Ms Dijana Pejic

Founder, Genesis Project

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dijana Pejić was born in 1974 in Banja Luka where she attended primary school. She specialized in electrical engineering while at secondary school. After attending business school in Belgrade, she received a degree in economics from the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac, Serbia. She has been active in the NGO sector since 1995, when she worked as a project coordinator at the American Refugee Committee. She founded the Genesis Project NGO in 1997 in Banja Luka. Since then she has implemented dozens of successful projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Responsible for program management, financial management, project design and human resources, Dijana has been successfully managing the small team operating the Genesis project. The success story has been going on for 18 years, and its best evidence are the results achieved and the children's smiles elicited by Dijana’s team members wherever the road takes them. Dijana is married, and a mother of two.