President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic was born on August 20, 1941 in the town of Pozarevac in the Republic of Serbia. In 1964 he received a Law Degree at the University of Belgrade.
He is married, with two children: daughter Marija and son Marko. His wife, Mirjana Markovic, Ph.D., is a tenured professor at the University of Belgrade and a member of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences.
Before entering politics, Mr. Milosevic had an extensive career in management and banking. For many years he was the President and CEO of Tehnogas in Belgrade, one of the largest industrial companies in Serbia. Subsequently he was the President and CEO of Beobanka, the largest bank in Yugoslavia at a time.
After entering politics, Mr. Milosevic held some of the most important political appointments and elected offices in the City of Belgrade and Republic of Serbia. He is the founder and the President of the Socialist Party of Serbia.
In 1990, in the first democratic elections in Yugoslavia since World War II, Mr. Milosevic was elected President of Serbia by a landslide. In the 1992 General Elections, Mr. Milosevic was again elected President of Serbia by an overwhelming majority of voters.
Mr. Milosevic has been the leading political and public figure in Serbia and Yugoslavia. Over the years, he has been instrumental in articulating and protecting the most vital interests of Yugoslavia and its peoples.
As a leading political and public figure in Serbia and Yugoslavia who has over the years been instrumental in articulating and protecting the most vital interests of Yugoslavia and its peoples, Mr. Milosevic was elected President of Yugoslavia on July 15, 1997 by a secret ballot during the Joint Session of the Chamber of the Republics and the Chamber of Citizens of the Federal Assembly. His mandate commenced on July 23, 1997, by giving an Oath of Office before the Joint Session of the Federal Assembly.