Bojan Gavrilović, Public Procurement Section Chief, Public Enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS)
Bojan is from Novi Sad, Serbia. After graduating from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Science, and receiving his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, he worked for a number of private companies in various industries, before becoming part of the ERP implementation team in Apatin Brewery in Serbia, member of Molson Coors. As part of the Change Management team, he became more and more interested in procurement and supply chain management, while translating manuals and interpreting in SAP module meetings.
Bojan later started working in Elektrovojvodina, a Serbian utility company in the electric power industry, where he rose through the ranks from a trainee to Head of Public Procurement in the five years he spent there.
Today Bojan is the Public Procurement Section Chief in the Public Enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia, parent company of Elektrovojvodina, where he manages a team of 40 public procurement officers as part of the Centralized Public Procurement Body that conducts public procurement procedures for the Distribution System Operator.
The experience of working in a large public enterprise is only part of the reason why he believes the International Master in Public Procurement Management Program is a great opportunity for public procurement professionals from different countries and backgrounds to share and learn, examine their practices and find new ways to improve on them in an international setting.