Areas of Expertise
Suncan Pavlovic
Research Affiliate


  • IE BUSINESS SCHOOL: International Executive MBA (Madrid – Shanghai) Madrid, Spain; 2011
  • IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL: Advanced Management Program (Barcelona – Munich) Barcelona, Spain; 2009
  • UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO: Diploma in Economics, Quantitative Analysis Sarajevo, Bosnia; 1988


  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SAÏD: Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy Oxford, UK; 2014
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY: Postgraduate in Strategic Decision & Risk Management Stanford, CA, USA; 2012
  • AZEK – AIWM, SWISS FAA; Diploma in International Wealth Management Zürich, Switzerland; 2003


  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY: SAPM – Stanford Certificated Project Manager Stanford, CA, USA; 2013
  • AUSTRIAN BOOKMAKER ACADEMY, AFEC: European Bookmaker Certificate Vienna, Austria; 2007
  • BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, FOSFA: International Certificate in Commodity Trading London, UK; 1996
  • MT IT SCHOOL CENTRE: IT System Management & VB Programming Sarajevo, Bosnia; 1991


  • ISBI, Institute for Small-Business Initiatives
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Managing Director May 2014 – present
  • Developed strategy, five years business plan and started setup for a group of initiatives.
  • CAP 99, Corporate Advisory Partnership
  • Partnership of freelance consultants focused on investment support services in CEE
  • Bratislava, Moscow, Vienna, Madrid
  • Co-Founder (1999) and Managing Partner September 2004 – April 2014
  • Performed international financial planning for (among others) three of top-ten Russian financial institutions.
  • Executed different optimisation projects in oil exploration, wood processing, petrochemical & insurance industries.
  • Provided advisory asset management to various U/HNWI from Russia, Ukraine, Austria and Former Yugoslavia.
  • BET-X, Sport Betting & Gaming Company
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Co-Founder (2007) and Managing Director September 2007 – August 2010
  • Set-up a network of betting shops and gaming terminals (102 points of sale) under own brand.
  • Executed following functions: general management, legal, finance & controlling, risk management and marketing.
  • Company sold in 2010 to Austrian Gaming Industry, a subsidiary of European market leader, Novomatic Austria.
  • INLINGUA, Language School (exclusive franchise for Russia)
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Co-Founder (2002) and Managing Director September 2005 – August 2007
  • Became leader on Russian corporate market, including 80% of Moscow market share, 110 teachers employed.
  • Defined strategy and market positioning, set subsidiary structure, developed policies, employed key personnel.
  • Since 2007 till present: major shareholder, not actively involved in daily operations.
  • DEUTSCHE BANK, Private Banking (PB), Private Wealth Management (PWM)
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Managing Director PWM Russia February 2003 – August 2004
  •  Set up and headed the first PWM Bank in Russia; defined entire marketing strategy, invented and structured specialized onshore product lines, co-developed complete legal documentation, policies and procedures.


  • Informal Sector Business Institute Kenyan NGO, focused on entrepreneurial education
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Strategy Consulting September 2013 – April 2014
  • Performed market research, evaluation on intended business plans and strategy consulting.
  • ICEP (Institut zur Cooperation bei Entwicklungs-Projekten)
  • Austrian NGO focused on micro financing in Middle Asia, East Africa and Central America
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Strategy & Financial Management September 2004 – April 2014
  • Improved controlling processes, co-developed new fund sourcing methods, structured various financial projects.
  • REAL ESTATE, Direct Investment & Operations Internationally
  • July 1996 – March 2011
  • Managed various self-financed real estate projects in: Russia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovak Republic and Montenegro.
  • SERBIAN – native; CROATIAN – bilingual school education;
  • ENGLISH – fluent, daily professional use since 1992: GERMAN – fluent, daily professional/personal use since 1995
  • RUSSIAN – fluent, daily professional/personal use since 1997; SPANISH – fluent, daily personal use 2010 - 2014


  • Founding Memberships: Moscow Polo Club established 2003, Serbian Culture Centre established 1996 in Vienna
  • Professional Associations: AIWM, Zürich; FOSFA, London; Russian BC, Vienna; European Business Club, Moscow...
  • Professional Courses: International trading law; international trade financing & payment instruments; international taxation & anti money-laundering law; negotiation (Harvard & game theory methods); sales, marketing, leadership…
  • Sport and Licenses: Horse riding & polo, sport piloting (planer, airplane, helicopter), alpine skiing, windsurfing, golf

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200