Bosnian Herzegovinian Member Committee

The Bosnian Herzegovinian Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a part of the World Energy Council's energy vision. As a member of the World Energy Council 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.

Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Staša Košarac was born on March 19th, 1975 in Sarajevo, where he completed elementary and high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Business and Industrial Management in Belgrade in 2014. He is a member of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD). 

He was appointed Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH on December 23rd, 2019. In the 2014 general elections, he won a direct parliamentary mandate in the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly.  In 2018, he again won a mandate in the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly, in which he acted as Chairman of the Caucus of SNSD members in this legislative body, until his appointment as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH after the Council of Minister of BiH was formed. 

He performed his first public function as a Counsellor in Municipality Assembly of Višegrad when he was 25 years old. He won his mandate in the Republika Srpska National Assembly in 2004, and two years later became the Chairman of the Serbian Club Caucus in the Republika Srpska Council of Peoples. 

From 2010 he performed the same function in the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 2013 to 2014 he was the Chairman of the House. He was elected Head of the Team for Coordination for War Crimes and Missing Persons of Republika Srpska as a decision of the Government of Republika Srpska in January 2010.  

He is married and a father of three. He lives in Istočno Sarajevo. 

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.

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