Managing board

Vesna Prodanovic

President of Managing Board

Vesna Prodanovic has graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade at the Department of Heat Engineering. She got her Masters Certificate at the University “George Washington“ in the England and Germany in the field of “Project Management”. Also, she is a certified Project manager – “Project Management Proffessional“. She is a member of SMEITS, PMI, PMI Serbia.

Ms. Prodanovic has worked in the field of design and construction, on drafting offers and negotiation, on project implementation as an engineer, coordinator, and later as Chief of works and Project manager on various projects in the country (Tourist complex “Hyatt Regency Crni vrh”; Medical clinic as part of the Clinical Center of Serbia Belgrade; US Steel – Sartid; Tobacco factory Monus Indjija; Shopping mall “Delta City”; University residential complex “Belville”; Reconstruction of the smelter and building a new sulfuric acid plant – RTB Bor) and abroad (Pharmaceutical factory Tiumen, Russia; Tobacco factory in Nigeria; three hospitals in Jamaica; Parliament building in Nigeria; Energocenter Minsk).

Since 2017 she holds a position of Deputy project manager – country lead in Bechtel.

She speaks English, Russian and German.

Nikola Matic

Vice President of ACES Board of Directors

Nikola Matic is a qualified Engineer with over 25 years experience of Engineering in infrastructure and buildings.  He is especially skilled in multi-disciplinary project studies different segments integration under the FIDIC model of contracts.

His experience embraces planning of land transportation and the engineering of the required infrastructure, including building sector.

He has large experience in negotiation, mediation, claim and contract management and problem solving on regionally funded projects.

Besides regular tasks in managing companies VMS and DNEC, he is responsible for all aspects of the supervision of construction, for the administration of construction contracts under various FIDIC Conditions of Contract.

He is a co-funder and Board member of the national consulting engineers association – ACES.

As of September 2015, as an Executive Member Board of Directors in EFCA (European Consultant Engineers Association) besides regular activities, he is responsible for driving Future Trends group, a newly formed EFCA sub-committee.

Over the last 15 years Mr. Matic has been engaged in numerous cases and trainings referred to the Legal, Technical and Claim & Disputes aspects of FIDIC use in the Projects.


Branislav Simovic

Member of Managing Board

Branislav has dynamic 30 – year career with leading international civil construction companies throughout South East Asia, Australia, Middle East and Europe. He was involved in construction of large and prestigious building and infrastructure projects such as: Zastava – FIAT, Univerzijada 2009 – Block 67, Porto Montenegro, Atlas Capital Center, Osijek Porta Nova Shopping Mall, Liman Park Project, IT Park Indjija and Belgrade Waterfront.

Branislav has thorough knowledge of construction and site development activities – from design to implementation and evaluation. Knowledge of construction project plan requirements, cost estimating, specification writing, building/site codes and standards and inspection techniques, knowledge of financial procedures to maintain project cost control. Branislav has expertise in preparation of project quality assurance programs, preparation and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices for design and construction quality management

He has been a Member of the ACES Board ever since its foundation in 2009, and served as the President from 2015-2017.

Prior to establishing of ACES, in the period from 2006 to 2009 he was actively involved in FIDIC activities, as Company MACE, with Branislav as Regional Director was the Affiliate member of FIDIC for Serbia. It was under his leadership that MACE became a co-founder of the National Association of Consulting Engineers in Serbia.

Mr.Simovic has been working as Consultant in Hill International since September 2017.

He is also a Corporate Member, Chartered Engineer, Member Civil College Institution of Engineers Australia, NPER, Member of The association of Professional Engineers, Australia, Member of The Quality Society of Australasia, Member of The Institute of Quality Assurance – London, UK, Member of The National Safety Council of Australia, Member of American Society of Safety Engineers, USA and a Member of Serbian Chamber of Engineers, Serbia.

Dragana Čukić

Member of Managing Board

BS and MS at Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade – Department of Structures, where she continued professional engagement as teaching assistant at Steel Structures, until 2006.

During her academic career, she was the President of the Supervisory Board and the Member of the Presidency of YASE (Yugoslav Association of Structural Engineers), from which she was awarded as a credited member. Dragana is author of numerous scientific papers and co- author of the monograph “Steel Structures”. As a designer of steel structures, she participated in the development of a number of projects, and is one of the initiators and active participants in the introduction and implementation of structural Eurocodes in construction practices in Serbia.

From 2000 Dragana developed fruitful career in project management and real estate development. She has been involved in the development of one of the largest real estate portfolios in the region as a part of the largest private company in Serbia – Delta, at first as Project Manager, than Delta Real Estate Development Director, Director of Delta Invest, having the position of CEO at Delta Real Estate and the member of the Board of Directors of Delta Holding in 2011.

Since August 2012 with partners she started private company JAI Development&Consulting primarily oriented to investment and consulting in the field of renewable energy resources and real estate.

Predrag Subotić

Member of Managing Board

He graduated from University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Civil Engineering– Department of Structural Engineering, and passed thestate exam. He owns the license of Chamber of Engineers and certificate of the International Federation for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

He gained significant experience in Project Management (investments) in Serbia, Montenegro and ex. Soviet Union, including all phases necessary for the project: tendering, contracting, acquisition of permits and approvals, design, construction, supervision, planning and coordination, delivery. He has participated in some of the most important projects in Serbia, such as reconstruction of the factory “Grmec”, reconstruction-building of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre after the fire in 1997, Business Center “Usce”. He managed the projects (investments) in more than 40 sites in Serbia, including complete equipment and related infrastructure-Serbian-Hungarian border crossing” Horgos “and others.

He gained significant international experience working in the Caspian Pipeline Project (CPC Project) in Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as working on the “MTS Outsourcing Project”, a project of the largest Russian mobile operator.

He has excellent knowledge of FIDIC standards.

Mr. Subotic have been employed with Siemens Ltd., on the position of “Head of Project Management “, since March 2008.

He is a Member of the Foreign Investors Council – Committee for the “Real Estate”.

He was elected as a member of the ACES Board of Directors on 28th February 2011.


Sasa Trajkovic

Member of Managing Board

Sasa Trajkovic is graduated civil engineer, director, and owner of STMG Consultancy d.o.o. Beograd, leading consulting company in the field of civil engineering in the Region. Mr.Trajkovic has a working experience of over 26 years in managing projects for building business and residential buildings, shopping malls, etc. Working on capital projects, he developed leadership skills and built relationships with clients based on understanding, common interest and already proven success.

In his professional career, Sasa Trajkovic gained significant knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of consulting engineering, both in the domestic and international markets.

STMG Serbia and STMG Croatia represent the headquarters for business in the region – in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. STMG as a consulting engineering firm provides project and cost management services, project finance supervision, technical expertise in transactions and refinancing projects, provides support in arbitration and disputes in the field of civil engineering, domestic and foreign investors, corporations and banks.


Predrag Pazin

Member of Managing Board

Predrag Pazin graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, a department for thermotechnics. He gained a rich work experience working in the companies Gec Alsthom, Janko Lisjak and Termoinzenjering.

Since 2002 he has been working as an Energy Efficiency Advisor in Construction in the Ministry of Mining and Energy and newly founded Energy Efficiency Agency of the Republic of Serbia, Trained by experts from the World Bank, the European Agency for Reconstruction, The Norwegian EE group, the Danish company CarlBro, the Catalonia Energy Institute and many other world-renowned EE companies.

He managed projects financed by the EAR in accordance with EU Guidelines: Training named “Train the trainers “of Serbian experts for making energy balance in buildings and Demonstration EE project in public buildings, as well as projects financed from the WB: EE and in accordance with their procedures in schools and hospitals with reconstruction of 30 facilities.

Mr. Pazin worked in the Implementation Unit within the Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia, on the project “Serbian Health Project” financed by the World Bank

He continues his career in project management, procurement by WB procedures, EIB with additional trainings in FIDIC Contract terms in Termoinzenjering, where he leads the team in sales and contracting, which has accomplished dozens of capital projects such as construction factory Michelin Tigar Tires in Pirot, Contitech in Subotica, Pharmaswiss and Galenika in Zemun etc.