- McCann GrupaFounder and Chairman, 1997 - presentMcCann Grupa is one of the leading marketing communications networks in Southeast Europe. Founded in 1997 by Srđan Šaper, McCann Grupa today employs more than 250 people operating in eight countries - Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. All these agencies are part of the world's largest communications network, McCann Worldgroup, and provide a unique blend of strategy, creativity, and innovation to international,regional and local clients, delivering marketing solutions that transform brands and expand their business. Agencies operating within the McCann Grupa received more than 150 international and local awards as a recognition for their work and superior performance in the field of communications and creativity in the Balkan region, including a Gold Lion (2008) and a Bronze Lion (2011) in Cannes festival, the most prestigious awards in the communications industry.
During 25 years long career in the marketing and communications filed, Srđan Šaper has progressively became not only a leading professional in the field of marketing, but also one of the most prominent public figures and active contributors in the world of business and culture of contemporary Serbia. He holds a graduate teaching position at the University of Art in Belgrade and is often invited to lecture as keynote speaker at various international conferences on marketing and communications.
In recent years, he served on the boards of various public institutions. In 2011, the Association of Serbian Market Communications (UEPS) awarded Srđan Šaper with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Srđan Šaper received two significant awards for his contribution the development of advertising in Serbia and region, “The Marketing Award“ at the Marketing Event of the Year, and „The Grand Slam Award“ at The Night of the AdEaters. Currently, he is a member of the International Advertising Association, the American Chamber of Commerce, Serbian Managers Association, and the Serbian-British Business Club.
He is also well-known as the founder and member of the VIS Idoli band, one of the bands that initiated the New Wave on the music and culture scene in the former SFR of Yugoslavia in the 1980s.
- • Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Bachelor's degree in film and television direction