Mayor of Belgrade



Aleksandar Šapić was born on June 1, 1978, in Belgrade and started playing water polo at a young age. He had a successful club career, playing for various teams in Yugoslavia, Italy, and Russia. He won numerous titles and awards, including national championships, cups, and individual accolades for his goal-scoring abilities. Šapić also had a successful international career, representing Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro, and finally Serbia. He played in multiple Olympic Games, World Championships, and European Championships, winning medals and being the top scorer in several tournaments. He scored a total of 981 goals in 385 games for the national team. He received numerous awards for his achievements, both in sports and humanitarian work. He founded the Be Humane foundation, which raised funds to help children and others in need in Serbia. Šapić pursued education and obtained a Ph.D. in industrial management in 2012. He entered politics and held various positions, including serving as the assistant of the Mayor of Belgrade between 2009 and 2012 and later becoming the mayor of the New Belgrade municipality in 2012. Since then, has been re-elected several times for that position. He also formed his own association of citizens and ran in municipal elections. In 2022, he was elected as the Mayor of Belgrade. Šapić is married with two children and resides in Belgrade. He is multilingual, speaking Russian, Italian, and English.

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