Branimir Gvozdenović 

Branimir Gvozdenović

Parliamentary Positions

  • Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro

Personal Information

Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth:  Bar

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Telephone: + 382 20 404 533

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Branimir Gvozdenović was born in 1961 in Bar. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica. He began his professional career in the Secretariat for Development of Montenegro, in organisational affairs, where he coordinated a young team of experts which, in the 90s of the past century, initiated the IT development of Montenegro on the new ICT platforms. He was later appointed as the Assistant Secretary at the Secretariat, and in 1999 he was elected Executive Director of the Post Office of Montenegro.

He became Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy and Economic Development in 2001, and he performed those duties during three terms of office. In that period, he was the President of the Municipality of Bar for 18 months. In the following term of the Government, he was the Minister of Economic Development. Following the parliamentary elections of 2009, he was elected Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment and he exercised that office until the end of 2010.

From February 2011 to December 2012 he exercised the office of Political Director of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro. In the period from December 2012 to November 2016 he exercised the office of Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

During his career, Mr Gvozdenović, among other things, was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Elektroprivreda Crne Gore and a member of the Management Board of the PE PTT of Montenegro. He was one of the initiators for holding of the Festival of IT Achievements (INFOFEST) as the most significant regional ICT manifestation, as well as a series of projects which yielded concrete results with regard to the development of the country.

He was elected member of the Parliament of Montenegro several times.

He is a member of the Presidency of the Democratic Party of Socialists.

Furthermore, he is a member of several associations and thematic societies. He is a President of the Assembly of the Women’s Handball Club “Budućnost”, and he also exercised the office of the President of the Assembly of the Handball Association of Montenegro and of the Chairman of the Management Board of the Women’s Handball Club “Budućnost”.

His professional affinities relate to the intensifying of economic and democratic development, as well as the acceleration of the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Montenegro.

 

 

Genci Nimanbegu

Genci Nimanbegu

Parliamentary Positions

  • Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro

Personal Information

Date of Birth: 06.09.1971
Place of Birth: Ulcinj

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Genci Nimanbegu was born on 6 September 1971. He graduated from primary and secondary schools in his hometown of Ulcinj. He started his graduate studies at the Faculty of Economy in Dubrovnik, however, due to the war in the former Yugoslavia territory, he was forced to end his studies there and continue them at the Faculty of Economy in Podgorica, where he graduated.

From July to December 1997, he worked as an associate of the CEO of “Primus elektroniks” company in Ulcinj.

During the war in Kosovo, Mr Nimanbegu founded and led “Drita” humanitarian organisation, formed in Ulcinj with the goal to provide care and help to the refugees from Kosovo.

He worked in the UN World Food Programme (UN/WFP) from June 1999 until the closing of the mission in Montenegro in March 2004.

In April 2004, he assumed the role of the CEO of the “Ulqin Business Association” (UBA). The number of members of this association grew from 60, which it had in 2004, to 280 it has today.

In 2005, with a group of Albanian intellectuals and patriots from Ulcinj, he participated in the creation of the Albanian Party Forca e Re Demokratike, and he was elected its Vice President.

In the parliamentary elections of 2009, he was elected Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro, and re-elected in 2012 and 2016 elections. He is currently a Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro.

He is a member of the Committee on Tourism, Agriculture, Ecology and Spatial Planning and the Committee on Economy, Finance and Budget, as well as a member of the Permanent Delegation of the Parliament of Montenegro to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly since December 2016.

In 2013, he was elected President of the Albanian National Council in Montenegro.

In addition to his mother tongue - Albanian - he has active knowledge of Montenegrin (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian), English, Italian and also has basic knowledge of French.

He is married to an academic painter Vahida, with whom he has two children Lisa and Joni.