Ismar Alagic

CEO-TRA Tesanj Development Agency; Associate Professor - University of Zenica

Born in 1973. (Doboj, B&H), received his PhD’s Degree in Engineering Science (Field: Organisation and Economics) at Džemal Bijedić University in Mostar, while MSc’s and Bachelor Degree in Technical and Engineering Sciences at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Zenica (B&H).
Mr. Alagić is fully working as Chief Executive Officer at Tešanj Development Agency. He was CEO at ARTECO Wood Technology Center and Advisor of director for technology and clusters at REZ RDA. Since 2005 to 2009 he was amongst others also responsible for strategic planning of project activities across the region Central BiH and implementation of measures towards increasing competitiveness of woodworking industry in B&H. He is currently part-time working as Assistant Professor and researcher at Faculty for Mechanical Engineering, the chair of CIM Technology and Industrial Engineering (University of Zenica, B&H) as well as lecturer at University of Eastern Sarajevo, Faculty of Traffic in Doboj. Mr. Alagić was co-mentor of several diploma thesis. Furthermore he is published more than 80 articles and projects at the national and international research & expert conferences. Above mentioned projects mostly performed in industrial conditions of automotive firms in BiH. In addition he is participated in four international projects financially supported by Government of Japan, JICA (2002) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2002-2003) Government of Switzerland (2007), and Government of China (2012) where he was responsible for Production management in the Eastern European countries and creation of a Mediterranean and Balkan network for SMEs as country coordinator, followed establishment of Wood Excellence Center in B&H and finally establishment and management of Development Areas. He is also member of The Institute for Standardization B&H, TC/35 Road vehicles and WG35/ Standardization. He speaks fluently English.