About Permanent Secretariat

The Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community (“the Secretariat”) is an institution set up under the Treaty to provide administrative support to the other institutions of the Transport Community (the Ministerial Council, the Regional Steering Committee, the technical committees and the Social Forum).

The Secretariat acts as Transport Observatory to monitor the performance of the indicative TEN-T extension of the comprehensive and core networks to the Western Balkans and supports the implementation of the Western Balkans Six (WB6) Connectivity Agenda aiming to improve links within the Western Balkans as well as between the region and the European Union.

The Secretariat also reviews the implementation of the obligations under the Treaty.

Mr Matej Zakonjšek
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Mr Matej Zakonjšek

Director

mzakonjsek@transport-community.org

Matej Zakonjšek is an experienced government and private-sector leader dedicated to supporting integration of Western Balkans’ transport markets into the European Union.
Mr Zakonjšek started his career by joining the Slovenian government as a diplomatic attaché at the permanent representation of Slovenia to the European Union,
working on enlargement process of the EU.
During the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018 his focus was European Union’s relations with Asia and Oceania, including 27 countries and 6
regional organisations in the region.
He continued his career at the Embassy of Slovenia in London dealing with economic and trade cooperation between United Kingdom and Slovenia. During this time, Mr Zakonjšek also assisted the representative of Slovenia to the International Maritime Organisation.
His private sector engagement began in 2011 when he became General Manager for the Indian multinational CKGS, first based in London where he oversaw Europen region, and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he was in charge of markets of Middle East and North Africa.
In 2014, Mr Zakonjšek returned to Slovenia where he joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Mr Miro Cerar as Foreign Trade and Cooperation Advisor.
A year later, he was appointed as the Head of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Transport, where he was leading and organising the cabinet by assisting the Commissioner in the formulation, communication, and implementation of the EU transport policy.
After joining the European Commission’s Directorate for Mobility and Transport in December 2019, Mr Zakonjšek focused on EU’s transport relations with countries of the Western Balkans.
After positive opinion of Ministerial Council of the Transport Community Mr Zakonjsek was appointed as the first Director of Transport Community on 6 July 2020.

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Mr Matej Zakonjšek
18 linkedin twitter-profilna

Mr Matej Zakonjšek

Director

mzakonjsek@transport-community.org

Matej Zakonjšek is an experienced government and private-sector leader dedicated to supporting integration of Western Balkans’ transport markets into the European Union.
Mr Zakonjšek started his career by joining the Slovenian government as a diplomatic attaché at the permanent representation of Slovenia to the European Union,
working on enlargement process of the EU.
During the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018 his focus was European Union’s relations with Asia and Oceania, including 27 countries and 6
regional organisations in the region.
He continued his career at the Embassy of Slovenia in London dealing with economic and trade cooperation between United Kingdom and Slovenia. During this time, Mr Zakonjšek also assisted the representative of Slovenia to the International Maritime Organisation.
His private sector engagement began in 2011 when he became General Manager for the Indian multinational CKGS, first based in London where he oversaw Europen region, and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he was in charge of markets of Middle East and North Africa.
In 2014, Mr Zakonjšek returned to Slovenia where he joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Mr Miro Cerar as Foreign Trade and Cooperation Advisor.
A year later, he was appointed as the Head of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Transport, where he was leading and organising the cabinet by assisting the Commissioner in the formulation, communication, and implementation of the EU transport policy.
After joining the European Commission’s Directorate for Mobility and Transport in December 2019, Mr Zakonjšek focused on EU’s transport relations with countries of the Western Balkans.
After positive opinion of Ministerial Council of the Transport Community Mr Zakonjsek was appointed as the first Director of Transport Community on 6 July 2020.

Mr Matej Zakonjšek
18 linkedin twitter-profilna

Mr Matej Zakonjšek

Director

mzakonjsek@transport-community.org

Matej Zakonjšek is an experienced government and private-sector leader dedicated to supporting integration of Western Balkans’ transport markets into the European Union.
Mr Zakonjšek started his career by joining the Slovenian government as a diplomatic attaché at the permanent representation of Slovenia to the European Union,
working on enlargement process of the EU.
During the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018 his focus was European Union’s relations with Asia and Oceania, including 27 countries and 6
regional organisations in the region.
He continued his career at the Embassy of Slovenia in London dealing with economic and trade cooperation between United Kingdom and Slovenia. During this time, Mr Zakonjšek also assisted the representative of Slovenia to the International Maritime Organisation.
His private sector engagement began in 2011 when he became General Manager for the Indian multinational CKGS, first based in London where he oversaw Europen region, and later in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he was in charge of markets of Middle East and North Africa.
In 2014, Mr Zakonjšek returned to Slovenia where he joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Mr Miro Cerar as Foreign Trade and Cooperation Advisor.
A year later, he was appointed as the Head of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Transport, where he was leading and organising the cabinet by assisting the Commissioner in the formulation, communication, and implementation of the EU transport policy.
After joining the European Commission’s Directorate for Mobility and Transport in December 2019, Mr Zakonjšek focused on EU’s transport relations with countries of the Western Balkans.
After positive opinion of Ministerial Council of the Transport Community Mr Zakonjsek was appointed as the first Director of Transport Community on 6 July 2020.

Ms Ljuba Siljanoska
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Ms Ljuba Siljanoska

Deputy Director

ljsiljanoska@transport-community.org

Ms. Ljuba Siljanoska, from North Macedonia, has over 19 years of working experience, in national and international settings, 9 of which in the area of transport sector development, with focus on EU funded projects.
She was closely involved in the national EU accession process and has extensive experience in managing EU pre-accession assistance, in particular in the transport portfolio.
Regional Steering Committee decided to appoint Ms. Siljanoska as Deputy Director of the Permanent Secretariat of Transport Community Treaty Organisation based in
Belgrade, Serbia on 6 July 2020.

Ljupka Siljanoska (2)
Ms Ljuba Siljanoska
Ljupka Siljanoska (2)

Ms Ljuba Siljanoska

Deputy Director

ljsiljanoska@transport-community.org

Ms. Ljuba Siljanoska, from North Macedonia, has over 19 years of working experience, in national and international settings, 9 of which in the area of transport sector development, with focus on EU funded projects.
She was closely involved in the national EU accession process and has extensive experience in managing EU pre-accession assistance, in particular in the transport portfolio.
Regional Steering Committee decided to appoint Ms. Siljanoska as Deputy Director of the Permanent Secretariat of Transport Community Treaty Organisation based in
Belgrade, Serbia on 6 July 2020.

Ms Ljuba Siljanoska
Ljupka Siljanoska (2)

Ms Ljuba Siljanoska

Deputy Director

ljsiljanoska@transport-community.org

Ms. Ljuba Siljanoska, from North Macedonia, has over 19 years of working experience, in national and international settings, 9 of which in the area of transport sector development, with focus on EU funded projects.
She was closely involved in the national EU accession process and has extensive experience in managing EU pre-accession assistance, in particular in the transport portfolio.
Regional Steering Committee decided to appoint Ms. Siljanoska as Deputy Director of the Permanent Secretariat of Transport Community Treaty Organisation based in
Belgrade, Serbia on 6 July 2020.

Albert Kolgeci

Mr Albert Kolgeci

Head of Division in charge of Transposition and Implementation of the EU Acquis

Dejan Lasica

Mr Dejan Lasica

Rail Policy Coordinator

Iva Bošnjaković-1

Ms Iva Bošnjaković

Assistant to the Director & Deputy Director

Jordana Fićović-1

Ms Jordana Fićović

Human Resources and Administration Desk Officer

Kire D..

Mr Kire Dimanoski

Rail Officer

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Ms Liljana Çela

Desk Officer for Road Safety

Marko Kovačević

Mr Marko Kovačević

Communication Officer

Martina

Ms Martina Hakl

Desk Officer for Passenger Rights and Social Issues

Mate Gjordjievski

Mr Mate Gjorgjievski

Desk Officer for Transport Facilitation

Milan-Dokic

Mr Milan Đokić

Administrative Assistant

Mircea Tenovici

Mr Mircea Țenovici

Road Project Officer

Monica Stanciu

Ms Monica Stanciu

Desk Officer for Transport of Dangerous Goods

Nedim Begović

Mr Nedim Begović

Green/Multimodal/Innovative transport solutions Desk Officer

Nerejda Hoxha

Ms Nerejda Hoxha

Road Coordinator

Petrit Ibrahimi

Mr Petrit Ibrahimi

Financial and Accounting Officer

Tamara Rašković

Ms Tamara Rašković

Administrative Assistant

Tatjana Jovanović Štiglić

Ms Tatjana Jovanović Štiglić

Head of Division in charge of Project Preparation and Financing