Minister of Information and Telecommunications,
Mihailo Jovanović was born in Belgrade in 1972. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade as one of the top students in his generation, where he also obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Doctorate in Economics in 2012 and defended his second doctoral thesis in the field of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2022 at the Criminalistic-Police University in Belgrade.
He spent the first half of his career at the Serbian Post, where he served as the director responsible for IT, electronic communications, and development. He contributed to the conceptualization and implementation of a new postal technological information system and the construction of regional postal-logistic centers in Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš. He is one of the key experts responsible for the Serbian Post achieving its best business results in history in 2016, thanks to digitization and the development of electronic business.
Since the establishment of the Office for Information Technology and E-Government of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in 2017, he has been its director. In a short period, he contributed to the intensive development of e-government services and infrastructure, digital transformation of public administration, progress in the digital economy, as well as the recognition, trust, and faith of citizens in e-government.
Through the establishment of the State Data Center in Kragujevac and the implementation of electronic services such as “Welcome to the World, Baby,” “eKindergarten,” “eEnrollment,” “My High School,” “eMailbox,” “Cloud-based Electronic Signature,” and many others, he has made an indelible mark in the digitalization of public administration in Serbia.
He received the award from the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Development of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in 2002, as one of the best young researchers and scientists who have contributed to the development of science and technology, changes in the country, and initiated reforms. They remained in the country and contributed to its overall faster development and integration with the world through their engagement.
In 2022, he received the Despot Stefan Lazarević Award from the City of Belgrade, which is given for outstanding achievements in art, science, medicine, architecture and urban planning, agriculture, journalism, education, sports, and environmental protection. He received the award for his exceptional contribution to the organization and implementation of the population vaccination in Belgrade in 2021, during the circumstances of the declared global pandemic of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 virus.
He is married to Aneta and is the father of Stefan and Aleksandar.