|2010 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Savo Djukic Bio
Savo Djukic, Owner/Director
Oblo LLC, London, United Kingdom
is very active in International Trade, with over 35 years of rich commercial
experience, working in the Eastern Europe, EU, Middle East, Far East and the
After obtaining Diploma in International Trade at Belgrade University, his first
job was in 1970 with the Centrotextile, Belgrade, the largest international
trading company for apparel in Yugoslavia, with the staff of 1000 and offices in
In 1975 he moved to Generalexport, Belgrade, a company which specialized in the
top level global international trade, with the staff of 400, and offices in 64
countries. Their activities ranged from tourism, to exporting all types of the
goods and commodities, including the financing of the major investment projects
in Yugoslavia, and in Eastern Europe.
In 1976 Savo was posted to the London, UK office for five years, expanding his
own activity from only apparel to include various other goods, and working with
even more countries than before, including Taiwan, Chile, Israel, & South
On his return in 1981 (to the head office in Belgrade), he was appointed to be
the youngest divisional director in the company’s history, achieving excellent
results, until 1985 when he decided to get out of this government owned company,
and to start his own business.
In 1986, Savo moved back to London, started his own trading company, which sold
apparel, furniture, and home products; to the USA, USSR, and Europe, utilizing
the manufacturing capabilities of Eastern Europe. By combining the high quality
materials from Italy, with the strong manufacturing capabilities of Eastern
Europe, Savo was able to deliver excellent products, at the very competitive
In 1991, he started to sell more goods to direct customers in the Russia, and
other Ex-USSR countries, buying various raw materials from these companies, as
the central trading systems in these countries were no longer functional. Savo
consequently opened several more offices in various Ex-USSR countries and
throughout Eastern Europe.
In 1998 Savo moved offshore, registering Oblo LLC at Delaware, continuing to
source various goods in Eastern Europe, and also in China, selling to customers
in the USA and EU.
Savo organized various JVs and acquisitions in Eastern Europe. Also, he owned a
large shoe factory in Romania, and recently organized several trading and
manufacturing companies in Russia, for Italian brands.
Currently he is organizing manufacturing license contracts in Russia, for two
global brands from the USA and EU.
Savo has an excellent business network in Eastern Europe, including some of the
top level entrepreneurs in the area, and the top-level governmental personnel as
well. He is experienced with significant first-hand knowledge of the Eastern
Europe legal & political system, as well as the business environment.
In addition, Savo is fluent in Italian, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, and has a
good knowledge of the German language as well.
In the past, Savo has presented various topics related to International Trade
and Sourcing in Eastern Europe, at the following conferences:
- Moscow, Russia, 2009, the Federal Chamber of Commerce,
- Osijek, Croatia, 2009, the Regional Chamber of Commerce,
- Moscow, Russia, 2008, the Russian Shoe Union,
- Bucharest, Romania, 2007, the Association of JVs Romania,
- Skopje, Macedonia, 2006, the Chamber of Commerce,
- Belgrade, Serbia, 2005, the Italian Footwear Confederation's visit to the
Serbian Chamber of Commerce, etc.
Sourcing In Eastern Europe