Leader Alumni

Muamer Hadžić
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Muamer Hadžić

Muamer is working on developing his business idea and trying to apply knowledge from the  LEADER program as much as he can and share it with his colleague.

” The experience from the LEADER program allowed me to make new strategies about my business development and helped me to recognize what I can improve in all areas of business.”

Muamer is an economics graduate at the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo. During
more than ten year of experience he was helping companies scale across all aspects of
internal and external management with specialties in financial management, strategic
planning, investment advisory, IPO readiness, capital raising, tax planning and accounting. At
present, he is co-founder of accounting and consulting agency “Global Konto” ltd.
He is also a co-founder and CEO of MH Capital, a consulting and investment company.

Dina Šiber
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Dina Šiber

Mrs. Siber is a highly dedicated operations and project manager  with a diverse work history and more than ten years of leadership experience. Throughout her career she has overseen and managed large-scale projects from conceptual phase through completion. She possesses  excellent communication skills and is experienced in dealing with clients, executives, and employees of all levels. As a results driven, self-motivated and resourceful professional with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of business operations, project coordination and implementation, she is experienced in supporting the delivery of new and existing products and business enhancements that enable individuals and organisations to improve their quality and productivity.

She has demonstrated success with managing, leading and driving cross functional processes such as planning, analyzing and evaluating, while estimating the work to be done, identifying dependencies, critical path activities and the resources needed for each project. Mrs.Siber has coordinated and managed multiple projects on entrepreneurship, gender equality and business development, including ones under the auspices of UN Women, US Embassy in BiH and SIDA. She has also successfully managed multiple start-up projects including the first Sarajevo based educational 3D Print (additive manufacturing) LAB.

 

Samir Avdibegović
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Samir Avdibegović

Samir Avdibegović is a 43-year-old CNC operator. He worked jobs from car wash to cruiser ships. He played handball semi-professional in France and Iceland. He is also an entrepreneur who tried numerous projects,

“Considering LEADER project – it was very much useful, and I learned a lot of things. Canadian students from Ivey business school really have great knowledge when it comes to business. They really know their business. I’m very grateful for LEADER project to everyone who made it possible, organizers, students and financiers. I’d love to attend it again. Thank you!”

Ina Vuckovic
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Ina Vuckovic

Strategy and project management for the Southern cluster at Deloitte Bosnia and Herzegovina with a degree in International Finance and Banking, and Business administration. Prior to her role at Deloitte, she was the Finance Executive at HUB387.

“The idea presented was not implemented by me, but the program itself gave me the knowledge and desire to develop other ideas which I am currently working on.”

“The LEADER program is a program I would suggest to everyone, no matter their profession and future plans. It is of great value and gives you the opportunity to meet different people from the whole country. The program itself is interesting and will definitely widen everyone’s horizons.”

Larisa Nuhanovic
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Larisa Nuhanovic

Larisa started her career in digital marketing in 2009 at Via Media, a leading full-service marketing agency in B&H. As Head of Digital Marketing, she led the digital team at Via Media and worked to develop and implement digital strategies for major international and local brands. The innovative projects and campaigns she worked on, in addition to exceptional results generated for clients, also won numerous awards. As VP of Marketing and Business Strategy at HUB387 and ACADEMY387, she was actively involved in the local tech and startup ecosystem. Currently, as a Marketing Director at the global SaaS company Forsta, she works on developing and implementing performance-driven campaigns.

 

“The LEADER program is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to start a business, improve an existing business, or simply gain a hands-on understanding of the ins and outs of operating a successful business.”

Ana Lukenda
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Ana Lukenda

“I am an Art Director with more than 15 years of experience in creating magic with graphic, corporate and advertising design, illustration and photography; my super power is combining experience with unmistakable feeling to visualize identity and branding solutions that will soar any business to the top.”

Aldin Fajić
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Aldin Fajić

Aldin Fajić, CEO at IDEA Software d.o.o. and Motum d.o.o.

All knowledge and experience in different industries and respectful customers formed him as a “Kai Zen, Software & GoDigital Consultant”.

“The business pitch presented at LEADER with the name SMED software is now present at the market as KATA Lean Tools Software. Since then, we increased its features and have adapted it to the market needs (industry).”

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What was your experience of participating in the LEADER program?

“Learning based on case studies, with open mind discussions and concrete work tasks. Coaching by young colleagues which have different fields of expertise and passion. LEADER’s program has filled my know how gaps in terms of finance and operations. Beside mentioned, addressing the topic how to create the perfect business pitch and be judged based on its quality is priceless. I would suggest to anyone who is willing to spend 10 days with remarkable people. Ivey team, I miss you :).”

Emina Mameledžija
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Emina Mameledžija

Emina Mameledzija, Policy Specialist at Google, Dublin, with MSc. in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (Cass Business School, London UK) and LL.M. German and European Law and Legal Practice (Humboldt Uni Berlin, Germany). Prior to my role at Google, I was a legal associate at CMS Sarajevo.

“I continued working on the project but did not commercialize it. However, participating in the program inspired me to take a break from work and enroll in a master’s degree at a business school in England. Prior to the program, I had no contact with entrepreneurship and business studies in general. The students of Ivey Business School, who held this program, opened my horizons in terms of career change. In the meantime, I opened it, thanks to the study I enrolled in after the LEADER program, and inspired by this experience.”

 

What was your experience of participating in the LEADER program?
“Unforgettable! In addition to new acquaintances that I would not have developed otherwise, it was a unique opportunity to expand my horizons in business areas that I did not expect to be so interested in. The program is global and I warmly recommend it, and not only to future entrepreneurs.”

 

Saara Žigić
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Saara Žigić

 

Born and raised in LA, California. Acquiring a dual citizenship, Saara comes to Sarajevo every summer since the age of 5. As a kid, she had the idea to combine people and animals in one place. Living in LA and Sarajevo, she noticed numerous dog parks around the city, however there are no pet friendly cafes. Because she’s a huge cat lover as well, I wanted to combine my love for dogs and cats into one pet friendly stress-free environment. That’s when the idea of creating a pet cafe catering to both was born.

“Joining the LEADER Project Entrepreneurship Program ultimately helped me develop a local business plan that would create opportunities for my community. What were just ideas before has now become a realistic endeavor. I was able to learn more about what a business is and how to create a functional business plan that I’ve began implementing into my own future business. I’ve been encouraged to open my Pet Cafe  not only because of the knowledge I’ve gained from the workshop, but also for my love for animals.”

Vanja Vuković
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Vanja Vuković

 

Vanja Vuković is a financial professional with more than ten year of professional experience. She had the opportunity to work in the NGO sector, international organizations and accounting agency. She worked as project assistant, financial manager and accountant. 

“The experience from the LEADER program helped me to make better market analyze, explore target groups, prepare financial plans and marketing strategy for promoting business idea.”

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