Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović
Chief Executive Officer
EU-VRi European Institute for Integrated Risk Mgmt
Worked in industry (energy), for the European Community (Belgium, Italy), in research (Argonne Ntl. Lab, Steinbeis, EU-VRi) and at universities (Germany, Japan, Serbia, France, China). Since 2001, he is the director of the Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group in Stuttgart, Germany providing consultancy in the areas of risk assessment and risk management for industry and public sector. As from 2006 he is also the CEO of the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and the EU Project Director and lecturer at ZIRIUS (Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart). He is a full professor at Steinbeis University Berlin and University of Novi Sad. His other current and previous assignments include Italy (Politecnico di Milano), France (Ecole Polytechnique), Japan (University of Tokyo), USA (La Jolla), China (Beijing Capital University) and other countries.
A. Jovanovic has a long-year professional experience as project manager of many large international/multinational projects in the area innovation management, new technologies, business risk management, advanced data analysis and data mining, and related areas. Main clients in the projects have been from the EU, national governments (Norway, Belgium, Japan…), industry, utilities, insurances companies, R&D and academia. Main topics covered by the current projects deal with risk management in industry (e.g. for insurance, power, process) and include HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), RBI (RiskBased Inspection), KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and RCFA (Root Cause Failure analysis) and Resilience. Sample projects managed by him include iNTeg-Risk (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu, 19.3 million €, 80+ partners), EskomRBI (RBI for power plants in South Africa, 40,000 MWe) or SmartResilience (Resilience Indicators for critical infrastructures in Europe, www.smartresilience.eu-vri.eu).
As a “risk practitioner” A. Jovanovic has contributed to the global risk community by a number of actions, such as Convener and main author of the European standards CEN-CWA 15740:2008 (“RBI”), prEN16991:2017 (“RBI”) and CEN-CWA 16449:2013 (“Management on New TechnologiesRelated Risks”). He is a coauthor of the milestone study/book on Future Global Shocks of the OECD (2013), author of 7 books and over 100 publications (www.researchgate.net/profile/Aleksandar_Jovanovic5 and www.risktechnologies.com/Publications.aspx?ss=36&lan=230&tab=2174&itm=2611&pag=1239). He speaks fluently French, Italian, English, German and Serbo-Croatian, and reads and communicates in Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.