Lazard hires MD, Sovereign Advisory Group

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Lazard Ltd has announced that Bozidar Djelic has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Sovereign Advisory Group, based in Paris.

'Bozidar has an exceptional blend of expertise in public policy, finance and consulting', said Matthieu Pigasse, Head of the Sovereign Advisory Group and CEO of Lazard France. 'His appointment enhances our outstanding team and will significantly benefit our clients'.

Djelic has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including eight years as a senior member of the Serbian Government. Most recently he was Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia between 2007 and 2011, during which time he led negotiations for the country’s entry into the European Union. During this time he also served as Minister of Science and Technological Development. From 2001 to 2004 he was Minister of Finance and Economy of Serbia, Belgrade.

Between 2005 and 2007, Djelic served as Credit Agricole’s Director for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Prior to 2001 he was a Partner of McKinsey & Company in the Paris and Silicon Valley offices, specializing in financial institutions, media and technology. Before this, he was an advisor to the Russian and Polish governments.

Djelic holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA from the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an MA in Economics from the School of High Social Studies in Paris. He is a graduate of the French business school HEC and the Institute of Political Studies (summa cum laude).

Lazard is the leading financial advisor to governments and other sovereign entities around the world. The Sovereign Advisory Group provides clients with tailored and innovative guidance on all aspects of public sector operations, including policy and financial issues. The Group is highly active advising countries on the restructuring of debt.

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