From 2004 to 2006 he was Minister of Finance of Serbia between 2000 and 2003 and Governor of the National Bank of Serbia.
He graduated in 1983, the school Deveta Beogradska gimnazija " Mihailo Petrović Alas - " in Belgrade. In 1993 he finished his studies at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade University as Master. There he worked as an assistant in the field theory and economic development planning also to 2000.
He's G17 Plus since 2006 president of the party and was 2007-2013 Minister of Economy and Regional Development.
In 2006 he was awarded the prize Finance Minister of the Year 2006 by the magazine Euro Money.