Dr. Misha Trifunovic has Dual Citizenship: Serbia and The Netherlands, and has operated in almost all European countries, countries of former USSR, Africa, Middle East and Japan. His versatile language capabilities include : English, Serbo-Croatian, Dutch, Japanese, Russian
His Executice experience include more than 20 years of experience in international corporate management. In addition to being Director, General Manager and Member of the Board in several international companies, he was also occupying senior management positions for strategic planning, international business development, sales & marketing management, corporate communications, quality management and corporate social responsibility. This includes:
Full professor at international Krems – Singidunum Program: Tourism and Leisure Management, Full professor teaching at bachelor, master and PhD programmes, Dean of the Faculty of Business (Since 2012) at Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia, The largest Serbian private university with strong international cooperation;
Omron Europe, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Global leader in industrial automation systems and electronic components (5.000 Mill. €, 34.000 employees ww.) Positions: General Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Corporate Planning & Business Development General Manager, General Manager of Emerging Markets Area Sales Division, Managing Director of several European subsidiaries, permanent member of the European Management Board, European Communications Manager, European Customer Satisfaction Officer, reporting to CEO – European Operations. (1997-2012)
Yokogawa Europe (European HQ of Yokogawa Electric Corporation-Japan), Amersfoort, The Netherlands, Global leader in DCS and test & measurement instrumentation (3.000 Mill€, 20.000 employees ww.) (1988-1997) POSITIONS: Product Marketing Manager (General Measuring Instruments), Sales Manager (European Test & Measurement distribution), Sales Manager (The Netherlands), General Manager (Test & Measurement Operations in Europe), reporting to the President, European Operations.
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Officially ranked second out of ca 860 universities in Japan (four Nobel Price laureates). Positions: Research Fellow, Department of Science Engineering, reporting to the Department Head (1984-1986)
Prof Trifunovic also worked at Nuclear Institute “B. Kidric”, on positions: Research Fellow, Senior Research Engineer, Project Leader, reporting to the General Manager (1986–1988; 1979–1984)
Professor Trifunovic has published ca 30 scientific papers and technical reports.
His wider Interests include: Classical music (former career in classical guitar); Photography (a brief career as photographer) and Sports (reasonable tennis, poor golf).