Secretary General and Deputy Secretaries General

Secretary General:

Veljko Odalovic, Master of Political Science

Contact telephone: 011/3026-163; 3026-243

e-mail: sekretar@parlament.rs

The Secretary General of the National Assembly is appointed by the National Assembly, acting on the proposal of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The Secretary General assists the National Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speakers in preparing the sittings, sees to the implementation of decisions and conclusions of the National Assembly, manages the National Assembly Support Service and performs other duties stipulated by the law and the Rules of Procedure.

The Secretary General is accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly and the National Assembly Speaker.The term of office of the Secretary General is terminated on the day of the appointment of a Secretary General of a new the National Assembly convocation, by resignation or dismissal.

(Article 33 of the Law on the National Assembly)

VELJKO ODALOVIC

Function:

Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

26 August 1956

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Bachelor of Laws


Biography

Born on August 26, 1956. in Vrelo, municipality of Lipljan, AP Kosovo-Metohija, to father Dusan and mother Stana nee Savicevic. Married, father of two sons.

Education:

Finished primary and secondary school in Kosovo Polje.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Pristina.
Master of Legal Studies - in 2016, received his master's degree from the Faculty of Law in Banja Luka.

Work experience:

  • from 2017
    Head of the delegation of the Republic of Serbia for negotiations within the Interstate Diplomatic Commission for Determining the State Border between the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • since 2014
    authorized representative of the Republic of Serbia in the Joint Committee for Succession of Diplomatic and Consular Properties from Annex B of the Agreement on Succession Issues
  • since 2014
    Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2012 - 2014
    Secretary General of the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • 2008 - 2012
    Secretary General of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
  • 2009 - 2012
    Secretary of the Republic Electoral Commission;
    since 2012 he has been the Deputy Secretary of the REC
  • 2007
    member of the Republic Election Commission
  • 2006
    substitute member of the Republic Election Commissionsince 2006
  • since 2006
    President of the Commission for Missing Persons of the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • since March 2005
    Head of the Working Group for Missing Persons from Kosovo-Metohija, formed within the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina
  • 2003 to 2006
    member of the Chamber of Citizens of the Assembly of Serbia and Montenegro;
    in that period he was also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kosovo-Metohija, as well as a member of several working bodies and parliamentary committees
  • 2000 - 2003
    member of the Chamber of Citizens of the Federal Assembly
  • October 2000 - January 2001
    served as Minister of Local Self-Government in the transitional Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • 1997 - 2001
    held the offices of: President of the Pristina Student Center Governing Board,
    President of the Provincial Healthcare Institute Governing Board,
    member of the Council of the University of Pristina
  • 1997 - 2001
    Chief of the Kosovo District
  • 1995 - 1997
    Deputy Chief of the Kosovo District
  • 1992 - 1995
    Assistant Chief of Kosovo District
  • 1990 - 1992
    President of the Provisional Municipal Council after the dissolution of the Municipal Assembly of Kacanik
  • 1990 - 1992
    advisor in the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • 1989 - 1990
    advisor in the Executive Council of the Republic of Serbia
  • 1987 - 1989
    secretary of the Commission for Prevention of Emigration and Return of Emigrants of the Municipal Assembly of Kosovo Polje in the newly formed municipality of Kosovo Polje
  • member of the Socialist Party of Serbia since its founding in 1990.

Deputy Secretaries General:

Srdjan Smiljanic, Bachelor of Laws
Contact telephone: 011/3026-100

Branko Marinkovic, Bachelor of Laws

Contact telephone: 011/3026-100

The Secretary General of the National Assembly has a deputy who assists him/her in the work and substitutes him/her in case of absence or inability to work.

The Deputy Secretary General is appointed by the National Assembly upon proposal of the Secretary General with the approval of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The number of Deputies of the Secretary General is stipulated by the Rules of Procedure.
A Deputy Secretary General is accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Secretary General.

The term of office the Deputy Secretary General is terminated on the day of the appointment of a Deputy Secretary General of the new National Assembly convocation, by resignation or dismissal.

(Article 34 of the Law on the National Assembly)

SRDJAN SMILJANIC

Function:

Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

16 May 1979

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Bachelor of Laws


Biography

Education:

  • Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 2005;
  • MBA – Master of Business and Administration 2012/2013, Carlos III state university, Madrid, Spain – financial and business economy, international business, strategic and operational management, human resource management and marketing strategy, market analysis and supplier management, management accounting, by recommendation of professor from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade and employer;
  • Finished elementary and grammar school in Belgrade.

Work experience:

  • National Assembly Secretary General March 2019 - October 2020;
  • Secretary of the Republic Electoral Commission since November 2015;
  • Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly May 2014 – March 2019;
  • Member of the Republic Electoral Commission May 2014 – November 2015;
  • Member of the City Electoral Commission since December 2017;
  • National Project Director – UNDP Project “Strengthening the Oversight Role and Transparency of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia” May 2014 – September 2015;
  • Employed by Raiffeisen Bank a.d. Belgrade until May 2014 at the legal affairs sector – Department of legal affairs concerning the economy as senior associate for legal affairs concerning the economy - drafting contracts and decisions of the Bank from the scope of transactions with the economy, providing legal opinion relating to direct application of regulations, application of acts in courts and other authorities, as well as representing the Bank before courts and other authorities;
  • November 2005 – August 2011 employed as legal advisor at Point Group on financial and legal consulting, capital increase consulting and trade in securities, takeover of shareholders’ capital, sale of shares and buyout of claims;
  • September 1998 – January 2003 worked at Mobtel Serbia (Telenor Serbia) in the legal sector and in BK Telecom from March 1997 to June 1998 on telecommunication/market research tasks.

Languages

  • English and Spanish
Computer literate:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Other:

  • Passed the professional state civil service exam.

BRANKO MARINKOVIC

Function:

Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly

Date of Birth

2 October 1980

Place of residence

Belgrade

Occupation

Bachelor of Laws


Biography

Education:

  • Diplomatic Academy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – basic diplomatic training programme;
  • Graduated at the Nis Faculty of Law;
  • Completed graduate studies at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Nis earning the title of electrical engineer for computer science and information technology;
  • Commenced Grammar School in Surdulica, graduated in Winnfield, Louisiana, USA, as part of the international programme Pacific intercultural exchange as valedictorian and awarded a Certificate as one of the best attendees.
Work experience:

  • Provided free legal assistance – OSCE Programme of the Nis Chamber of Lawyers and Nis Faculty of Law “Legal clinic” May 2009 – November 2009 and was recommended for further engagement by the Nis Faculty of Law and Nis Chamber of Lawyers;
  • One of the winners of the Moot Court competition – European Human Rights Court trial simulation in Strasbourg, 2011 – excellent knowledge of international human rights law and international procedural law;
  • Intern at law office 2011-1012;
  • Junior officer at the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia 2012-2014;
  • Counsellor at the National Assembly Secretariat General June 2014 – October 2014;
  • Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly since October 2014;
  • Deputy Secretary of the Republic Electoral Commission since August 2016.
At the National Assembly Service, in addition to his regular duties:

  • National Assembly’s contact person at the Ministry of Justice Working Group for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2013-2018;
  • Contact person with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO);
  • National project director of UNDP project “Strengthening the Oversight Role and Transparency of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia”
  • Chief of the National Assembly website editorial board;
  • Certified internal instructor for e-Parliament system training and use.
Languages:

  • Active knowledge of English, passive knowledge of French, good knowledge of Bulgarian.
Other:

  • Passed the professional state civil service exam.
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  • 10.00 - National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic meets with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Serbia Sian MacLeod (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, diplomatic salon of Prince Pavle)

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