Neven Barbaroša was born on 3 May 1965 in Zagreb, where he graduated in 1991 from the Faculty of Economics and Business. In 1992 he got employed in the Payment Operations Institute and he stayed there until mid-1995 when, as a part of the domestic payment operations reform, he moved to the Croatian National Bank. He worked as Advisor and Deputy Director in the Payments Operations Department; in 2001 he was appointed Director of that Department and in 2003 he became the Executive Director of the Payment Operations Area.
Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Neven Barbaroša was appointed Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank on 25 October 2013.
Vicegovernor Barbaroša coordinates and manages the operations of the Payment Operations Area.