Luka Burilović Reelected as Chairman of Croatian Chamber of Commerce

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ZAGREB, January 25, 2018 – Luka Burilović was reelected on Thursday as chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) for a four-year term.

Burilović, who was one of three candidates, received 80 votes of a total of 90 at the election assembly. The other two candidates were Marin Lovrović and Davor Poljak.

In early January, the Chamber invited applications for the position of chairman of this professional business association for the 2018-2022 term.

Burilović first came to the helm of the HGK on 3 March 2014. Before him, the HGK was led by Assistant Economy Minister Sabina Škrtić from November 2013 until Burilović’s appointment. Škrtić succeeded long-standing chairman, Nadan Vidošević, who was relieved of the duty following an indictment against him on suspicion that he siphoned 39 million kuna from the association during his 18-year-long chairmanship.

The HGK is an independent professional and business organisation of all legal entities engaging in business. “The Chamber consists of the headquarters in Zagreb and 20 County Chambers,” according to the information available on the HGK web site. Functionally, the Chamber “consists of nine departments dealing with the respective branch of the economy, 51 professional associations, 57 groups and 26 affiliations.”

Upon his reelection today, Burilović said that the focus of the HGK in the coming period would be put on internationalisation of the Croatian economy aimed at boosting exports, encouragement of reforms, notably in the education and dual education, and on digitisation of services.


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