Bosnian Herzegovinian Member Committee

The Bosnian Herzegovinian Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organization is committed to representing the Bosnian Herzegovinian perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. Members of the BH Committee include represented by ministries (state and entity level), energy institutions, universities, and companies of the Bosnian Herzegovinian energy sector and the Committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina are appropriately represented.
Its membership (individuals from governmental institutions, universities, scientific institutes, energy industries and consulting and other companies, as well as from professional associations in the energy field as the collective members) takes an active part in all energy related matters in the country.

Chair: Mirko Sarovic

Mirko Sarovic chair of the Bosnian Herzegovinian Member Committee of the World Energy Council, graduated in 1979, Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Sarajevo. From 2000 to 2002 he was President of the Republic of Srpska. He was a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the order of Serbian people from 2002 to 2003. In one mandate he was also chairman of the Executive Board of the Municipality of East Novo Sarajevo and the mayor of East Sarajevo. Currently, he is the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Deputy Chairmen of the Council of Ministers.

Secretary: Admir Softic

Dr. Admir Softic, Secretary General of the Bosnian Herzegovinian WEC Member Committee, is an Assistant Minister for Sector of energy in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Central government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in charge of sector of energy taking care of administrative settlement, normative and legal affairs, documentation and informational affairs in the field of energy, natural resources management and concessions. From February 2015 till July 2016 he served as Assistant Minister for sector for natural resources, energy and environment protection. He has more than 18 years of scientific and professional experience in the field of energy, energy policy, mining, power system modelling, simulation, analysis and planning. He has gained experience in solving complex energy problems, including energy strategies, studies and projects in energy efficiency, spatial planning, municipal energy, modelling and balancing energy-producing processes and promotion of renewables. He has intensive experience in knowledge management and networking in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans. He participated as a lead project manager or coordinator in several EU development projects. He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering, University of Tuzla. He is the author of 3 university textbooks, as well as of more than 30 papers.
He is the focal point for energy and environment in the Union for Mediterranean, Focal point in the IRENA and he is member of the Environmental Working group in the Energy Community Secretariat.