IoD Hertfordshire Branch Ambassador Introduction
Your name: Branko Bjelobaba
Your title/role and company name:Owner of Branko Ltd (FCA and regulatory consultancy)
Your IoD branch:Herts/Beds
Your IoD Branch Ambassador role:Insurance & Risk
Q: How long have you been involved with the IoD?
Member since 2004
Q: Can you tell us a little about your career to date?
In insurance since 1987, qualified to chartered level and running my own consultancy business since 2004. Have served as a Vice-President of the Chartered Insurance Institute (2008-2014) and am very active with my local CII – Luton & St Albans. Volunteer with Speakers4Schools regularly.
Q: What do you hope to achieve as an IoD Branch Ambassador?
Ensuring those members active in professional and financial services have a ‘voice’ and that our local programme is useful and working with other local professional bodies to widen our network (as is the case with cyber in October).
Q: If you could give your 21 year old self some advice what would it be?
Try hard, study hard, volunteer, inspire others and greet each day with a fresh face fit for a challenge!
Q: What keeps you busy outside of work?
Politics, opera, car boots, Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, Carlton Club.
Q: Are there any business related or policy issues that keep you awake at night?
No, sleep soundly!
Q: Why do you think business leaders should join the IoD?
It covers ALL businesses and has a strong voice direct to Government and leads opinion. Why aren’t you a member?!