Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Digital Innovation Expert

Although diversified, the professional career of Ms. Marta Arsovska-Tomovska has always been centered around innovation, the digital transformation of societies and building skills for the future. She is familiar both with the business culture and the culture of government.

Currently, she works as strategist/expert/consultant for digital transformation, innovation and business process improvement for domestic and international companies, institutions and governments, as well as the International Telecommunication Union (United Nations organization for ICT) on several regional projects. She is a co-founder of the Institute for Leadership, North Macedonian start-up in the field of consulting and education.

Arsovska-Tomovska is also a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Grand Jury at the World Summit Awards (United Nations WSIS organization). She is certified by the United Nations as an international expert for the assessment and development of national digital innovation ecosystems. At the same time, Arsovska – Tomovska is appointed as special advisor of the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia for digital transformation.

Under her leadership, since her appointment in 2011 as Deputy Minister, and then in 2015 as Minister of Information Society and Public Administration, she created and implemented strategies for digitization, as well as for reforming the public administration in order to optimize the delivery of public services through ICT. At the same time, she promoted North Macedonia as an attractive ICT destination, promoted STEM education, and encouraged youth for careers in the field of ICT.

Prior to her appointment to executive positions in the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, she had a 15-year career in the private sector. Leading renowned ICT companies, she participated in teams that worked on innovative projects in the field of Internet technology and developed the first North Macedonian website, the first e-commerce platform, the first solution for e-banking, the first WiMAX installation and many others. She launched the initiative “Culture of Internet Security”; Initiative for cooperation in the field of digital media between North Macedonia, USA, and Japan; Initiative for digital sister cities and many others. She took part in the most complex ICT projects and one-stop-shop systems in the public and private sector and collaborated with the world’s largest ICT brands on budget-funded and donor-funded projects of the World Bank, USAID, IPA etc.

As for her education, she is a graduate electrical engineer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Skopje (current FEIT), and she is currently preparing a Master’s thesis at the Faculty of Economics. She also obtained a Leadership Certificate from Harvard University, the National Government School / Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom and the Adizes Institution, diplomas on public management concepts from the UK Institute of Public Administration, the Italian National School of Administration, Scottish Parliament / NICO, project management – PMI, as well as professional certificates in the field of computer science.

Arsovska-Tomovska was a speaker and panelist at various high-level events organized by the United Nations, the International Telecommunication Union, the UNESCO, the OECD, the USAID, the Bled Strategic Forum, the Global Davos ICT Forum, the Open Government Partnership, the Mobile World Congress, NDI, Omidyar, NED, Google, The Atlantic, Boeing, Standford University and many others.

During her career, she was awarded for her merits and contribution to the development of the North Macedonian ICT sector by USAID, UN WSIS, ITU, World Customs Organization, British Council, National Council for Entrepreneurship and various associations for Internet technologies and for IT experts. In 2004, she was selected as Top 10 Manager of the Year by Capital magazine.