Elena Mancheva was appointed State Secretary at the Ministry of Information Society and Administration on 3rd October 2020.
In terms of her academic background, she holds a BA degree in Computer Science. She was born in Kochani, on 07. III. 1979. She completed her primary and secondary education in Kochani and continued her academic path by enrolling in studies at the Computer Science Institute at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics under the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje. In 2017, she completed her Master's studies at the Faculty of Law under the “Goce Delchev” University in Shtip, at the study programme Public Administration, whereby her master’s thesis covered the topic of “Responsibility of Public and State Administration (Legal Setup, Current State-of-Affairs and Perspectives)”.
She was still a student when she became part of the team that answered the European Commission National Questionnaire in then Sector for European Integration, Government General Secretariat. She was employed with the Secretariat for European Affairs from 2006 to 2011. From 2011 on, she has been employed with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, whereby in the past 3 years she was appointed as Advisor on ICT to the Minister. She is a member of ReSPA’s e-Government group and component contact-point for the Digital Agenda in the Coordinative Body for Building and Implementing Western Balkans Regional Economic Area.
Elena Mancheva has attended and successfully completed trainings in: Project Cycle Management (Kocka, GTZ), Strategic Planning (CIRa), Anticorruption Measures and Ethics in State Service (MISA), Quality Management (ReSPA), Seasonal School on Fast Development (ReSPA). In addition, she has attended and successfully completed the following workshops and trainings organized by Microsoft: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure, Designing Security for Microsoft Network, Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Designing and Managing a Windows Public Key Infrastructure, Designing IT Platform Collaborative Applications with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003, among others.
The State Secretary’s monthly net salary amounts to 59,947 MKD.