Vladimir Delic has over 40 years of experience in international trade, in both the private and public sector. He specialized in commodity trading, with a focus on bulk commodities and energy resources. In 1971, after graduating in Business Management and Maritime Transportation in Croatia, he joined Jugoimport in Belgrade as an apprentice. Vladimir worked there as a trader for ten years. In 1981, Vladimir Delic was employed by General Export, the largest government trading company in former Yugoslavia. In 1984 he was transferred to Cairo, Egypt and appointed CEO of the commodities trading division for the Middle East region.
With the fall of the USSR in 1988, Vladimir Delic recognized a great opportunity to enter the Russian steel market, which was closed to the rest of the world due to their factories’ lack of proper management, organization, financing and materials. Creating new business interests and relations in order to solve these setbacks posed a creative challenge for him, and in 1988, Unibros Steel Co. Ltd. was born with a head office in Limassol, Cyprus, and his new found trading and shipping company suddenly became the most prominent player in the region, throughout the countries in the former USSR.
Following his phenomenal success, Vladimir Delic has been invited by American politicians to give several speeches to the United States business community on the subject of entering the CIS emerging market to large American corporations such as Motorola, Westinghouse, British American Tobacco, and Babcock. Due to his experience and international connections, Mr. Delic was given the role of special advisor to a number of Balkan countries in order to attract greater investment in the region. He represented several international companies in such investments - including US Steel, Philip Morris, Otis, EnBV, Porr and Novomatic - and played an integral part in establishing private Canadian financing for the development of what is now the largest Marina in the Mediterranean area, Porto Montenegro.
Vladimir Delic is currently a Member of the Board for several oil, steel, and shipping companies, with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow, Singapore and Cyprus.
Founded in 1988, Unibros Steel rapidly developed as an international business network, opening offices around the world to trade in steel, bulk commodities, and a variety of energy related products, including oil and gas. From its earliest involvement with the CIS steel producers, the group has demonstrated the importance of understanding regional conditions and indigenous business practices as a means of securing and fostering trust and integrity in business partnerships.
By 1995, Unibros had grown into one of the largest international metal trading houses in the Commonwealth of Independent States - CIS region - with 37 offices worldwide, and an annual turnover of half a billion dollars.
Unibros Steel was one of the first companies that had sold CIS steel in China, Taiwan and the countries of Southeast Asia. Unibros was also a pioneer for selling Russian steel to the USA market.
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Unibros Steel has been providing Global Commodity Transactions for the Steel Industry since 1988. Leading experts in trading and shipping of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals capitalizing on nearly 30 years of strong relationships in this industry.