Zoran Filipovic was born on August 31st 1965 in Lopare, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He completed his first degree and law studies at the public universities in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. He completed his postgraduate master’s studies at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, defending his final thesis on the topic: “A treaty on a legacy that is not open and a question of its sustainability in contemporary law”, with a grade of 10.
He completed his three-year doctoral studies on time at the Faculty of Law in Nis, with the average grade of 9.71, and in February 2017 he defended his doctoral dissertation under the title “Administrative contract as an institute of public administration” and earned the academic title of doctor of law.
That same year, he was elected as an Assistant Professor of Administration and Administrative Law at the University of PIM in Banja Luka. As an author, he has published 10 scientific and professional papers in the field of public administration, administrative contracts, concessions and public-private partnerships, and as a co-author, he published one book on the application of IT in public administration and e-government. With papers and reports he has participated at a number of national and international scientific and professional conferences in Serbia, BiH and Montenegro.
Before the war, he worked as a trainee in the law firm, then as the owner and director of the firm, and during the war he served as a general law affairs officer in command of the Corps and secretary of the Military Disciplinary Tribunal. After the war he worked in the economy, and for two years he was a Vice – President of the Supervisory Board of the Oil Industry of Republic of Srpska.
From 2006 to 2010 he was a professional delegate to the Council of Nations of the Republic of Srpska. He was a member of the Joint Commission for the Harmonization of Legal Acts, the National Assembly and the Council of Nations; member of the commission for drafting the Rules of Procedure of the Council of Nations, and working bodies for the preparation and drafting of system laws. For three years he was a legal advisor and procurator of the holding company NPCO from Belgrade for BiH.
From November 2010 until the end of 2011, he served as an advisor and then served as an Assistant Minister for the Department of Administration in the Ministry of Administration and Local Government of the Republic of Srpska. From 2012 to 2015, after election in the Council of Nations, he served as a Secretary General.
In October 2015, after a contest by the Government of the Republic of Srpska, he was appointed by the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska as a member of the Concession Commission of the Republic of Srpska in professional status, and he is still in that position. He speaks Russian and English. He is married and has two children.
Appointed by the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska
Doctoral thesis: “Administrative Contract as an Institute of Public Administration”