ROWING CLUB ''EKONOMIST'' was founded 21 January 2002. on the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb at the University of Zagreb. Foundation of our club was inspired by example of other rowing clubs that exist on today’s most prominent universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard...)


VISION of our club is to be a recognizable brand of the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb, but also as a promoting tool for rowing in academe and business community. 


MISSION of our club is to provide our members the ability to get more aquainted with rowing in recreational form, and rowing as a competitive sport, creating venturesome and responsible members of the academe and business community, who would be mutually affiliated through a longer period of time.





For the foundation of rowing section on the Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb most deserving was Drazen Primorac. In the first couple of years he was the team’s leader and main ideological creator of the future club. After his graduation, his role was continued by Alen Herjavec who was very successful in leading the team and ensuring indispensable funds necessary for continuation of sections activities.


Men's eights rowing team has been competing since 1996., and women's eights team since 1999. First couple of years head coach of all crews was Davor Mihovilic. In the period 1999 – 2005  head coach of women's and men's eights team was Edvard Vondra, who was in 2002. chosen to be the first president of RC ''Ekonomist''. Afterwards, in 2014. the elected president was Pavao Stegić. The coach for the women's eight has become Nikša Demović, and the coach for men's eight Vedran Gatara.


Today all activities concerned with RC ''Ekonomist'' are conducted by the Management Board, and the coaching role by Nikša Demović, Vedran Gatara and Branimir Radić.

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