Nikola Stefanovic joined SEAF in 2006. He leads the SEAF South Balkan Fund B.V. and SEAF Serbia Impact Fund B.V., private equity funds focused on Southeast Europe. Prior to SEAF, he held the Managing Director/Partner position at Academy Funds (Academy Centennial Fund I and Academy Venture Fund II), a venture capital group in the US. Since 1999, Nikola has worked on more than 40 equity/debt investment transactions in the US and Southeast Europe. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Finera Factoring, Gomex, PC Centar, Logo Holding, A2B Express Delivery, the CEED Serbia Foundation, SPEA, AmCham (SRB), and Design Source (US). He holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Guilford College (USA), an MBA degree from Wake Forest University (USA), and a PhD degree from University of Novi Sad (Serbia). Additionally, Nikola has participated in courses and community work at University of Guadalajara, Mexico and completed an executive education program at Duke University in the US. He has passed Level I in the CFA program in the US.