Nenad Popović

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Nenad Popović

Ненад Поповић
Nenad Popovic-MC.jpg
Minister without portfolio
Assumed office
29 June 2017
Prime MinisterAna Brnabić
Preceded byJadranka Joksimović
Personal details
Born (1966-09-30) 30 September 1966 (age 52)
Tuzla, Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
NationalitySerbian
Political partyDemocratic Party of Serbia
Serbian People's Party (2014–present)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
Moscow State University
OccupationPolitician, businessman

Nenad Popović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Поповић, born 30 September 1966) is a Serbian politician and businessman. He has served as the Minister without portfolio of Serbia in charge of innovations and technological development from 29 June 2017.

He is a former vice-president of Democratic Party of Serbia, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, and President of the parliamentary group of friendship between Serbia and Russia. In 2014, he founded the political party Serbian People's Party.

Early years and education[edit]

Popović was born in Tuzla on 30 September 1966. He graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Machine Engineering. He finished his Master's and doctoral studies at Moscow State University's Faculty of Economy. He was a professor at the Faculty of Economy of Moscow's Lomonosov University and the Faculty of Economy of the Moscow State Mining University.

Professional career[edit]

Popović is the owner and president of the international company ABS Electro which employs over three thousand people, engaged in the production of electrical-technical equipment, creating advanced engineering solutions for a variety of industries such as electrical power, shipbuilding, oil, gas, metal, mining, and others.[citation needed]

He is the president of the Foundation "Russian Necropolises" from Belgrade, which was responsible for the project of reconstruction of the complex of memorial monuments Russian necropolises in the New Cemetery in Belgrade. Popović is also member of the Board of the International Fun of Unity of Orthodox Nations. As Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, he was one of the main observers of the electoral process in a referendum on annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

Political career[edit]

On 29 June 2017, he was named the Minister without portfolio in the Government of Serbia in the charge of the innovations and technological development.[1] On 3 July 2017, Aleksandr Chepurin, Russian Federation Ambassador to Serbia, made a first official visit to Popović after being sworn as minister.[2]

Controversies[edit]

His name mentioned in the Paradise Papers in connection to owning several off-shore companies. Value of his business undertakings reaches 100 million dollars, making him officially the richest Serbian politician.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U vladi još jedan ministar bez portfelja – Nenad Popović". politika.rs (in Serbian). Politika. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Čepurin prvi gost Nenada Popovića od kako je postao ministar: Za još snažnije odnose Srbije i Rusije". blic.rs (in Serbian). Tanjug. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jadranka Joksimović
Minister without portfolio of Serbia
2017–present
Incumbent