Marta Arsovska-Tomovska

Marta Arsovska-Tomovska

Marta Arsovska-Tomovska

Although diversified, former Minister’s Tomovska professional career has always being centered on innovation, digital transformation of societies and building skills for the future. She is familiar both with the culture of business and the culture of government. In the moment, she is serving as a digital transformation strategist/business development consultant for a regional consultancy company.

Since her appointment in 2011 as a Deputy Minister and then in 2015 as a Minister for Information Society and Public Administration, she was leading the creation and implementation of strategies for digital transformation of the society, as well as public administration reform aiming to build first class public service and optimize public service delivery through ICT means. In the same time, she was promoting Republic of Macedonia as an attractive ICT destination, advocating the STEM education, empowering and encouraging girls and young women for car​eers in the field of ICTs and supporting young talents to participate to domestic and international coding contest and events. She held this position until May, 2017.

Prior to her career on executive positions in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, she had 15+ years career in the private sector.  Leading several prominent ICT companies, she was part of the team that introduced Internet for the first time in the country, designed first Macedonian website, first e-Commerce and first e-Banking solution. She also leaded the implementation of the first WIMAX pilot installation; started the initiative “Culture of Internet security”; Digital Media Collaboration initiative between Macedonia, USA and Japan; Digital Sister Cities Initiative and many more. She took part in major ICT projects implemented in the public and private sector such as budget and treasury management; single window systems; health insurance and hospital management; education management etc.

As far as her education is concerned, she is graduated electrical engineer, currently preparing master thesis in the field of economy. She has been trained on various topics, including leadership, ICT technologies, public administration concepts and project management by various companies and organizations such as IBM, National School of Government and Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Italian National School of Administration, Public Administration International, NICO, Adizes Institute and PMI.

Tomovska is a frequent speaker and panelist of various high-level events organized by UN, ITU, UNESCO, OECD, USAID, Bled Strategic Forum, “Davos of the ICT” Global Forum, Harvard’s Leadership for a Networked World, Open Government Partnership Summit, Mobile World Congress, NDI, Omidyar Network, International IDEA, NED, Google, The Atlantic, Boeing and many more.

During her career, she has been awarded by USAID, UN WSIS, ITU, World Customs Organization, British Council, National Entrepreneurship and Competition Council and Computer Society of Macedonia for her merits and outstanding contribution for the development of Macedonian ICT sector. In 2004, she was awarded as a Top 10 Manager of the year by a local magazine Kapital.

Tomovska is currently serving as Board Member and Grand Jury Member of the World Summit Awards (in the framework of the UN World Summit on the Information Society – UN WSIS).  She is also Chairman of the Girls and Woman in ICT Initiative in the Republic of Macedonia.