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Viro sugar factory is one of the leading exporters and the most profitable company in the food industry.  Significant investments in modernization transformed Viro into the most modern sugar factory in Croatia. The latest investments will provide us with even higher competitiveness both on domestic and on foreign markets.
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Management and the Supervisory Board



Željko Zadro, President of Management Board, was born on May 14, 1971. He graduated from the Faculty of Economy at the University of Zagreb in 1996, and started his professional career by founding the company Eos-Z. During the next four years he was actively involved in the construction of Grude brewery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the world’s largest beer producer InBev. In 2000 he transferred to the position of Commercial Director in Badel 1862, leading Croatian producer of wine and spirits. A year later he became the General Director of Hospitalija, company for import and distribution of medical supplies. In April 2006 he took over the position of the procurator in Viro sugar factory, where he was oriented towards strengthening the company’s position on Croatian and European market, and improving the quality of products. In March 2008, after successfully achieving those objectives, Željko Zadro was appointed CEO of Viro.

Darko Krstić, Member of Management Board, was born on September 2, 1960, in Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb in 1986. During his thirty-years long career, he worked in TPK EPO Zagreb, Dukat, Sirela and Badel 1862 on various positions in Sales, Procurement and Products Suppy Chain. From 2008 to 2016 he worked on the position of Sales Director for Slovenia, Croatia and Austria in Pfeifer & Langen, one of the biggest European sugar producers. He was appointed Member of Management Board in September 2016. 

Ivo Rešić, Member of Management Board, was born on December 14, 1969. He graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek in 1993, where he acquired his masters degree in biotechnology in 2003. He is currently a PhD candidate. He started his career in Sladorana Županja in 1993 as Sugar Beet Production Organizer. In 2000 he was appointed Lead Technologist, while in 2003 he took over the position of Executive Director for Sugar Beet Production. He is the author of a number of scientific and expert papers, and was member of various scientific and expert projects. He is also Editor-in-Chief of expert magazine, and member of working group for sugar beet in CEFS. 


Supervisory Board

Marinko Zadro, President of the Supervisory Board, was born on February 8, 1941 in Grude in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a graduate technology engineer by profession. He was Director for many years of the sugar factory in Sremska Mitrovica and he has dedicated his whole active life to the activities related to the sugar industry. He is acquainted with the whole process from the growing and production of sugar beet to processing, which represents great experience and accumulated knowledge. He is the owner of the company EOS-Z Ltd.

Svetlana Zadro, Member of the Supervisory Board, was born on August 5, 1941. She graduated from the Faculty of Food technology in Novi Sad. She dedicated her entire professional career to food industry, and she worked in the Sremska Mitrovica sugar factory, Žitopromet, Poljozajednica and Emona-Z. 

Boris Šimunović, Member of the Supervisory Board, was born on January 19, 1971 in Senj, where he completed primary and secondary education. He graduated in foreign trade at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb in 1997. He has worked with the company EOS-Z Ltd. in the finance department since 1998 and since 2002 he has occupied the position of Director.

Ivan Mišetić, member of the Supervisory Board, was born on March 23, 1976 in Zagreb. He graduated at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law in 2001. He specializes in areas of status, financial, commercial, labor and competition law. In 2005, after working in two law firms, Mišetić founded his own law firm. He advised management boards in large domestic and foreign companies on major projects like acquisitions, structuring and equity increase, structuring and implementation of joint investment project, listing shares at the Zagreb Stock Exchange, IPO’s and finance contracting with different financial institutions.  

Krešimir Mostovac, Member of the Supervisory Board, was born on April 22, 1966 in Virovitica. He graduated at the Food and Biotechnological Faculty of Zagreb, where he acquired the title of graduate food technology engineer. Upon completion of study he worked with the private holding company Fema and the Dinga factory for processing and canning of vegetables, in the position of Chief Technologist. He participated in the Croatian War of Independence and holds the War of Independence testimonial. He came to Virovitica sugar factory in 1992 in the position of Shift Production Deputy Head, and after that he occupied the position of Shift Production Head, which he holds today. In 2003 he was elected Vice-President of the Workers" Council, by which he was also elected as its representative in the Supervisory Board of Viro. 

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