Draginja Đurić

Born on 7 September 1955 in Sinj, Republic of Croatia.
Draginja Djurić has been at the helm of the Bank since 2001, first as the General Manager, and since 2005 as the President of the Banca Intesa Executive Board. Under her leadership, the Bank became part of an international group, successfully reorganised its operation and harmonised it with the policies and standards of its parent group, as well as international banking principles. At the same time, the Bank expanded its operation and developed new areas with the aim of developing into a universal banking institution, successfully integrated Panonska Banka and, according to all key performance indicators, it assumed the leading position in the domestic banking sector. Beside the market success, the Bank’s dynamic growth in the recent period has been rewarded with a series of foreign and domestic recognitions, such as the Bank of the Year in Serbia award, which was presented to Banca Intesa for five consecutive years by the renowned financial magazine The Banker – one of the publications of the Financial Times Group, as well as the Awards for Excellence for the best bank in Serbia, presented for four consecutive years by Euromoney, a leading international financial and banking magazine.
Apart from her work in the Bank, Draginja Djurić is also President of Association of Serbian Banks’ Board of Directors, Deputy President of the PBZ Supervisory Board, as well as a member of the Assembly of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Management Board of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and of the Presidency of the Association of Serbian Economists. In addition, Ms Djurić is the President of the Business Council of Italy and Serbia, member of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences’ Council, member of the Association of Corporate Directors of Serbia, as well as the representative of Banca Intesa in the American Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Investors Council. Since February 2010, she has been a member of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s Management Board.
The banking career of Draginja Djurić, which started in 1996, was preceded by thirteen years of experience in the Yugoslav Clearing and Payments Office, the last four years as the General Manager of the Pančevo Branch. Before that she worked in the Pančevo Chemical Industry. Draginja Djurić graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Economics and received her Master’s degree from the Faculty of Organisational Sciences. She is married and has two children.