Governance

 

Board of Directors

 
 

The Bosnia & Herzegovina Futures Foundation is goverened by the board of directors and is responsible for the management and direction of the Foundation. The Foundation's certificate of registration, bylaws, policy and procedures manual and operations manual together with all applicable laws of non for profit organisations in Bosnia & Herzegovina govern the Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation.

The role of the Foundation Board includes:

  • policy formulation

  • fundraising and administrative oversight

  • advocating the goals & objectives of the foundation

  • ensuring prudent and proper use of Foundation financial assets.

 
Edhem (Eddie) Custovic (Chair)   Edhem (Eddie) Custovic is the founder and director of the Bosnia & herzegovina futures foundation. He is an academic and industry project coordinator at la trobe university, Australia and is the director of the La Trobe innovation & entrepreneurship foundry. Eddie serves on several global leadership boards including the ieee pspb, industry engagement and innovation committees.    Linkedin

Edhem (Eddie) Custovic (Chair)

Edhem (Eddie) Custovic is the founder and director of the Bosnia & herzegovina futures foundation. He is an academic and industry project coordinator at la trobe university, Australia and is the director of the La Trobe innovation & entrepreneurship foundry. Eddie serves on several global leadership boards including the ieee pspb, industry engagement and innovation committees.

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Tatjana Vucic   Tatjana Vucic is an EXPERT in strategy and management. she is a global citizen who has crafted her knowledge with extensive abroad experiences that include academic semesters abroad at University of Illinois (United States), HEC Montreal (Canada), University of Sussex (United Kingdom) & Harvard University (USA). currently SHe is employed by mTel in Banja luka and Bit-Alliance.    Linkedin

Tatjana Vucic

Tatjana Vucic is an EXPERT in strategy and management. she is a global citizen who has crafted her knowledge with extensive abroad experiences that include academic semesters abroad at University of Illinois (United States), HEC Montreal (Canada), University of Sussex (United Kingdom) & Harvard University (USA). currently SHe is employed by mTel in Banja luka and Bit-Alliance.

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Resad (Ricky) Custovic   Resad Custovic is a co-founder of the Bosnia & Herzergovina Futures foundation and associate director of vert engineering, an Australian civil & structural engineering consultancy. Resad has worked on some of the largest australian and international projects in the construction industry. he is a serial entrepreneur who has combining business & engineering to build strong client relationships.

Resad (Ricky) Custovic

Resad Custovic is a co-founder of the Bosnia & Herzergovina Futures foundation and associate director of vert engineering, an Australian civil & structural engineering consultancy. Resad has worked on some of the largest australian and international projects in the construction industry. he is a serial entrepreneur who has combining business & engineering to build strong client relationships.

Vernisa Rejhan   Vernisa Rejhan is the Chief operating officer of Softhouse consulting in Sarajevo. Vernisa is a standout leader with a big focus on team development and value delivery. she has vast experience as lean coach, lean trainer, quality manager and project manager, handling initiatives and projects on strategic and tactical level in operations, administration and IT. her passion is helping shape the next generation of young independent thinkers in Bosnia & Herzegovina.    Linkedin

Vernisa Rejhan

Vernisa Rejhan is the Chief operating officer of Softhouse consulting in Sarajevo. Vernisa is a standout leader with a big focus on team development and value delivery. she has vast experience as lean coach, lean trainer, quality manager and project manager, handling initiatives and projects on strategic and tactical level in operations, administration and IT. her passion is helping shape the next generation of young independent thinkers in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Haris Selmanovic   Haris Selmanovic is an incredibly talented young software engineering student and developer working for bicom systems. Haris has demonstrated leadership at all levels and has been part of the foundation since the founding days. He is a true example of how the foundation promotes young talent.    Linkedin

Haris Selmanovic

Haris Selmanovic is an incredibly talented young software engineering student and developer working for bicom systems. Haris has demonstrated leadership at all levels and has been part of the foundation since the founding days. He is a true example of how the foundation promotes young talent.

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Damir Mitric   Damir Mitric is an academic developer with extensive research, teaching and administrative experience in the Australian higher education sector. He is passionate about empowering students to realize their full potential and make a positive impact on society.    Linkedin

Damir Mitric

Damir Mitric is an academic developer with extensive research, teaching and administrative experience in the Australian higher education sector. He is passionate about empowering students to realize their full potential and make a positive impact on society.

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Vedran Drakulic (FOUNDATION Strategic advisor)   Vedran Drakulic is the CEO of gandel philanthropy, one the largest private philanthropic organisations in Australia. Vedran is a lifelong philanthropist and has been recognised for his work by receiving the order of australia medal in 2017.    Linkedin

Vedran Drakulic (FOUNDATION Strategic advisor)

Vedran Drakulic is the CEO of gandel philanthropy, one the largest private philanthropic organisations in Australia. Vedran is a lifelong philanthropist and has been recognised for his work by receiving the order of australia medal in 2017.

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Student & Young Professional Leadership Committee (SYPLC)

 
Milan Kusmuk   Milan kusmuk is a very innovative and talented mechanical engineering graduate candidate with main focus on engineer design and product development. Next to his studies he is interested in Business development, StartUps and AI. His passion about personal development, lifelong and intercultural learning lead him to many leadership position roles in various organisations. He is working on two StartUps and has international experience with working in intersectional and intercultural teams. speaks four languages.    Linkedin

Milan Kusmuk

Milan kusmuk is a very innovative and talented mechanical engineering graduate candidate with main focus on engineer design and product development. Next to his studies he is interested in Business development, StartUps and AI. His passion about personal development, lifelong and intercultural learning lead him to many leadership position roles in various organisations. He is working on two StartUps and has international experience with working in intersectional and intercultural teams. speaks four languages.

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Vildana Hrnjic   Vildana Hrnjic is a Graphic Designer with 4+ years of experience in Branding, but she is the happiest when her design superpowers are used for social involvement. She is very passionate about her community work and is involved in few NGOs. As an activist in several organizations and a BH Futures Foundation member, she constantly works with young people and empowers them to be the best versions of themselves.    Linkedin

Vildana Hrnjic

Vildana Hrnjic is a Graphic Designer with 4+ years of experience in Branding, but she is the happiest when her design superpowers are used for social involvement. She is very passionate about her community work and is involved in few NGOs. As an activist in several organizations and a BH Futures Foundation member, she constantly works with young people and empowers them to be the best versions of themselves.

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Amer Muratovic   Amer Muratovic is innovative young professional with degree in Electrical Engineering. He is involved in Bosnia & Herzegovina Futures Foundation activities since 2017, as he became one of the scholarship recipients. Before receiving the scholarship, he was active in various student organizations. Activities in BH futures foundation, gave him opportunity to refine himself professionally and develop broad set of skills. He is looking forward to solving engineering challenges in area of Automation and Robotics.    Linkedin

Amer Muratovic

Amer Muratovic is innovative young professional with degree in Electrical Engineering. He is involved in Bosnia & Herzegovina Futures Foundation activities since 2017, as he became one of the scholarship recipients. Before receiving the scholarship, he was active in various student organizations. Activities in BH futures foundation, gave him opportunity to refine himself professionally and develop broad set of skills. He is looking forward to solving engineering challenges in area of Automation and Robotics.

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Ali Mokayes   Ali Mokayes is an IT Graduate candidate, innovator, a young, tech savvy, inquisitive individual who has highly developed emotional intelligence and worldly perspective. He has gained a lot of international experience both in professional and a cultural sense. His main goal is to help develop the local community and country by transferring the knowledge while working with the BH Futures Foundation to help other young people grow professionally.    Linkedin

Ali Mokayes

Ali Mokayes is an IT Graduate candidate, innovator, a young, tech savvy, inquisitive individual who has highly developed emotional intelligence and worldly perspective. He has gained a lot of international experience both in professional and a cultural sense. His main goal is to help develop the local community and country by transferring the knowledge while working with the BH Futures Foundation to help other young people grow professionally.

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Nikolina Grahovac   Nikolina Grahovac is a software engineering student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka. Her biggest passions are lifelong learning and self-improvement, so she is likely to try anything that catches her attention (from programming to baking cakes). she wants to help other students create and live their best lives. Currently, she is the Chairperson of EESTEC LC Banja Luka, a ngo striving to give EECS students opportunities to enrich their personal and professional lives.    Linkedin

Nikolina Grahovac

Nikolina Grahovac is a software engineering student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka. Her biggest passions are lifelong learning and self-improvement, so she is likely to try anything that catches her attention (from programming to baking cakes). she wants to help other students create and live their best lives. Currently, she is the Chairperson of EESTEC LC Banja Luka, a ngo striving to give EECS students opportunities to enrich their personal and professional lives.

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Zorana Staka   Zorana Staka is a passionate young professional with a degree in computer science from Faculty of Electrical engineering. She has a wide range of interest - the main things are programming and mathematics. Her desire is to learn things from different fields and to combine them with her previous knowledge. Being a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation gave her unique opportunity to develop better professional skills, to meet amazing and inspiring people and help others.    Linkedin

Zorana Staka

Zorana Staka is a passionate young professional with a degree in computer science from Faculty of Electrical engineering. She has a wide range of interest - the main things are programming and mathematics. Her desire is to learn things from different fields and to combine them with her previous knowledge. Being a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation gave her unique opportunity to develop better professional skills, to meet amazing and inspiring people and help others.

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Zvonimira Jakic   Zvonimira Jakic is a young professional with eight years of experience in NGO sector on topics, children and students rights, project management and interreligious dialogue. She is a student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in East Sarajevo, an automatic and electronic department. Currently, she is an ambassador of "UN Mission in Technology" and a youth coordinator of "GNRC". With her effort and work, she wants to motivate and help students in their development and growth.    Linkedin

Zvonimira Jakic

Zvonimira Jakic is a young professional with eight years of experience in NGO sector on topics, children and students rights, project management and interreligious dialogue. She is a student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in East Sarajevo, an automatic and electronic department. Currently, she is an ambassador of "UN Mission in Technology" and a youth coordinator of "GNRC". With her effort and work, she wants to motivate and help students in their development and growth.

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Haris Arnautovic   Haris Arnautovic is a motivated young professional from Tuzla with 2+ years of experience in project management and managing a variety of people. Recently, Haris started his career in the field of data management, BI tools and data science. He is passionate about hi-tech movements across all fields of industry and his goal is to change the B&H youth through continuous engagement.    Linkedin

Haris Arnautovic

Haris Arnautovic is a motivated young professional from Tuzla with 2+ years of experience in project management and managing a variety of people. Recently, Haris started his career in the field of data management, BI tools and data science. He is passionate about hi-tech movements across all fields of industry and his goal is to change the B&H youth through continuous engagement.

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Momcilo Amovic   Momcilo Amovic is a a young, ambitious and a passionate engineer. His work ethic is second to none, and he can quickly adapt and learn new bodies of knowledge. Momcilo is a full stack developer working for LANACO, Banja Luka with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering attained at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in East Sarajevo    Linkedin

Momcilo Amovic

Momcilo Amovic is a a young, ambitious and a passionate engineer. His work ethic is second to none, and he can quickly adapt and learn new bodies of knowledge. Momcilo is a full stack developer working for LANACO, Banja Luka with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering attained at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in East Sarajevo

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Staff, Volunteers & Ambassadors

 
Vedrana Biberovic, General Manager     LINKEDIN

Vedrana Biberovic, General Manager

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Kenan Kurdic, Chief Marketing Officer     Linkedin

Kenan Kurdic, Chief Marketing Officer

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Edina Softic, Communications Officer, Legal     Linkedin

Edina Softic, Communications Officer, Legal

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Merima Custovic, Chief Media Officer

Merima Custovic, Chief Media Officer

 
Andrej Gajic, Foundation Ambassador     Linkedin

Andrej Gajic, Foundation Ambassador

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Iva Djikic, Foundation Ambassador - Herzegovina     Linkedin

Iva Djikic, Foundation Ambassador - Herzegovina

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Dina (Gina) Balic, Graphic & Multimedia Designer     Linkedin

Dina (Gina) Balic, Graphic & Multimedia Designer

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Almedin Kavaz, Foundation Ambassador     Linkedin

Almedin Kavaz, Foundation Ambassador

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Selma Zoljic-Beglerovic, Volunteer Lead, Austria     Linkedin

Selma Zoljic-Beglerovic, Volunteer Lead, Austria

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Interested in volunteering with our foundation?

 

There are many ways you can assist the Bosnia & Herzegovina Futures Foundation in our mission of supporting young people in public education and technology access. Your support, in whatever form, can change a student’s life and help them realise their full potential. While, we are grateful to our donors, we also acknowledge the hard work put in by volunteers in helping us raise funds, promote the foundation values, assess student scholarship applications, organise public events, run meetings and so much more.

Please contact info @ bhfuturesfoundation.org