I am grateful for my sponsors, mentors, and peers who continuously raise the bar while guiding me. I always expected to work hard and learn fast here, but I never expected to work with such caring colleagues.
I come from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and I am the first of my family to attend university and finish post-graduate studies.
I moved to Croatia to start my bachelor studies in economics, including a student exchange and internship program in Germany. I moved to Belgium to earn my master’s in finance from Antwerp Management School.
Before joining McKinsey, I did a finance internship in Germany and one in procurement and logistics at a SME company in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
I joined the McKinsey Client Capabilities team in Zagreb when it was a one-person team. Thanks to the great research output and the growth of the Zagreb office, the research demand increased, allowing for additional hiring. Today, we continue to grow.
Why I chose McKinsey
I chose to come here because the firm provides unparalleled professional development, including in-person training with excellent internal and external faculty and mentorship through our McKinsey Mentorship program. Plus, I could still have a global impact while working in Croatia.
Making my own McKinsey
I created a completely new role within the team. Now, I hold a role that’s perfect for me—a combination of senior research analyst and client-development hub manager.
I wanted to take on consulting responsibilities, for example, coleading client development. So, my managers taught me how to become a client leader. Together, we created the business case and job description for the role. Leadership then gave me the freedom to try it.
I am grateful for my sponsors, mentors, and peers who continuously raise the bar while guiding me to take on new, challenging responsibilities. I always expected to work hard and learn fast here, but I never expected to work with such caring colleagues.
My life outside of work
I am a proud husband and a father of two kids. My weekends are dedicated to family, and we love to spend them outdoors or exploring Mediterranean cuisine.