Lejla Dragnić is an economic advisor with more than 30 years of experience in research, management and consulting in various disciplines of applied economics such as: macroeconomic policy, development and reconstruction strategies, international economic relations, market reform and private sector development. Since 1996, she has worked as a senior advisor, program manager and consultant in the field of privatization and development of small and medium enterprises on regional and national projects supported by various organizations (USAID, World Bank / IFC, EC, SDC, GTZ, ADA, SIDA ). Her recent professional experience includes assessing macroeconomic conditions and budget processes in BiH, working on labor market policies, evaluating various internationally supported private sector projects and SME development.
Asja Čengić-Kasumović is a communication, public affairs and advocacy professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic communications for state institutions, international organizations, non-profit and corporate sectors. Asja is an owner of the PR communications agency DBK Lab located in Sarajevo, BiH and has been providing services for the clients from the IT, banking, tobacco, international organizations, and non-profit industries. For two years (2013 – 2014) she was an Executive Director of the CPU. Shortly after that she served for two years as a Communications Advisor to the Prime Minister of FBiH. Asja also worked as a Head of Public Affairs and Communications Department at the United Nations BiH, High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council BiH, Office of the High Representative and Sarajevo Film Festival. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Communications, completed at the Anglo-American University in Prague and M.A. in Communications from Faculty for Media and Communication, University Singidunum, Belgrade.
Ivan Barbalić served as the Ambassador of BiH in Russian Federation from 2012-2015, and Permanent Representative of BiH to the United Nations from 2008-2012. Barbalić was the President of the United Nations Security Council in January 2011.
In May 2021 graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Mid-Career Master in Public Administration. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA and MA degree from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna. He is recipient of the Honorary Doctorate at the University of Bridgeport, USA in 2012.
He was one of the founders of the Sarajevo based think tank organization ACIPS serving as its President from 2003 to 2008, and the Honorary President of the European Movement BiH since 2009. From 2005 to 2007, he served on BiH negotiation team for the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union, after earlier working at Directorate for European Integration from 2000 to 2001.
Born in 1975, he is married with one child.
Adnan Muminović is an economist, with a particular interest in macroeconomic policy and behavioural economics. He holds a B.A in Economist and M.A in European studies from the University of Sarajevo, as well as MSc in Psychology of Economic Life from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He currently works as an external economic adviser to the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as a senior teaching assistant at the School of Economic and Business of the University of Sarajevo. Prior to that, he worked for the Office of the European Union Special Representative and the Norwegian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his free time, he passionately writes the inkrementalno.blog