s first module

Last weekend Executive MBA 16 generation attended its first module, Managerial Economics & Quantitative Methods, which was carried out by professor Anthony J. Evans, PhD. The focus of this module was to equip students with knowledge of fundamental principles of micro and macroeconomics and their relevance to management’s decision-making. It gave a basic understanding of fundamental techniques in quantitative and statistical analysis and their application to practical business situations.

Anthony J. Evans is professor of economics at ESCP Europe Business School. He was published in a range of academic and trade journals and is the author of Markets for Managers. He specializes in teaching Managerial Economics at the MBA and Executive MBA level. Using a combination of lectures, case discussions and practical simulations strives to introduce future managers to the economic way of thinking.

Join COTRUGLI Alumni basketball team

Join COTRUGLI Alumni basketball team

Although most of us are aware of the fact that sitting in the office for long hours is far from a healthy lifestyle, sometimes we find it hard to take initiative and change things.

COTRUGLI Alumni decided to do something for their health and, while doing it, have some fun!

The team meets once a week – every Monday (19.30-21 h), except for holidays. The location is Sv. Duh 122, Zagreb (parking lot is in front of basketball hall). Participation fee in amount of HRK 100.00 is to be paid one month in advance.

All of COTRUGLI Alumni are welcome to join the team.

You can apply at