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Stjepan Mandic

Croatia

Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow
Member of Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group
European Securities and Markets Authority

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Stjepan Mandic is a seasoned financial executive, entrepreneur
and consultant with over 15 years of experience in banking,
private equity and development finance. He has spent most of
his career in retail and commercial banking, where he held
various positions, including C-level roles in treasury and
investment banking operations. Currently, he acts as an advisor
to the European Commission’s flagship innovation programs
and is also an entrepreneur running a management consulting
business for international companies, public entities and
private equity funds with CEE exposure. He also supports the
World Bank on assignments related to competitiveness
reinforcement and digital innovation. Stjepan also sits on
several supervisory and advisory boards, including Allianz ZB,
and the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (SMSG)
under the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Stjepan holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the
University of Zagreb and master’s degree in finance from the
University of Cambridge, where he was a recipient of the
United Kingdom FCO’s Chevening scholarship. He is also a
Harvard Kennedy School of Government Luksic Abaroa Fellow
and a holder of CFA and FRM designations.

His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will focus on the different
approaches of Asian countries to innovation policies, in
particular, China’s innovation infrastructure and regulatory
framework for fintech verticals.

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