CIF Managing Board

The members of the Managing Board are the CCIs presidents.

INES MUCOSTEPA

Chairman of Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania

Ines Muçostepa was born in 1972 in Tirana, Albania. In 1993 finished her study at University of Tirana, Law Faculty. In 2002 has finished University of “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, Law Faculty, Law Degree in Constitutional Law, thesis “The Albanian Constitution”. In 2003 has qualified with lawyer degree (Avokat) from Albanian Bar Association and 2006 has qualified with lawyer degree (Avvocato) from Milan Bar Association.

Ms. Muçostepa from 2002-2007 has been working in Palmieri Law Firm, Milan, Italy, as a Second Lawyer in litigations concerning immigration matters. From 2006-2009 has worked as legal adviser and Mediator in commercial agreements near to Albanian - Italian Chamber of Commerce in Milan.

From 2009 – present she works as legal representative of “Albacall” Sha.

Since July 2015 she works as President of the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania (UCCIAL). July 2015 – present, she is board member of the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation (AKTI), member of the Council of Consumer Protection.

August 2015 – present, member of (COD) Centre for Openness and dialogue.

September 2015 – present, member of National Economic Council (KEK), Economic Council of Tirana, board member of Albanian Investment Development Agency (AIDA) and managing board of Chambers Investment Forum of Western Balkan.

LUKA BURILOVIĆ

President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE)

Luka Burilović earned his Master’s degree in economy on the Faculty of Economy in Osijek. There, he also finished his postdoctoral program of Master in Organization and Management and he is currently enrolled in Ph.D. program on the same University.

Prior to his position of the President of the CCE, he was Chairman of Board in Sladorana Ltd. in Županja and before that he was Deputy Chairman of the Board in the same company.

Since April 2004 till February 2006, he worked as Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.

Since 1996 until 2004 he was Deputy Chief at the Municipality of Nijemci and before that, he was manager and owner of Agrotehna from Lipovac. In 2014 he became the President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.

BERAT RUKIQI

President of the Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo

Professional experience:

  • Co-owner and co –founder of “Trosha” – a successful startup company which employs more than 70 people
  • Board member, as a representative of the private sector at “Millennium Foundation Kosovo”
  • 11 years’ experience at KCC( Kosovo Chamber of Commerce) in various positions, recently elected as the President of KCC
  • 4 years’ (2013-2017) as Chairman of the Board of Directors at KEK (Kosovo Energy Corporation)
  • 10 years’ experience as a lecturer (regular staff) at the University of Prishtina

Academic experience:

  • PhD Candidate at the University of Prishtina
  • MSc Degree in International Political Economy, Odisee Business School, part of KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium
  • Bachelor in Banking, Finance and Accounting, University of Prishtina, Faculty of Economics

BRANKO AZESKI

President of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia

Mr. Branko Azeski is President of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and Chairman of the Management Board of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia. He is a member of the Initiation Board that has led the Chamber’s fundamental transformation since 2005 - the year of his election - and made organization- and program-related changes to create a new, clear and coherent method of operation and organization in the Chamber, focused on serving member companies and their interests. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Sparkasse Banka AD – Skopje, member of the Management Board of the consortium Enterprise Europe Network Macedonia, and Chief Executive Officer of the association for GS1 standards - GS1 Macedonia. As of October 2016, Mr. Azeski has been appointed Honorary Consul of Montenegro to the Republic of Macedonia, with a seat in Štip.

He was born on 31 January 1962 in Ohrid. He completed his studies at the Faculty of Law in Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia, obtaining a lawyer’s degree. From 1986 until 1990, he was an active participant in the student and youth movement in Macedonia, and held some of the most important positions in the former Republic of Yugoslavia and in the Republic of Macedonia.

From 1990 until 1994, he was Deputy General Manager at the company AD Sloboda - Ohrid and chaired the company’s Management Board. Between 1994 and 1998, he was General Manager of the Macedonian-German company Sloboda - Merkur and Chairman of the Management Board of the public enterprise Makedonija Pat – Skopje. Between 1998 and 2003, he was appointed General Manager of Aleksandar Palace Hotel – Skopje, and owned the company Hit Plus DOOEL. Between 2005 and 2013, he was a Representative in the National European Integration Council at the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia and has been, and still is, a member of the Council for Public Private Partnership at the Ministry of Economy.

VLASTIMIR GOLUBOVIĆ

President of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro

WORKING EXPERIENCE

- Owner and president of company “Veletex” DOO Podgorica

- Co-owner and a member of the Managing Board of company “Ruža Vjetrova Resort” DOO, Bar

- Director of the branch office of company “Metaloservis” Vrbas, branch office in Podgorica

- Head of Procurement Department of company “Crnagoracoop” Danilovgrad

- Head of Financial and Commercial Department of company “Detention and Correctional Facility” – the Industry Unit “Rad”

OTHER WORKING DUTIE

- Member of the Trade Association Board of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro in two terms of office

- President of the Trade Association Board of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro in one term of office

- President of the Assembly of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro in two terms of office

- Member of the Managing Board of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro

- Member of the State Aid Control Commission

MARKO ČADEŽ

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS)

Marko Čadež is President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) and a member of the EUROCHAMBRES' Board of Directors from a non-EU country. He was elected President of the CCIS in December 2014 from his previous positions of Vice President in charge of modernization of the chamber system and Director of the CCIS Representative Offices in Germany and Austria. He was President of the Board of Directors of the Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA).

He is a communications and Serbian – German relations expert and one of the founders and Chairman of the Serbia – Germany Forum Association.

He was born on 1 June 1977 in Belgrade. He completed his studies in Germany and graduated from the Academy for Marketing Communications in Frankfurt in 2001.

From 2003 till his arrival to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, he was employed with the German Embassy in Belgrade as its Spokesperson for nearly a decade.

He speaks German and English.

SAMO HRIBAR MILIČ

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Since June 2015 Samo Hribar Milic is the General manager of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

From June 2011 to May 2015 Samo Hribar Milic was the President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and the General Manager of CCIS.

From June 2007 to June 2011 Samo Hribar Milic was the General Manager of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

From November 2006 to June 2007 he was the President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

He was Secretary General of the Association of Employers of Slovenia. In last five years he acted an important role in social dialogue, was a member of Social Economic committee of Slovenia, as a representative of employers and a member of collective bargaining.

During his proffesional carreer he was lastly a managing director in Pristop, Ljubljana, leading PR and communication agency in Slovenia. Before that he was a vice president in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Slovenia, project director at the Chamber and Secretary General of Small Business Association in Slovenia.

At the beginning of the nineties was a consultant for SME, and also head of department for Employment and labour policy in Employment office in Slovenia. During that time he acted as a consultant to many companies, and was also a lecturer in entrepreneurship in Gea College, Ljubljana. He started his career in eighties as a journalist and then become chief editor of student radio in Ljubljana.

He wrote more than 100 articles on Slovene business and social situation and also different studies and essays published in several Slovene media.

He has master degree in sociology.