Teo Čolan, dr. vet.

Born on the 5th of March 1965 in Dubrovnik, where he finished both primary and secondary education, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Zagreb. He has worked as sales associate, field veterinarian, head of veterinary services and director of Veterinary Station Dvor Ltd., where he started the construction of then first biogas facility in the Republic of Croatia. He worked at the Veterinary Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, in the construction of the system of identification and tracking of animals in traffic. As veterinary specialist, he participated in accession negotiations. Since 2009, he has worked at the Fund for Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency. As Deputy Director for Special Categories Waste Management, he has conceived and implemented a number of measures which allowed for financial and operative stabilisation of the special categories waste management system. Since 2012, he has also been Consultant to Director for Environment Protection and Energy Efficiency. As Fund representative, he participated in several work groups for the development of laws and by-laws in waste management.

He has participated in numerous local and international conferences, seminars and educations in veterinary science, environment protection and energy efficiency. He cooperated in several international projects, and held guest lectures on waste management at the Velika Gorica Polytechnics and Zagreb Polytechnics. He has authored and co-authored several expert works on waste management. In 2015, he passed the test for EU Funds Financed Project Management at the Special Skills Academy Ltd., London,UK.

Homeland War Veteran, father of three.