Our diverse team of experts helps raise much-needed public awareness about domestic reforms processes related to sustainable development.
GEA’s core team cooperates with a broad network of domestic researchers and practitioners:


Mr. Vladislav Jakovljević
President and Co-Founder

Vladislav was born in Banja Luka, where he graduated from the Faculty of Economics. He specializes in public and corporate finance. He works at M:tel Company and is a post-graduate researcher in financial management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka.


Mr. Marko Martić
Executive Director and Co-Founder

Marko is executive director and co-founder of the Center for Research and Studies – GEA. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics – University of Banja Luka in 2000.
Marko has extensive working experience as a project manager and policy analyst. His professional interests are related to strategic planning, project cycle management and entrepreneurship promotion. He has authored number of policy papers, studies and research articles. From 2010 he has been working as certified business trainer and consultant for many international organizations and companies in BiH.

Mr. Ognjen Đukić
Program Director and Co-Founder

Ognjen graduated from the  Faculty of Economics in Banja Luka, and gained a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College in  Massachusetts, USA. He has worked on several advisory and executive positions in domestic and international institutions in the area of macro-fiscal and development policies. His professional interests include socio-economic imbalances of transition countries, structural reforms and employment policies. Ognjen is the author of a number of papaers and articles published in domestic and foreign publications.


Nikola Galić
Technical Associate

Nikola graduated from the Faculty of Philology as a Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Banja Luka. He has extensive experience in English-Serbian translation and has participated in the implementation of all GEA projects. Performs tasks of office administration, moderates the Center’s website and social network accounts, writes, translates and adapts project applications.