Academic Director of NEBF
Dr. Mato Njavro is a board Member at Platinum Invest Company, professor of Finance and Strategic Management and Associate Dean for International Relations at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management. He is also a visiting research fellow at Harvard University, Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) and visiting lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland. Mato’s research interests include corporate finance, capital markets and hedge funds. He has extensively travelled to Asia, including China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore where he worked on various projects. He authored and co-authored several papers and cases, including the Harvard Business School case ''Atlantic Grupa'' about one of the largest M&A transaction in the CEE region. Prior to obtaining his PhD in economics and finance at the University of St. Gallen in 2012, Mato worked for Lehman Brothers and Nomura investment banking divisions in London. Mato completed his bachelor’s degree in international economics and management at the University Bocconi in Milan, Italy. He received his masters degree in corporate finance the SDA Bocconi. Mato’s global experience is accompanied by language proficiency in Croatian, English, German, Italian and French.