Nenad Paunovic

Director, Delivery Unit - Team for IT and Entrepreneurship Office of the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Serbia

Director of the IT and Entrepreneurship team in the Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia, working on supporting further growth of knowledge-based economy in the country. Previously, he was co-founder of Belgrade Venture Forum, the largest innovation, investments and entrepreneurship forum in the region. He was also a business growth consultant with 20 years of professional experience. He holds EMBA and management degree from Serbia. As a business growth consultant, in 2005 he founded EDGE, strategic growth consulting and training company. Company’s mission was to help ambitious companies achieve sustainable, profitable growth by providing cutting-edge knowledge, methodologies and tools. It delivered unique consulting and training programs on strategy, marketing, innovations, management and sales topics, working with 1.000+ clients. EDGE was also the first company that introduced webinars to Serbian market back in 2006, and was an exclusive partner of Value Innovations, Inc. for eight countries of South Easte Europe. Due to commitments in the Government, Nenad left the company in 2017. Nenad is co-founder and was President of the Board of Serbian Venture Network (SeVeN) which is successfully organizing Belgrade Venture Forum since 2012. More about BgVF can be seen at: He was also President of the Board of Alumni Club of Cotrugli Business School in Serbia. Previously, Nenad was Chief Operating Officer of the first Belgrade Design Week in 2006 and a member of organization teams of BDW in 2007 and 2013. Active in sports, he holds a full marathon result of 3 hours and 58 minutes.


17 OCT
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

Engineering a world-class environment for innovation and high-growth firms

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