Savo Kentera

President and CEO, Atlantic Council of Montenegro

Dr. Savo Kentera is the President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, a foreign policy think tank and public policy group based in Podgorica, Montenegro. He was elected as vice-president of the Atlantic Treaty Association at the General Assembly held in Berlin in 2008. Dr. Kentera has been President of the Atlantic Council since 2008, and is a Visiting Fellow at HKS, UK Defense Academy and at the King’s College in London. Before joining the Atlantic Council, Dr. Kentera has been the Director of the Center for International Relations of Montenegro. He directs an annual intensive educational program in international security for foreign policy professionals of the region. Dr. Kentera established To Be Secure Forum (2BS Forum) a leading high level politico-security platform devoted to assessing major political and security challenges. In 2018, he established Digital Forensic Center as part of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, which is a first digital hub of its kind devoted to countering disinformation, fake news, and propaganda campaigns that have had a goal of destabilizing democratic processes in both Montenegro and wider Western Balkan region. He is also editor in chief of two magazines: the Security Magazine and the DFC Magazine. His advice is frequently sought by government, media, and the public on various aspects of Montenegro’s post-independence nation-building and security sector reform process. Dr. Kentera has lectured and published on several issues related to defense transformation and security integration for South East Europe. He holds a PhD degree in Security Studies, University of Belgrade. He has participated in programs in the United States at the Institute for National Security, and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His fields of interest are international relations, security studies and terrorism in particular.