Zagreb, Croatia - July 8, 2012, Zagreb, Croatia - Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Boris Vujcic assumed office as Governor of the Croatian National Bank, effective today.
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Mr. Vujcic worked as assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb from 1989 to 1997 when he was appointed assistant professor. As a Fulbright fellow he attended doctoral study at the Department of Economics, Michigan State University, USA, in the period between 1994 to 1995. From December 1996 till his appointment as Deputy Governor of the CNB he worked as Director of the CNB Research Department.
He was appointed Deputy Governor of the Croatian National Bank on July 15, 2000 pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament. On July 13, 2006 the Croatian Parliament reappointed Deputy Governor Vujcic for a second six-year term of office. Since 2005 Mr. Vujčić was also a Deputy Chief Negotiator in Republic of Croatia’s negotiations with the European Union.
Since 2003 Mr. Vujcic is professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Economics. At the Zagreb Faculty of Science he lectures as visiting professor since 2004. Mr. Vujcic's fields of expertise and teaching include monetary analysis, labor economics and international finance. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers on economic issues. Mr. Vujcic graduated in 1988 and received his doctor's degree in 1996, both from the Zagreb Faculty of Economics.
Zeljko Rohatinski leaves the position of the Croatian National Bank governor after 12 years of service.
Mr. Rohatinski started his professional career in 1974 as an intern at Croatia's Republic Bureau of Planning, and was appointed general manager of the Bureau in 1989. In 1990 he was appointed Head of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Division at the Zagreb Institute of Economics, which he managed until 1998, when he became Chief Economist at Privredna banka Zagreb, where he worked until April 2000, when he took up the post of Director for Macroeconomic Analyses at Agrokor.
Mr. Rohatinski left that post in July 2000 upon being appointed Governor of the Croatian National Bank by decree of the Parliament of Croatia on 12 July to serve a six-year term. On 7 July 2006, he was reappointed for a his second six-year term at the post.
Mr. Rohatinski was a Fulbright Program fellow, and he authored a number of research papers. He also co-authored the book "A Road to Low Inflation". In December 2008, Jutarnji list, a national Croatian daily newspaper, selected Rohatinski as Person of the Year, crediting him with the stability of Croatia's financial system amid the global financial crisis.
In January 2009, The Banker, an international financial monthly published by the Financial Times, bestowed two awards on Mr. Rohatinski in their annual banking awards. Mr. Rohatinski won the Award for Best Central Bank Governor of Europe and the Best Central Bank Governor of the World in 2008. ■