Resume outline

Tarik Zaimović is a tenure professor at the University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business. As a member of Management and Information Technologies Department, he teaches courses in Management Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Managing IT Projects, Doing Business in Network(ed) Economy, as well as a number of elected subjects. Prof. Zaimović published a number of research studies and publications, (co)authored ten books and some of the major Government strategic documents. Since April 2019, professor Zaimović is serving as a Vice-rector for financial affairs at the University of Sarajevo.

With over 25 years of experience in design and delivery of different types of education programs, from undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and tailored educational programs, prof. Zaimović has extensive experience in advanced teaching methodologies and technics, as well as different tools for on- and off-site learning, Internet-based training, interactive multimedia content, distance learning and interactive instructional and content design. Also, as a Director of Business Academy, in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience in lifelong learning programs, as well as tailor-made courses/programs for both public and private partners.

As a licensed PRINCE2 Practitioner over 20 years of experience in designing and managing local and international projects, as well as experience in working with UN, EC and WB funded programmes directly related to public administration reform initiatives and e-Goverment projects/programmes in Bosnia and Hercegovina, dr Zaimović has extensive knowledge and experience in project management methodologies, standards, procedures related to planning and executing projects, as well as implementation frameworks of UN, European Commission and other international organizations. In addition, specific experience and knowledge in  management of simultaneously run projects, Agile management and leadership, individual and cross-managed project and portfolio planning, extensive experience in managing complex project and managing high-performance teams in dynamic environments, team building and facilitation of different diversely-structured project teams, leadership, scheduling, resource management, etc.

Over two decades in working with different levels of governments extensive experience in public sector development, especially in strategic planning, government business processes restructuring and introduction of different information systems, as well as various public administration reform issues and capacity building activities. In addition, though his work on both national and international level, comprehensive experience in policy formation and government strategic plans in the domain of information society development, ICT, and public administration reform, as well as substantive understanding of administrative standards and operational procedures in public administration processes. Prof. Zaimović is one of the authors of State Information Society Development Strategy and regional information society development frameworks, eAgenda and eAgenda Plus.

Finally, with more than 25 years of experience in organizational management, knowledge and expertise in institutional setup, organization restructuring, operations management, financial and staff management as well as different management and financial issues, dr Zaimović has extensive experience with state level and company-based information systems design, corporate strategic use of IT, development and introduction of eBusiness solutions, as well as system implementation, QA, QC, testing, rollout plans and maintenance mechanism.


  • PhD in Economics
  • Doctoral research in Network(ed) Economy and Competitiveness
  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Extensive experience in managing high-performance teams in complex project environment
  • Knowledge and expertise in Agile management and leadership
  • Two decades in managing international projects
  • Over 20 years in working with different levels of governments

Academic Positions


  • Ph.D. 2011

    Ph.D. in Economics

    University of Sarajevo

  • M.Sc 2007

    Master of Science

    School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo

  • B.Sc. 2000

    Bachelor of Science

    School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo