Biography

Ranko Tepavcevic

Deputy Director General

Supervises the activities of the Venue Operation Management Department, International Relations Department, Village Management Department, Kazan Expo Operation Department.

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.