Wednesday 10 May 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina Investment Outlook Session

Yiasemi, Level 0, Filoxenia Press Centre

Improving the Business Climate and Supporting Private Sector Development

Country factsheet

 

 

Moderator

Holger Muent

Director, Regional Head of Western Balkans, EBRD

Speakers

Ian Brown

Associate Director, Head of Bosnia & Herzegovina, EBRD

Gordan Milinic

Director, Foreign Investments Promotion Agency

Josip Polic

Senior Banker, EBRD - Sarajevo

Mirko Šarović

Minister of Foreign Trade and Economics, EBRD Governor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ian Brown

Associate Director, Head of Bosnia & Herzegovina, EBRD

Ian Brown is the Head of EBRD in Bosnia and Herzegovina since October 2014, but has been a long term resident of the Balkans. He joined EBRD in 2008 working as the regional coordinator of the Bank's power and energy team in the Western Balkans, based in Belgrade. From 2002 to 2008 he worked for the European Union's European Agency for Reconstruction in Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro, as head of the Agency's energy sector.

Gordan Milinic

Director, Foreign Investments Promotion Agency

Holger Muent

Director, Regional Head of Western Balkans, EBRD

Holger Muent is the EBRD's Director for the six non-EU countries of the Western Balkans and responsible for the EBRD's business in that region. Previous to his current position, Holger was responsible for the management of the EBRD’s operations committee that approves all EBRD projects. Prior to that, Holger was a Senior Banker in the Business Group for Southern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia at the EBRD. His duties included the execution of private sector transactions in the countries covered by his Business Group. At the beginning of his career at EBRD, Holger worked for the Office of the Chief Economist and the Group for Small Business.

Before joining the EBRD in 1999, Holger completed his PhD at the London School of Economics. A German national, Holger holds a degree in business and engineering of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany).

Josip Polic

Senior Banker, EBRD - Sarajevo

Mirko Šarović

Minister of Foreign Trade and Economics, EBRD Governor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mirko Šarović is the current Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of University of Sarajevo. He acted as the Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and served as Chairman of the Presidency until April 2003. Before that he served as the Vice President and later on, President of the Republic of Srpska. Before 1990. he worked in economic systems “Famos” Sarajevo – “Engine factory Sarajevo” and “Unis” Sarajevo. His work experience in the administration began as Secretary of the Municipal Assembly of New Sarajevo. He was also the President of the Executive Board of the Municipality of East New Sarajevo and East Sarajevo Mayor. Mr. Šarović also served two terms as a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska. He has been a member of the Serbian Democratic Party since the year 1990. He is married and has two children.