President, JBAS Board of Directors
Goran Pekez was born on 10th of October 1975 in Obrenovac, Serbia.
He received his BA in International Law from Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and MBA in International Business from the Business School of the University of Leeds, UK.
As of 2003 Mr. Pekez is working with JT International (JTI), member of Japan Tobacco Inc., as Corporate Affairs and Communications Director in charge of Adriatic region (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia). During his work with JTI, Mr. Pekez was engaged in acquisition of factory in Senta, Serbia, opening of business operations and offices in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia. He was twice elected as President of the Japanese Business Alliance, the chamber of Japanese companies and their partners in Serbia. He is member of the Board of Directors of Foreign Investors Council and (vice) chaired several committees in FIC and Amcham.
Before joining JTI he was working with Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as Legal Officer in charge of Economic Development where he participated in some of the major investment projects providing full spectrum of legal advice, as well as coordinated drafting of new legislation system that was internationally noted as the exemplary for the Western Balkans.