Velimir Srića was born in Zagreb where he finished Classical Gymnasium, graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, and obtained a Master of Science from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. As a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, he earned his MBA degree from one of the world’s top management schools – Columbia University, New York, and received his PhD in Management Informatics. He is a recipient of the Gerald Ford grant and recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship, winner of the Golden Pen award of the Croatian Journalist Society and Josip Juraj Strossmayer award for Science.
He was the Director of the Information Technology Institute, Chairman of the Committee for Science, Technology and Informatics and a member of the Croatian government. He was the Head of the working group for Informatization Strategy of Croatia and a member and President of Zagreb City Assembly. He has published seventy scientific and expert books and over four hundred articles as a columnist for Byte, Bug, Poslovni savjetnik, Poslovni dnevnik, Obzor (Večernji list) and Lider.
He is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb and a Visiting Professor at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). He is a consultant in management and computer science for a number of Croatian and international companies and Program Director of DELFIN consulting company for development of management. He was a visiting professor at Renmin University in China and at the Universities of Budapest, Dubai, Graz, Maribor, Rijeka, Sarajevo, Split and Osijek. He serves as a World Bank expert for Change Management and he is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.