Nikola Stakić has over 15 years of experience in HEI sector, with the primary academic domain in finance, investments, valuations and portfolio management. He currently serves as Associate professor at Singidunum University and Principal coordinator with CFA Institute, with respect to CFA University Affiliation Program. During his academic career, he has been engaged in various managerial roles in higher-education institutions and different academic and professional committees and projects, most notably as Head of Finance, Accounting and Economics Department at Modern College of Business and Science, Muscat, Oman. In addition, he has published several textbooks and more than 30 scientific papers in reputable international journals and conferences. Apart from the academic role, Nikola Stakić is engaged as external consultant for HEIs, with respect to professional certifications and exam preparations. In the previous 5 years, he is also active trader and retail investor in global financial markets.