For the fifth consecutive year, the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) organised a Gala evening on the occasion of “SAM ANNUAL AWARD 2016”.
These prizes are awarded with the aim of affirmation of those companies, managers, educational institutions and journalists who advocate for better business conditions, professionalisation of managerial profession, promotion of ethical and socially responsible business and leadership development among youth. SAM-President, Mr Milan Petrović welcomed the guests as well as a special guest, Mr. Goran Knežević, Minister of Economy. Among the many guests of the ceremony were also Marko Čadež, Željko Sertić, the members of the Fiscal Council, State Secretaries and many others. Manager of the Year 2016 title was won by Misa Lukić, CEO of Publicis ONE.
The title of Employer of the Year 2016 was awarded to the company Gorenje in Serbia. SAM has awarded the prizes to the best young managers up to 35 years. Young Manager of the Year 2016 Aleksandar Hangimana, Manpower. Employer of the Year in the category of up to 250 employees is EY. The prize for the encouragement and promotion of economic issues to the public was given to Zorica Žarković. Members of SAM voted for a socially responsible company, and in this category the award went to Hemofarm campaign Extend life. Development and promotion of leadership among youth in 2016 was awarded to the Belgrade Open School BOS. The award in the category STEP FORWARD 2016 went into the hands of Science and Technology Park, Novi Sad, FTN. According to the decision of the members of the Serbian Association of Managers Award for Heroic act of the year 2016 was awarded to “BELhospice” are, first specialised charity organisation in Serbia that provides palliative care of patients with malignant diseases in the terminal phase. This year’s Special Jury Award for the design of national importance went to the company Nectar, for the campaign “It is not the same when babies are coming”. Gala dinner of SAM Annual Award was attended by over 300 guests from the business, political, cultural and media life.