At the AmCham Board of Governors meeting held on September 26, 2011, Miloš Đurković, Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Serbia, was officially appointed to succeed Vladan Živanović as President of AmCham Serbia. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Đurković was the First Vice-President of the Chamber. Mr. Živanović has left the position of the President due to his transfer from Microsoft Serbia, effective as of October 1, 2011.
The AmCham Board considered the appropriate steps defined in the AmCham Statutes and confirmed Mr. Đurković’s promotion from First-Vice President to President and the promotion of Mr. Paul Riley, Managing Director of Philip Morris Services, from Second-Vice President to First Vice-President, as well as promoting Mr. Zoran Petrović, Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of Raiffeisen Bank, from Untitled Governor to Second Vice President. Also in accordance with the AmCham Statute, Mr. Nikola Stefanović of SEAF will enter the Board, filling the vacant position of Untitled Governor.
The departing President, Mr. Živanović, congratulated AmCham members for their exceptional cooperation and the success achieved over the last 10 years in Serbia. “There are numerous achievements marking our rapid growth over the past decade. But as one of the most impressive I would like to mention the fact that we've succeeded in establishing a constructive and permanent dialogue between the private and public sectors, thus becoming not only a constructive partner for the Government, but also an impartial evaluator of economic reforms in Serbia,” he said.
The new President of AmCham Serbia, Mr. Đurković, used the opportunity to thank Mr. Živanović for his extensive efforts and dedication directed at enhancing the organization’s influence and reminded members that the key focus of the Chamber is, and will remain for years to come, improving the regulatory framework for a better business environment, with the aim of creating conditions that will facilitate the operations of existing investors and create a favorable climate for future investment.