Srgjan Kerim

Srgjan Kerim Srgjan Kerim is the President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. A seasoned diplomat, economist, scholar and businessman, Dr. Kerim brings with him a wealth of experience in international political and economic affairs and extensive knowledge of the Ujntied Nations system. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Kerim was Foreign Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and also served in this capacity as Chairman of the South-East European Cooperation Process. He was his country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2003, during which time he served as vice-chairman of both the International Conference on Financing for Development (Monterrey, 2002) and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002). He was a member of the group of facilitators appointed by the President of the fifty-sixth UN General Assembly, which focused on UN reform. He also co-organized the Regional Forum on Dialogue of Civilizations. Over the course of more than three decades Dr. Kerim has served as Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and as Special Envoy of the Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe. In the field of academia, he was a professor of international economic affairs with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, and a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and New York University. He is also the author of nine books. In the world of business, since 2003, Dr. Kerim has been involved in managing media; first, as General Manager of Media Print Macedonia in Skopje. In 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Politika Newspapers and Magazines in Belgrade. He has also served as General Manager for South-Eastern Europe of the WAZ Media Group, based in Vienna, since 2006.

Srgjan Kerim is a national of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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