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RISK BASED INSPECTION

Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović

CEO, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) (Stuttgart)

Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic is expert in Risk Based Inspection (Most experienced European RBI Trainer) and has overall 35+ years Experience.

Aleksandar, (1953): Worked in industry (energy), for the European Community (Belgium, Italy), in research (Argonne Ntl. Lab, Steinbeis, EU-VRi) and at universities (Germany, Japan, Serbia, France, China).

Since 2001, he is the director of the Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group in Stuttgart, Germany providing consultancy in the areas of risk assessment and risk management for industry and public sector. As from 2006, he is also the CEO of the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and the EU Project Director and lecturer at ZIRIUS (Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart). He is a full professor at Steinbeis University Berlin and University of Novi Sad. His other current and previous assignments include Italy (Politecnico di Milano), France (Ecole Polytechnique), Japan (University of Tokyo), USA (La Jolla), China (Beijing Capital and North China University) and other countries.

A.Jovanovic has a long-year professional experience as project manager of many large international/multinational projects in the area innovation management, new technologies, advanced data analysis and data mining, and related areas. Main clients in the projects have been from the EU, national governments (Norway, Belgium, Japan…), industry, utilities, insurances companies, R&D and academia. Main topics covered by the current projects deal with risk management in industry (e.g. for insurance, power, process) and include HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), RBI (Risk-Based Inspection), KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and RCFA (Root Cause Failure analysis) and Resilience. Sample projects managed by him include iNTeg-Risk (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu, 19.3 million €, 80+ partners), EskomRBI (RBI for power plants in South Africa, 50,000 MWe) or SmartResilience (Resilience Indicators for critical infrastructures in Europe, www.smartresilience.eu-vri.eu).

As a “risk practitioner” A. Jovanovic has contributed to the global risk community by a number of actions, such as the convener and the main author of the European standards CEN-CWA 15740 (“RBI”), EN16991:2018 (“RBIF – Risk-Based Inspection Framework”) and CEN-CWA 16449:2013 (“Management on New Technologies-Related Risks”). Currently he is the convener of the group developing ISO 31050 (“Guidance for managing emerging risks for enhanced resilience”, 2018-2021). He is the convener of the RBI DIN Mirror Committee for RBI of the CEN TC319 for the European RBI standard EN 16991.

Apart from the teaching academic courses at universities internationally (Germany, USA, Japan, Italy, South Africa … for companies such as NIS-Gazprom, MOL, Slovnaft, Eskom, Shell, Bayer, EDF, EnBW), he has been regularly teaching the courses in and for industry. These course were regularly closely related to modern RBI and asset management standards such as API580, API,581, ASME or EN, involving application cases relevant for the given audience and using tools applied in the particular industrial cases and shown during the courses. They were also regularly looking at the newest trends in the area, such as financial viability or digitalization.

He is a co-author of the direction-setting studies/books like the “Future Global Shocks” (OECD, 2013) or “Expert Systems in Structural Safety Assessment” (Springer), as well other 7 Books and over 200 Publications. He speaks fluently French, Italian, English, German and Serbian, and reads Spanish and Russian.

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