Mr Kovacevic started his professional engagement with the Federal Productivity Institute of Former Yugoslavia in 1986. He graduated in energy economics at the Belgrade University. Have been providing consultancy services to the National bank, Federal Planning Institute, Federal Chamber of Commerce and a number of commercial clients. Affiliated with the PlanEcon international consultancy during 1989 - 1992 being engaged in a number of energy market research projects. Research publication on international investments in Yugoslavia (1987 - 1989) was a basis for new FDI law adopted in 1988 that opened Yugoslav economy for further foreign investments. He published a book "Proniari - The Liquidity Distribution in Socialist Economies" in 1991 that was followed by more than 40 papers and lectures published in domestic and international conferences or scientific publications focused on financial management, policy development, infrastructure development, transition economy, energy strategies, natural gas and electricity markets as well as energy related transport infrastructure and spatial planning. Have provided consultancy services to the Russian and other international clients from 1992 till 1999. Project manager to Taganrog Development Project and contributor to Black Sea and Central Asia panel with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. During 1999 - 2003 provided advice, coordination and project management service to the UN OCHA, the World Bank, SECO, and the UNDP in rapid reconstruction of the energy sector in Serbia & Montenegro and Macedonia including massive international assistance, policy advice, donor's conferences preparation, institutional development and capacity building. Have received Innovation Award at Power Gen 2002. He was principal author and project manager for the UNDP publication on Energy, Environment and Poverty in Serbia and Montenegro "Stuck in the Past" (2004). Have contributed various presentations and lectures throughout process of establishing the Energy Community of South East Europe with the Stability Pact for SEE, IEA and the UNDP. He is member of Advisory Board and Chairman at the Russian Power Conference from 2002.