Mersed was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina but the war turmoil brought him to Slovenia where he acquired early education. Upon returning to his home country, he completed a BSc. in Information Technology and co-founded Mistral Technologies. Advocating for a people-oriented management style, Mistral changed the landscape of the IT industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mersed returned to Slovenia to earn an MBA degree from the Bled School of Management in 2019.