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Zoran Puljic

A pioneer of post-war reconciliation in the late 1990's, Zoran Puljic emerged from the last decade with an innovative approach to community development. A visionary integration of entrepreneurship, reconciliation, economic and social development led the Mozaik Foundation to become a leading hybrid organization in central and eastern Europe. Puljic has served as a member and chairperson of numerous domestic and international boards, including the German Marhall Fund (Balkan Trust for Democracy), European Foundation Centre (Grantmakers East Forum), the Resource Alliance and others. He founded the first Bosnian think-tank, Populari, and currently serves on two for-profit management boards in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was a Duke University Fellow in Civil Society, INSEAD Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and BoardSource Fellow in non-profit governance. He holds an MBA and an MA degree in Development, and is also fluent in English, German and Spanish.

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Mozaik Foundation
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Model
Hybrid Social Enterprise
Sectors
Entrepreneurship; Education and Skills; Social Innovation
Headquarters
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Areas of Impact
Eurasia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia

Mozaik Foundation

Mozaik Foundation is a leading social enterprise in Central and Eastern Europe. Mozaik is focusing on building an end-to-end ecosystem to support the large-scale development of new social businesses in the region. It operates an award-winning youth empowerment programme, an in-house social business incubator, and a small early-stage investment fund.

By combining these, Mozaik is empowering young women and men to become future social entrepreneurs. In order to reach all youth in the country, its operations combine virtual and in-person opportunities. Socially responsible businesses provide pro-bono advice and mentorship, and build free-of-charge business acumen for start-ups in local languages. By 2026, Mozaik will help start 500 new social businesses. The most impactful social entrepreneurs will be promoted locally in order to create new role models for youth in the region.