Zeljko Cancarevic
Bischof + Klein
Director of Business Excellence, Innovation and Data Analytics

Dr.rer.nat. Zeljko Cancarevic, MBA

Dipl.-Ing. & Mag.-Ing. - University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (1993/1998)
PhD - (Dr.rer.nat.) - Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany (summa cum laude, 2006)
MBA - (Master of Business Administration) Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN, USA (2012)

09.2007 - 04.2019 GMH Gruppe - Georgsmarienhütte GmbH

Head of Simulation and Innovation at Georgsmarienhütte GmbH
Head of Innovation at GMH Gruppe

Since 04.2019 - Georgsmarienhütte GmbH

Currently: Director of Business Excellence, Innovation and Data Analytics at Bischof + Klein

1993 – 2000
Teaching Assistant
Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

2000 – 2007
Ph.D. Student and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

2010 – 2012
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA)
TIAS School for Business and Society, International Management Executive MBA

Personal profile :

 Zeljko is currently Director for Business Excellence, Innovation and Data Analysis at Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG. He is responsible for supporting the business units in new product and service initiatives and promoting new idea generation. He is also responsible for the development of organizational effectiveness, the implementation of process improvements, the identification and use of analysis and intelligent automation and the exchange of excellence practices within the organization.

After graduating in technology and metallurgy (University of Belgrade), Zeljko received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Solid State Research and the University of Stuttgart. He then worked as a post-doc at the MPI as a researcher in the field of multiscale modeling and simulation of complex materials. From there he took a position at Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (Germany). Zeljko stayed with Georgsmarienhütte GmbH until 2019, during which time he became head of the Simulation and Innovation Department. In 2019, he moved to Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG where he took over the position of Director of Business Excellence, Innovation and Data Analysis.

In 2012, Zeljko successfully completed the international MBA program at the TiasNimbas Business School (Tilburg University) in the Netherlands and the Krannert School of Management (Purdue University) in the USA.