A year has passed since I received the great opportunity to lead the BELhospice team. Its been a special call and a great challenge, both in implementing services that improve the lives of cancer patients and their families and in establishing the first hospice in Serbia
A month from now will mark exactly one year since I became an adviser for media to the Serbian Prime Minister. And that’s not just any Prime Minister, but the first lady PM in the history of Serbia. The start of her mandate, and thus my start in this position, was marked by a strike at Fiat. I didn’t have my team formed, I didn’t even know the number of my office, and I expected of myself, and Serbia expected of Ana Brnabić,for the strike to be ended and the workers sent back to work. In just one day, I had more than 96 telephone conversations. There were just too many, which is why I remember the amount.
The International Women’s Club has been in existence for many years and has brought together women who are in Belgrade temporarily, either as members of the diplomatic community or for business reasons, and a number of local women who may have spent many years living abroad and have come back to live in Serbia and wish to keep those international connections
It is a professional challenge and honour for every manager in the domain of culture to have the opportunity to manage a cultural/ educational institution, and in particular the Kolarac National University, which started operating in Belgrade 86 years ago
For the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege of being engaged in growing civil society in the region and understanding how active and caring citizens gathered together in associations drive the development of their communities and countries
It was two months ago that I found myself in a new role, which was familiar at first, albeit from a different perspective, as I transitioned from being an advisor to becoming an executive. Nevertheless, both my education and my career thus far have taught me that the first step towards success is to embrace change and learn from every possible opportunity
“I truly believe that we should embrace the opportunities and let them build us up by developing our way forward,” says Danijela Čabarkapa, executive director of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia
Svetislav Pešić, one of the world’s best basketball coaches, driven by the challenge of making Germany a European and world power in basketball, arrived at the German Basketball Federation precisely 30 years ago, and as early as the first press conference he stated that Germany would become European champions in basketball.
During the two decades of my career, I’ve had the unique privilege of acquiring knowhow from the best authorities in seven Serbian and multinational companies about the management of successful working processes, teams of people and ways of making business decisions.
Yes, indeed! Since the very first steps in my professional life, I have adhered to this rule. Do What You Love, Love What You Do! In the meantime, I have learned that the only person I should compare myself with is ME – from yesterday, a week past or a year ago!
For over twenty years, my business and personal roads have led across the Adriatic region, which provides many challenges, but also offers many rewards, particularly when it comes to diversity of cultures, opportunities in each specific market and the extraordinary people I’ve had a chance to meet over the last two decades
I am a first-hand witness and proud contributor to the bold and decisive transformation of PMI from a traditional cigarette manufacturer to a modern and dynamic company promoting a smoke-free world, as featured by our breakthrough innovation - IQOS
I am one of those people who believe that together we can make our country a better place for all of us living here, both individuals and corporations. The truth is that corporations are made of individuals, us. I see the role of the American Chamber of Commerce, mine and that of my team, exactly like that – to point out the things that are important for better business but also for the social environment
In school I was the best pupil. I was raised to seek the most from myself. I would sometimes say to myself, and within myself – Oh God, will I ever be able to deliver any line like Mira Stupica, like Ljiljana Krstić, like Olivera Marković?! When I thought about this, I implied that I would be as natural in acting as them, or as natural as a fish in water. It took me 16 years of playing to get to that, to play Madam San Zhen on the stage of the National Theatre, and then afterwards to say to myself loudly: Oh, Svetlana, now you’re an actress, now you’ve succeeded in what you wanted!
Damjan Stanković is the mind behind five projects that have (to date) received the Red Dot Design Award. He is currently in charge of the Linked- In team responsible for the user experience, working on redefining ways for the more than 450 million users of the world's biggest social network for professionals to interact with the platform.
Shaping the reputation of the company and creating added value by being the voice of my company, for both internal and external stakeholders, is a fulfilling vocation that I have had the opportunity to perform for more than 15 years