Professor Zoran Cekic

Project Management Expert / Consultant / Trainer

Zoran is enjoying life and having fun trying to find smart solutions for sustainable cities and infrastructure. As now is a time for the infrastructure to shape the future and choose to be smart, as the world is experiencing a new industrial revolution, Zoran is trying to figure out how to translate digitally enhanced smart infrastructure systems, as a part of 4.0 revolution, into new and useful technology, which could change how infrastructure will be delivered, managed and automatically controlled, for the benefit of all stakeholders, more efficiently and with better whole-life value. As ownership and ability to understand the data becomes the key issue, it is important to allow owners and operators to get more out of what they already have, through increased capacity, efficiency, resilience and improved services.

Zoran is Chartered Builder (MCIOB), Certified Project Manager (MAPM, London Branch) and Chartered Surveyor (MRICS and assessor for SEE) with professional background in QS and Project Finance & Management (BSc, MSc and PhD). He is a former State Secretary at Ministry for National Investment Plan (Budget – 2,6 billion €) and manager for national infrastructure programs co-funded by EIB (Local & Regional Infrastructure, 200 million €), EBRD, WB & China EXIM Bank. He had significant HEI leadership & management experience as the University Rector, member of Danube Rectors Conference – DRC (70 Universities, 1.1 million students), and Dean of Faculty of Real Estate and Faculty of Construction Management. Zoran is a professor of project management and smart cities and infrastructure at University Singidunum. He is a visiting professor at South Ural State University, Russia, University of Novi Sad, University of Montenegro and UDG. As an Advisor for RE/MAX (USA) and Simplex Project Management, he has substantial experience in successful development, management and operation of public and private projects. Zoran is the CEO of Smart SCI Engineering & Innovations Advisory. Extensive academic and industry experience allowed him to give expert advises in development of industry-science centers for research, innovation and education (launch pads for innovative research spin-off businesses) and innovative concepts of flexible workplaces with vertically integrated services.