Marko Čadež, born in 1977 in Belgrade (Serbia), is the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. He is a leading media, communications and Serb-German relations expert who has made an immeasurable contribution to the development of the NGO and media sector in Serbia. Schooled in Germany, Marko graduated at the Academy for Marketing Communications, Frankfurt (Main) in 2001. He also studied at the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ), Sofia and the Deutsche Welle Akademie and Television Training Centre, Sofia, the South East European Network for Professionalisation of Media (SEENPM) and Danish School of Journalism. He is also a Licensed Trainer for Multimedia Journalism.
He started his professional career as an intern in daily newspaper "Politika" in Belgrade, later became a journalist with daily newspaper "Vesti" in Frankfurt (Main), and then moved on to staff the Serbian Desk of WDR in Cologne. He was a member of "Forum of Media Initiatives" (FOMIN), Belgrade, and in 1999-2000 Coordinator for Campaign on voters mobilisation "Nas je više" ("We are the majority") of FOMIN and opposition movement OTPOR. He was a lecturer at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Montenegro; Coordinator of investigative reporting workshops in Belgrade, organised by SEENPM, FOMIN and FRESTA of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Coordinator of court reporting workshops in Belgrade, organised by FOMIN und Heinrich Boell Foundation, Programme Coordinator and Advisor for Politics und Communications with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Belgrade, Editor and presenter of monthly TV business show “PUT” at the Serbian State TV - RTS, trainer for Strategic Communication Management for Press/Media Officers of Serbian political party "G17Plus" (financed by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation), Editor-in-chief of online magazine "Politikas" of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Belgrade.
Marko joined the Press Department of German Embassy, Belgrade in 2003 and two years later was appointed the Embassy Spokesperson, a job he still holds. He is also the Deutsche Welle Coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro