Highly resourceful, multidisciplinary, effective and accomplished leader with experience in many different cultures and work environments in Tourism Development, Senior Government Management, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Cultural Event Management, Land Management and Land Tenure.
Extremely flexible, open minded team player with great communication and organizational skills.
Trilingual – French, English and Serbian with working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.
M.A. in Law and Anthropology. Specialization in African Studies. Université de Paris I - Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris, France.
B.A. in Public Law. Université de Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France.
Serbian Ambassador to Tunisia
French, English, Serbian, Spanish, Italian
EUROPEAN UNION Belgrade, Serbia
Monitor, ICCS-NTUA Consortium March 2009-Present
LIAISON CONSULTING Belgrade, Serbia
Monitor/Owner March 2009-Present
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Belgrade, Serbia
PR Consultant Sep – Nov 2008
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COUNTRY BRANDING Belgrade, Serbia
Board Member 2008 - Present
GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA Belgrade, Serbia
Minister for Diaspora 2007 - 2008
Governance and Leadership of the Ministry for servicing over 2 million people of Serbian origin living abroad with special focus on Economy, Education, Culture and Legal matters
Responsible for setting up and implementing a new system of communication and administration for the Ministry and worldwide interests for people of Serbian descent
Managed annual budget of 2 million Euros and staff of 44
MEDIA CENTER Belgrade, Serbia
Coordinator for the International Press Institute Congress held in Belgrade in June 2008 2007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 2008 2007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 2008 2007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 2008 2007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting - 2008
LE POINT, TV CANAL + Belgrade, Serbia
Correspondent for the Balkans 2007
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON - USAID CONTRACTOR , Belgrade, Serbia
Tourism Consultant within the Regional Competitiveness Project for the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. 2006
GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA, Belgrade, Serbia
NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION OF SERBIA, 2003 - 2006
Responsible for all promotion of Serbia as a tourism destination, including overseeing representation of Serbia at all major international tourism fairs and organization of over 300 familiarization trips for media and tour operators.
Multiplied Serbian tourism receipts by 7.24 in 3 years. Increased the number of foreign travelers by 60%, with tourism becoming the fastest growing sector in the economy. Serbia was listed as one of the top destinations for 2005.
Managed annual budget of one million Euros and staff of 23
LE FIGARO, LE TEMPS, LE POINT, RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE Belgrade, Serbia
2001 – 2003
Correspondent for the Balkans
LE FIGARO Paris, France
Journalist - International Department 2000 – 2001
INSIGHT INTERNATIONAL London, England
Tour Manager 1996 – 2000
PARIS-DAKAR RALLY Paris, France
VIP Manager 1999 – 2000
WORLD BANK AND FRENCH MINISTRY FOR COOPERATION West Africa, Madagascar
1995 – 1997
Jurist and Anthropologist/consultant
FACULTY OF LAW Asmara, Eritrea
Lecturer 1994 - 1995
FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE Asmara, Eritrea
Assistant and Teacher 1994 – 1995
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH:
“Rural land tenure, renewable resources and development in Africa”, GRET/Ministère des Affaires Etrangères - Coopération et Francophonie”, 1998, 131 p.
“Land tenure terminology dictionary”, Karthala - Coopération Française, 1998.
“Eritrea: a new State challenging development issues”, URBAMA/CNRS, Université de Tours, 1999.