Ambassador Milica Pejanović-Đurišić

Amb. Pejanović-Đurišić is the Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN, as of May 2018. Before, she served as Minister of Defense in the Government of Montenegro from March 2012 to November 2016. Her current engagements also include participation in the Mediterranean Women Mediators network and steering committees of a number of (cyber)security related conferences and initiatives. She is a member of the Governance Board of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro and founder of its Digital Forensic lab.

With a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering, Prof. Pejanović-Đurišić continuously pursues her academic carrier, being full professor in Telecommunications and Wireless Communications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, founder and director of its Research Centre for ICT. Prof. Pejanović-Đurišić ‘s role in fostering digital transformation of Montenegro and the region has been widely recognized, through a number of initiatives focusing on development and deployment of info-communication infrastructures and applications. Her industry experience includes being President of the Board of “Telekom Montenegro” (1999-2002), as well as President of the Board of the first Montenegrin Internet provider (2001-2002). Prof. Pejanović-Đurišić has been working as a consultant in the field of ICTs, being also engaged as an expert for European Commission, ITU and participating in a number of global professional associations and projects in the field of info-communication technologies.

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