TEAM & BOARDS

We are one of the world’s leading organisations in understanding drinking water and water quality.

As a non-profit organisation our aim is to promote the development and understanding of quality drinking water around the world, co-create new global trends in water security and versatility.

Our action plan centres on safe and superior water for all, implementing it through expertise, enthusiasm and positivity.

In collaboration with experts around the world we aim to provide a platform to give each one of us the opportunity to reach a new understanding of how water affects our bodies, our lives, and our world.

In collaboration with our partners, we seek out and reward innovative solutions and projects that help preserve water resources and the water environment.

With the European Water Sommelier Association program, we are bringing a new dimension to water.

BWF Team

Mario Gajić

Founder

Renata Lovrak

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Kostadinov

Logistics Manager

Patricija Mencigar

International Relations

Rebecca Gerbec

Marketing, PR

Žiga Pretnar

Registrations Manager

Jan Remec

Bartender

Klavdija Vidic

Marketing

Milin Patel

Adviser

Artjom Bajdak

Adviser

Dejan Pavlović

Adviser

Dr. Marko Maver

Diplomatic relations

Expert Board

Dr. Mitja Bricelj

Secretary

Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

Tanja Miškova

Ambassador

Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department for International Organisations

Elizabeta Kos

Director

Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Co-founder

Nataša Milić

Acting Director
of Water Directorate

Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Prof. dr. Mihael Jožef Toman

Full Professor

Univesity of Ljubljana,  Biotechnical Faculty

Department of Biology
Chair of Ecology and Environment Conservation

Romain Ciarlet

Secretary General

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Dr. Mojca Šraj

Slovenian National Committee for IHP UNESCO

Dóra Gere

National Public Health Center, Hungary

Bonia Miljavac

Head of OU Novo Mesto

National Institute of Public Health

Konrad Stania

Republic of Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Directorate-General I – Water Management

Susanne Brandstetter

Republic of Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Department for Water Management Public Relations

Gonzalo Meschengieser

CEO

, Agrentina

Veronika Matuszná

Head of the International Cooperation, Planning and Flood Protection
Deputy Director of the Water Protection Department

Czech Republic
Ministry of the Environment

MSc. Eva Tomič

Climate Policy and Human Rights Adviser to the President of the Republic of Slovenia

Henrique Gustavo da Costa

Director of the Smart Water Solutions Business Unit

Iskraemeco Group

Sigrún Tómasdóttir

Resource leader for water and waste water utility

Veitur Utilities, Iceland

Support Board

Annukka Lipponen

Adviser

Dr. Janez Potočnik

International Resource Panel (IRP)

Co-chair

Dr. Kingsley Ogie Obasohan

CBDA, FCIEP, AWCA
Director for Africa Region
(IIPL – UN GENEVA)

Yogesh Joshi

Saffron Branding Management LLP, CEO

Akshay Foundation, Managing Trustee

Čedomir Kolar

Film producer

Rade Šerbedžija

Actor, director and musician

Nikola Kojo

Actor