Our governance structure consists of the Governing Board, Advisory Board, Coordinators and Secretariat. The governance bodies have distinct and complementary goals and responsibilities. We believe close cooperation with stakeholders is important for delivery of high quality capacity development program.

Governing Board

Governing Board is a decision making body of the CEF. It confirms the CEF annual report and financial statements, reviews the progress made and other relevant issues. Members of the Board comprise ministers of finance and governors of central banks from the CEF members (Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Slovenia). Members of the Board are also 3 representatives of the Advisory Board. Observers of the Board are ministers of finance and governors of central banks from the countries that signed or were invited to accede but have not yet ratified the Agreement. The Board is currently chaired by Vladimir Munteanu, First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova. The annual meeting of the CEF Governing Board took place on May 9, 2018.

Members of the CEF Governing Board

Arben Ahmetaj, Minister Ministry of Finance, Albania
Gent Sejko, Governor Bank of Albania
Vladislav Goranov, Minister Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria
Dragan Tevdovski, Minister Ministry of Finance, Macedonia
Anita Angelovska Bezhoska, Governor National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
Ion Chicu, Minister Ministry of Finance, Moldova
Octavian Armașu, Governor National Bank of Moldova
Darko Radunović, Minister Ministry of Finance, Montenegro
Radoje Žugić, Governor Central Bank of Montenegro
Eugen Orlando Teodorovici, Minister Ministry of Public Finance, Romania
Mugur Isărescu, Governor National Bank of Romania
Andrej Bertoncelj, Minister Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
Primož Dolenc, Deputy Governor Banka Slovenije
Sabina Stadler Repnik, Director-General Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Birger Nerré Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Eva Goncalvesová, Director General Ministry of Finance, Slovakia

Advisory Board

Advisory Board is an advisory group of experts from our donors and partners. It assists in designing and in coordinating the delivery of activities of the CEF. Up to three representatives of the Advisory Board are members of the Governing Board. The Advisory Board meets annually. The chair of the Advisory Board is Sabina R. Stadler from the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2017 CEF Advisory Board Group Photo

Participating institutions at the Advisory Board meeting in 2018

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • National Academy for Finance and Economy, the Netherlands
  • National Bank of Belgium
  • Ministry of Finance, Slovakia
  • Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia


CEF Coordinators and CEF Tax Coordinators are our constituency's regional representatives responsible for capacity development and are involved in the strategic management of human capital within their respective institutions. As human resources professionals they focus on strategic personnel retention and talent development. The Coordinators meet periodically to discuss our program for the upcoming year. They help us identify the capacity development priorities in the region and set the way forward.

Gelardina Prodani Ministry of Finance, Albania
Gramoz Kolasi Bank of Albania
Eriola Sada General Taxation Directorate, Albania
Sehija Mujkanović Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sanela Leto Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denisa Seho Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Irma Burzić Tax Administration of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sandra Kovacevic Tax Administration of Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Galina Tzekova Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria
Stoyan Bozhkov Bulgarian National Bank
Boryana Yankova-Sharkova National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria
Andrea Kocelj Ministry of Finance, Croatia
Ivana Ključarićek Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Croatia
Orhan Devaja Ministry of Finance, Kosovo
Besarta Haziri Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo
Floransa Sahiti Tax Administration of Kosovo
Viktor Mitevski Ministry of Finance, Macedonia
Hristina Lozanoska National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
Marjan Mihajlovski Public Revenue Office, Macedonia
Tatiana Onici Ministry of Finance, Moldova
Aliona Străjescu National Bank of Moldova
Mihai Burunciuc State Tax Service, Moldova
Aleksandra Marković Ministry of Finance, Montenegro
Ana Šćepanović Central Bank of Montenegro
Lidija Šećković Tax Administration of Montenegro
Emanuel Constantin Ministry of Public Finance, Romania
Stefan Tarta National Bank of Romania
Iulia-Mihaela Barbieru National Agency for Fiscal Administration, Romania
Svetlana Ljubičić Ministry of Finance, Serbia
Bojana Drobnjak National Bank of Serbia
Snezana Ilić Tax Administration, Serbia
Špela Tomić Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
Sanja Pregl Bank of Slovenia
Nataša Marušič Kuhar Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia
M. Mesut Ҫubukçuoğlu Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Abdullah Öztürk Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Turkey


The CEF Secretariat comprises CEF director, staff and experts.