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Marko Benovic

Budget and Finance Specialist


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Brief Biography
Marko oversees the budgetary and financial function of the IPPC Secretariat, where he has managed over USD 100 million in corporate funds. He is responsible for the preparation, implementation, and financial reporting on the overall work plan and budget of the IPPC Secretariat and financial reporting to the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM). He manages regular programme and extra-budgetary allocations and contributions. Prior to joining FAO, Marko worked for an international audit and consultancy company where he performed more than 40 external financial audits (IFRS based) of international commercial companies and public sector organizations in various industries including agriculture, food, construction, energy (oil, gas), services, manufacturing, telecommunication, trade, and transport. Marko has a master’s degree in economics, specializing in financial management and accounting. He also has a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 professional designation in finance. Marko is fluent in English and intermediate in Russian, Hungarian and Italian.