Stipanka Ivandić Štefanek graduated in 2004 from Schiller International University in Heidelberg and 2006 from Stanford University in the USA. She continued her studies at the IMD University in Switzerland, after which she completed a master's degree in corporate and investment banking at the University of Bocconi in Italy. She came to Zagrebačka Banka in 2006 as an Associate, Senior Associate. In 2010, she became the Director, Head of Capital Markets and appointed Managing Director, Head of Corporate Special Solutions in 2015.
Stipka Ivandić has extensive banking experience (12+ years) in investment banking and corporate restructuring; origination and execution of investment banking transactions, including equity and debt capital markets and M&A; sub- and non-performing loans' management, with a portfolio of both corporate and real estate exposures; real estate financing origination, structuring, and execution. She currently serves as an advisor to the management board chairman in Gorenjska Banka.