Our graduate student was awarded a prestigious Project Management Award 2017 - University of Applied Sciences

Marko Reis, our graduate student of Project Management won a prestigious Project Management Award 2017 in the category “The best young project manager”. This professional award is awarded by the Croatian Association for Project Management and IPMA Young Crew Croatia.

The Young Crew Croatia Project Management Award is a unique award in Croatia awarded in three categories – the best project, the best young project manager and the best young researcher. It also marks the first step in achieving professional success in the area of project management. The members of the Jury Panel were independent renowned experts in the area of project management, who examined the applications in accordance with the globally accepted IPMA Competence Baseline Standard (ICB). The winner was awarded during the gala ceremony which was held in hotel Esplanade Zagreb on December 19, 2017.

Marko was awarded for his project “The Šenoa House”, mentored by prof. Zlatko Barilović, MA, as part of his diploma paper within specialist professional graduate study of Project Management at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić. Upon graduation, Marko managed to launch his family project together with his mother Jasmina, father Antun and brother Ivan. Today the Šenoa House is the synonym for cultural heritage established by the members of the Šenoa family. It is located at 27 Mallin Street in Zagreb and features a valuable legacy of the Šenoa family, spanning the lives of four generations throughout 182 years. The Šenoa family collection has been declared a protected cultural good by the Ministry of Culture and is registered as a movable cultural good of the Republic of Croatia, while the Šenoa House is listed as an immovable cultural good and is registered on the List of protected cultural goods.

As a curiosity, Marko is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya, where he is employed as a Country Manager at Infobip, so he often had to consult his mentor in Zaprešić to complete his project application. Since he wasn′t able to present the project personally to the Jury Panel, his brother Ivan gave a presentation and received the award at the gala ceremony on behalf of his brother Marko and the Šenoa House.

We congratulate our colleague Reis, his family and his mentor for this great success. Also, we take this opportunity to invite you to visit the unique Šenoa House, where you will be welcomed by the members of the Reis family, who will share their great knowledge of history of the Šenoa family and reveal its contribution to the cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia.

Photo gallery of the PMA gala ceremony is available at Facebook IPMA Young Crew Croatia.

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