Who is your hero?
Roald Amundsen, Diego Armando Maradona, and Pope Francis
About Diego Antončić
Diego Antončić has been working for the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich since July 2017, starting as an intern and joining the team as a Program Manager in February 2018.
He holds a Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Ljubljana. In addition, he studied political science at the University of Konstanz as part of the Erasmus+ program. During his studies, he developed a particularly strong interest in EU politics, the development of African and Asian countries, and the interaction between political and economic actors. He received the Best Academic Record and the Best Academic Achievements awards from the University of Ljubljana.
Before starting his professional career with the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Diego was active in the European Students’ Forum AEGEE. Thanks to many international experiences, Diego is fluent in English, German, Slovenian, and Croatian, and speaks intermediate French and Italian, as well as basic Mandarin, Spanish, and Dutch.
Born and raised near one of the most beautiful Croatian cities, Rovinj, Diego loves spending his free time in Istria with his family and friends. He is also very big fan of beautiful Bavaria, the region that he considers his second home and where he currently lives. His other interests are travelling, ancestry search, reading, history, and football – he plays for the local team and supports the FC Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan).