Ambassador dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija

Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija, born in Sarajevo on December 26, 1955, graduated in 1973 in Detroit, USA, graduated in 1977, master’s degree in 1980, and doctorate in 1988 in Informatics and Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo. After a one-year postdoctoral research study he stays in the USA, the University of Arizona, as a Fulbright scholar, returned to Sarajevo, where in 1989 he was elected as a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Economics in Sarajevo. He is still employed there today as a full professor, and since 1995 he has been the founder and head of the Department of Management and Information Technology and the MIT Center.

He is a member of the World Academy of Sciences and Arts (WAAS), the International Board of Directors of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), the Board of Directors of the World Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIWS) and the Boston Global Forum (GBF), the Club de Madrid – World Leadership Alliance (CDM-WLA), the Leadership Council of the UN SDSN Network (Agenda 2030) , the International Board of Directors of the Library of Alexandria, the International Council of the Silk Road Think Tank Association.

He is a visiting professor at universities in Europe, America and Asia on international postgraduate studies, in leadership for the era of sustainable development and artificial intelligence. Among others, he was elected to the title of Distinguished Professor. He teaches at the Schwarzman Study of Tsinghua University, the BRI Study (Belt and Road Initiative) and the EMI Study (Institute for Developing Countries) of Beijing Normal University, as well as Amity University, New Delhi.

He is the founder of the Shared Society and Values Foundation Sarajevo, as well as the founder and co-chairman of the UN SDSN network of the Western Balkans and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bosniak Institute Zurich.

From 1992 to 2015, in the institutions of the Republic of BiH (until 1995) as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, he held the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs, chairman and deputy chairman/prime minister of the Council of Ministers twice, and was elected as a deputy in six convocations of the House of Representatives of BiH , and held the position of president of SDP BiH.

For the last three decades, he has been a participant in a large number of international missions, conferences and missions dedicated to global and regional crisis and development challenges.