2018 Forum programme

Dr. Milica Pejanović Đurišić
Dr. Milica Pejanović Đurišić

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN
Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations in New York
Republic of Montenegro


Milica Pejanović-Đurišić is currently Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN.  Before, she served as Minister of Defence in the Government of Montenegro from March 2012 to November 2016, having a leading role in the process of Montenegro’s accession to NATO. 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 the PhD in Telecommunication Engineering, Milica Pejanović-Đurišić continuously pursues her academic carrier as a 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 Montenegriin Internet provider (2001-2002). Prof. Pejanović-Đurišić  has been working as a consultant in the field of ICTs and  as an expert  for European Commission and ITU, participating in a number ofglobal professional associations and projects in the field of info-communication technologies.