Slobodan Stankovic, the owner and director of the Banja Luka company "Integral inzenjering" and one of the richest people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has passed away.
The news of his death was published by the Republika Srpska (RS) entity public emitter – the RTRS. Stankovic, who died at the age of 74, was born in 1949 in Bosanska Krupa, and since 1957 he lived in Banja Luka.
In 1989, he founded the company “Integral inzenjering” in Laktasi, which over the years would become the largest construction company in the RS, engaged in the construction of all the highways in the entity, the bridge over the Sava near Gradiska, the hydroelectric power plant in Vrbas, the RS Government building, etc. The company was also employed in the region as well – in Serbia on the construction of Corridor 10, in Croatia on the construction of access roads to the Peljesac Bridge.
This year Stankovic was honoured by the RS President, Milorad Dodik, with the Order of the RS flag with a golden wreath, on the occasion of RS Day.
In October 2022, the United States imposed sanctions on Slobodan Stankovic and his company.
Both Stankovic and “Integral” were allegedly linked to corruption in the construction sector, where “Integral” won some of the biggest projects in the RS thanks to its ties to the political leadership.
Stankovic is the former owner of Alternativna Television from Banja Luka, which is also under US sanctions.