Hello! My name is Nikola Sretenovic and I am an operations management professional, engineer, father to Anna and Peter and Szabina’s husband.
I grew up in Belgrade, Serbia, during the difficult times in the Balkans with a family that encouraged me to learn in-depth and to find my own way. At first, I studied Physical Chemistry for two years only to drop it one afternoon after realizing that I do not want to spend a career in the lab. I told parents a month later, after successfully enrolling to Petroleum Engineering. Later that day I moved out from the parent’s apartment. .
This is where pursuit of my own development started.
I worked for Serbian Royal Family for a couple of years and created a nationwide grassroots movement King’s Youth. Later on King’s Youth grew to 20 000 members and changed name to Kingdom of Serbia Association. .
Then I got persuaded by brother Stevan to apply for the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme. I got selected among thousands of applicants and moved to Norway where I earned MSc degree at the prestigious Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim with the thesis on Integrated Operations in GDF SUEZ. Moved to Stavanger. I worked offshore in Oil and Gas industry for several years for Halliburton and Schlumberger.
Then I got children and moved to the office to continue career as an Maintenance and Reliability Engineer prior to being promoted to Operations Management.
Continuously improving Hungarian language skills.