Jaro Berce, PhD, achieved a degree in electrical engineering and received a PhD in social sciences from the University of Ljubljana and gained a master’s degree in computer science in the USA.
At the beginning of his professional career, his work focused only on research and development of information technology and electrical engineering systems at the Institute of Jožef Stefan. Later on, he started to build his expertise also in the fields of project management, organization restructuring, consultancy, and entrepreneurship. He cofounded, managed, and served on the board of directors of two information technology consulting and engineering firms. One-GRAD d.d. played an important role as it was the first company whose stock was sold on a new-founded Yugoslav stock market in 1989. At the beginning of ’90s, he started a family business with the eBerce (http://eberce.si) company.
Jaro Berce was involved in management consultancy for a strategic redirection and restructuring projects on behalf of big four multinational consulting companies. He worked at board level in both the private and public sectors. He was a supervisory board member and a chair of a supervisory board in different big companies where he has proven successful management and leadership abilities. Comfortable taking on responsibility and a charismatic communicator, he currently holds an assistant professorship and a project management position within the Center of Social Informatics of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Social Sciences.
He was fortunate enough to have lived, been educated, worked, and experienced in many different places of culture starting in Europe via Africa and USA to China. On his varied journey, he has met and had several bosses. They were both good and troublesome.
Since his very early age, Jaro Berce is dedicated to martial arts, in last decade specifically to Chinese martial arts. On a daily basis he practice Yǒng Chūn (詠春) more known as Wing Chun, Qì Gōng (氣功) and/or T’ai Chi Ch’uan (太極拳).