Born in Bolivia, Kori Udovički is a Serbian politician. After graduating from the University of Belgrade, she came to Yale and received her MA and Ph.D in Economics. She worked on inter-regional trade and integration between the republics of the former Yugoslavia.
She was the founder and President of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies, a Belgrade NGO that works for the advancement of economic research and education in South East Europe. She was the President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics.
On a regional level, she served her country in key positions as Special Advisor to the Serbian Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, as a Minister of Energy and Mining, the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, Minister of Public Administration and in the powerful position of Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia.
On an international level, she worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, served as an Assistant Administrator of the UNDP and Director of the Regional Bureau of UNDP for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States and finally as the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN.