Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) was established on 12th June 1992 by the Act on the Croatian Credit Bank for Reconstruction (Hrvatska kreditna banka za obnovu – HKBO) (NN – official gazette of the Republic of Croatia, No. 33/92, amended NN 76/93, 108/95, 08/96). In December 1995, the Bank was renamed Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak (Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development). In December 2006, the new Act on the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development was passed (NN 138/06) and in March 2013, the Act on Changes and Amendments to the Act on Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia, No. 25/13) came into force. The change of the Act relates to the number of members of the HBOR Supervisory Board.
Within the Croatian banking system, HBOR plays the role of a development and export bank established with the objective of financing the reconstruction and development of the Croatian economy.
Main activities of HBOR
- financing the reconstruction and development of Croatian economy
- financing infrastructure
- promoting exports
- supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises
- promoting environmental protection
- insuring the exports of Croatian goods and services from non-marketable risks
HBOR was founded and is entirely owned by the Republic of Croatia.
The Founder’s capital was prescribed by the Law in the amount of HRK 7 billion, the payment schedule of which is determined by the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
HBOR is rated by the following international rating agencies: Moody’s Investors Service (Ba2, positive) and Standard & Poor’s (BBB-, stable).
Regional Office for Dalmatia
Regional Office for Istria
Regional Office for Lika
Regional Office for Primorje and Gorski kotar
Regional Office for North-West Croatia
Regional Office for Slavonia and Baranja
374 employees as of January 1st 2020
The Management Board consists of three members, one of whom is appointed President of the Management Board. Members of the Management Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board. The Management Board conducts the business according to the Law on HBOR and its By-laws and administers the assets of HBOR. Meetings of the Management Board take place when necessary, however, generally on Tuesdays.
Members of the Management Board
- Tamara Perko, MSc, President
- Hrvoje Čuvalo, MSc, Member
The Supervisory Board of HBOR consists of ten members: six ministers of the Croatian Government, three members of the Parliament and the Chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Economy. The minister in charge of finances is the President of the Supervisory Board, and the minister in charge of the economy is the Deputy President of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board monitors and controls the legality of operations of the Management Board and appoints and revokes the President and Members of the Management Board. The Supervisory Board determines the principles of business policy and strategy, supervises the bank’s business operations, establishes the credit policies of HBOR, prepares the annual financial statements and considers the reports of internal audit, external independent auditors and reports of the State Auditing Office.
The composition of the Supervisory Board of HBOR is as follows:
- Zdravko Marić, DSc, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (ex officio President of the Supervisory Board)
- Darko Horvat, Minister of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Trade (ex officio Vice President of the Supervisory Board)
- Predrag Štromar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction and Physical Planning
- Marko Pavić, MSc, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds
- Marija Vučković, MSc, Minister of Agriculture
- Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism
- Luka Burilović, Chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Economy
- Grozdana Perić, Chairman of the Finance and Central Budget Committee of the Croatian Parliament
- Saša Đujić, member of the Croatian Parliament
- Božica Makar, member of the Croatian Parliament
The Audit Committee is an independent body, the members of which are appointed by the Supervisory Board of HBOR. The Audit Committee is comprised of three members, at least one of whom is appointed among the members of the Supervisory Board, and the other two members are appointed by the Supervisory Board.
Main tasks of the Audit Committee are monitoring of the financial reporting procedure; monitoring the efficiency of work of the internal control system, internal audit and the risk management system; supervising the implementation of audit of annual financial statements; monitoring the independence of independent auditors or the auditing company performing the audit, and especially contracts on additional services; discussing on plans and the annual report of the internal audit as well as on the significant issues relating to this area; giving of recommendations to the Supervisory Board on the selection of independent auditor and the auditing company. Meetings of the Audit Committee are convened when necessary, but at least once semi-annually.
Members of the Audit Committee of HBOR are as follows:
- Prof. DSc. Lajoš Žager, Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zagreb, Chairman of the Audit Committee,
- Grozdana Perić, Chairman of the Finance and Central Budget Committee of the Croatian Parliament, Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee,
- Aurora Volarević, Director of Internal Controls, Audit and Risk in Hrvatski telekom d.d., member of the Audit Committee.
HBOR Group was formed in July 2010 when Hrvatsko kreditno osiguranje d.d. started to operate. Hrvatsko kreditno osiguranje d.d. established a company Poslovni info servis d.o.o., 100% owned by it, which started to operate in December 2010.
|Name||Role within the Group||% of participation||Headquarters||Business activities|
|Hrvatsko kreditno osiguranje d.d.||Subsidiary company, direct equity participation||100% – HBOR||Republic of Croatia||Insurance for company’s foreign and domestic short-term receivables regarding shipments of goods and services|
|Poslovni info servis d.o.o.||Subsidiary company, indirect equity participation||100% – Hrvatsko kreditno osiguranje d.d.||Republic of Croatia||Providing analysis, credit risk assessment and information on creditworthiness|