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Affiliation: 
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies
Title: 
CEO
Expertise: 
risk assessment, resilience

Biography

"Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, (1953, married, 3 sons): He has worked in industry (e.g. in USA, Foster Wheeler), for The European Community (e.g. in Italy) and for the universities (e.g. the University of Stuttgart, Germany). He acted as Seconded National Expert (Germany) with the EU in Brussels, Belgium, Directorate General Research, Unit “Industrial Technologies and Materials”. Since 2001 he is the director of the Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies in Stuttgart, Germany providing consultancy in the areas of risk assessment and risk management for industry and public sector. As from 2006 is also the CEO of European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and the EU Project Director at ZIRIUS (Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart), teaching the courses in the area of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Emerging Risks. His previous teaching assignments were in Italy (Politecnico di Milano), France (Ecole Polytechnique), Japan (University of Tokyo), USA (La Jolla) and other countries.
A. Jovanovic has a long-year professional experience as project manager of many (50+) large international/multinational projects in the area innovation management, new technologies, business risk management, structured project management, advanced data analysis and data mining, and related areas. Main clients in the projects have been from the EU, national governments (Norway, Belgium, Japan…), industry, utilities, insurances companies, R&D and academia. Main topics covered by the current projects deal with risk management in industry including HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), RBI (Risk-Based Inspection), KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and RCFA (Root Cause Failure analysis), applied, e.g., in systems developed for large industrial companies. Some of the solutions have been pre-standardized (CEN-CWA 15740:2008) and/or are often used as de-facto standards. He is author of several books and over 200 scientific publications. He speaks fluently French, Italian, English, German and Serbo-Croatian, and can find his way in about half a dozen other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, ...).
Major recent practical achievements in the area of risk analysis:
2008 EU (CEN) pre-standard on Risk Based Inspection (convener)
2009 Scientific Chair of the EU Technology Platform Industrial Safety (ETPIS)
2010 Large industrial risk projects for refineries (project coordinator/manager)
2011 EU (CEN) pre-standard on Risk Based Inspection (Rev. 2) (convener)
2012 One of the largest (probably largest) world projects in the area of industrial application of risk-based inspection started in South Africa (14 power plants, over 250,000 components) (project coordinator/manager)
2013 OECD Report: Future Global Shocks (Social Unrest) (lead author)
2013 One of the largest EU projects in the area of risk (iNTeg-Risk, 19.3 million €, 80+ partners) coordinated and successfully accomplished (project coordinator/manager)
2014 EU (CEN) pre-standard on Managing Emerging Risks of New Technologies (convener)
2015 EU (EN) standard on Risk Based Inspection (convener)
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