Goran Knežević was born in Livno on 10 December 1963 and has Montenegrin nationality. After completing his elementary education and grammar school in Podgorica, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Montenegro. He has defended his Master’s thesis on the macroeconomic policy entitled “Portfolio Optimisation”.
Mr Knežević, who speaks English, has completed a number of specializations at home and abroad, the most important being S.E.N.C.S.E. courses in the Hague and Washington D.C. organized by the Government of Montenegro and the Marshall Centre . Of particular significance for him was a three-week programme in The International Centre for Managers in Toronto in 2002. His business references include his participation in drafting investment programmes and projects in the domain of finance, production, and services; making annual financial reports for economic entities with various ownership structure; consulting services in the domain of finance, accounting, and organisation; revision of financial reports; work on projects concerning privatisation and forming capital market institutions. He is a member of the Securities Commission of Montenegro.
He is married with two children.Goran Knežević was appointed member of the Council and Deputy Director General of the Central Bank of Montenegro by the Parliament of Montenegro on 15 March 2001.
Previous Professional Engagement:
1999 – 2001 – Head of Financial Division in the Economic-Financial Operations Department in the Post Office of Montenegro
1997 – 1999 – Independent consultant in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Montenegro
Professional exam for working in the public administration agencies
Authorised Project Manager
Programmes for auditors organised by the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro and Audit House “Coopers & Lybrand”
Programme “Planning and evaluation of projects” – organised by the Government of Montenegro and the European Centre for Peace and Development
Various training programmes on financial markets
S.E.N.C.S.E. courses in the Hague and Washington D.C. organised by the Government of Montenegro and Marshall Centre (he obtained the Certificate of Mentor – Trainer for national banks)
Various seminars and study trips in the country and abroad
Prolonged specialisations abroad:
1988 - 1989 – six-month stay in London
2002 - Three-week programme in The International Centre for Managers in Toronto
Membership in professional organisations:
Member of the Securities Commission of Montenegro