Biography

Ranko Tepavcevic

Deputy Director General

Supervises preparation and delivery of sporting events; operation of the FINA Development Centre.

Born on October 26, 1976 in Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)

Graduated from

2004 – BK University (Belgrade), Sports Management
2010 – PMP (Project Management Professional) licensed & certificated, PMI.org

Career history

08.2004 - 10.2006 – Director, Event Agency DOO, Sport Event and Marketing Solutions (Belgrade)
11.2006 - 09.2007 – Executive Director, European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2007 in Belgrade
2006 – Lecturer Assistant, Management in Sport & Management of Sport Events courses, Faculty of Management in Sport (Belgrade)
2006 - 2007 – Member of the Board of Directors - Project Management / Membership and Promotion Manager, PMI YU Chapter (Belgrade)
10.2007 - 11.2009 – Venues Director, Mayor of the Universiade Village, Organising Committee for the 25th Summer Universiade 2009 in Belgrade
08.2009 - 12.2013 – Deputy Director General, Senior Consultant, Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
01.2014 - 12.2015 – Secretary General, Executive Directorate for Sports Projects
01.2016 - present – Deputy Director General, Directorate for Sports and Social Projects

Sport career – Swimming

  • Yugoslavian national swimming team member (2000-2003);
  • Participant of the 21st Summer Universiade 2001 in Beijing;
  • Participant of the Balkan Swimming Championships (2000, 2002);
  • Multiple champion and runner-up of Yugoslav and Serbian championships, former national record holder.

Awards

  • Commendation letter from the Government of Serbia, President of the Organising Committee Universiade Belgrade 2009, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia;
  • Commendation letter from the International University Sports Federation (FISU);
  • Commendation letter from the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Commendation letter from the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation;
  • Commendation letter from the Russian Weightlifting Federation;
  • Commendation letter from the Russian Rowing Federation;
  • Certificate of honour from the Ministry of Architecture, Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Commendation letter from the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Commendation letter signed by the Mayor of Kazan;
  • Commendation letter from the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate
  • Commendation letter from the Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
  • Commendation letter for contributions to the preparation and delivery of the 2014 World Fencing Championships;
  • Certificate of honour from the Russian Olympic Committee for the development of the Olympic Movement and preparation of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan;
  • Commendation letter signed by the Mayor of the Kazan 2013 Universiade Village;
  • Medals for contributions to the training and successful performance of the Russian national student team at the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
  • Commendation letter for the preparation and delivery of the international field hockey officials seminar in the build-up to the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
  • Certificate of honour for the preparation and delivery of the international badminton officials seminar;
  • Certificate of honour for the preparation and delivery of the international track and field officials seminar in the build-up to the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
  • Certificate of honour for the preparation and delivery of the international tennis officials seminar;
  • Commemorative medal of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan;
  • Commendation letter signed by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.