Mr. John Khoury 
Small Business Finance Specialist
With more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, Mr. Khoury has been engaged in management, financial and strategic consulting for multilateral agencies, accounting firms and financial institutions working on projects that involve emerging markets financial institutions restructurings and capacity building. Mr. Khoury's global experience comprises working with financial institutions on projects such as strengthening of the credit risk management, assessment of current lending practices, SME lending and credit methodologies, credit guarantees, prudential regulations, training, loan classification and loan problem workout. Mr. Khoury's previous experience comprised various international subsidiaries of Bank of Boston, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank.
Country Experience: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chad, Chile, China, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, France, Gaza and the West Bank, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. A number of other countries in Africa and the Middle East,Latin America and Asia that involved short-term assignment.

 

Mr. Mladen Milanovic 
Development Economist/ Small Business Finance Specialist
Mr. Milanovic is a development economist/financial expert with more than 15 year of experience in MSME finance. He is an expert in structuring financial instruments including bank on-lending facilities, SME lending facilities, micro-lending instruments and credit guarantee schemes in economies in transition and crises areas.  With his strong project management, team management and communication skills, Mr. Milanovic has experience in advising high level government officials and international organizations on administration reform, policy design and implementation.
 
Some of the examples of Mr. Mladenovicís recent projects include:
 

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Evaluation of EC assistance to SMEs in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Summary of assistance, evaluation of effects provided through EC funded projects targeting regional development, SME access to finance, privatization and restructuring. (2004)

 

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Local development through restructuring of agricultural enterprises in Russia. Proposals for consolidation of ownership to improve corporate governance and the identification of the urgent policy interventions needed from the Samara Local Government to boost local agricultural employment and regional development. (2001)

 

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Restructuring of the VP poultry farm in Lithuania. Company restructuring program was designed to enable the company to export fresh meat to EC. Work included the construction of financial model, marketing plan and management analysis. (2001)

Country Experience: Armenia, Bahrain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Qatar.

Mr. Vladimir Skoric 
Business Development Analyst

With his excellent communication and sales management skills, Mr. Skoric, joined the SBPI team in June 2006, as a key component in SBPIís ability to grow and to continue to cater to small and medium size businesses in the areas of Commercial, Sales and Marketing.

As such, Mr. Skoric was an Account Manager for the Billiards Training Company's business development efforts to unveil billiards aiming device in the markets of United States, Canada and South and East Asia. 

Mr. Skoric's association with SBPI begun in 2005 when Mr. Skoric joined the team to conduct research and market analysis for SBPI projects in Vietnam and in the Balkans region, including Serbia and Montenegro.

Mr. Vladimir Skoric's professional career as a banker with Washington Mutual Bank in California was what began his extensive interest in business and finances.  Prior positions were held with Farmers Insurance, Abercombie & Fitch. 

Mr. Skoric continues his pursuit of higher education with a BA degree at the American University in Washington D.C.  Vladimir posses a broad interest in history and politics and he enjoys learning about new cultures.  With his interest in political campaign management, Mr. Skoric prepared a campaign management strategy for the Senator Susanne Collins of Maine, and currently manages presidential campaign Students for Barak Obama in the American University.

In the summer of 2005, Skoric went on a study-abroad program that journeyed through Austria, Germany and Italy.  He recognized that traveling helped him develop a finer respect for both politics and business. 

Country Experience: Austria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and United States.

 

The Small Business Project Inc. team is comprised of financially-versed, industry sector-specialists and general management professionals with wide international experience. The Team prides itself with strong client orientration.
 
Ms. Aleksandra Skoric
Director
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Mr. Jorgen Lie
Director
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Mr. Christian Serrano 
Business Development
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Mr. Milan Zelovic 
Biomass Commodities
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Ms. Marija Vojinovic 
Office Manager, Contract Management
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Mr. Zivan Simic 
Project Engineer, Contract Management
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Ms. Marija Momcilovic 
Human Resource and People Development
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Mr. John Khoury
Small Business Finance Specialist
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Ms. Joanna Savvides 
International Food Processing, Senior Advisor
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Ms. Alice Savic 
Strategic Planning: Food Processing and Non-Profit Sector
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Mr. Mladen Milanovic
Small Business Finance Specialist
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Mr. Vladimir Skoric 
Business Development Analyst
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