David Landsman's career spans senior positions in government and business. His connection to Serbia dates to 1997 when he joined the British Embassy in Belgrade. He subsequently served as Ambassador to Albania and Greece, and Foreign Office Balkans Director. In business, he worked for De La Rue plc and most recently was Executive Director of Tata Limited, the Indian conglomerate's European subsidiary. He is now Chairman of Cerebra Global Strategy, a Director of DocuChain and on Advisory Boards of Strategy International, The London Institute of Banking and Finance and the India Business Group. He is a Visiting Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School and a Chartered Director.
Petar Orlić is a corporate real estate lawyer who is a partner in the London real estate practice of a well know UK law firm. Petar was born in the UK but lived and worked in Belgrade when he was seconded to Merrill Lynch Bank and MPC Holdings. With significant business experience in the Western Balkans, Petar has advised major Serbian financial institutions, significant Serbian real estate developers/investors and a number of Serbian ultra-high net worth individuals. Petar is often in Belgrade, either working on current projects, speaking at conferences or just enjoying this fascinating, vibrant city with his family and friends.
Mila Korugic Milosevic is an independent management and financial consultant and associate of Grant Thornton based in Belgrade, Serbia. Grant Thornton is an accounting and advisory firm which improves the operational and financial performance of mid-market businesses across Eastern Europe . Mila, MBS, has more than 30 years of professional experience as a banker and financial expert successfully leading and managing economic growth programs in Serbia and SEE transition economies. She has extensive experience in privatisation, company restructuring and rehabilitation activities, turnaround corporate management, merger and acquisitions, green field investments and Public Private Partnerships.
Mila is a Serbian national but has worked across South East Europe since 1995 on a range of regional EU and WB, USAID and commercial projects while with Deloitte. She brings project management know-how on how to combine diverse multi ethnic teams of employees and international consultants with a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector, government, local organizations, and the media.
Mila is a financial expert and has conducted numerous asset assessments of collateral packages to support commercial loans as well as led many privatisations across the region from initial financial due diligence through investor search and to transaction closing.
After Deloitte, Mila joined a trading entity in Serbia as finance manager. She then joined Piraeus Bank to lead an organisational improvement programme and later became chief economic adviser to the board. In 2015, Mila was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Komercijalna Banka, one of Serbia's largest banks. Mila was later the Chairperson of the Board, from 2018-2019.
Igor Orlic is currently member of the Global Pricing Team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, a magic circle law firm with offices in Europe, USA, MENA and Asia. He graduated in Economics and International Relations from the University of Novi Sad in the early 1990’s, and speaks fluent English, Serbian and conversational German.
Following an early career in Serbia, he moved to the UK permanently and took a career into accounting and finance. He has subsequently held a number of management and financial roles with the retail sector, professional services (Grant Thornton LLP) and prestigious ‘establishment’ law firms such as Farrer & Co. He joined Freshfields in 2013 and has held posts in managing Business Analytics Team and Global Pricing Team.
Igor’s expertise is in acting as a conduit between the internal and external clients with highly commercially-focused positions involving work in pricing, profitability and strategic planning.
Jadranka is the London-based Director responsible for new business development, member liaison and programme implementation in the UK. A graduate of finance and banking at Belgrade University and awarded a masters degree from Cass Business School, Jadranka has over 15 years’ commercial experience in the Balkans and UK. Early in her career, Jadranka specialised in cross border trade and finance. Since 2003 she has assisted public and private sector organisations in real estate and infrastructure projects, and worked alongside multidisciplinary teams including finance, engineering and project management.
Richard Robinson is currently Director of the British Serbian Chamber of Commerce based in Belgrade. He was previously General Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic in Prague and ran for parliament in Westminster in two general elections. A chartered accountant, he prides himself on his creativity and adaptability. Other roles have included a variety of finance and consulting roles in Vienna, Moscow, Kiev and London.
„Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation / trucking / railroad industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Management, Customer Service, and LogisticsManagement. In Logistic &Transportation industry from 2011., and from 2017. Leading offices in West Balkans region. Strong sales professional with a Master's degree focused in Traffic and Transport Engineering. Member of BSCC from 2015. Strongly devoted to social responsibility and charity services supporting charity organizations, student organizations, sport clubs and events“
Ostoja Mijailovic's career is an experienced business manager and business owner specialized across various industries. His Business career started back in 2002. when he started his own small business at the age of 22. Along with development of his business, Mijailovic developed as an important political figure in Serbia, serving as a member of Business Board in Municipality of Cacak, and MP in Serbian Parliament (2016-2020) In business, he owns and manages several companies such as British Motors, Globos Insurance, AKS Fleet Solution, Bavaria Motors, Bavaria Motorradand BM Premium Yachts. Moreover, he is engaged in sports as a President of Board at Basketball Club Partizan, Serbian Basketball powerhouse and former European Champion.
Aleksandar Tripkovic is the Country Director of the global innovative pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for Serbia and Montenegro. Aleksandar’s career in pharmaceuticals, which started 15 years ago, with the first four years being at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi, and the last 11 at AstraZeneca, has given him extensive experience and expert knowledge in sales, marketing, business development and general management. He has lead teams in different therapeutic areas, with such success that it led to industry disruption in terms of market share and leadership position take-overs as well as winning awards. He sees building powerful teams as core responsibility in order to improve effectiveness and to ensure employee and organizational success. Aleksandar has high expectations from the chamber, and is quite sure that BSCC can quickly become the trustworthy association and reliable partner to the government and other stakeholders in Serbia. This opportunity of being a BSCC Director is a huge recognition not only for himself, but for the reputation and leadership of AstraZeneca in the Serbian market. Aleksandar is also a Member of the Board at the Nordic Business Alliance (NBA), Member of the Board of Directors at the Association of Producers of Innovative Medicines (INOVIA), and the Vice President of the Healthcare Alliance within the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED). He graduated Pharmacy from the University of Belgrade. Aleksandar is married and proud father of two children.
Mr Siniša Krajčinović started his career as an athlete who competed at an international level, ultimately becoming one of the most prominent people in Serbian sport. He was the President of the Sports Union of Serbia for eight consecutive years and was also the Acting Secretary for Sport and Youth in the Republic of Serbia.
Mr Krajčinović has over 30 years’ experience as a Director in both public and private sector. He was also CEO of several international companies which are some of largest investors in Serbia. Recently, he was in charge in making key decisions in one of the largest real estate investment companies in Serbia.
Tamara Ristić works as a solicitor in the assets and structured finance team of an international law firm based in London. She works with banks, financial institutions, owners and operators advising on aspects of loan and security documentation within the maritime and aviation sectors.
Tamara was born in Šabac, Serbia and grew up in Cyprus, before moving to the UK in 2011 to pursue her studies. She holds an LLB in Law from the University of York and an LLM in Energy Law from University College London (UCL).
Tamara is looking forward to working with the Chamber and assisting with trade facilitation and communication between UK and Serbia.