Zoran Paunović was born in Makarska in 1980. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Zagreb) where he also finished a master degree (Master of Science – Marketing). In 2018 he became a Doctor of Science (Ph.D), field Business Economics (Tourism).
He comes from the private sector, where he worked as a director in several small companies as well as a project leader in big international companies. He also worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb as an External associate at the Department of Tourism.
He was the organizer of the biggest Food and wine festival in Dalmatia - Dalmacija Wine Expo.
In June 2021, he was elected for the Mayor of the City of Makarska.
He likes running, reading and travelling. He has visited more than 80 countries on 5 continents.
He is happily married and the father of three children.