Senior Technology leader with high level technology expertise and broad international experience. Strategic focus on building cost-effective, high-performance information technology systems and applications to drive business development. Deep Technology expertise in Banking, Fintech and Aviation.

Experience

  • Delivery Partner Executive

    at IBM MENA

    May 2018 - at Present

    Dubayy

    Transformation Lead for Emirates Airlines Group • Ownership of the Transition and Transformation Program for the Account. • Overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule and contract deliverables, according to the project charter and contract. • Lead a cross functional team in developing and implementing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency • Responsible for the achievement of financial, time and customer satisfaction objectives • Driven innovation by leveraging from IBM GTS Global portfolio • CxO level engagement and maintaining business relationships • Identification of business opportunities to grow the account and revenue • Developed understanding of the client requirements and assistance in setting program objectives. • CSAT score of 10/10 for Transformation • Technology scope: Infrastructure refresh, SDN build, Private Cloud Build, Orchestration and Automation (Private/Hybrid), and AI.

  • CIO

    at AirSerbia (Etihad Aviation Group)

    November 2014 - May 2018

    Central Serbia

    Single Information Technology point of accountability for the Executive Board, their Vice Presidents across the Business and Operational Area’s and Etihad Aviation Group. • Establishment of a strategic plan for how technology and associated services will enable Air Serbia Business area’s to achieve their business goals whilst driving a step change in efficiency and effectiveness. • Develop and execute strategy for the enterprise IT and Digital transformation with focus on effectiveness, cost rationalization, leveraging from virtualization and cloud technologies to downsize investments and operational costs. • Member of Etihad Aviation Group CIO council, defining and developing group wide IT Synergies for enabling strategic business improvements. • Member of Group Enterprise Architecture Council, with focus on technology, strategic technology alignment and building architecture standards. • Program leader for strategic Core Airlines Software migration project from Amadeus to SABRE.

  • Division Manager ITO

    at Hypo Alpe Adria Group - ZIS d.o.o

    December 2010 - November 2014

    Central Serbia

    • Transformed the legacy IT Operations to an IT shared service model. • Established policies designed to ensure consistently high service performance, monitoring of employees and evaluating customer feedback to develop quality improvement processes. • Organizational transformation to Service orientation and lead certification for ISO 27001 and 20000 • Manage Shared Services Data Center Operations and Disaster recovery site (Business continuity management) • Data Center consolidation and Cloud service establishment • IBM Mainframe Operations and migrating from Z9/Z10 platforms and ZOS to Open platforms on IBM P servers • Support and Operate Hypo Group Companies and Banks across SEE (6 Banks, 4 leasing Companies), hosted and supported in our Shared Data Center • Infrastructure transformation and technology innovation lead to an OPEX cost reduction by 70%. • Lead migration of existing Legacy Core banking system to Temenos T24

  • Head Technical Infrastructure and Networks

    at AlphaBank

    July 2007 - December 2010

    Central Serbia

    Overall responsibility for the design, implementation and migration activities for the new IT Infrastructure of Alpha Bank Srbija compliant with the highest International standards and newest technologies on the market. Focus on the following scopes: • Project management • Resource, capacity and Budget planning and control • New Data Center and Disaster Recovery Site build and management • Telecommunications • IT Systems • IT Security • Software implementation • IT Procurement • Business continuity - ATM Network (Implementation, Maintenance and upgrade) cca 200 ATM's in Serbia. - POS Network (Implementation, Maintenance and upgrade) cca 4000+ POS's in Serbia. Responsibility for the Migration project of POS network from Hypercom and Asseco support to VeriPhone and Printec support (4000+ Terminals).

  • Head of Systems and Telecommunications

    at Eurobank EFG

    January 2004 - July 2007

    Central Serbia

    As a new Bank on the market, Eurobank EFG was undergoing a huge expansion project, supported by IT. Main activities were in the domain of IT infrastructure participating in the design and implementation, providing the bank with all resources needed to achieve its strategic business goals. Overall responsibility for the design and implementation of the IT Infrastructure in the following scopes: • Data and Voice Networks (design and implementation) • Server’s and SAN infrastructure • Network and System Security • Resources and capacity planning • Project management, development and implementation • Procurement IT Design and support of the Legal and Operational merge between Eurobank EFG and acquired National Savings Bank.

  • Systems/Network engineer

    at Belgrade Water Works IT Department

    January 1997 - January 2004

    Central Serbia

    Main activities: - System administration; - Network engineering - PROGRESS 8.3, 9.0, and 9.1d, COBOL and DB2 database administration - Programming in 4gl, VB, C/C++, Pascal, HTML, shell scripting - Application development and Project leading

  • Realestate agent

    at CODEX

    September 1994 - January 1997

    Central Serbia

    Real estate portfolio management. Negotiations, deal closure, contract execution.

Education

  • PHD Candidate

    at Belgrade University

    2018 - at Present (2 years) Central Serbia

  • Masters Degree in Information Technology (300ESP)

    at Belgrade University

    2017 - at Present (3 years) Central Serbia

  • IBM Cloud & Red Hat Open Shift Synergy (Build)

    at IBM Academy

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Bangalore Urban - Karnātaka

  • AI Business transformation consultant

    at IBM AI Academy

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Dubayy

  • PM Advisory level

    at IBM Academy

    2018 - 2019 (1 year)

  • Design Thinking practicioner

    at IBM Academy

    2018 - 2018 (1 year)

  • Bachelor degree in Management (240ESP)

    at Belgrade University

    2016 - 2017 (1 year) Central Serbia

  • World Class IT

    at Metis Strategy

    2015 - 2017 (2 years) Abū Z̧aby

  • Bachelors degree in Banking & Finance (180ESP)

    at Belgrade Univesity

    2009 - 2016 (7 years) Central Serbia

  • Leadership excellence

    at Workability NYC

    2014 - 2014 (1 year) Dubayy

  • Resonant leadership

    at NLP Atria Belgrade

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Central Serbia

  • Leadership skills and Resource management

    at IEDC Bled

    2012 - 2013 (1 year) Občina Bled

  • Temenos T24 administration

    at Temenos Belgrade

    2011 - 2011 (1 year) Central Serbia

Languages

  • English Native

  • German Elementary

  • Serbian Native

Hives