Head of Department (Procurement and Implementation of IPA TAIB and Transition Facility Projects)
My name is Tea Pros and I come from Croatia. I graduated from Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb. Account manager for retail customers at Erste bank was my first job where I gained knowledge of financial sector, bank services and building customer relationships.
Due to my strong interest in project management, I have continued my career at Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA), where I have been working for the last 5 years in the field of procurement and contract implementation of projects funded by the European Union. First I worked as Twinning advisor and then have continued managing a portfolio of 110 projects as Head of Department, by providing support to the team of project managers on preparing tender documentation as well as on application of European Commission’s rules and procedures. At the CFCA I have also worked as Project Manager on monitoring implementation of twinning and supply projects on daily basis and attended courses after which I gained a certificate in Public Procurement.
I believe that Master in Public Procurement Management at Tot Vergata will deepen my practical understanding of the current public procurement challenges and opportunities. Also, I am sure that being part of this programme and sharing experiences with other international students will maximize my potentials and contribute to my personal growth.