Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
She was born in 1975 in Belgrade. She holds a master’s degree (MBA) from the University of Hull from the United Kingdom and has worked for more than ten years with international organisations, foreign investors, local governments and the public sector in Serbia.
In August 2016 she was elected Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, and she held that position until the election for the Prime Minister.
She is President of the Council for Innovative Entrepreneurship and Information Technologies of the Serbian government and of the National Minorities Council of the Republic of Serbia, as well as Vice President of the Public Administration Reform Council of the Republic of Serbia.
As Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, she worked on a faster systematic introduction of e-government in Serbia, with the aim of more efficient work of state administration and local self-government, direct raising of the quality of life of citizens of Serbia, building more modern and transparent administration and fighting corruption.
Two most important projects implemented in this segment during her term are e-Baby (“Baby, Welcome to the World”) and e-ZUP (full implementation of the Law on General Administrative Procedure).
As President of the Council for Innovative Entrepreneurship and Information Technologies of the Serbian government, in day-to-day consultations with IT industry from Serbia, start-ups and innovative companies, she developed the Action Plan and started its fast implementation.
In the fight against grey economy, she was in charge of the implementation of the “Take the Receipt and Win” raffle, in which more than 40% of Serbian citizens participated, which resulted in a significantly increased awareness of the importance of the fight against the grey economy.
She is a member of the “New Leaders for Europe” group within the World Economic Forum.
Prior to her election to the Serbian government, she was Director of Continental Wind Serbia (CWS), where she worked on the implementation of an investment worth €300 million in the wind farm in the municipality of Kovin.
She took part in the establishment and was the first executive director, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit foundation Peksim.
She worked at various US consulting companies that were implementing the projects financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Serbia. She was Deputy Director of the Serbia Competitiveness Project, an expert on the Programme of reform of the local self-government in Serbia and a senior coordinator of the Programme for economic development of municipalities.
She actively participated in the establishment of the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) in 2006. She became a member, and then the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NALED.
She has received numerous awards for the development projects she has worked on, for the promotion of social responsibility and tolerance.