Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, was born on 1 June 1977 in Belgrade (Serbia). He is a communications and Serb-German relations expert and one of the founders and the Chairman of the Serbia – Germany Forum Association. He was elected the President of the biggest association of Serbian businesspeople on 23 December 2014 from his previous position of the Vice President of the CCIS being responsible for modernization of the chamber system in Serbia. In April 2014, he was appointed the Director of the CCIS of the Representative Office in Germany. In July of the same year, he was elected the Director of the CCIS Representative Office in Austria.
Schooled in Germany, Marko Čadež graduated from the Academy for Marketing Communications, Frankfurt (Main) in 2001. He also studied at the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ), Sofia and the Deutsche Welle Academy and Television Training Centre, Sofia, the South East European Network for Professionalisation of Media (SEENPM) and Danish School of Journalism.
Marko Čadež joined the Press Department of the German Embassy Belgrade in 2003, and two years later he was appointed the Spokesperson of the Embassy. He was a journalist in daily newspaper "Politika" in Belgrade and daily newspaper "Vesti" in Frankfurt (Main), and then worked for the Serbian Desk of WDR in Cologne. He also was a Programme Coordinator and Advisor for politics and communications with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade and a lecturer at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Montenegro. In the period 2006 – 2014, he was also the Deutsche Welle Coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro.