He comes from a middle class urban family having university education for generations. Born in November 1935 in Belgrade where he completed education in schools in Belgrade and graduated at the Belgrade University Law School in 1960.
He lives in Belgrade and Switzerland. He is married and has two children. He is fluent in several foreign languages (English, Italian, French, Russian).
He started professional activities in late fifties. Between 1962 – 1970 ha has worked in Federal economic ministries on issues regarding economic and financial relations with foreign countries. Between 1973 and 1990 he was managing director, i.e. Chairman of board of the famous foreign trade Holding Company "Generalexport". During that period this enterprise, extremely important for the Serbian and Yugoslav economy at the time, has grown into a real giant billion USD annual revenues.
He wrote many expert texts in the field of economic relations with foreign countries. Having left "Generalexport" he went to work abroad in the period from 1990-2000 period.
He participated in organizing democratic opposition founding the Reformist party of Serbia, forming of DEPOS (The Democratic Movement of Serbia); he was a member of Federal Parliament between 1992-1996. In the middle of 1998 he joined the founders of DHSS (Christian Democratic Party) and SZP (League of Changes). He is the Vice-president of DHSS.
After the victory of the democratic forces on the federal and local elections in September 2000, he became a member of the Chamber of Citizens in the Federal Parliament where he was also in charge of the President of Committees for foreign economic relations, and councilman in the Belgrade City Assembly.
In October 2000, he was elected the President of the Genex enterprise, and at the same time he became a President of the "Zastava group".
In 2003 he was elected again to the Parliament of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.