BIOGRAPHIES OF EXCELLENCE AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS
RONALD SEELIGER
Dr. Ronald Seeliger is the CEO of Hemofarm Group. Dr. Ronald Seeliger has held the position of the CEO of Hemofarm since 2012. A year earlier, in 2011, he became a member of the STADA Group management. International experience in numerous companies worldwide, at significant managing positions, and primarily the results he has achieved, qualify him to lead the system of Hemofarm Group, which employs more than 2600 employees.
Dr. Ronald Seeliger graduated from the Technical University in Berlin, where he worked as teaching assistant, at the beginning of his career. He studied at the London School of Economics and IMD Business School in Lausanne, and earned doctor’s degree by defending the PhD thesis ‘Controlling Process in Media Campaigns’. He has been a part of management in major industrial systems in Europe, Australia and Asia. He has also been the Controlling Director in Formula 1.
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VIGOR MAJIĆ
Vigor Majić has been the Director of the Research Centre Petnica since its foundation in 1982. He finished high school in Loznica and studied at the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. He published dozens of expert and scientific papers, studies and analyses in the country and abroad in the fields of scientific education, work with talents, contemporary teaching technologies, and other areas including also ecology, computing and history. He is particularly appreciated as an expert for science education.
Vigor Majić is the winner of the first Excellence Award of Hemofarm Foundation.
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VERAN MATIĆ
Veran Matić is the President of the Management Board of B92 Fund and Council for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. He is the founder and president of the Board of Directors of B92, President of the Commission to Investigate Murders of Journalists of the Government of Serbia, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia for solving the issue of missing persons with the Republic of Croatia, President of the Supervisory Board of the Budget Fund for Treatment of Children Abroad of the Ministry of Health and Co-President of the Philanthropy Council of the Government of Serbia. He has been active in the MB of the Youth Integration Centre and Serbian Philanthropy Forum. He has managed numerous philanthropic and socially responsible activities and campaigns: Battle for the Babies, maternity hospitals, voluntary blood donation, organ bequeathing and expansion of the bank of potential bone marrow donors, prevention of breast cancer with portable mammography machine, against family violence, construction of six safe houses, etc.
Socially responsible and philanthropic campaigns he has run have won major global recognitions, from the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Festival, to the awards of the European Festival of Creativity, CRESTA New York, awards of the European Parliament, numerous Virtus awards and also UEPS awards.
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SVETOZAR PUTNIK
Prof. Dr. Svetozar Putnik is the Director of the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery at the Clinical Centre of Serbia. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, where he also earned his master and doctor’s degree. He teaches the subject Surgery with Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. He completed residency training in general surgery and fellowship in cardiac surgery. He passed training in the Netherlands, USA and France. As an author and co-author, he published numerous papers. He is the principal investigator on the international project ‘Avatar’, initiated at the Clinical Centre of Serbia. So far, he has performed over 5000 cardiovascular procedures and a significant number of surgical procedures in the area of peripheral vascular surgery and implantation of a free-standing pacemaker. Prof. Dr. Svetozar Putnik is one of the initiator of the program of mechanical support of the circulation and cardiac transplantation and also of the coronary artery surgery performed on a beating heart.
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VERA ARTIKO
Prof. Dr. Vera Artiko is the Director of the Nuclear Medicine Centre at the Clinical Centre of Serbia, Head of Department for Specialist Studies in Nuclear Medicine, member of the Council of the Faculty of Medicine and Board for Biotechnical Studies of the University of Belgrade. She is a member of the Committee for Infections and Inflammations of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and a representative in the European School of Multimodality Imaging & Therapy (ESMIT), where she also lectures. She is a coordinator in the screening network of the Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS). She is a national representative in the Forum for Medical Applications of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). She manages and participates in many projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Erasmus Plus and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. She is an author in numerous publications, winner of several awards, member of editorial boards in several foreign magazines, lecturer and organizer of numerous local and foreign professional meetings.
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ĐORĐIJA PETKOSKI
Dr. Đorđija Petkoski is a lecturer at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and consultant at the World Bank. Dr. Petkoski lectures on corporate responsibility and ethics at Wharton Business School. He is an internationally recognized lecturer with more than 300 lectures at top universities and international conferences, including annual meetings of the IMF, World Bank and European Parliament. He is an author or co-author of 15 books and more than 180 articles and reports. His papers have been published in top magazines such as Harvard Business Review and Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Petkoski has participated in Fulbright Student Program and has been a visiting professor at the University of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to two doctor’s degrees in economics and electrical engineering, he also earned a master degree at the University of Harvard.
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NIKOLA IVICA
Nikola Ivica was born in Pančevo in 1989. He finished the primary school ’Stevica Jovanović’, musical school ’Jovan Bandur’, and three grades of the high school ’Uroš Predić’, and he attended the last year of secondary school in ’Mascoma Valley’ regional school of the federal state of New Hampshire, the USA. While he was in high school, he was a student at the Research Centre Petnica in the field of biology and played volleyball for the volleyball club ’Dinamo’ from Pančevo, and also for the cadet representation of Serbia and Montenegro, later Serbia. He graduated in chemistry and physical biology at Harvard University with Latin honours. He defended the diploma thesis with the highest grade before the committee comprised of Dr. Jack Szostak (Nobel Laureate in 2009) and Dr. Richard Losick. Nikola is a PhD candidate in biology at MIT University at Dr. Jianzhu Chen’s laboratory, where he researches immunometabolism and immunotherapy for treatment of myeloid leukemia.
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