The prestigious monthly magazine The Banker has awarded the Governor of the Croatian National Bank, Boris Vujcic, with the recognition of the Best European and Best Global banker for 2018.
The Banker also presented the same acknowledgment for the former Governor of the CNB, Zeljko Rohatinski, back in 2008.
In an article published by The Banker on the occasion of the award to the governor of the Croatian National Bank his versatility was emphasized: " Boris Vujcic is no stranger to multitasking. For seven years until Croatia’s accession in 2013, he was deputy chief negotiator in the country’s successful bid to join the EU. During this period, he was also deputy governor of the Croatian National Bank, then governor from 2012. These days he combines running the central bank with designing Croatia’s strategy to join the eurozone, as well as chairing the steering committee of the Vienna Initiative.”
The Banker also cites the role of the CNB in keeping Croatia's financial stability or banking stability in the crisis of Agrokor, for which the Croatian National Bank and five years before the outbreak of the crisis began to prevent excessive exposure of banks to that enterprise, and the article also highlights the public advocacy of the governor of the Croatian National Bank for structural reforms - particularly education, in order to create market competencies that will dominate innovation and technological progress, as well as smart immigration policy as one of the measures to address the problem of labour shortages in Croatia.
On the occasion of The Banker's award, the Governor of the CNB said: "I am extremely honoured, it is a great acknowledgment to the Croatian National Bank, and to me personally." This award is further motivated to continue working on our goals - price stability and exchange rates every citizen of the Republic of Croatia with certainty knew that what he owns or will only earn will not lose value. We also think of Croatian companies and the security of their financial operations and financing possibilities. Finally, we believe - and in this we will aim to communicate with all citizens and businesses, inform and answer any question and dilemma - that entry into the eurozone can further stimulate economic growth and development, make our country stronger in the European context and thus serve the prosperity of every citizen of the Republic of Croatia."