My formal education in economics and management I gained from the University of Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina with PhD diploma in Economic Sciences, major: management. After defending my doctoral dissertation, I was teaching management courses at the European University Brcko District from February 2017 until January 2020 on an adjunct time basis. I was also engaged as an Adjunct Professor for Project Management for the course Project Management in the Service Sector under the Graduate Program provided by the RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Dubai University implemented within the 2019 Spring Semester. From January 2020, I have been engaged as Assistant Professor at the Al Ghurair University in Dubai on a full-time basis. My research activities and interests include project and operations management, supply chains, sustainable development and good governance. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Science Journal of Business and Management (SJBM) and Scientific Committee for the REDETE scientific conference. I am currently engaged by the Al Ghurair University Dubai as an assistant Professor

During my professional career, I performed several responsible job positions related to international cooperation. In this regard, I participated in different projects funded by international donors, especially by the European Union, World Bank, EBRD, GIZ. Knowledge and expertise in the field of European integration and project management was very important for my engagement in previous positions related to the process of European integration of my home-country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I also took part in preparation of several strategic documents important for overall socio-economic development of my country, including strategy papers in the field of socio-economic development and public administration reform. My skills of project management I have successfully transferred not only through my regular job duties, but also through numerous training sessions and workshops in which I participated as a lecturer or a trainer. I hold relevant certificates in project and operations management, including PMP – Project Management Professional, ECQA EU Project Manager obtained from the European Certification and Qualification Association, Six Sigma, as well as UNDP Trainer for Sustainable development goals.

Research Topic:


Host University: University of Almeria, Spain

Research Advisor:

Dr. Iulia-Cristina Muresan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania