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Krstinja Šćepanović, HR Direction Executive Director, OTP Bank Serbia

We Grow Together

Even after the completion of the integration of Vojvođanska banka into OTP Group in 2021, we will continue to be dedicated to employees and...

Zoran Petrović, Raiffeisen Bank CEO

We Raise The Bar Even When It’s Tough

We've viewed digital transformation as an imperative for several years already, and have started intensive work and investments in a desire to respond to...

CTP Invest

Premium class industrial space

CTPark Belgrade North, the largest industrial park in Serbia, is set to welcome its first tenant in November: Tehnomanija Dutch company CTP Invest is the...

Marinko Ukropina, Managing Director At SGS Group For Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, B-H And Montenegro

Challenges Help Us Develop Ourselves

SGS Belgrade has developed continuously since its establishment. The latest example is the development of a very complex service of clinical trials of medicines,...

Marnie Finlayson, General Manager, Rio Sava Exploration d.o.o.

Committed to Deliver

A new mineral, a new process technology and a new market all require careful consideration in order for Jadar to become an enduring, sustainable...

Gilles Beschoor Plug, New Ambassador Of The Netherlands To Serbia

Gilles Beschoor Plug (1962) arrived in Serbia in August 2019 and presented his credentials to H.E. the President in September. Having studied law at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the previous century, Gilles joined the Foreign Service and was posted in the lower ranks in Moscow, Nairobi and Damascus – the linking factor obviously being their geographical location at the same longitude (37°E).

In between, he worked at the ministry in The Hague in the departments of Security Policy and of European Integration. He also served as Private Secretary to H.M. the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Claus of The Netherlands.

After having escaped 37°E by spending three years as ambassador in Abu Dhabi, Gilles served as the director for the North Africa and the Middle East department at the ministry in The Hague. From 2015 until August 2019 he was the Dutch ambassador in Tel Aviv.

Consequently, he has acquired some experience in the fields of conflict resolution, societal changes, humanitarian aid, and trade and investment, mostly in Eastern Europe and the Middle East – but these regions host too much diversity and too many perspectives for diplomats to be labelled as a kind of expert.

Indeed, Gilles continues learning on the job and considers curiosity a required quality for diplomats. He never ceased to be amazed by the rich tapestry of the societies in which he had the privilege to represent the Netherlands.

Gilles is married to Louise Wesseling, who is an indispensable ally in his work. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs should consider itself lucky with partners of heads of mission willing to participate in the ubiquitous representative work of diplomats: it gets two for the price of one (which certainly is a Dutch quality).

The couple has three children studying in the Netherlands. Gilles loves cigars, European literature, classical music and his Ducati motorbike. He is an active tennis player and took surfing lessons in order to impress his kids – to no avail, unfortunately.

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New Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the Republic of Serbia

H.E. Alcino dos Prazeres Isata Francisco da Conceicao

Alcino dos Prazereslzata Francisco da Conceigdo has a degree in Economics and Finance from Jules Veme University, in Amiens, France. Between 2001 and 2002...

Sanja Radlovački – Executive Director of the United Arab Emirates & Serbia Business Club

The Board of Directors of the United Arab Emirates & Serbia Business Club has appointed Sanja Radlovački  as the club's executive director, with her assuming all...

H.E. Fedor Rosocha, Ambassador of Slovakia to Serbia

Ambassador Fedor Rosocha: Recognising Kosovo’s Independence Is No Condition For Serbia

Within Chapter 35 there are particular criteria that have to be fulfilled regarding the normalisation process with Priština, but recognition per se is not...

IFC Appoints New Regional Manager for Central and Southeast Europe

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Ary Naïm as its Regional Manager for Central and Southeast...

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Richard Grenell: Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Results From Trump’s Different Brand Of Diplomacy

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo took an enormous step toward a long-term...

Agreement On Normalisation Of Economic Relations Between Belgrade And Pristina Signed

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti signed an Agreement...

Symbols Of Belgrade Lit In Colors Of The Polish Flag

On the occasion of marking the 40th anniversary of the founding of the "Solidarity" movement, Branko's Bridge, the Bridge...

Montenegro Election: First Projections Point To A Tight Race

In Montenegro, the ruling DPS was nearly neck-and-neck with its main rivals, according to early and incomplete projections of...

Gorenje To Hire 600 Temp Workers Due To Surge In Orders

Slovenian home appliance manufacturer Gorenje is hiring some 600 temporary workers to cope with a record number of orders....

Agreement On Normalisation Of Economic Relations Between Belgrade And Pristina Signed

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti signed an Agreement...

Montenegro Election: First Projections Point To A Tight Race

In Montenegro, the ruling DPS was nearly neck-and-neck with its main rivals, according to early and incomplete projections of...

EU Awards One Million EUR In Grants For COVID Recovery In Tourism Sector

“#EUzaTebe – For Cultural Heritage and Tourism” project has awarded one million euros for 120 projects aimed at supporting...

UNDP And Embassy Of Slovakia Present Feasibility Study On Use Of Thermosolar Energy

The Mayor of Belgrade, Zoran Radojičić, met with the Ambassador of Slovakia to Serbia, H.E. Fedor Rosocha and Resident...

The EU Does Not Recognize Belarus Election Results

Members of the European Council held a video conference, at which they discussed the situation after the presidential elections...