Dr. Vito Bobek
In 2010 he founded a consulting company Palemid where he managed 20 big projects, such as Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria (2014 – 2020) and Capacity Building for the Serbian Chamber of Enforcement Agents. He has also participated in many international projects in Italy, Germany, the UK, the U.S., Spain, Turkey, France, Romania, Croatia, Montenegro, Malaysia, and China. He is also co-founder of Academy of Regional Management in Slovenia. During the last 17 years, he was also a member of supervisory board at KBM Infond Management Company Ltd. which is a part of the Nova KBM, Plc. banking group. Nova KBM is the second largest Slovenian bank. Currently KBM Infond Ltd. manages Umbrella Fund with 22 sub-funds with assets in excess of 300+ million Euros. Since 2017 he is a vice-president at Save-Ideas.com.
Among his previous functions, he was a columnist in the newspaper Vecer, member of Team Europe Slovenia, member of the Academic Expert Group in the Commission of the EU (DG Education) for Socrates/Erasmus project evaluation and adviser to the Minister of Economic Relations and Development of Slovenia for the strategy of International Economic Relations.
Bojan Mažgon MSc.
Within the framework of the consulting firm, he is also active in business, as a project manager for the renewal, optimization and strategy of processes.
Dr. Anita Maček
Her main research interests are International Capital Flows, Foreign Direct Investments, International Business, Smart Cities, and Regional Development.
In Palemid, he is currently working on the Interreg project ‘Strengthening the capacities of cross-border organizations in the field of regional development – capCROSSplan’ within cross-border programme Slovenia – Hungary.
Alessandro Torello, M.A.
Previously, he was a named expert of International trade law and finance. His areas of specialisation and research are: international transport and logistics, international trade law and EU customs legislation. He speaks Italian (as native), English and Spanish. He has a basic knowledge of Slovenian.
Ireland – United Kingdom – Austria
Iona Cecily Moore Kirkpatrick
Her semester abroad was spent both in parts of Russia, attending HEIs, and in Vienna where she held the role of Personal Assistant to the Director of a well-known theatre.
Last but not least, Iona has now been working in financial translation services at myWorld Solutions AG as of October 2018 and has just begun a post as Project Manager with an NGO, The Child & Family Foundation, based in Graz. During her time at mWS, Iona gathered work experience at the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna and completed her MsC in European Project & Public Management at the FH Joanneum, Graz.
Austria – Serbia
Mladen Vučković, MA
For many years, Mladen Vuckovic has been active in field business/marketing plans, investment studies for companies, as well as trainer and consultant in many international research projects. He participated in different projects financed by the European Commission and USAID. Currently, he is living in Graz (Austria), where he is working as logistic officer. Mladen is fluent in English and German and uses Russian language.
Namibia – Austria
Israel Dollo Hauwanga
His working experience includes District Court Magistrate at Katima Mulilo, Magistrates Commission, Namibia, Ministry of Justice; Senior District Court Magistrate, at Khorixas (Magistrates Commission, Namibia, Ministry of Justice); Senior District Court Magistrateat Mariental, Aranos, Maltahohe (Magistrates Commission, Namibia, Ministry of Justice); and Commercial Legal Advisor at the Director & Board of Trustees.
His persistent and purposeful mindset enabled him to participate in trainee programs (e.g. Siemens AG), collecting global experience especially while living and studying abroad, and publishing an open-access book as a co-author (InTechOpen). His research activities are based on development issues in Sub-Saharan-African regions.
His favourite work environment is a dynamic, rapid and business-oriented one. Language connects: next to German (mother tongue) and English he is improving his French and Spanish skills.
Thomas Scheipl, MA
His professional experience includes sales of steel products in the South German market for Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG, being part of the „Young Graduate Program of voestalpine High Performance Metals, internship at Böhler Edelstahl in the purchasing department, and internship at voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH in Vienna. During 2015 and 2018he has been involved in various projects: Analysis of the market situation and cultural barriers in China for the Green Tech Cluster Styria, Development of a business plan for the FH Joanneum Racing Team, Analysis and optimization of the purchasing processes of various plants of the voestalpine High Performance Metals Division, Development of a market entry strategy for the company UNYCOM GmbH (located in Graz) in Japan.
Daniela Ramírez Navarro, MBA
Management of public and private projects; planning and control of strategies aimed at organizing, advising and managing budgetary control and real results of the operation; restructuring and procedures, analysis of results and correlation of variables, projection of impacts of financial-accounting policies and risks in the company’s results.