Telenor Foundation Managing Board

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Mike Michel

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Managing Board of Telenor Fondation


Mike Michel has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Serbia, effective as of October 8, 2018. Before joining Telenor Serbia, Michel was Chief Marketing Officer of mobile operator Banglalink, Bangladesh. In his previous roles, he also served as Chief Marketing Officer in Telenor Hungary and Vice President for Brand in Telenor Group, Norway. 

Michel has over 20 years of leadership experience in global telecommunication companies in CEE region, North America and Asia. He has worked in various senior leadership roles in Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, and Hungary. He spent five years in Telenor Montenegro and Serbia, leading commercial business and teams. 

Michel holds BA in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.

Mr Darinka Radojević, Special Adviser to the Minister of Environmental Protection 

Mr Darinka Radojević has extensive experience in economy, education and coordination of multidisciplinary projects. Since 2007, she gained experience in the field of environment, sustainable development and public sector reforms by working on several positions in the public sector, as the leader of the Group for Sustainable Development in the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, as the Secretary of the Council for Sustainable Development, as the Vice President of the Government for Public Sector Reform and as the Acting Assistant Director of the Directorate for Electronic Administration. She was an associate of several civil society organizations in the preparation and realization of projects, seminars and trainings. She graduated and received a Master's degree at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade.

Vladimir Bumbaširević, professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade

Professor Bumbasirevic is a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, and as of 2009 he is a full member of the SASA. In the period from 2012 until October 2018, he was Head of the University of Belgrade. He is a member of different national and international medical societies, author of more than 70 scientific papers, co-author and editor of 2 books and 3 monographs. Apart from applying his acquired experience in his scientific work, he also used while actively participating in a large number of national and European projects (TEMPUS, FP6, etc.). 

Robert Čoban, President of the Color Press Group

Started his journalistic career as Novi Sad correspondent of the Belgrade “Večernje novosti“; Zagreb “Arena“ and Sarajevo “Naši dani“. Today he is a head of Color Press Group, largest publisher of magazines in the region, with companies in all six republics - 64 magazines, 11 internet portals and over 50 conferences a year. The company portfolio includes numerous licensed names: “The Economist“, “Hello!“, “Brava Casa“, “Bravo“, “Alan Ford“, “Grazia“, “Jamie Oliver Magazine“ and number of others.

Marija Vujanić, Communications and Sustainability Director, Telenor ltd.

With more than 15 years of working in public relations and CR area, Marija is experienced communication leader. She has been with Telenor for 3 years, leading Corporate Communications and External Affairs Department. Prior these assignment, Marija was working for years as a Client Service Director at one of the leading PR agency in Serbia, than appointed as a PR and Citizenship Lead in Microsoft Serbia, and also was Executive Director of Ecotopia Fund focused on sustainability.

Milica Begenišić, Manager of Telenor Foundation and Sustainability and Events Manager at Telenor ltd.

While working in various sectors of the company, from 2001, when she entered the telecommunications industry, Milica gained rich experience. From customer service through marketing to corporate communications, she cooperated with a number of external associates and government institutions. Over the years, through the organization of corporate events she actively participated in the initiation and implementation of CR projects of Telenor and Telenor Foundation.