Education on prestigious world universities and enviable career is something that we can say with pride that many BiH citizens in Diaspora have achieved, report FENA.
One of them is Dario Aganović, who crowned his success with the PhD title in the field of industrial production at the Royal Technical University (RTU) in Stockholm, which is the largest technical university in Northern Europe, and with only 34 years, he became the member of the Industrial Council at the Royal Academy of Sciences.
Aganović’s refugee story starts in 1992, when he left his home town of Goražde and went to Sweden with his parents and younger sister.
‘After 18 months in refugee centre, where I volunteered as a translator, I received a residence permit and moved to famous University town of Uppsala, says Aganović to FENA.
In Uppsala, he worked in restaurants, delivered papers and translated, until he finished Mechanical Engineering School and enrolled in University in 1996.
‘I got my first job as an engineer during my studies’- adds Mechanical Engineer.
He worked in well-known companies such as CPS Color, Accenture, Ericsson and he was also the manager of the Science Centre and science associate at the Royal Technical University.
‘I started as a science associate in the field of industrial production and ended as manager of Science Centre which I founded in cooperation with the producer of cargo vehicles Scania and producer of machine tools Sandvik’, says Aganović.
Currently he’s commercial director of ISS Facility Services which is the largest outscoring company in the world with 530 000 employees in 50 countries.
Aganović said that BiH Diaspora can help BiH only if BiH wants to accept that help.
‘We all help our relatives, and for us that’s the help for BiH. I don’t know whether the institutions and economy of BIH wants any help from abroad, if the help is not in the form of cash, since every other form of help is shunned’, notes Aganović.
He further says that in his world the business relation is mutual, and it is built on honesty and trust which is hard to get, and easy to lose, and the easiest way to get it is to fulfil given promises.
‘Quality of goods and services, innovation and development, financial stability, those are pre-conditions for healthy business relation. Anyone who can do job in that manner is ready to accept the help of our successful people abroad’, says Aganović.
Also, he says that BiH has a great industrial potential which is unused because of the inability to prove its business maturity to investors.
His message to young people is to keep their destiny in their own hands.
‘Some are born in better conditions than others, and they do have an advantage, but no one is without a chance. The battle is lost when you say it’s lost’, says Aganović.