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Western Balkans Private Equity Fund is led by a team with renowned experience, drawing its strength from the presence of experienced, senior professionals with complementary areas of expertise.

Eric Blanchetete

French, 50 years old, in Serbia since 2001.
  • 26 years of experience in banking and investment funds with 20 years in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Former President of Findomestic Banka Serbia – BNP Paribas Group and Managing Director for the Balkans.
  • Former Top Executive in Société Générale Group (Serbia, Ukraine and Russia)
  • Manager of the Year 2009 in Serbia

Board Member of several companies.

Knight of the French National order of Merit.

Christophe Nègre

French, 58 years old, in Serbia since 2016.
  • 30 years of banking and equity investment experience in developing countries working for the European Investment Bank
  • Entrepreneur (Founder of Kovidor International, DND Real Estate Development, Welcome Home and other companies)
  • Ex private practice lawyer in France, Spain and the US

Novica Mrdovic-Vianello

Serbian-Italian, 49 years old
  • Over 20 years of Europe, US, Russia & China working and living experience in hi-tech industries
  • Experienced Investor and Managing Director
  • Former GM of NeoPhotonics Corporation EMEA
  • Expertise in: Investments, M&A, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Management of Global Companies, BizDev, Operations, R&D, S&M, PM and Organizational & Process re-engineering

Lazar Vujaklija

Serbian-Belgian, 30 years old, educated in Italy
  • Manufacturing, and M&A consultant
  • Management Consultant with Tecla Industries Europe focused on SMEs
  • Business Dev. and Strategy Manager for DJ Meca by White Tech.
  • Project Manager with Paxton Equity
  • Corporate Strategy with Italsistemi Spa