Kazimir Bačić

Kazimir Bačić

General Director, Croatian Radiotelevision

Kazimir Bačić graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb and completed the GMP program at the IEDC-Bled School of Management. He has been working for Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) since 1984, first as an engineer and then as Head of Technology before being elected Assistant Director of Development and Technology.

He has taken part in the technical realization of major projects, such as the Eurovision Song Contest, the coverage of Pope John Paul II’s and Pope Benedict XVI’s visits to Croatia, FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the Olympic Games. He has led or participated in creating and implementing many TV technology projects, such as the designing and equipping of the studios “Anton Marti” and “Angel Miladinov”, the digitalization of the news program production, the introduction of the virtual scene system, the automation of TV programs and the introduction of the experimental HD TV signal broadcasting.

He actively participated in the work of the Expert Group for the EBU project Vision 2020. He is a member of the working group of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure for the transition from analog to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DVB-T). Since 2006 he has been an active member of the EBU Technical Committee (EBU TC), EBU’s overarching technical body for technology and innovation, and since February 2017 he has been HRT’s General Director.