Executive director for central procurement, Atlantic Grupa
Danijel Banek has more than 20 years of experience in procurement, holding various executive roles in supply chain and purchasing in several international companies. He has been working as the executive director for central procurement at Croatia-based Atlantic Grupa since 2008. Before joining Atlantic Grupa, Danijel worked for international companies Lesaffre Group and Pliva.
He is an occassional lecturer at several Croatian business schools, teaching students about the basics of purchasing and supply chain. Besides that, he was a speaker at numerous Croatian and international purchasing conferences and summits. Danijel is also vice-president of the Croatian Association of Purchasing.
In 2013, for his contribution for the development of the purchasing profession, Danijel was awarded with the Garner-Themoin annual award by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) and in 2015 his purchasing team was awarded by The European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM) with the Peter Kraljic award for excellence as the purchasing organization of the year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in food technology from the University of Zagreb, where he graduated in 1995.