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Dr ALEKSANDAR RAKOVIC – Chairman of the Association and the Assembly

Aleksandar Rakovic was born in Belgrade, on June 21, 1972. He received B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

He defended his master’s thesis Yugoslav public and Irish revolution 1916-1923 on July 10, 2007 at the Department of Yugoslav History. On January 18, 2011 he defended his doctoral thesis Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968 – challenge to the socialist society, also at the Department of Yugoslav History.

He is the author of the books Yugoslavs and Irish revolution 1916-1923 (Belgrade: Official Gazette, 2009) and Rock and Roll in Yugoslavia 1956-1968 – challenge to a socialist society (Belgrade: Arhipelag, 2011).

He is a co-author of the book University and Serbian Theology: historical and educational context of the establishment of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade (Belgrade: Faculty of Orthodox Theology, 2010).

He was appointed Scientific Associate on October 5, 2011 by decision of the Commission for acquiring scientific titles of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia.

In the period 2001 – 2003, he was an adviser in the Ministry of Religion and the Federal Secretariat of Religion. From February 2005 to January 2008 he was the Head of the Information and Documentation Centre of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. From February 2008 to September 2008 he was the Assistant to the Director of the National Archives of Serbia. Since September 2008 he has been the Adviser for international relations at the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Serbia.

On behalf of the Republic of Serbia he submitted five papers and spoke at four annual meetings of the OSCE on human rights and religious freedom: in Warsaw (2009 and 2011) and Vienna (2010 and 2011).

He is the Coordinator of the First Interfaith Dialogue Serbia – Indonesia (2011-2012).

Member of the Association since 2011.



RADISLAV Z. MILANOVIC – Chairman of the Supervisory Board


General or Marketing Management position in the transportation or services industry requiring diversified exposure, cross cultural understanding and exceptional Sales, planning and Communication skills and offering a rewarding environment and potential for career growth.


  • More than 30 years experience in all aspects of the commercial airline industry
  • Directed airline commercial operations with 56 worldwide offices and 4500 staff
  • Skilled at hiring, training, organizing, and motivating staff
  • Responsible for productivity and profit improvements
  • Masters Degree in Economics
  • Bilingual: English and Serbo – Croatian with good understanding of Russian


2010 – Up to day
Project Manager “Vizium Air”/Diamond Aviation

2008 – 2009
Commercial Director “Vizium Air”/Diamond Aviation

2004 – 2008
Senior Executive Adviser JAT

2001 – 2004
Senior Airline Independent Consultant
Project Manager Start Up Air Bosna / Air Vardar / Air Adriatic

1998 – 2001
Far & Wide Tour Operator
Director Mediterranean Countries

1998-2001 Engelwood Cliffs, NJ
Air Net aviation Group. Inc
Charter Operation
Airline consolidations
Charter operation USA – IRELAND

1996-1988 New York – NY
National Sales Manager
Skyline Travel
– Increase of gross sales average by 28% in current period

1995-1996 New York – NY
Sales Manager – North and South America
Romanian air
– increase of gross sales revenue by 34% in current period
– increased direct flights between the USA and Romania in first year of operation from 3 to 5 (A-310)

1989-1994 New York – NY
General Manager – North America
Yugoslav Airlines
– Managed $100 million operation
– Managed 10 offices in the USA with 140 employees
– Best year carried 103,000 passengers Europe- USA v.v.
– Increase of gross sales revenue by 27% in first two years of operations
– Increased weekly flights from 9 to 14 (DC-10-30)
– Negotiated add-ons, joint venture & Code-sharing contracts with major U.S. and international airlines
– Developed and implemented modern automation techniques to obtain maximum efficiency
– Created variety of market products: Leisure vacation, Senior, Student, Religious & Incentive products
Prepared and supported the introduction of new MD-11 policy

1988-1989 Frankfurt, Germany
General Manager – West Germany
Yugoslav Airlines
– Managed 7 offices in Germany with 70 employees
– 60 million DM in operations
– Increased gross sales revenue by 10% in less than one year
– Implemented new marketing strategies
– Created and directed successful advertising and promotion campaigns

1983-1988 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Senior Vice President – Commercial Operation;
Yugoslav Airlines
– Increased the total carried passengers from 3.2 to 5 million.
Increased company gross operations revenue from $280 million to $850 million
– Negotiated International airline policies with U.S., Canada, India, Australia and countries in Europe
– Developed product line and operations to include bases in five continents
– Developed worldwide marketing plan for routes and special market segments Developed and implemented Amadeus Global Reservation System, BSP, ARC & US/CRS connections
– Developed Electronic Ticketing & Checking product
– Developed Airline – in – house Tour Operations product
– Developed and implemented Adriatic Business Class product

1981-1983 Belgrade-Yugoslavia
General Manager – Overseas
Yugoslav airlines
– increased overseas gross sales by 20%

1976-1981 General Manager – Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania
Yugoslav Airlines
– established traffic from former Yugoslavia to Melbourne, Australia on B-707 & DC-10-30
– increased total sales from $3.7 million to $12.7 million


  • Masters Degree – Economics 1969
  • University of Economics Belgrade


  • Directed airline commercial operations with 56 worldwide offices and 4500 staff
  • Directed and supervised Board of 30 Directors
  • Realigned management priorities
  • Introduced systemic international budgeting and goal oriented management
  • Developed and implemented strategic planning for scheduled and charter operations
  • Pioneered airline yield capacity management, based on mix analysis and forecast
  • Developed and implemented Unisys and IBM computerized systems
  • Completed JAT Marketing & Management in 1986 and Douglas Marketing Management in 1987
  • Active in ACTA & ARTA 
  • Australian & New Zealand Development Feasibility Analysis
  • Southeast Asia Route Economic Analysis
  • West/East Europe Route Economic Forecast
  • North Atlantic Economic Forecast
  • North Atlantic Market – Canada Route Development Feasibility Analysis
  • American Attitudes on Travel to Europe – Defining a Traveler’s Profile
  • Incentive Program – Yugoslavia – A Guide for U.S. Travel Agents
  • South America – Yugoslav Ethnic Feasibility Analysis


Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Serbia

H.E. Mochammad Chandra Widya, born 17th May 1965 in Jambi, earned his B.A. in International Relations from Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia, before starting his diplomatic carrier in 1993, initially serving as an official of the Directorate of International Organisation at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He held various posts from 1997 to 2019: Second Secretary at the Embassy in London, UK; Deputy Director of ASEAN Functional Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Political Affairs Counsellor at the United Nations in New York; Director for ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He has been appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Serbia, concurrently accredited to Montenegro, as of 2019.

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