• DUSKO KNEZEVIC We measure success by positive trends which came to life in the society through our business initiatives and projects thus making it a better place for the life of our citizens.
  • DUSKO KNEZEVIC We would like to actively contribute to the creation of self-sustainable trends for optimal standards in the fields of new technologies, green economy, as well as education and healthcare.
  • DUSKO KNEZEVIC Our destiny is cooperation – both among nations and different organisations.
  • DUSKO KNEZEVIC Think, act, create, share!

 

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Duško Knežević, PhD of Legal and Economic Studies at University of Belgrade, is the Founder and President of the Atlas Group. The Atlas Group was founded 25 years ago in Yugoslavia and it represents one of the most successful groups in the South-East Europe today. In 2010, World Finance magazine voted Atlas Group the best financial group in Montenegro and Atlas Bank, a member of the Group, the best bank in Montenegro. Under leadership of Knežević, Atlas Group has grown into an internationally acknowledged company, consisting  of 30 companies including banks, finance, real estate, construction, tourism, education, health and media. Furthermore,  Knežević is committed to building up strong business relationships and partnerships such as  Abu Dhabi Capital Group owned by Royal family from UAE, Bursa Istanbul, Mace London, Piraeus Bank, EBRD, Century 21 Real Estate, Turner Real Estate USA. He is the Founder and President of the board of two universities, in Montenegro and in Serbia: Mediterranean University - the first private university in Montenegro, and the Belgrade Banking Academy in Serbia.

Knežević has put prosperity and better living standards for our citizens at the core of the company’s mission. Knežević’s overall objective is to help establish sustainability and interdependence as policies for building a better society, by means of using synergy of Atlas Group diverse projects aimed at creating self-sustainable system for implementing innovative standards of economic and social empowerment of the society.

In 2010, Knežević became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative where he has been committed to help in finding solutions to the world's most pressing challenges: poverty, environment, health and education. Subsequently, he launched the Balkan Networking Initiative by organising the Inaugural Conference “Balkan Networking for Social Empowerment of South-Eastern Europe” in May 2011 in Montenegro, together with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Government of Montenegro. Knežević as member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) launched also the initiative Podgorica - City of the Future, Energy Efficient Montenegro, as a public-private partnership with the City of Podgorica and EPCG.

For entrepreneurial and social engagement, Dr Duško Knežević  has been awarded by the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce for innovation and he received the award ’Beogradski pobednik’  for extraordinary merits for development, improvement and international cooperation in 2013 by the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce.
 
Dr Duško Knežević is involved in the dialogue between politicians and businessmen within the Centre for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CGDC) in Vienna, which aims to support developing countries in the transformation into an efficient, competent and stable partners in Europe and worldwide.
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