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.
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.
Vesna Trifunov Collins is the Director and founder of VC legal UK Immigration Law practice in UK. She has been a long standing and supportive member of BSCC in London for more than 10 years. Vesna specialises in all areas of UK Immigration Law and has over 25 years of experience. Her expertise is in advising on global business mobility strategies and on all aspects of the sponsorship process that can be of interest to Serbian companies planning to expend business in the UK.
With strong expertise and knowledge Vesna has been able to offer extensive immigration advice on different family and business immigration matters and featured on Channel 4 programme Rich House Poor House where she was advising on a spousal visa process. Vesna studied at the University of West London where she was awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Law in 1997. She is also a qualified lawyer within Serbian jurisdiction system and holds bachelor’s degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Vesna is a dual national (British-Serbian). She speaks fluently French, German and Croatian.
Richard has been a firm believer in the value of the Chamber movement and active participant in The London Chamber and several bi lateral Chambers/associations for many years usually as Director, Board member and Founder. For example, The Belgrade Wealth Forum was one of his initiatives and he has on going interests particularly concerning inward investment and related service providers. As a market access and international business development specialist, Richard has an eclectic skill set and up to date knowledge in order to facilitate business and is recognised as an empathetic multicultural facilitator with wide sectoral understanding. As a self-employed ‘strategic advisor’ he is currently retained, and has been for several years, by a wide cross section of companies, Harod Global investigative solutions, WakeUp Capital, NTLTrust, AltiaIntel and Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. Plus pro bono activities for The Entrepreneur Studio , London Board of Crime Stoppers and other mentoring activities for young people.
By way of background: Richard was born in Bermuda. His family, originally from Scottland/Ireland, moved to The Bahamas in 1958. His nationality is British. He attended boarding School in Edinburgh Scotland from 8-17.Clifton Hall and Merchiston Castle. Subsequently : York University , Glendon College, Toronto Canada. BA Hons. London School of Economics. MSc.Economics . Also attended The Sorbonne and Institute of Political Studies. Paris. Trained in International Private Banking and portfolio management Geneva Switzerland.BearBull/ CMF. Geneva , Paris, Nassau. Lloyd’s Bank, NatWest Monte Carlo , Monaco. Private Banking Management .JH Minet. Lloyd’s of London Insurance brokers . International market access specialist. Lloyd’s market Insurance exams. The Sovereign Group. International market access strategic advisor. Financial services. Harod Associates. Global investigative solutions. Integrity and due diligence investigations. Memberships and other associations: Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Caledonian Club, Worshipful Company of World Traders, Institute of Strategic Risk Management, All party Parliamentary Group for International trade and logistics.