Welcome to ICPE

Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs


ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.


Professor Dr. P.K. Jain holds lectures for the students of the ICPE MBA Program


Profile of Professor P. K. Jain

Dr. P. K. Jain is Professor of Finance at Department of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi. He earlier served as the Head of Department of Management Studies. He is Modi Foundation Chair Professor also. Earlier, he had been Dalmia Chair Professor and Co-ordinator of Dalmia Research Programme on Management in Asia. He has teaching experience of more than 35 years in subjects related to Finance and Accounting. He has conducted many On-line & Off-line Management Development Programs on Finance for Non-Finance Executives as well as for Finance Managers of both public and private sector enterprises. He has taught at the University of Paris 1 and School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok; he is visiting faculty at I.C.P.E, Ljubljana, Slovenia to teach at MBA (International) programme. He has Authored/Co-authored nearby two dozen text books and research books in areas of finance and accounting. He has published more than 131 research papers in national and international Journals. He has been associated with several research projects and consultancy in the field of Finance. His contributions in the field of Finance have been recognized at national and international levels and several awards and recognition have been conferred on him.


Professor Dr. P.K. Jain in a conversation with the ICPE Director-General Dr. Štefan Bogdan Šalej.