Serbia

Zeljko Sertić is new Minister of Economy


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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has nominated President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS), Zeljko Sertić, to be the new Minister of Economy.

Sertić (47) was educated in Novi Sad and gained a degree from the Faculty for Business and Industrial Management of the Union University in Belgrade. He had previously served in a number of management roles in SMEs in production and the service industry before becoming President of the Chamber in March 2013.

Zeljko Sertić is a member of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) based in Brussels and SME Europe. Sertić was declared the Best Manager in South-eastern and Central Europe for 2013 and 2014 and won the Best European Award in the field of economy. He is also a member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). He speaks English.

The official press release as published on the government website is as follows:

“Zeljko Sertic candidate for new economy minister

Obrenovac, 19 Aug 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said that he suggested Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) President Zeljko Sertic as a new Minister of Economy. The appointment has to be ratified by parliament.

Vučić told reporters in Obrenovac said the new minister of economy will have to address the major economic problems, as well as the creation of system solutions for the growth and progress of the Serbian economy.

The proposal was sent to parliament, which will convene a meeting to discuss the election of the new economy minister at the earliest opportunity.

Sertic has been serving as PKS president since March 2013.”

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