Scientific advisor, international consultant in management and informatics and professor at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb Velimir Srića and his wife Ana donated four author’s books to us. It is interesting to note that Mr. Srića wrote them on the island of Prvić.
Namely, Ana’s aunt is a well-known Croatian poet Vesna Parun, and for many years the Srića family has been spending their summers in Prvić Luka at the house of Vesna Parun`s late father. This house Ana inherited, restored and redecorated with much love and effort in the authentic Dalmatian form.
It was a pleasure to host this married couple again at our Center. The conversation continued with coffee and conversation about future cooperation and opportunities for the development of the Center and the island of Prvić.
Velimir Srića was born in Zagreb in 1950, where he graduated from high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 received his doctorate from the University of Zagreb.
With the Fulbright Scholarship, he completed one of the world’s best MBA programs (management schools) at Columbia University in New York, receiving the The Institute of Management Science award as the best student in management sciences.
He is the recipient of the Gerald Ford Scholarship and the 1990 U.S. Government Eisenhower Fellowship Award. He received the Mijo Mirković Award three times, as well as the Josip Juraj Strossmayer Award for Science.
He is a visiting professor at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). He has been a visiting professor at Beijing Renmin University and has lectured at universities in Budapest, Dubai, Maribor, Graz, Rijeka, Sarajevo, Split and Osijek and at IDEC in Bled.
He was director of the Institute for Information Technology, chairman of the Committee on Science, Technology and Informatics and a member of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. He chaired the Croatian Working Group on Computerization Strategy, was the president of the Zagreb City Assembly and city representative. He is a World Bank expert on Change Management and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is a consultant in management and informatics in a number of local and international companies and program director of DELFIN, a management development company. He has published more than eighty scientific and professional books and more than five hundred articles as a columnist for Byte, Bug, Poslovni savjetnik, Poslovni dnevnik, Obzor (Večernji List) and Lider.