• Mr Skrbic spek with Presinedt Izetbegovic before beginng of Najmenadzer


    Best in 2017!

  • Lot of prominent people at the Najmenadzer 2017 event


    Awards in 2017!

  • Managers comming to Najmenadzer 2017, hotel Holiday


    Laureates 2017!

Best managers and companies in 2017!

The 36th Ceremony (19th for the Region) of the proclamation of the best businessmen and companies from the region of South-East and Central Europe took place at the Congress Hall of the Sarajevo Hotel Holiday., This event was attended by several hundred most successful managers and economic, political and public figures of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and this Region of Europe.

The event itself began at 10 am on July 6th with the Summit 100 Conference, which is important part of our tradition and where laureates and economic experts exchange experiences and ideas among themselves. The conference is an important and inseparable part of the event and a lots of of photos You can find in Album 2017.

Awards for Lifetime Achievement!

All laureates for Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners (from left to right) Mr Simon Karic, Ms. Snjezana Koepruner, Mr. Zvizdic, Mr. Tomislav Antunovic, Mr. Bozo Jankovic and Mr. Djahid Muratbegovic.

This year, the Special Jury of the European Independent Agency decided to give seven "Lifetime Achievement Awards" for European managers and companies. The criterion for this most prestigious award is only and solely the life success of an individual, his age is irrelevant because someone succeeds in achieving his life's work in ten years or made even more such achievement in life. Among these managers are: (equal):

Mr. Bogoljub Karic, President of the holding company Dana Holdings & BK Group, which has its own companies and successfully works in Belarus, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Serbia. This holding employs over 30,000 workers and has construction sites all over the world. Currently, they build several million square kilometers of business and residential squares. Since Mr. Bogoljub Karic was prevented from beeing here, the award was received by his nephew, who is himself an employee of this holding company.

Mr. Djahid Muratbegovic, Managing Director and CEO of the Igman Company from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a company that generates over 50% of the total turnover of the dedicated industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina and places its complete production on foreign markets.

Mr. Muratbegovic is one of the best managers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and has been awarded the Najmenadzer award several times.

Mr Simon Karic received award for his uncle Bogoljub

For Mr. Bogoljub Karic award received Mr Simon Karic

Djahid Muratbegovic

Mr. Djahid Muratbegović

Ms. Snjezana Köpruner, President of the Management Board of GS Tvornica Masina, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a lady who has "revived" this company. This machine factory exports over 90 percent of total production to the demanding European market.

Mr. Tomislav Antunovic, founder, owner and president of the Management Board of Antunovic company from Zagreb, Croatia, a great manager who has offices and companies in several European countries and about 50 years business experience in a private business.

Ms. Snjezana Koepruner

Ms. Snjezana Koepruner

Tomislav Antunovic

Mr. Tomislav Antunovic

Mr. Bozo Jankovic, owner and general manager of Enterijer-Jankovic, Novi Sad, Serbia. This successful company has only the headquarters in Novi Sad but they work are carried out all over the world. Their references are large: Hilton hotels, Vladimir Putin's villa, several hundred most exclusive apartments in Abu Dhabi and many other.

Mr. Zarko Radulovic, general manager and co-owner of Montenegro Stars Hotel Group, Becici-Budva, Montenegro, which includes the most luxurious hotel in this area of Europe - Hotel Splendid. Hotel Splendid is a recognizable brand of Montenegrin tourism, and Mr. Radulovic is the creator of brilliant reach in catering and tourism in the region of Southeastern and Central Europe.

Mr Bozo Jankovic wth award

Mr. Bozo Jankovic

Mr Zarko Radulovic, award for best hotel

Mr. Zarko Radulovic

Mr. Strasho Milkovski, President of the ”Granit” Management from Skopje, Macedonia, a company that has over 2,000 workers and works in several countries of the Region, is also in this group of laureates. Due to the important business occupancy, his award will be taken later.

Managers of the Decade

The flattering title Manager of the Decade, for those who achieve many years of success, have won:

Jean-Pierre Mesic

Mr. Jean-Pierre Mesic, Executive Director of Renault-Nissan Adriatic (award for company development at the Southeast and Central European market).

Vjekoslav Majetic

Mr. Vjekoslav Majetic, owner and director of the company Dok-Ing, Zagreb, Croatia (award for the development of demining machines and other life saving machines).

Sasa Vlaisavljevic

Mr. Sasa Vlaisavljevic, General Manager of Nikola Tesla Airport, Belgrade, Serbia.

Edin Dacic

Mr. Edin Dacic, General Manager of Daccomet AG, Zurich, Switzerland (Company development award for BiH and Serbia).

Drago Zivković

Mr. Drago Zivković, owner and general manager of company Maxi, Orasje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Radomir Novakovic Cakan

Mr. Radomir Novakovic Cakan, owner of Padrino Mont, Bar, Montenegro.

Personality of the year according to the Najmenadzer's choice

The Directorate of the Agency and the Professional Jury made a precedent this year and decided to award three awards "Personality of the Year of the Region" - award known as the "Bearer of Positive Changes", which is given special credits to individuals - statesmen, ambassadors and other foreign diplomats. These laureates in 2017 are:

Mr. Denis Zvizdic, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Zoran Zaev, the Prime Minister of Macedonia, a Prime Minister for better future

Mr. Josip Juratovic, Member of the German Parliament (Bundestag), Federal Republic of Germany

Zoran Zaev, Denis Zvizdic and Josip Juratovic are Best individuals in 2017

From left to right: Mr. Zvizdic, Mr. Juratovic and in front Mr. Zaev receiving award from Mr. Mulic

Best Ambassador, Minister and Prime Minister

Best ambassadors for 2017 are:

HE Martin Pammer, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria here in Bosnia and Herzegovina (from countries which are in the EU). The Embassy of Austria is the best Embassy in area of economic cooperation with B&H.

HE Miomir Mugosa, the Ambassador of Montenegro to the Republic of Slovenia (countries outside the EU).

The best Minister and Prime Minister of the year

Mr. Mirko Sarović, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of the Council of Ministers of BiH, was proclaimed as Best minister-”NAJMINISTAR” for 2017.

Prof. DSc. Nevenko Herceg, the prime minister of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, became the laureate of the most prestigious award ”NAJPREMIJER” in 2017.

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HE. Martin Pammer, Mr. Nevenko Herceg, Mr. Pane Skrbic, HE. Miomir Mugosa and Mr. Mirko Sarovic

The best Mayors

Prof. DSc. Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin, Poland, an indirect award through a representative.

President of the Municipality of Pljevlja, Montenegro, Mr. Mirko Dacic, best small town mayor.

Mr. Páva Zsolt, Mayor of the beautiful Pécs from Hungary is the Best Myor.

Best mayors in 2017

From left: Mr Vibor Mulic, Mr. Andrzej Zarajczyk, Mr. Mirko Dacic and Mr. Pava Zsolt

Best in Health, Science and Tourism

In the category of awards for the field of HEALTH, the special award goes to Prof. DSc. Sebija Izetbegovic and UNIVERSITY CLINICAL CENTER SARAJEVO.

The highest recognition for the field of science and the practical application of scientific achievements was given to the academician, Prof. DSc Kamala Abdulli from Baku, Azerbaijan.

As humanist in 2017 was proclaimed Miss Leyla Aliyeva from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation from Baku, Azerbaijan. Both acknowledgments for Azerbaijan were taken by NJ.E. Hassan, Ambassador of Azerbaijan.

The UNIVERSITY OF JOHN NAISBITT from Belgrade, the Republic of Serbia, founded and owned by a distinguished professor and double doctor of science Mr. Mica Jovanović, was chosen by the Special Jury of the European Independent Agency as the best University in this Region.

Ms. Zeljka Radak-Kukavicic, Executive Director of the NATIONAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION OF MONTENEGRO, was awarded for the development and improvement of tourism and tourist offer.

  • Prof. DSc. Sebija Izetbegovic, best in area of health
  • Mr. Mico Micic, award Najmenadzer for best University in 2017
  • NJ.E. Hassan, Ambassador of Azerbaijan get all awards for laureats from his contry
  • Ms. Zejlka Radak Kukavicic, award for tourism
  • Best managers in 2017 in area of health, science and humanism

The most special award for the field of culture this year has been won by the great bard of the Bosnian cultural scene - Mr. Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, director of the Kamerni Teatar 55, Sarajevo, while the greatest art award was given to Ms. Mirjana Karanovic, a Serbian actress and director.

For the most successful and best television in the region REGIONAL N1 Television was announced again, best regional television led by top reporter and great manager, Mr. Amir Zukic.

In the field of journalism, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mr. Omer Karabeg, journalist and editor of Radio Slobodna Evropa, Prague, Czech Republic, for his creative work, author's consistency and top journalism.

The jury unanimously decided to award Mr. Dragan Dzajic, the coach and former football player in ex Yugoslavia, as the "Best Region Athletes". He will receive his award later.

Below is photo of laureates:

Best managers in 2017 in area of culture and media

Awards for Chambers and Associations

In the category of Special Awards for work in the chamber system and business associations, this year the award was given to Ms. Biljana Muratovska, General Secretary of the association MAKAM-TRANS, Skopje, Macedonia.

Mr. Muamer Babajic, owner of MASTERWERK GmbH from Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, received award for the promotion of the business and launching the project ”Robotics Center” in Tuzla.

Ms. Biljana Muratovska

Ms. Biljana Muratovska

Award for Mr. Babjic

Award for Mr. Babajic

Best managers & best companies in the field of industry

Stars

A group of the most successful European managers and companies received the well-deserved prizes (golden plaque and gold-plated crystal statue, the work of the artists Dragan Gacnik and Steklarna Rogaska from Slovenia), They all deserve this award for top quality, meteoric growth, development and overall results in their fields and branches of business. These best managers are:

Mr. Ranko Jovovic, CEO of COM COMERC, Niksic, Montenegro.

Mr. Haris Coralic, owner and director of OPAL GROUP, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mr. Roko Tolic, General Manager of AIRPORT DUBROVNIK, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Mr. Hasan Ramovic, founder and owner of PUT-GROSS company, Bijelo Polje, Montenegro.

Mr. Radoje Kljajevic, i.d TARA - AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE PRODUCTS, Mojkovac, Montenegro.

Mr. Adem Kochan, General Manager of the company KANET-AGRO, Skopje, Macedonia.

Ms. Andjelka Atanaskovic, g.d. PPT NAMENSKA, Trstenik, Serbia.

Mr. Naim Ismaili, owner and director of POFIX, Lipljan, Kosovo.

Below is slider with best in the field of industry:

Ranko Jovovic, best manager from Monte Negro
Haris Coralic, owner and director of OPAL GROUP, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Roko Tolic, General Manager of AIRPORT DUBROVNIK, best manager
Hasan Ramovic, founder and owner of PUT-GROSS company, Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
Radoje Kljajevic, i.d TARA - AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE PRODUCTS, Mojkovac, Montenegro
Adem Kochan, General Manager of the company KANET-AGRO, Skopje, Macedonia
Ms. Andjelka Atanaskovic, g.d. PPT NAMENSKA, Trstenik, Serbia
Naim Ismaili, owner and director of POFIX, Lipljan, Kosovo

Champions of Business for 2017!

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Mr. Andrej Prebil, General Manager of HOTELI BERNARDIN, Portoroz, Slovenia, for the extremely successful financial restructuring of Hotel Bernardin, top quality service, as well as diverse content of tourist offer ..

Mr. Denis Nemcevic, President of the Management Board of SPIDER GROUP, Pitomaca, Croatia, the largest regional breeder and processor of medicinal and aromatic herbs and tea manufacturers.

Mr. Andrej Jovanovic, general manager of an extremely successful holding company MY BRANDS, which is comprised of the three largest Serbian and regional brands - IMLEK, BAMBI and KNJAZ MILOS.

Mr. Jordy Kool, executive director and shareholder of INFOTHEEK GROUP, Leiden, Netherlands, the most successful manager and the most advanced information technology company in Europe.

Mr. József Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of WIZZ AIR HOLDING PLC from Budapest, Hungary, the fastest growing airlines in the world.

Mr. Janez Skrabec, founder and director of RIKO from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Dr. Yousef Sayed Hasan Ali Al Zalzalah, President of PETRO LINK HOLDING COMPANY, from Shuwaikhi, Kuwait.

Mr. Andrzej Zarajczyk, Chairman of the Board and CEO of POL MOT HOLDING & URSUS, Warsaw, Poland, the largest regional tractor manufacturer.


Pictures of the Champion of Business and the most successful managers for 2017 are in the slider below:.

Andrej Prebil, General Manager of HOTELI BERNARDIN, Portoroz
Denis Nemcevic, President of the Management Board of SPIDER GROUP, Pitomaca, Croatia
Andrej Jovanovic, general manager of an extremely successful holding company MY BRANDS
Jordy Kool, executive director and shareholder of INFOTHEEK GROUP, Leiden, Netherlands
József Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of WIZZ AIR HOLDING PLC from Budapest, Hungary
Janez Skrabec, founder and director of RIKO from Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Yousef Sayed Hasan Ali Al Zalzalah, President of PETRO LINK HOLDING COMPANY, from Shuwaikhi, Kuwait
Andrzej Zarajczyk, Chairman of the Board and CEO of POL MOT HOLDING & URSUS, Warsaw, Poland
All business Champions for 2017

Our sincere congratulations to all laureates of the Best Managers and companies of this Region in 2017!

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