Mario Turković

Executive Director

13 years of working experience in public and private sector; leading person on the operational level for setting up of the legal and institutional framework for public-private partnership and concessions in Republic of Croatia;  author of the first PPP law in Croatia and other PPP related legislation; at the Agency for Public – Private Partnership  responsible for assessment and approval of the Zagreb Airport Concession Project and other PPP projects; member of Croatian Negotiation Team during the EU negotiations process within the Chapter V (Public Procurement); at the Agency also responsible for setting up of the PPP Contract register, implementation of PPP training system and two twinning ligt EU projects;  LL.M.

Experience:

EnergoVizija Inc., Executive Director

October 2013 – Present (1 year 11 months)Zagreb, Croatia
Provision of legal and financial consultancy services in preparation and development of infrastructure (particularly PPP/Concessions) projects in different sectors, such as transportation, energy, telecommunication and social sector. Provision of such services includes:
• general structuring of projects;
• analyses of legal framework with recommendation of legal concepts for projects’ implementation;
• development of feasibility, socio-economic and similar studies;
• preparation and development of tender documentation;
• preparation and development of PPP/Concession contracts;
• assistance during the procurement procedure;
• assistance in PPP/Concession contract closure (commercial and financial)

Agency for Public – Private Partnership, Head of Sector for PPP Projects Approval and Monitoring

January 2009 – 2013 (4 years)Zagreb, Croatia
• responsible for pursuing of thorough PPP projects proposals’ analysis, assessment and approvals (the most notable one was the New Zagreb Airport Terminal PPP/concession Project valued 250M EUR which is currently under execution);
• responsible for drafting of all PPP legal acts (PPP Law, PPP regulations, PPP Strategy) and actively participated in drafting of Concession/Public Procurement acts;
• responsible for setting up of the PPP Contract Register as well as of projects’ implementation monitoring system;
• participated in Negotiation Team for Chapter 5 (Public Procurement) during the Croatian pre-accession period (responsible particularly for all PPP related issues);
• responsible for preparation and execution of two EU funded IPA Twinning Light Projects;
• responsible for setting up of PPP educational system;
• participated in setting up of the Agency for Public-Private Partnership;

Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Senior Adviser for PPP

December 2007 – January 2009 (1 year 2 months)Zagreb, Croatia
• team leader for drafting of first PPP Law as well as of whole PPP legal framework in Republic of Croatia;
• participated in drafting of Concession Law and Public Procurement Law and other related documents (e.g. Public Procurement Strategy);
• participated in Negotiation Team for Chapter 5 (Public Procurement) during the Croatian pre-accession period (responsible particularly for all PPP related issues).

Ministry of the Interior – Minister’s Cabinet, Supervisor for Internal Affairs (2002-2004); Head of Section (2004-2007)

January 2002 – December 2007 (6 years)Zagreb, Croatia
• responsible for Ministry’s bilateral and multilateral international relations (South East European countries, Germany, Austria, France, USA, Canada, EU, NATO, OSCE, UN);
• responsible for drafting, facilitating and negotiating bilateral and multilateral international agreements, protocols and similar acts;
• responsible for organizing international conferences, minister’ s foreign activities and official visits of foreign delegations to Croatia.