MINISTER OF ECONOMY
She graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Department of Kraljevo, in 1982.
Shortly afterwards, she entered into employment in the then Basic Organization of Associated Labor – Special Purpose Production, as an elite organizational unit of the former giant ‘Prva Petoletka’, from which the current Company for the production of special user’s products, PPT- Namenska joint-stock company (Military Special Product Factory) was formed after property transformations in the early 1990s.
By coming to the position of General Manager of PPT – Namenska joint-stock company, in a relatively short period of time she managed to turn a factory with numerous problems into a modern, market-oriented company, which records a growth in production year in, year out.
In addition to her professional engagement in PPT-Namenska, starting from the year 2017, she has actively participated in creating the economic activity of the Rasina District as the President of the Parliament of Businessmen of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce Rasina District.
After four years as president of the Municipal Council of Surdulica, 2008, he was elected Member of Parliament in the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia. He participated in the work of the highest legislative body part until 2012, when he became State Secretary in the Government of Serbia.
He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, and has a Master’s degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law of the in the field of public finance and financial law. He has spent the last thirteen years working in management positions in the Development Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
He obtained the title Bachelor of Law at the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad.
He performed the duties of Assistant Mayor of Leskovac in charge of public utility activities.
Within his fourteen-year experience in administration on social policy, local development, international cooperation and the economy, he spent most of his time in the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy on normative-legal affairs and matters of social security. In 2013 he was appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Self-Government. He has been on his current duty since September 2014.
SECTOR FOR INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Biljana Žarković, Assistant Minister
Great experience and understanding of the needs of local self-governments led her to become assistant minister for investment in infrastructure projects from 2013 to the present. Before that, she acquired working experience by working at various jobs, including deputy minister in two ministries that had public administration and local self-government in their jurisdiction.
SECTOR FOR CONTROL AND SUPERVISION IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC COMPANIES
Dubravka Drakulić, Assistant Minister
She began her career in May 1997 in the Federal Ministry of Finance as a trainee, and then as a securities advisor. After that, she performed the duties of an independent expert associate in the Sector for Foreign Investments, Donations and Development Assistance, or rather as the head of the financial affairs unit in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development, the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Ministry of Economy. In November 2014, she was appointed acting Assistant Minister of Economy, while in March 2015 she was appointed Assistant Minister of Economy.
ALEKSANDAR STARČEVIĆ, acting Assistant Minister – Sector for Product Quality and Safety
Graduated from the Faculty of Technical Sciences “Mihajlo Pupin” in Zrenjanin, University of Novi Sad, in 1999, and in 2003 he obtained the Master diploma of technical sciences in the field of development management.
On 14 July 2004 he received a positive mark for eligibility of the candidate and creation of the PhD thesis at the Faculty of Technical Sciences “Mihajlo Pupin”, Zrenjanin, University of Novi Sad, with the title: “Model of development and management of the heating systems from the aspect of reduction of energy consumption and increased heating effect”.
SECTOR FOR PRIVATIZATION AND BANKRUPTCY
Dragan Ugrčić, acting Assistant Minister
Since 2008, he has been engaged in the Privatization Agency and in state bodies in positions related to the field of privatization and bankruptcy. He performed the duties of the acting Director of the Privatization Agency since November 2015, and in February of the following year he transferred to the Bankruptcy Supervision Agency, to the position of Director of the Coordination Department with the Ministry of Economy and the Government of the Republic of Serbia. At the end of 2016, he became acting Assistant Minister of Economy, and since May 2018, he has been appointed to this position, with a mandate of five years.
SECTOR FOR BUSINESS COMPANIES AND REGISTERS
Dušan Vučković, acting Assistant Minister
Bachelor of Law, with a rich career in his profession, especially in the area of justice, started working in the civil service in 2004 in the Republic Secretariat for Legislation. His vast experience in the knowledge of the needs and priorities of the economy, harmonization of Serbian legislation with EU directives, as well as in the field of privatization and restructuring of companies, is built on a variety of jobs within the administration in the next 13 years. He has been at the Ministry of Economy since 2008, and before taking up his current duty, he was Chief of the Department for approval, legal and research and analytical activities in the Sector for Privatization and Bankruptcy.
SECTOR FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Katarina Obradović-Jovanović, Assistant Minister
Her first job was at the Institute of Economics, where she gained experience in various consulting projects in the field of company reorganization. In the last 12 years, she has been in leading positions in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises and has worked on the preparation of draft policy documents in this area and monitoring their implementation.