Dejan Markovic

Head of innovation
Youth Business International

Dejan is head of innovation at Youth Business International, leading YBI’s innovation agenda to deliver a step-change in the number of young people accessing our products and services and in our ability to equip them to thrive in a digital, globalised world.

Dejan has considerable experience in developing and implementing strategic, innovation and business development ambitions as well as innovation project design and delivery using Human Centered Design and Lean Startup. Dejan began his career at Deloitte before moving on to lead corporate strategy and innovation at Bupa for eight years. Dejan holds a Biotechnology degree from UCL and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.


Young entrepreneur Buram promptly changed the focus of her sewing business to produce face masks for her local community in Mongolia.
16 September 2020
In times of uncertainty, both entrepreneurs and organisations have the ability and impetus to experiment and innovate with new ideas and approaches. What can civil society learn from the business world?