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Junior consultant

Lucija Brkić

After studying at the Centre for Croatian Studies at University of Zagreb, Lucija got her Master's degree in Communication studies, specialized in Public Relations. She joined Hauska & Partner after working in PR and digital agencies for three years where she was in charge of community management, media relations and client relations.

Lucija began working for Hauska & Partner as an assistant and is currently dealing with managing social media channels, content creation and issue analysis.

Lucija is a helpful and a reliable colleague, assertive and with a strong desire to learn and gain new experiences.

Lucija likes reading and good music and spends her time going on field trips and enjoying the nature.

Office Assistant

Eugenija Dorer

In her previous career, having studied at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, Eugenija spent more than six years working in media and publishing house, Masmedia, Poslovni dnevnik and finally Seebiz.eu, business portal for Southeast Europe, as an office manager responsible for finance operations and administration as well as human resources. In Hauska & Partner she is responsible for daily business, support to COO and support in project implementation. Eugenija is a part of the team for administrative management and financial operations.

She is reliable, attentive and always willing to help her colleagues.

In her free time Eugenija enjoys cycling, books, and cooking for family.

H&P Group CEO

Leo Hauska

Leo Hauska is one of the CSR pioneers in Austria. Managing Director of Hauska & Partner possesses more than 30 years professional experience as well as comprehensive competences for issues, stakeholder and sustainability management.

He supports organizations to develop their visions and strategies (e.g. through moderated workshops), to define their targets and engage with their stakeholders. In addition to his comprehensive experience of stakeholder relations incl. government relations and the handling of critical stakeholder expectations, Leo Hauska has a wealth of theoretical and practical experience in corporate consulting, especially Corporate Relations and CSR-Management. Among them are the determination of joint values, the development of strategies and tactics, the embedding of CSR in all organizational processes, the identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Key Performance Narratives (KPN), the creation of Sustainability Balanced Scorecards as well as the generation and auditing of sustainability reports.

Leo Hauska is an accredited CSR Consultant and lecturer at universities – e.g. the University of Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna – as well as co-author of CSR guidelines and member of the Austrian UN Global Compact Steering Committee. As an expert of the Austrian Standards Institute he contributed to the development of ISO 26000 and ONR 192500.

His spare time Leo spends with reading, travelling and his family including four grandchildren.

Managing Director & Partner

Daria Mateljak

Daria has an impressive career portfolio, with 25 years as a consultant in corporate relations and strategic communications in government and corporate sector.

She has a success record consulting in issues management, risk and crisis management, corporate changes, organizational development, sustainability and CSR. She consults clients from various industries, focusing on energy and environment, banking and finance, telecom, infrastructure and government.

With a firm attitude and strong focus on results, Daria is appreciated by clients for her great understanding of specific industries and a capability to blend in their management teams. She is also active in academic circles, lecturing in communications and strategic thinking courses at University of Zagreb, courses in CSR and environmental PR at Edward Bernays and is a certified CIPR lecturer. Connecting theories with practical work, she actively publishes expert papers and frequently speaks at international conferences. With an M.A. in Humanities, she presently attends a PhD study in Communication and Information Sciences.

Daria is a member of the Management Board of the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development, member of CIPR, CPRA and the Croatian Association of Sustainability Experts. She was awarded CPRA Grand PRix for her contribution to the development of profession in Croatia.

In her private time, Daria is a dedicated to hiking, photography, cooking and exploring nature and history.

Senior Consultant

Gorana Pavičić Nišević

Gorana has an MA in political science from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. During her studies and after graduation she worked for over a year as an external associate for Hauska & Partner in monitoring and analytics, mostly media content analysis for clients from banking sector. With 10 years of experience, Gorana works on clients from financial sector, construction industry, and in various environmental projects, as well as CSR consulting and reporting.

As the Head of Research and Analytics Department, she is responsible for monitoring and analytics of Croatian media, press summaries, media content analyses and other products of this department. She is also in charge of marketing for H&P Croatia. Her specialties include CSR and sustainability, internal relations, production, editorial work and online communication. Gorana is a member of CPRA.

Dedicated to achieving the best end-result, Gorana is a reliable consultant appreciated by both clients and team members. Focusing on the gist of issues, she is a good organizer, efficient team member and helpful mentor to younger team members.

In her free time Gorana enjoys books and movies, music and theatre, cooking for family and friends and swimming.

Senior Consultant & Partner

Andreja Pavlović

Andreja is highly experienced in stakeholders and issue management and leadership issues across different industries, i.e. telecommunications, food industry, energy, environmental protection & waste management, as well as public sector. She specializes in energy sector and is recognized as an expert with unique combination of communication expertise and deep understanding of different aspects of energy industry. She has also worked on different projects dealing with environmentally sensitive issues, especially pertaining to environmental assessment procedures, waste management and stakeholder participation in environmental decision-making.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development is another key area of her expertise. Over the course of last four years she prepared a number of expert and scientific papers pertaining to stakeholder processes challenges in the environmental decision-making, CSR and leadership. As the Hauska & Partner Group CSR Director, she is responsible for Sustainability Management and Reporting. Andreja is a member of CPRA and President of CPRA's Chancery. She holds an MA in journalism from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, and recently entered the PhD Communicology Program.

Andreja is proud mother of Luka and Stella. She deeply enjoys books and movies, and whenever possible, riding bike.


Ivo Radić

Ivo joined H&P after completing one year of professional training focused on public relations, digital marketing and EU funds. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Zagreb, specializing in international relations and comparative politics, as well as a Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary History, specializing in interdisciplinary social science research.

During his studies Ivo spent two semesters at the Karl Franzens University in Graz on a research scholarship where he got the chance to learn from expert researchers at the Centre for Southeast European Studies as well as to improve his language skills.

His tasks in H&P include producing press summaries, political research and analytics and CSR reporting.

In his free time, Ivo enjoys travelling, playing various sports, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Chief Operating Officer & Partner

Katarina Rimac

Katarina received an Associate Degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek, completed professional study programs in Accounting and Controlling, received Vocational Competence Certificate, EU fund specialists and completed additional education in Human Resources. She is also a certificated QMS Lead Auditor (IRCA). Before joining Hauska & Partner, she worked as an office manager for a private medical clinic.

As COO in Hauska & Partner she is responsible for operational management, in charge of financial operations, planning, reporting and controlling. In the department of human resources she supports management in development of internal processes and is in charge of process of selection of new team members. Manages and supervises teams in EU funded projects, participates in client work in the field of internal processes and event management. She specialized in project management, controlling, reporting, internal relations and corporate governance.

Katarina is an exceptional organizer and strives to achieve harmonious team atmosphere, always with a keen eye for detail, fairness and objective approach, precision and enthusiasm.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, music and mountaineering.

Senior Consultant & Partner

Ana Smoljo

Ana has an MA in Journalism and university specialist postgraduate degree in Foreign policy and diplomacy  from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. Before joining Hauska & Partner she worked as a journalist.

She has more than 15 years of experience in consulting clients from IT and telecommunications, food industry, tourism, pharmaceutical industry and energy sector. Ana advises management boards of several key clients, especially in issues management, risk and crisis communications, media relations and investor relations. She is also specialized in corporate social responsibility consulting and reporting, education and trainings.

Ana is member of Croatian Public Relations Association Management Board and head of Corporate Social Responsibility section. She is co-author of expert papers in the field of CSR, and lectures at London School of Public Relations.

Always focused on excellence, Ana is an exceptional motivator and organizer, with distinguished sense of detail. She has great understanding of current societal, political and economic trends and abilities to adapt to client situations, which adds to client success in crisis communications.

Ana spends her free time with her family, reading about archaeology and enjoys various sports activities.

Junior Consultant

Ines Petra Strunje

Ines joined H&P in 2014 after completed internships at the Cabinet of the Interior Minister and British Embassy. She holds MA degree in Political Science from the Faculty of Political Science and MA degree in Business Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb.

In H&P her tasks include preparation of communication and marketing plans and strategies, media relations, creative concepts, content production, various workshops and trainings and event management. Ines works on clients from the financial, energy and IT sector. She keeps educating about novelties from digital marketing area, while her constant passion is Russian language. Ines is a member of CPRA.

In her spare time Ines enjoys movies, concerts and good company.


Mateja Terek

Mateja joined Hauska & Partner in 2009 following a short career in market research. She is mostly focused on  online communications, strategic consulting, public affairs, media relations and analytics, consulting clients from pharmaceutical, tourism, finance, tobacco, IT and energy sector.

Mateja is also responsible for different projects in terms of creative concepts development, online communication strategies, various workshops and trainings, risk and issues management, CSR and reporting, and event management.

Creative and with a good understanding of political and societal trends, Mateja adds value to clients’ projects. Her interest and specialization in social media enables her to be one of the pioneers of this field in promoting online culture.

Besides various projects she's engaged in H&P, Mateja is very active in the professional arena, regularly participating with expert papers on various conferences. She has an MA in Political science from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and is a certified NLP Master. Mateja is a Board Member of the Corporate Volunteering Network within Volunteering Centre Zagreb and a member of CPRA.

In her free time, she’ll probably be working out in a gym, cycling or hiking with her friends; taking her art classes or catching another music or film festival in town.

Chief Financial Officer

Bernhard Wanasek

Bernhard studied Business Administration at the University of Economics in Vienna focusing on managerial accounting and finance. Since 1997 he is responsible for finance and IT at Hauska & Partner Group.

His consulting focus lies in the areas of Sustainability Controlling and Reporting. He developed complementary skills for IT and process management, creates and maintains online reports and platforms, and developed IT tools for topic and stakeholder maps. Bernhard Wanasek is member of the GRI GOLD Community and represents Hauska & Partner in the international Standards Pioneer Program.

Bernhard likes to spend his free time with his family and sports such as mountain biking, skiing and volleyball.