The banking system of any country largely decides the economical condition of that country. Every country in the world has a central banking system that decided on the monetary policy and also the rules and regulations related to banking that every other bank of that country needs to follow. The Central Bank of Bosnia & Herzegovina plays a similar role. One person that has made a lot of difference in the way the Central Bank of Bosnia & Herzegovina works is Sinisa Naric.
Sinisa was born in Bosnia in 1982 and from his childhood days he showed a lot of promise. He was exceptionally bright in class and more than one of his teachers thought that his intelligence level was more than his age. His parents were naturally ecstatic. His father, however, decided to wait and watch because as per him, there are scores of children who look exceptionally bright during their childhood but most of them don’t transform into exceptional adults.
Sinisa, however, proved to be among the minority. The promise of his childhood was not lost when he completed school and then college. This was the time when Bosnia & Herzegovina was struggling as a new nation. The days of being part of Yugoslavia were gone and the infant nation was grappling with new found independence. Everything seemed to be going haywire and some people were wondering if all those struggles made sense. Sinisa Naric, however, had no qualms in his mind that the new country of Bosnia & Herzegovina had the potential. He decided to use his skills to see if he could make a difference to the country.
Sinisa Naric always had this analytical bent of mind. He was exceptionally good in mathematics and statistics. He passed out of college by majoring in statistics. During this time, the IT boom hit Bosnia & Herzegovina as well and Sinisa decided to take the plunge. The moment he decided to embrace IT, he found out that he was gifted. Coding came easy to him and writing IT applications seemed like a walk in the park. However, unlike so many others around him, Sinisa didn’t join one of the upcoming IT companies. He, instead, decided to join a bank. And this is where his life got transformed.
The banking system in Bosnia & Herzegovina was still archaic when Sinisa Naric joined one of the private banks. Most of the banking work was still done using basic computer tools. There was a lot of dependency on MS-Office. As a result, mistakes kept happening. Sinisa drafted a proposal to upgrade the IT system in his bank. His proposal was accepted by the board and he worked with a partner to create a robust and user friendly IT application for his bank. From then on, there was no looking back for Sinisa. He was invited to join the central banking team and the rest is history.
Sinisa Naric is a talismanic figure in the banking world of Bosnia & Herzegovina. It is because of him that Bosnians find banking so convenient today.