Niko Dalić was appointed member of INA Management Board in February 2011. He started his career in 1986 as a geologist working on upstream projects in Croatia. In 1996, he was appointed Head of business unit, responsible for Eastern Slavonia and Podravina. From 2005 to 2008, he was Assistant Executive Director of Naftaplin, where he was in charge of running international projects. Apart from that, he was also the Head of the strategy team in Naftaplin and the team for Energy Strategy of the Republic of Croatia, as well as the IPO team. After that, from 2008 to 2009, he was the Head of the Exploration Sector. As of June 2009, he has been serving as a member of the Management Board of Edina, a joint venture of INA and Italian company Edison, where he has focused on the activities in the Izabela field in Northern Adriatic. He graduated from the Faculty of Science (Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet) at Zagreb University where he later acquired his master’s degree. He passed his state licence exam at the Ministry of Science in 1996. Mr. Dalić attended a number of seminars and professional trainings in Croatia and abroad. He is a member of numerous professional associations and has published several papers. From 2005 to 2009, he was the President of the Croatian Geological Society. As of December 2014, Mr. Dalić has been serving as Vice President for Geology in HUNIG (Croatian Association of Petroleum Engineers and Geologists).