New Board of Governors members elected by American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia
12 February 2013.
Belgrade, February 12, 2013 – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) member companies elected seven new officers to the Board of Governors of the business association at the AmCham 12th General Assembly.
Jugoslav Piric from Microsoft was elected for the First Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce, while Vladan Živanovic from Saga was elected as the Second-Vice-President of the association. Stephen Fish (Ernst&Young), Ivan Vujacic (Eurobank), Miša Lukic (Leo Burnett), David Banjai (Ball Packaging), Željko Tomic (OSA Racunarski inženjering) were also elected as new members of the Board of Governors.
“The previous year was exceptionally challenging for Serbia. We expect the new members of the Board of Governors, with their enthusiasm and energy, to intensify AmCham’s efforts focused on improving the business climate in Serbia. New challenges are ahead of us in attracting new investors and retaining existing ones, as well as improving the dialogue between the business sector and the Government of the Republic of Serbia,” said Miloš Durkovic, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia.
His Excellency Michael D. Kirby, Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, addressed representatives of AmCham member companies and praised the Serbian government’s fight against corruption while underscoring the importance of a strong private sector to a healthy economy. The Ambassador has also outlined a six-point plan to assist the business community and Serbia to advance their objectives, including priorities like facilitating U.S. investment in Serbia and advancing Serbia’s accession to the World Trade Organization.