Mato Njavro, PhD, is the Dean of Zagreb School of Economics and Management. Mato is also a Professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, the Luxembourg School of Business and a lecturer at the University of St.Gallen and at the Singapore Management University, where he teaches a course on Chinese Economy.

From 2016 to 2020, Mato was based in Singapore, where he was a Senior Research Fellow at the St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI-HSG).

Before joining the University of St. Gallen and Singapore Management University, Mato was a visiting research fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS).

Mato’s research interests lie in the intersection of financial markets, public policy and economic development. He authored and co-authored several papers and cases, including the Harvard Business School case “Atlantic Grupa” about one of the largest M&A transactions in the CEE region. He is a founder and an academic director of the New Europe Business Forum, an interdisciplinary event that gathers leaders from various fields once a year in Croatia to discuss and debate on topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, scientific innovation and economic policy. Mato has earned his bachelor and master degree in economics and finance from University Bocconi and a PhD in the field of finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Mato worked for Lehman Brothers and Nomura investment banking divisions in London.