Australian Serbian Commerce Chamber (ASCC) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Melbourne, Australia with representatives in key hubs across Australia and Serbia.
Our vision is to realise the full potential of the trade ties between Serbia and Australia, empowering a new era of economic growth, integration and broader social prosperity.
We deliver on our vision through stakeholder engagement, by steering the activities of the chamber to help our stakeholders broaden horizons and supporting them through the most pressing challenges they face.
We are the voice of our stakeholders in relevant forums and we understand that facilitating access to relevant and timely information is key to strengthening trade, investment, tourism, education and other socio-economic links between the two countries.
Stanislav is the founder and President of ASCC with over 20 years local and international experience holding leadership roles with a number of organisations including KPMG, BP and Viva Energy most recently. A Chartered Tax Advisor specialising in corporate finance and taxation law, Saša holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from EU Business School and a Master of Tax from University of Melbourne.
Fluent in four languages, Saša is also the author of a number of tax editorials and plays an active role in key industry forums. His driving passion in establishing ASCC has been to unlock the potential of Serbia as an attractive trade destination for Australian business; a potential that has wider benefits for both the Australian and Serbian communities.
Stevan is the Vice President of the ASCC with over 26 years of Aviation experience, predominantly working in commercial roles at Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Air Serbia. Stevan is current the Executive Manager, Aero Partnerships at Western Sydney Airport. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Stevan is also been a casual academic at the University of NSW, Sydney, lecturing 2nd year students and also facilitating a number of post graduate courses. As a proud Australian of Serbian heritage, the opportunity to assist in the development and growth of trade and commerce between Australia and Serbia via the ASCC was simply too appealing to resist.
Goran is a Co-founder, Board Member and the Secretary of ASCC with over 17 years of professional experience in International Trading, Transport and Logistics, gained through engagement with the world’s largest companies and corporations by working for the market leaders DB Schenker and Kuehne Nagel.
Holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is a Certified Customs Brokerage Agent.
Goran’s work in ASCC is focused on building partnerships with all levels of Australian and Serbian Government and Key Industry groups to promote business in Australia & Serbia.
Tatjana is the Treasurer of the ASCC with an extensive background in IT, helping organisations to deliver scalable and cost-effective solutions through the application of cloud computing technologies in Australia and New Zealand.
Tatjana has a domain specialty across multiple emerging technologies including Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, where she helps companies build cultures and ecosystems that support innovation at scale.
Tatjana holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Technology Sydney and actively supports the ASCC with a focus on building economic partnerships between Australian and Serbian organisations across key industry groups.
Igor is ASCC Director of ASCC Representative Office in Serbia and handles all ASCC activities and communication in Serbia and across Europe where relevant for Chamber’s mission. With over 5 years in bilateral trade in Australia and 10 years in media and advertising in Serbia, UK and Middle East,
Igor today runs several tech and services startups across EMEA region. He has in depth insight in both economies through communication industry and experience working with both government and private sectors. He is results oriented and focused on adding value to ASCC members, partners and stakeholders.
Adela is a Head of Education Division of ASCC with over seven years of professional experience in sustainable engineering and cleaner production. Adela got her PhD in Management from Monash University and she is part of outstanding research group at Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Future Enterprises.
Being a passionate acdemic and philanthropist, Adela is working on education improvement in the classroom and international field. Her experience in industry and academia runs from Europe to Australia, over the USA and Russia. In addition to holding multuple recognitions in teaching Adela created several projects to improve education in Australia and Serbia.
Adela currently resides in Brisbane.
Central Eastern Europe forum
ASCC was the key contributor in the Central Eastern Europe forum focusing on innovation. The initiative which was hosted by the Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne included a panel discussion on a range of topics regarding the investment opportunities in the region. The forum is the leading event of its kind bringing together business leaders, government trade and investment agencies and diplomatic cor.
ASCC has teamed up with AmCham to create networking opportunities in key forums including the recent Nikola Tesla museum exhibition in Sydney and Perth and the International Chambers luncheon in Sydney with keynote speakers in the latter including NSW Premier Hon. Gladys Berejiklian.
Travel & tourism
The promotion of Travel & Tourism in Serbia has been one of the key project for ASCC and in June the chamber hosted jointly with Etihad Airways and Air Serbia leading tour operators at Melbourne’s Etihad stadium.
High level visit
In conjunction with the Australian Embassy Belgrade and following visit by Foreign Minister Hon. Julie Bishop ASCC hosted a business gathering of key decision makers in Serbia and regional economies including Australian companies like Rio Tinto amongst others.
Australian wine in Serbia
An event not to be missed! Radisson Hotel, Belgrade, Spring 2018.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ASCC held a keynote and a ponel discussion in Belgrade hosted by MIKTA countries and NALED on the topic of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation.