The Former Montenegrin Prime Minister His Excellency Prof. Igor Lukšić (Montenegro) joins the Governing Board of Tod’Aérs Global Network [TGN]. H.E. Prof. Igor Lukšić served as the Prime Minister of Montenegro from 2010 to 2012, where he was committed to political and economic freedoms giving a boost to many economic and political reforms based on the rule of law and a business-friendly environment. While Prime Minister, he opened accession talks with the European Union (EU) and completed Montenegro's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
At the time of the appointment (2010), he was the world's youngest prime minister and youngest head of government. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Young Global Leaders (YGL), alongside other distinguished personalities from around the world.
In 2016, H.E. Prof. Igor Lukšić was nominated as an official candidate for the United Nations Secretary-General position, alongside other candidates such as H.E. António Guterres (Portugal), H.E. Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria), H.E. Helen Clark (Australia), H.E. Christiana Figueres (Costa Rica), and more. During his campaign, he advocated for a more efficient and effective United Nations, able to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Global Agenda, along with peace operations. He also advocated for a stronger voice for the youth.
H.E. Prof. Igor Lukšić also served as Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2010 and as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration from 2012 to 2016. As Foreign Minister, he was among the key cabinet members working to meet NATO membership conditions and was crucial in launching the Western Balkans 6 initiative. Launched in 2014, the Western Balkan 6 Initiative (also known as the Berlin Process) aims to support the six Contracting Parties of the Energy Community in Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia in strengthening regional cooperation and driving sustainable growth and jobs.
H.E. Prof. Igor Lukšić holds a Ph.D. in the economics of transition from the University of Montenegro. He is currently a full professor at the University of Donja Gorica Podgorica. From 2016 to 2021, he worked as ESG Business Development Leader for Southeast Europe at PwC dealing with the public sector and ESG portfolio, where he worked on different consultancy projects related to sustainable development.