Hilti Emerging Leader | Luka Veselinovic

Hilti Emerging Leader | Luka Veselinovic

Finding creative ways to explore continuous growth and improvement in ever-changing environments

Luka resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.


Luka is the regional key account manager at Hilti Canada. He has six years of previous experience with fast-moving consumer goods working for British American Tobacco in a trade marketing role with a number of team-lead roles during his tenure. He also has two years of experience within construction materials working for Hilti where he grew key national accounts to become the top of his region before switching roles. Luka was a member of the Emerging Leadership Program in 2021.

He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with a finance major at the University of Windsor and while attending was very involved in extracurricular activities. He was the vice president of Enactus Windsor and won national project presentation awards. Luka also presented at the National and International Business Model Competition representing the University of Windsor with a product developed and market studied by himself and another engineer.


Hilti profile - Luka

Beyond Business Leadership Legacy Statement

Luka drives meaningful change through empathy by using his high energy levels and consistent positivity.

Luka Veselinovic head shot

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

- Confucius

Who Are You in One Sentence? How Do You Want to Be Known and Remembered?

I want to be known and remembered as a warrior with a winning mindset who can get the job done and have fun doing it. 

What Do You Care Deeply About? What Do You Stand For?  Something is calling you. 

I stand for whole and healthy leadership and care deeply about honesty, integrity, and hard work.

When Do You Feel MOST Lit Up? What are You Doing at That Time? Who Are You With?

I feel most lit up when I am challenged or competing, especially when I fall behind.

Where Do You Want to be 12 Months From Now on Your Leader Path?   

In 12 months I see myself preparing to transition into a new role within a different part of Canada in order to further my understanding of the national construction market and landscape to be better-rounded as a leader in my field.

In five years I would like to be managing a team so that I can have influence in developing future talent within Hilti.

And Why? 

I enjoy making a difference and I enjoy working cohesively as a team. The fire that gets me out of bed every morning is the people I interact with at work. There is something new and exciting to learn every day while being able to provide tangible value across various internal and external stakeholders.