1982, born and raised in Dubrovnik. Zoran’s academic background is twofold, holding a degree from Tourism and Travel Services Management and a degree in Public Relations from the Communication Department of the University of Dubrovnik.
He started his professional development in a leading destination management company in the region, Gulliver Travel. His versatility has put him through different positions such as Corporate Communications, Marketing and Development Specialist and an Adventure Specialist and Product Manager.
In 2003 Zoran became a member of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (professional, humanitarian and nonprofit association specialized for rescue in mountains, rocks and speleological objects). His background in tourism, which was then booming in the area, along with strong altruism, has led him to found the CMRS section for Dubrovnik region in order to increase the security standards.
Over the years he has been developing his passion through completing various rescue trainings. Zoran thus became a swift water rescue instructor, dog rescue handler, cave rescue instructor assistant and a helicopter rescuer. All of his competencies served him well for eight years as a head of this department. Today, he still continues to selflessly contribute to this humanitarian organization.
Zoran was a part of the expedition in South America, Cordillera Blanca, where he climbed three peeks – Mr Misti, Mt Corpuna and Mt Chachani in 2008. He was also a member of cave expedition in Luka’s pit (1431 m) in 2010.
Zoran’s motto seems to be similar to the Olympics – citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger) as he constantly keeps on pushing the boundaries and setting the bar higher.