Director and Editor-in-Chief at Privredni Vjesnik
Darko Buković graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb in 1990. From 1992 to 2006 he was permanently employed at HINA (Croatian Press Agency), where he worked as a journalist, desk editor, assistant editor for internal politics and deputy editor for the economy. During that time, Darko also participated and attended numerous business conferences, seminars, and workshops in Croatia and abroad. Since 2006 he has been working at Privredni vjesnik, first as an Editor-in-Chief, and later on, from 2012, as a Director as well as an Editor-in-Chief. He is professionally oriented towards economic journalism, theory and practice of public relations and corporative communication, and communicational management. Darko is an Editor-in-Chief of Almanah zagrebačkog obrtništva (Almanac of Craftmanship in Zagreb) and the editor of Hrvatski almanah (Croatian almanac) 1996, 1997/98 and the new version from 2006. Darko hosted the PR Assembly of European Association of Employers held in Dubrovnik in 1999. He co-authored the book “Dionice – priručnik za početnike” (Shares – a manual for beginners). For several years he hosted the Days of entrepreneurs, a gathering of employers and Government members, organized by HUP, and at the same time, he was the (co-)editor of special programmes about this topic on the Croatian Television. From 2006 to 2008 Darko was also a host of Croatian Economy Forum, a traditional talk of businessmen with Government members within the framework of International Zagreb Autumn Fair.
He initiated the launching and co-authored the first set and concept of Obrtničke novine (Newspaper for craftsmen). He also took on a role of a screenplay writer of several special programmes on economy and companies. Darko was a PR director of Festo&Eventum 2003, Festo&Focus 2004, and Festo 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was the General Manager of the Home for public relations of Croatian Advertising Assembly 2004/2005, and the General Manager of the Affiliate and membership of Croatian Advertising Assembly 2005-2012. Darko is a years-long jury member of the “Golden Share of the Year”, jury member of “Poslovni ugled” (Business reputation), “Superbrands” awards for Croatia, and for electing the member of the year in the Nacional weekly. In his career, he was also an organizer, moderator and a Board Director Member of Biznis plus, regional media project, as well as the moderator of numerous conferences such as Invest In Croatia, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy, CRO-SLO Business Forum, Croatian Tourism Days, Energetic Conferences, CFO role, and a Communication Director of Summit 100, and of Fra Arena Wiena 2016. He participated in many important PR projects in Croatia in the past few years and is an associate with several Croatian and foreign media. He is a certified Project manager for EU funds, and a certified LSPR expert.