Miroslav Majkl Djordjevic is one of the most prominent Americans of Serbian descent, well known Serbian lobbyist in Washington, and the initiator for the formation of the Serbian Caucus in the United States of America Congress. He is also the founder of the Studenica Foundation, a US Foundation that has been awarded scholarships for young students and talents from Serbia, under which over 2000 Serbian youth leaders and professionals have received these stipends. Mr Djordjevic is also a founder and the first president of the legendary, and probably the most influential, organization of Serbian Diaspora, the Serbian Unity Congress.
Mr. Djordjevich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Monad Financial company in California. His professional activities and recognitions include: past governor Municipal Bond Insurance Association, past director Association of Financial Guaranty Insurors, and American Express Variable Annuity Fund, Inc. , formerly Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Capital Guaranty Corporation, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of USF&G Financial Security Company which managed the financial guaranty business of USF&G Corporation. Also, Mr. Djordjevich was the principal founder and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Southeast Europe International. In 1990, he founded and was the first President of the Serbian Unity Congress. To support transition to democracy in Yugoslavia and peace and stability in the Balkans, Mr. Djordjevich established internationally the “Council for Democratic Changes in Serbia” in 1998 and was its first President. He is a former director, World Affairs Councils of America (2002-2004).
In 1986, he served on the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Centennial Commission. He was also awarded the Medal of Yugoslav Flag (II Degree) by the President of Yugoslavia in 2003, and the Medal of Nemanja (II Degree) for “nurturing and expanding ties between the Serbian Diaspora and the Homeland and for selfless aid and humanitarian contributions to his people” (December 2005). In addition, he has won a number of awards for various endeavors, such as the Excellence Award from the American Security Council in 1967, Americanism Medal (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution), a Merit Award from the Serbian American Bar Association in 2012, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 from the Tesla Foundation.
Miroslav Michael Djordjevich has been included in Who’s Who in America since 1983, and 2017 he was included into Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement.
Mr. Djordjevich received a B.S. degree in banking and insurance from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. in international finance from San Francisco State University. He has completed additional studies in financial management at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
Throughout his notable career, Mr. Djordjevich has parlayed his knowledge and rich experience into numerous creative works, including his latest book “Decade of Illusions 1990 – 2000″ published in 2016. .” This book, published in June 2016, has been enthusiastically received in his native country of Serbia, and is considered to be an important source for historical research of this period. The Library of Congress in Washington has included the book in its collections. He also penned “Pathways of a Yearning Soul,” (poetry) in 2007; “Moral Society and the Modern State” in 2003; “Correspondence Miroslav Djordjevich and Dobrica Cosic” – a book that includes a large number of letters exchanged over a decade between Miroslav Djordjevich and Serbian foremost writer, philosopher, and president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Dobrica Cosic, about various world and Serbian issues, problems, and possible solutions, as well as philosophical discourses; “About Happy Living” – a book of metaphysical essays (1985).
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