Advisory Board

Branko M. Lazarević


Branko M. Lazarević

Special adviser for foreign relations and cooperation to the EWB President, expert in geopolitics and security.

Branko is currently an adviser in the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia having completed his tour of duty as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the Hellenic Republic where he has spent altogether more than five years. Prior to the post, Branko was employed in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia as the Adviser to the Minister and his Chief of Staff. His many major achievements in his career include facilitating Visa liberalization for the citizens of the Republic of Serbia and organizing Serbia’s participation in the police peace-keeping mission of the United Nations.

Branko started his career in business working in companies like “Croll Invest” and “Roller”. He was the CFO of KMG Trudbenik, one of the biggest construction companies in ex-Yugoslavia. He was also the General Manager of the most successful Serbian basketball club “Partizan”.

Branko graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School, Athens, Greece and is enrolled in PhD studies at Faculty for management and economics, Novi Sad, Serbia. He earned his master’s degree at the same faculty. Branko graduated from the state university of economics in Belgrade in 1986.

Branko is a Special Advisor to the Economics Institute, Belgrade, a member of the Navy Club, Piraeus, Greece and a Honourable Member of the Rotary Club, Agia Paraskevi, Greece. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Football Association of Serbia, and of the Board of  the water polo club “Partizan”.