Irena Kregar Šegota
Irena Kregar Šegota graduated in English and French Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. She studied cultural management, cultural policies and cultural relations at the Chambre de commerce de Paris, Observatoire des politiques culturelles de Grenoble and Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, as well as at the Zadar University (European Studies: Languages and Cultures in Contact).
After being the executive coordinator for Rijeka ECoC 2020 bid, she held the position of the Director for Partnerships and Development (where she was responsible for capacity building, audience development, volunteering programme, citizens engagement programmes, international relations and fundraising, ECoC business club, partnerships, and evaluation), and was finally the CEO of RIJEKA 2020. She is presently Head of Sector for Cultural and Artistic Development at the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media.
Her previous professional experiences include the position of senior advisor for international cooperation in culture at the Rijeka City Hall, work for the Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and teaching positions at high schools in Rijeka. She was the president of the Alliance Française in Rijeka from 2003 to 2018 and the vice-president of the European cultural network Les Rencontres – LIKE from 2015 to 2019. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian.
CV updated on 2022-10-06.