Published: 13/5/2021

Boris Vujčić, was born in Zagreb on 2 June 1964. He graduated in 1988 and received his doctor's degree in 1996, both from the Zagreb Faculty of Economics. He worked as assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb from 1989 to 1997, when he was appointed assistant professor. As a Fulbright fellow he attended doctoral study at the Department of Economics, Michigan State University, USA, in the period between 1994 and 1995. In 1995/1996 he worked in the European Commission in Brussels, first as a trainee, and then as an external advisor in the Monetary Matters Department. From December 1996 till his appointment as Deputy Governor of the CNB he worked as Director of the CNB Research Department. Boris Vujčić was appointed Deputy Governor of the Croatian National Bank on 15 July 2000 pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament. On 13 July 2006, the Croatian Parliament reappointed Deputy Governor Vujčić for a second six-year term of office. From 2005, Mr Vujčić was also Deputy Chief Negotiator in the Republic of Croatia's negotiations with the European Union. He has been a member of the General Council of the European Central Bank since 2013 and a member of the European Systemic Risk Board's Steering Committee and Chairman of the Vienna Initiative 2.0 Steering Committee since 2016 . Governor Vujčić has been a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank since 1 January 2023, when Croatia joined the eurozone.

Mr Vujčić has been an associate professor at the Zagreb Faculty of Economics since 2003. At the Zagreb Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, he has lectured as visiting professor since 2004. Mr Vujčić's fields of expertise and teaching include monetary analysis, labour economics and international finance. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers on economic issues. During his career he was a visiting scholar/lecturer at different Universities, such as U. of Sussex, U. of Freiberg and U. of Kentucky, he worked as external collaborator for the International Labour Organization (ILO), he was on editorial boards of journals, like Comparative Economic Studies, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Center for Financial Innovation and Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a Board Member of the Global Development Network, etc.

In 2018, Boris Vujčić was awarded Central Bank Governor of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe by the publication GlobalMarkets and magazine The Banker named him the Best European and Global Central Bank Governor. In 2021, the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Hungary presented him with the prestigious Lamfalussy Award, a coveted international award honouring his long and successful career, placing special emphasis on his achievements in the successful process of Croatia's EU integration, including its accession to the European Exchange Rate Mechanism II.

Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Boris Vujčić assumed office as Governor of the Croatian National Bank on 8 July 2012. On 13 July 2018, the Croatian Parliament reappointed him for his second six-year term of office.