Minister of Information and Telecommunications, Government of the Republic of Serbia
Mihailo Jovanović was born in 1972 in Belgrade. He graduated and received his Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, as one of the best students of his generation. He obtained his PhD Degree in Economic Sciences in 2012, and went on to defend his second Doctoral Thesis in the field of Mathematics and Computer Sciences in 2022, at the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies.
He spent the first half of his working life at the Post of Serbia, where he was also a scholarship holder, as the Director responsible for IT, electronic communications and development, where he contributed to the design and implementation of the new postal technology and information system and the construction of regional postal and logistics centres in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. He is one of the most responsible experts for the fact that, owing to digitalization and the development of electronic business operations, the Post achieved the best business results in its history in 2016.
He has been the Director of the Office for Information Technologies and eGovernment of the Government of the Republic of Serbia since its establishment in 2017. In a short period, he contributed to the intensive development of eGovernment services and infrastructure, the digital transformation of public administration, the progress of the digital economy, but also the recognition, trust and faith of citizens in eGovernment.
The construction of the Government Data Centre in Kragujevac, as well as the implementation of electronic services Baby, Welcome to the World, eKindergarten, eEnrollment, My High School, eMailbox, Electronic Signature in the Cloud and many others left a permanent mark on the digitalization of public administration in Serbia.
He received an award from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Development of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in 2002 at a public call for the best young researchers and scientists who contributed to the development of science and technology, changes in the country, as well as initiated reforms, and who remained in the country and with their involvement contributed to its overall faster development and connection with the world.
In 2022, he received the “Despot Stefan Lazarević” Award of the City of Belgrade, which is awarded for a work that represents the most valuable achievement in art, science, medicine, architecture and urban planning, agriculture, journalism, education, sports and environmental protection. He received the award for his outstanding contribution to the organization and implementation of vaccination of the population in Belgrade in 2021 in the circumstances of the declared global SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic.
He is married to Aneta, and is the father of Stefan and Alexander.