CorD 164

June 2018 Issue

Vera Madzgalj, Chief Executive Officer at BELhospice

Vera Madzgalj, Chief Executive Officer at BELhospice

Doing Something Meaningful Feels Special

A year has passed since I received the great opportunity to lead the BELhospice team. It has 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
Kati Csaba, Ambassador Of Canada To Serbia

H.E. Kati Csaba, Ambassador Of Canada To Serbia

We Wish To Support Serbia’s Progress

While Canada is not an EU member state, we strongly support Serbia’s aspiration to become a full-fledged member of the EU. In line with our democratic values, we encourage continued democratic reform, respect for human rights, and media freedom as important parts of Serbia’s efforts to join the European Union
Jorgovanka Tabaković Governor Of The National Bank Of Serbia

Jorgovanka Tabaković, Governor Of The National Bank Of Serbia

Stable & Highly Resilient

The main objective for all of us should be to ensure that bank operations are sustainable in the long run, in order to avoid a repetition of past negative experiences. Thanks to the measures we undertook in past years, the domestic banking system is now stable and highly resilient against various macroeconomic shocks
Madlena Zepter

Madlena Zepter, Europe’s Greatest Cultural Benefactor

Art & Beauty Are My Only Ideologies

She is a symbol of everything superior, European and elite. Her life is a fusion of the art of living and the culture of giving. To Serbia, she has gifted the opera and theatre house called Madlenianum in Zemun and Zepter Museum in Belgrade city centre, while she has helped to educate more than 500 scholarship recipients and provided material support to hundreds of valuable scientific and artistic projects ... in short, she is Europe’s greatest patron of art and cultural benefactor
Jelena Kovačević Professor Dean Of NYU Tandon School Of Engineering

Jelena Kovačević, Professor, Dean Of NYU Tandon School Of Engineering

Math Impacts Lives

From the neighbourhoods of Belgrade and a childhood love for puzzles and patterns, via Master and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, working at Carnegie Mellon, the co-founding of a company and the spreading of innovation and knowledge at respected universities and conferences across Europe and the U.S., to taking up the reins of the Tandor School of Engineering, progress has been a long road for Jelena Kovačević, and an exciting journey
Radoje Žugić, Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro

Radoje Žugić, Governor Of The Central Bank Of Montenegro

Fiscal Consolidation Strengthens Financial Position

The Central Bank of Montenegro considers that the government is successfully implementing fiscal consolidation, and that and that, for its part, it is contributing to the implementation of these policies by empowering the banking sector through the continuous improvement of regulations and the strengthening of its supervisory function

John Hucker, President of the Swiss Finance + Technology Association (Swiss FinTech)

Where Finance Meets Technology & Innovation

As the founding president of the Swiss Finance Plus Technology Association, John Hucker, CFA and Oxford University MBA, works with start-ups and global financial institutions to build a “FinTech Ecosystem"
Pavle Radulović Montenegrin Minister Of Sustainable Development And Tourism

Pavle Radulović, Montenegrin Minister Of Sustainable Development And Tourism

We’re Ready For Challenges

With the expected opening of Chapter 27 in June, Montenegro confirms that it is ready to implement the most complex and financially challenging EU integration chapters
Marija Šuković MFIC

Marija Šuković, MFIC Executive Director

Constructive ContributorTo Reforms

The MFIC will this year dedicate special attention to the Government’s economic policy, as it aims to continue with the implementation of measures to strengthen the country’s macroeconomic stability
EU Dashes Membership Hopes Of Balkan States Shaun Walker, The Guardian

No Time Soon

EU Dashes Membership Hopes Of Balkan States

Concerns over rule of law and corruption, plus enlargement fatigue, meant the six countries got little from the Sofia summit. Keep waiting in line, but don’t expect the door to open any time soon. That was the message delivered on 17th May to the six Western Balkan states hoping to join the EU
Eurobank 15 Years At Its Clients’ Service

15 Years At Its Clients’ Service


Eurobank is celebrating an important jubilee - 15 years of successful business on the Serbian market and 15 years of commitment to its clients, business partners and the community in which it operates. Over the 15 years of its operations, the Bank has been growing by increasing its number of employees and branches, by implementing new technologies and by offering innovative products and services tailored to the needs of its clients
Feza Tan Unicredit Bank

Feza Tan, Chairwoman Of The Management Board, Unicredit Bank

We’re Focused On Client’s Needs

Despite oscillations in the banking sector, UniCredit Bank is succeeding in strengthening its position on the market and increasing its net profits, loan volume, number of clients and number of employees. The bank is currently focused on improving its integrated offer, online and mobile banking platforms and corporate portals
Miloš Vujnović, Executive Board Chairman, Jubmes Bank

Miloš Vujnović, Executive Board Chairman, Jubmes Bank

Small, But Efficient

The ambitious vision of JUBMES Bank from the beginning of 2016, aimed at changing a negative trend and starting anew, to create value for shareholders, has been successfully realised over the previous two years, thus making the Bank stable, profitable and with good prospects for the period to come
Veroljub Dugalić PhD, Secretary-General Of The Association Of Serbian Banks

Veroljub Dugalić PhD, Secretary-General Of The Association Of Serbian Banks

Well-Grounded Optimism

The results of the banking sector’s operations in 2017, together with the prospects of further improvement in 2018, show that the banking sector is highly secure, stable and liquid
Dragana Krstić, General Manager Of Volvo d.o.o. Novi Banovci

Dragana Krstić, General Manager Of Volvo d.o.o. Novi Banovci

Volvo, Ruler Of Roads And Construction Sites

Since the opening of its first factory way back in 1928 to the establishment of its company in Belgrade, Volvo has recorded constant increases in sales. Their vehicles are synonymous with road cruisers, reliability, endurance and a guarantee that every job, whether in construction or transport, will be completed successfully.

Aleksandar Marković, Metalac Group CEO

There’s Something In Metalac Polka Dots

Gornji Milanovac-based Metalac Group is preparing to celebrate its 60th birthday with fantastic results and ambitious plans. The year of their Jubilee will, they say, only confirm their consistency in being commercially excellent and socially responsible, which should not be doubted
Zoran Popović Postal Savings Bank

Zoran Popović, Member Of The Executive Board Of Postal Savings Bank

Enduring Relationships Create Trust

The previous two years have proven to be the most dynamic period in the recent history of the Postal Savings Bank . As a result of this, the bank is today a stable and secure financial institution that ended 2017 more than successfully, realising a profit of 3.9 billion dinars
Nemanja Aleksić Aleksić and Associates Law Office Novi Sad

Dr Nemanja Aleksić, Lawyer, Aleksić And Associates Law Office Novi Sad

Our Banks Are Stable

Among those working at the Aleksić and Associates Law Office is one of the most efficient and experienced lawyers in Serbia specialising in banking law. In addition to representing more than half of domestic banks, this office also represents major corporate clients