Zorana Mihajlović

Zorana Mihajlović (Serbian Cyrillic: Зорана Михајловић, pronounced [zǒrana mixǎjloʋitɕ], born 5 May 1970) is a Serbian politician. She has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, and the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure in the Government of Serbia since 27 April 2014.[1]

Zorana Mihajlović
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Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
Assumed office
27 April 2014
Prime MinisterAleksandar Vučić
Ivica Dačić (acting)
Ana Brnabić
Preceded byJovan Krkobabić
Minister of Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure
In office
27 April 2014 – 28 October 2020
Prime MinisterAleksandar Vučić
Ivica Dačić (Acting)
Ana Brnabić
Preceded byVelimir Ilić (Construction and Urbanism)
Aleksandar Antić (Transport)
Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection
Assumed office
28 October 2020
Prime MinisterAna Brnabić
Preceded byAleksandar Antić
In office
27 July 2012 – 27 April 2014
Prime MinisterIvica Dačić
Preceded byMilutin Mrkonjić (Energy)
Oliver Dulić (Environmental Protection)
Succeeded byAleksandar Antić (Energy and Mining)
Personal details
Born (1970-05-05) 5 May 1970 (age 51)
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyG17+ (2002–2006)
Serbian Progressive (2010–present)
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Economics
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionEconomist

Early life and educationEdit

Mihajlović was born in May 1970 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but she finished her elementary and secondary school in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics[2] in 1993 with a degree in Foreign and Domestic Trade. Her thesis was titled Energy Resources in European Economic Community.

She received her M.A. degree in 1998 at Faculty of Economics with the thesis Energy Sector of Serbia and Selected European Countries - France, Germany and Sweden.

Mihajlović obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the Faculty of Economics with the thesis Energy and Economic Development and - Analyses of Interdependence between Serbia and Countries of European Union. In 2006, she became research associate at Faculty of Economics, and since 2008 she has been an associate professor at Megatrend University.[3]

She has published three books in Serbian and several scientific papers in a national journal (also in Serbian).[4]

Professional careerEdit

Mihajlović worked for nearly 15 years in her profession, first as a Professor of Accounting and Business Economy at First High School in Economics in Belgrade. From 1996 to 2006, she worked at the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS), in the Elektroistok public company for electric power transport.[5] She was a member of the EPS’s Board of Management from 2004 to 2007. Since 2008, she has worked as an associate professor at Megatrend University in Belgrade.

Political careerEdit

Mihajlović started her political career as a member of G17 Plus party. During that time she worked as adviser for Energy and Environmental Protection to Miroljub Labus, deputy prime minister in the Government of Serbia.[6] She was head of the Sector for Energy and Environmental Protection Politics, and from 2005 to 2006 she was also head of the Cabinet.

Mihajlović joined the Serbian Progressive Party in April 2010.[7] She soon became a member of the Executive Board of the Serbian Progressive Party. During the 2012 campaign for Serbian general elections, Zorana Mihajlović was a leader in the campaign for her Serbian Progressive Party.

On 27 July 2012, Mihajlović was elected Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection in the Government of Serbia.[8]

In February 2017, the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić decided to run for the 2017 Serbian presidential elections.[9] He won the elections in the first round and was sworn as the President of Serbia on 31 May 2017.[10] Weeks later, he gave mandate to Ana Brnabić to form the governmental cabinet.[11] On 29 June 2017, the cabinet of Ana Brnabić was formed,[12][13] with Mihajlović keeping her office.

Personal lifeEdit

Mihajlović is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French and Italian. She has one son.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Naprednjaci izabrali kandidate za ministre RTS 22 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Biography of Zorana Mihajlović Serbian Government Retrieved 27 July 2012. (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Biography from Megatrend University
  4. ^ List of published books and papers Archived June 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Zorana Mihajlović, Economist - biography
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Istinomer:Zorana Mihajlović Milanović Archived June 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ New cabinet elected; PM, ministers take oath of office Archived November 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine B92 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  9. ^ "SNS: Jednoglasno - Vučić kandidat za predsednika". b92.net (in Serbian). Tanjug. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Vucic Sworn in as Serbia's New President Amid Protests". usnews.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Vučić: Kandidat za predsednika Vlade je Ana Brnabić". b92.net (in Serbian). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Kabinet Ane Brnabić položio zakletvu". danas.rs (in Serbian). Danas Online. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  13. ^ Surk, Barbara. "Serbia Gets Its First Female, and First Openly Gay, Premier". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Milutin Mrkonjić
(Energy)
Oliver Dulić
(Environmental Protection)
Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Aleksandar Antić
(Energy and Mining)
Preceded by
Velimir Ilić (Construction and Urbanism)
Aleksandar Antić (Transport)
Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
2014–present