Annual report 2023 has been presented and new Board of Governors has been elected
Stefan Lazarević, Vice President of Global Services and General Manager for Serbia at NCR Voyix will continue to lead AmCham Serbia for a second two-year term as President of the AmCham Board of Governors.
In addition to the President, the association’s Annual General Meeting of member companies also appointed seven Governors. Darko Popović, CEO and President of the Executive Board at Banca Intesa will serve as AmCham’s First Vice President. Svetoslav Atanasov, General Manager at Coca-Cola HBC Serbia and Montenegro, will join as Second Vice President.
Out of many suitable candidates, AmCham member companies voted to appoint the following Untitled Governors: Goran Vasić, Yettel, Marija Popović, OTP Bank Serbia, Milan Samardžić, SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar, Sandra Marinković, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and Zoran Daljević, Atlantic Grupa.
AmCham Serbia ended 2023 with the largest membership in its history. AmCham Serbia brings together more than 260 international and domestic companies operating in the country that have collectively invested more than twenty billion euros and employ over 112,000 Serbians. For the Annual Report 2023 please follow this link.
‘AmCham’s strength lies in the trust of its membership, which accounts for the best part of the Serbian economy. This year’s record membership compels us to work so our voice is heard even more loudly and clearly in efforts to secure an attractive, predictable, and stable business environment. Just as it has been to date, AmCham will be a reliable partner for the new Government of Serbia and will lend its support in the implementation of the most difficult reforms. We hope the new Government will serve a full term in office and focus on systemic solutions that will enhance the business environment in Serbia and help accelerate the country’s European integration. On the road to EU membership, we will continue supporting all regional initiatives and will continue our dedicated work on enhancing the trading relationship between Serbia and the United States’, said AmCham President Stefan Lazarević.
‘For AmCham members, the key priority for the country’s reform agenda is continued enhancement of the efficiency and transparency of the civil service and judiciary through digital transformation, green transition, and alignment with EU standards, since the EU is Serbia’s largest export market. Other major considerations are addressing the issue of energy dependence, with particular emphasis on renewables, improving healthcare, where the focus ought to be on greater availability of innovative medicines, facilitating administrative procedures, liberalising the Foreign Exchange Law, and helping develop the capital market’, Lazarević concluded.
“AmCham plays a critical role in strengthening U.S.-Serbia economic cooperation and accelerating Serbia’s economic growth. Congratulations to the new and continuing Board of Governors members – who are some of the best business leaders in this country. We look forward to working with you in the years ahead,” underlined H.E. Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, within his keynote speech.