1. Name: Mojmir Mrak
2. Date of Birth: 24th August 1954
3. Sex: Male
4. Nationality: Slovenian
5. Marital Status: Married; having two daughters
6. Address: Pot na goro 13
1211 Šmartno pod Šmarno goro
7. Languages: write speak read understand
- Slovenian excel. excel. excel. excel.
- Serbocroate excel. excel. excel. excel.
- English excel. excel. excel. excel.
- French fair fair good good
- Spanish fair fair fair good
- German fair fair fair fair
II. EDUCATION / UNIVERSITY OR EQUIVALENT
1. 1. Ph. D. in Economics: 1986; University of Belgrade; Development Finance and External Debt Management
2. 2. M.A. in Economics: 1981; University of Ljubljana; Development Finance and Banking Management
3. 3. B.A. in Economics: 1977; University of Ljubljana; National Economics
4. 4. Other: 1983/84; Special post graduate course on International Development Finance at the American University in Washington, DC
III. KEY EXPERIENCE
1. 1. More than 7 years of teaching experience in areas of international finance at the University of Ljubljana. At the Faculty of Economics, I have been teaching courses on International Finance and International Corporate Finance while at the Faculty of Social Sciences, I have been teaching a course on International Finance. Over the recent year, I have been regular visiting professor at the master’s program (MEBS) at the Universite di Siena (http://www.unisi.it/) in Siena Italy as well as at the doctoral program on international finance organised jointly by Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien, Technische Universitat Wien in Universitat Wien (http://info.tuwien.ac.at/ccefm/) in Vienna, Avstrija.
2. 2. More than 20 years of experience in research and consultancy on international finance, including international capital flows, trade and project financing, external debt management, country risk assessment, capital market development, for clients in Yugoslavia and Slovenia (government authorities and business, especially banking community) as well as for international organisations, such as OECD, EC-Phare, the World Bank, EBRD, IFC, Inter-American Development Bank, and a number of UN agencies (UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNITAR).
3. 3. More than 10 years of experience in designing and implementing Slovenian Government's policy in areas of international finance and EU accession. In the period since independence, I have been directly involved in negotiations aimed at reaching separate agreements between Slovenia and the three groups of its foreign creditors (multilateral financial institutions, the Paris Club and the London Club). Between 1992 and mid-1996, I was the chief debt negotiator for the Republic of Slovenia. Since 1997, I am advising the Slovenian Government on financial aspects of the country’s EU accession.
IV. EMPLOYMENT / WORK EXPERIENCES
1. 1. January 1995 - present: University of Lubljana (Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Social Sciences), Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. 2. June 1992 - December 1994: Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
3. 3. May 1990 - May 1992: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Vienna, Austria
4. 4. September 1984 - April 1990: Centre for International Cooperation and Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia
5. 5. May 1984 - August 1994: OECD Development Centre, Paris, France (visiting fellow)
6. 6. September 1983 - April 1984: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA
7. 7. December 1977 - August 1983: Research Centre for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Ljubljana, Slovenia
V. CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCES (SELECTED PROJECTS SINCE 1985)
1. 1. for Inter-American Development Bank, a background paper for a conference on co-financing (1985),
2. 2. for Yugoslav EXIM bank and consortium of Yugoslav commercial banks, a methodology for country risk assessment (1987),
3. 3. for OECD, a consultancy paper on the Yugoslav Financial System (1987),
4. 4. for OECD Development Centre, a consultancy paper on Mobilisation of Household Savings in Zambia (1987),
5. 5. for Yugoslav Government, an analytical background for negotiations on financial services within the framework of GATT (1989),
6. 6. for Slovenian Government, a study on Yugoslav Prospects on International Capital markets (1989),
7. 7. for UNCTAD, a consultancy paper on Financial System and Policies in Yugoslavia (1989),
8. 8. for UNIDO, a consultancy paper on Innovative Mechanisms of Industry Financing in Developing Countries (1990),
9. 9. for OECD Development Centre, a consultancy paper on Debt Conversions in Yugoslavia (1990),
10. 10. for Slovenian Government, a consultancy paper on Strategy for External Debt Negotiations of the Republic of Slovenia (1992),
11. 11. for UNIDO, a consultancy paper on Industrial Sector Development in Slovakia (1996),
12. 12. for Slovenian Government (as a part of the IFC/World Bank consultancy services), a consultancy paper on Infrastructure Investment Needs in Slovenia (1997),
13. 13. for Slovenian Government, (as a part of PHARE consultancy services), EU Accession Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia : Economic and Social Part (1997),
14. 14. for Romanian Government (as a part of PHARE consultancy services), EU Accession Strategy of the Republic of Romania (1998)
15. 15. for Slovenian Government (as a part of the World Bank consultancy services), a consultancy paper on Banking Sector of Slovenia in View of EU Accession (1998)
16. 16. for Harvard Institute of International Development (as a part of the World Bank project), a consultancy paper on Communal Infrastructure Investment Needs in Slovenia (1998)
17. 17. for Macedonian government (as a part of the Stability Pact assistance), a consultancy paper on Private-Public Partnership in the areas of Communal Infrastructure (2000)