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Mplus's Stjepan Orešković Talks Bridging Science and Business on Croatian National Television

December 5th, 2023 – In the most recent episode of the Croatian National Television (HRT) show "1-on-1," hosted by Romano Bolković, viewers were able to follow an insightful discussion with Stjepan Orešković, the majority owner of Mplus Group and a distinguished entrepreneur and scientist.



The episode, aired on HRT’s Fourth Program, provided insights into Stjepan's unique perspective, exploring the relationship between education, science, and business success. 

Initially, he shed light on Mplus Group's significant growth, boasting over 14,000 employees across 17 countries. He also commented on the recent EUR 60 million investment from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which paved the way for the company's further expansion of its BPO operations.

"The EBRD’s investment provided us with additional stability, and prepared us for the next leap," he emphasized.

Beyond his business pursuits, Stjepan’s academic and scientific endeavors were also showcased during the show. 

While holding a full-time professorship at the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Medicine, he collaborates with esteemed global institutions such as Harvard, Sorbonne, and the London School of Economics, while his publications are featured by renowned publishers like Cambridge University Press and cited in leading journals such as The Lancet. 

Stjepan's personal ethos emerged as an important differentiator during the conversation. 

"I'm an extremely curious individual. Curiosity, perseverance, a thirst for knowledge, and keeping my eyes open to the world around us is something that defines me, but—what truly defines the success of our species is the ability to collaborate. I believe that I possess the skill of effective collaboration with others,” he said.

The interview explored various facets of Stjepan's career and experience, delving into the interplay of Croatian capitalism and business philosophy over three decades. 

Gender equity, the impact of remote work on the job market, and the imperative for business leaders to stay abreast of scientific research were significant topics.

Stjepan underscored his vision for the future:"Two key factors will determine the future of business - technology and people. Both of these factors together. Those who think that they will be successful only with the development of technology or its application are wrong. These technologies will be managed by the people who work alongside you and me today, and who must be intelligent, capable, and satisfied at their jobs."

Addressing the ever-evolving business landscape, he highlighted,"Artificial intelligence is transforming existing businesses. We have stated that we will be the fastest and most advanced in the transformation of existing business."

Screenshot: Croatian National Television (HRT)