Received PhD in Financing and Financial Markets at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU-Wien) in 1999. Graduated 1995 from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb with a major in finance. Since 2006 professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, teaching Financial Markets and Institutions and Portfolio Management and Investments. Deputy state secretary in the Croatian Central Office for Development Strategy from 2004 to 2006. Served as adviser to the Croatian Prime Minister from 2002 to 2004. Worked as fund manager and financial analyst in the fund management industry (1998-2002).