Irena Radović, PhD

Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro

Irena P. Radović was appointed the Vice Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro responsible for banking supervision pursuant to the decision of the Parliament of Montenegro as of 6 March 2017, for a term of six years. She initially joined the Bank in October 2016 as an Advisor to the Governor for Banking Supervision. Ms. Radović is presently responsible for the supervision of non-banking financial institutions and financial consumer protection. She is a member of the national Financial Stability Council, an ex-officio Member of the Central Bank Council and alternate chairperson of the Bank Investment Committee.

Born in Podgorica, Montenegro, Ms. Radović graduated from the University of Montenegro, Faculty of Economics in 2000 with the first-class honours BA in International Economics and Business. She received the “19th December” Award in 1999 and the Annual Award of Excellence of the State University of Montenegro in 2000.

Ms. Radović holds an MPhil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, King's College, in the United Kingdom (2002) and Master’s Degree in Economics from the Consortium for Research and Continuing Education in Economics (CORIPE) in Italy (2003).

She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University Montenegro in 2009. She has been affiliated with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Montenegro in capacity of Assistant Professor, teaching International Economics, Globalization of the world trade and Monetary economics of the European Union, and as a lecturer on EU Monetary Policy at the University of Donja Gorica.

Ms. Radović started her professional career in 2000 as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, in parallel with being engaged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.

She was appointed the Head of British Office and the representative of the British Government in Montenegro in 2003. Following Montenegro’s proclamation of independence in 2006, she served as the Deputy to Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Montenegro until February 2007, when she was affiliated with All Souls College of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, until July 2007, when she was appointed the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.

Since October 2010, Ms. Radović served as the Ambassador of Montenegro to the Republic of France and the non-resident ambassador to the Principality of Monaco and the Principality of Andorra. During this period, she also served as ambassador and the permanent representative of Montenegro to the UNESCO, member of the Executive Board of UNESCO in the period 2011-2015 and the Vice-president of the General Conference of UNESCO over the period 2011-2013.

In the period 2011-2015, she was the personal representative of the President of Montenegro in the Permanent Council of the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF), the permanent delegate of Montenegro in the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), and represented Montenegro in other international organizations based in Paris - OECD, OIV, OIE, BIPM, and Eutelsat.

She was awarded the Gold Medal of the Universal League of Public Welfare in the headquarters of the Republican Guard of the Republic of France in April 2014.

Prince Albert II of Monaco awarded Ms. Radović the Sovereign Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Saint Charles, the most prestigious award of the Principality of Monaco of the Order of Grimaldi bestowed on respectful individuals or states.

Ms. Radović is fluent in English, French and Italian, and speaks Spanish, Albanian and German.