Neven Marinović

Co-founder/Director, Smart Kolektiv

Neven Marinović is a social entrepreneur, co-founder and executive director of Smart Kolektiv, a leading Serbian organization in the field of CSR and social entrepreneurship. Mr Marinovic also serves as Chair/President of the Board for Euclid Network, European networks for social enterprises and impact driven leaders based in the Hague, Netherlands. He is also a director and initiator of the Responsible Business Forum – business network established by leading Serbian companies with the aim to mainstream CSR and sustainable business practices in the country. Neven gained formal education at the department for production and cultural management – Faculty of Drama Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade,  and informal  thru numerous educational programs throughout Europe and USA including Harvard university, Kennedy school of governance course for non-profit management and leadership. Neven co-founded a number of social enterprises in Serbia, and was among the initiators of various programs that provide institutional and strategic support to social and young entrepreneurs. Neven has been engaged as expert and consultant by some of the well-known organizations and companies such as: EBRD, NeSST, World Bank, OSCE, UNDP, Erste Bank, Coca Cola Hellenic, Intesa Bank and many others. In addition to that he has delivered lectures, speeches and workshops in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, but also in Africa, USA and Latin America. Mr Marinovic is member a of the Serbian Prime Minister’s council for Philanthropy.