Dragan Sikimić, Director of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption
Dragan Sikimić, born in Belgrade in 1968, a graduated lawyer, with passed bar exam from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. At the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, attended specialized studies on tax counseling.
From 1995 to 1998, worked in the field of both civil and criminal law in his attorney office.
He gained his professional experience at the leading positions in domestic companies.
In the Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brcko District (OHR-BFAO) he worked as a legal advisor (2001-2008), for three Supervisors for Brcko District including four High Representatives for Bosnia and Herzegovina, on different issues and projects. He worked intensely on the harmonization with the EU legislation corpus (EU acquis) and gained rich experience in the field of the drafting of the laws, and legislative activities, in general.
He contributed with his work on property and legal issues, as well as with designing of action plans, thus building capacities of local institutions. Sikimić participated in numerous multidisciplinary working groups, composed of both domestic and foreign experts, that worked on the development of integrated solutions for complex situations. Developed and constantly maintained cooperation in the field of institutional development and capacity building with the National Assembly, Government, ministries.
After his seven years of progressively responsible experience as a legal advisor in the Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, he continued his professional career in his attorney office for five years, where he practised civil law. In this period he held trainings in the field of labour law, human resources and was involved in various projects.
He became Deputy Director of the National Employment Service in 2014. Due to his team work and team leader experience, he performed all the duties with great sucess, as well as the duty of the National Director of the project Increasing the effectiveness of employment policy towards vulnerable groups, by the EU-IPA 2012 program of € 10.1 million EUR. This period marked the significant decrease in unemployment rate.
Intensive work on issues from the employment field included constant cooperation and coordination with all relevant institutions, organs and bodies of the Republic of Serbia, in the employment and labour sector. This work position, included constant cooperation with local self-governances, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and Industry, regional chambers of commerce, employers, domestic and foreign associations of employers, such as Foreign Investors Council (FIC), including organizations such as the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM). Member of the working group drafting the Law on Labour (2014).
At the session that was held on January 17, 2018, the Anti-Corruption Agency Board unanimously elected Dragan Sikimić, as a Director of the Anti-Corruption Agency, for a five-year mandate.
Fluent in English.
Married, father of daughter and son.
Dejan Damnjanovic, Deputy Director of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption
(took his duties on August 6, 2018)
He has been working in the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption since its establishment, first as an advisor in the Registry Department, then as the Head of the Registry Department, and since 2012 as Head of the Office of the Director.
He started his professional career as an intern in the Law Office of Miloš Tešić in Belgrade. From 1998 to 2008, he lived and worked with his family in the United States, where he gained broad administrative experience in management, supervisory and legal skills, while working in several private companies, including the law office „Douglas Jovanovic“, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Over the past ten years, he has been attending several professional development programs and seminars: Passed the exam after training organized by the US Department of Justice, the Office of International Assistance, Training and Professional Training in Justice (OPDAT) and gained a degree as Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist ” (CAMS); Course at „The Hague Academy for Local Governance“ on „Strengthening Integrity and Fighting Corruption“ in the Hague; PWC’s Academy training for strengthening leadership skills in public administration; in Kiev as a panelist participated in the round table organized by UNDP on the topic of transparency and integrity in Ukraine; seminar organized by USAID-JRGA, completed the Management and Strategic Planning Program; seminar organized by the Human Resources Management Service „Program for Managers“; final EACT conference, in Kranj, Slovenia, on the topic “Experience with Whistleblowers from the Point of View ofinvestigation”; EPAC / EACN seminar in Ljubljana – Improvement of information technologies (latest achievements for data exchange); International meeting of „STAR-UNDOC“ corruption investigators organized by the World Bank in Washington; certified training on „Fight against corruption in public administration“ organized by RESPA in Danilovgrad; seminar on „Protection of Classified Data“ organized by the Office of the Council for National Security and Protection of Classified Data organized by the Human Resources Management Service.
Born in 1964 in Kruševac, where he finished primary and secondary school. Graduated at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.
Married, father of two children.