Slobodan Djinovic

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"Slobodan Đinović, CEO of Orion Telecom, was born in 1975. in Zagreb. Apart from Mathematical Gymnasium and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade,he holds degree (MA) from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Boston, USA). Slobodan was one of the student leaders who initiated protests in 1996/1997 and was one of the founders of Resistance movement in 1998.

"He is co-author of books Non-violent struggle,50 crucial points and Non-violent struggle – Curriculum for SNVC” published in 2006/2007 in Serbia and the United States. Co-author of the graduate course – Strategies and methods of non-violent social change at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Lecturer and visiting scholar at Colorado College,Grinnell and Fletcher School.

"He is one of the pioneers of wireless Internet in Serbia and founder of Media Works (in 2000), which became one of the leading alternative Internet Service Providers in Serbia. Media Works built first WiMax network and launched related services in late 2004. In 2010 Media Works merged with two other large ISPs Sezampro and Neobee under new brand known as Orion Telecom which became the second national fixed phone operator in Serbia.

"Additionally, Slobodan is chairing the board of public company “Ada Ciganlija”. He was engaged as a consultant on various projects with World Bank, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. During his professional career, he has repeatedly participated in numerous humanitarian and human rights activities. Slobodan is married,has a daughter and lives in Belgrade. "[1]

According to the Financial Times: "Djinovic is a good-looking former basketball player with an MA in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in the US, and has a self-possessed, confident air. He founded Serbia’s first wireless internet provider and could be a Silicon Valley mogul if he wanted to, but instead he gives half of what he earns to keep Canvas afloat. (The other half comes from various NGOs and the UN.) " [1]


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  1. Canvas Slobodan Djinovic, organizational web page, accessed December 8, 2013.