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Sikirica Veljko

Procurement Policy Advisor, IMPPM Executive Committee

Veljko Sikirica retired from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where he was responsible for EBRD client’s procurement assessment and capacity building, policy dialogue and policy review, training of trainers, outreach to private sector, EBRD staff capacity building, Nuclear Safety projects procurement guidance and review, as well as, for procurement for sustainable development, independent procurement reviews and internal audit reports. He is responsible for all EBRD procurement related learning programmes in the Bank, as well as, externally with the clients. He teaches at the International Master in Public Procurement Management, University of Rome Tor Vergata and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Before joining EBRD in 2008, he worked in the Inter-American Development Bank from 1984, as team leader, procurement and engineering expert for energy and infrastructure projects, including work in the field (Bahamas and most of LA and Caribbean countries) responsible for project execution. Responsibilities in procurement included a wide range of tasks from conducting and reviewing procurement processes, documentation, audits, training and institutional capacity assessment and building, supervision, systems development and advisory services, to complaints review and resolution.

Prior to 1984, he worked in EXIM Bank of Yugoslavia. Veljko holds a Graduate degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from “Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico” and a Master degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. He has accumulated more than twenty years of teaching experience as a practitioner.