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Leadership

Management board

Ivo Usmiani

President of the Board of Directors

Ivo Usmiani was born on Pag, on 10 November 1953. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Zagreb in 1977, where he further specialized in pharmaceutical technology (production of drugs) in 1988. He has been the company’s director since the founding of JGL in 1991 and president of the Board since 2015.

Zdravko Saršon

Deputy President of the Board of Directors

Zdravko Saršon was born on 27 March 1936 in Rijeka. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Zagreb where he gained a master’s degree in pharmacy. He was the President of the Supervisory Board until 31 December 2014, when he started his mandate as the Deputy President of the Board of Directors.

Marina Pulišić

Member of the Board of Directors

Marina Pulišić was born on 26 February 1958 in Đakovo. She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Zagreb in 1983. She was an Executive Director of Corporate Affairs until 31 December 2014, when she assumed responsibility in JGL’s Board of Directors. Throughout her entire career, she has been an active and wholehearted supporter of the pharmaceutical profession.

Grozdana Božić

Member of the Board of Directors

Grozdana Božić was born in Zagreb, on 22 February 1952. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb in 1975. She had a successful business career as a lawyer, and assumed the position of a member of the Supervisory Board on 27 October 2011. She assumed the responsibility of a member of the Board of Directors on 1 January 2015.

Eva Usmiani Capobianco

Member of the Board of Directors

Eva Usmiani Capobianco was born on 24 March 1982 in Rijeka. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka with a focus on "Management" in April 2006, and earned her master’s degree in Madrid 2007, with a focus on “Company Management and Control”. She started her career at JGL in September 2007, an assumed responsibility in JGL’s Board of Directors on 1 January 2015.

Dorotea Pernjak Banić

Member of the Board of Directors

Dorotea Pernjak Banić was born on 19 June 1968 in Rijeka. She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Zagreb in 1991, where she further specialized in pharmaceutical technology in 1999. She started her professional development in JGL in 1992 in the Research and Development department, and has been working as a Director of Global Product Management and a member of the Board of Directors, employee representative since 2016.

Executive directors

Jasmin Huljaj

Chief Executive Officer

Jasmin Huljaj was born on 3 October 1969 in Split. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Zagreb in 1994. He began his career in JGL in 1994, and in 2010 he assumed the role of the operational executive director for sales, and as of 1 January 2015, he has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Officer for Business Development and Customer Relationship Management.

Sanja Vujić Šmaguc

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Sanja Vujić Šmaguc was born on 2 October 1962 in Benkovac. She graduated in 1986 with a degree in pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Zagreb. Since the very beginning, she has been working in managing positions at JGL, and since 1 January 2015, she has been working as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager.

Dražen Jakšić

Executive Director of Corporate Finance

Dražen Jakšić was born on 14 October 1967 in Karlovac. He graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Zagreb and enrolled
in postgraduate studies of corporate finance at the same University. He came to work at JGL in 1997 and on 1 January 2015 gained the position of the Executive Director of Corporate Finance.

Mate Poropat

Executive Director of Pharmaceutical and Technical Operations

Mate Poropat was born on 23 April 1972 in Pula. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Padua and gained a master’s degree in pharmacy. He was employed at JGL in 2000 and from April 2007, he has held the function of the Director of Pharmaceutical and Technical Operations. He became the Executive Director of Pharmaceutical and Technical Operations on 1 January 2015.