Minister of the Interior
Born in 1967 in Krusevac. He graduated from the Elementary School "Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj" in Krusevac. He received his high school education and construction technician diploma at the "Bosa Cvetic" Educational Centre. He earned the title of an economist at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Nis.
Since 1989, he has been engaged in private entrepreneurship, first as the owner of the private company Santos, and later as a co-owner of the mixed Greek-Serbian company Saco d.o.o.
He lived and worked in Greece for many years, and was co-owner of the famous Serbian brand Grand Kafa.
He was a deputy on the list of the Serbian Progressive Party until August 2012.
From March 2013 to December 2013, he was the president of the Management Board of PE Srbijagas.
From June 2012 to April 2014, he served as the mayor of Krusevac.
From April 2014 to February 2016, he was the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia.
On 29 May 2017, he was appointed the director of the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Republic of Serbia.
He is a prominent sports worker. He was a member of the Assembly and Board of Directors of the Volleyball Federation of Yugoslavia, several times on the Board of Directors of the Football Club "Napredak" Krusevac, he was the owner of the women's volleyball club "Krusevac Santos", and he was also the director of the football school of FC "Napredak".
Until the founding of the Serbian Progressive Party, he was not politically engaged, nor was he a member of another political party.
He is one of the founders of the Serbian Progressive Party, in whose presidency he has been since 2009.
He was the president of the Municipal Committee of the Serbian Progressive Party in Krusevac and the president of the District Committee of the Serbian Progressive Party for the Rasin district.
He was elected as a deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.
In the period from 2012 to 2016, he was one of the vice-presidents of the Serbian Progressive Party.
By appointing him to the position of director of the Security and Information Agency on 29 May 2017, he froze his membership in all positions in the Serbian Progressive Party.
In 1998, he received the award for manager of the year in the city of Kruševac. In 2012, NALED's Management Board awarded him a special award for the reforms he had implemented in the city administration and his contribution to the improvement of the economic environment.
The award "Captain Misa Anastasijevic", as the person of the year of the city of Kruševac, was awarded to him in 2012 by the Krusevac Chamber of Commerce and "Media Inventa".
He was declared Person of the Year of the Rasina Administrative District by the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and "Media Inventa" in 2013, and he was also the winner of the St. Vitus award of the city of Kruševac in 2014. In the same year, he received the Golden Coat of Arms of the Municipality of Brus, the highest recognition for his contribution to development of the municipality.
He is the recipient of the Plaque of the municipality of Varvarin for his sacrifice and assistance and remediation of the consequences of floods, as well as the Charter with a gold plaque of the municipality of Krupanj for achievements of exceptional social importance for the all-round development of the municipality of Krupanj.
He was awarded the award "Euro step" for his contribution to the development of the city of Pirot, the Charter of the municipality of Mali Zvornik for helping to rehabilitate the consequences of floods, as well as the Certificate of Appreciation from the city of Uzice for his personal involvement and involvement of the Ministry of Defense and members of the Serbian Army in eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and emergency situations in that city.
He is the recipient of the Special Recognition of the Municipality of Obrenovac for his exceptional participation in the rescue and evacuation of the population, as well as his assistance in the rehabilitation of the consequences of floods, as well as the recognition of Honorary Citizen of the Municipality of Trstenik for 2019, for his exceptional contribution to the development of that municipality.
He was awarded the Order of Njegos of the first class, for recognized public work and personal results, merits in international cooperation, as well as contribution to the development and strengthening of overall relations between the Republic of Srpska and Serbia.
He is the holder of several decorations of the Serbian Orthodox Church: the Order of King Milutin (as the great founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church), the Order of Saint Sava of the Second Order, the Order of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-bearing and the Order of Venerable Prohor Pcinjski.
He speaks Greek and English.
Married to Irena, father of Vladan, Milan and Nikola.