Dr Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Minister of Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia

Dr Emilija Stojmenova Duh completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor. 


In the past, she managed the 4PDIH Digital Innovation Hub – a partnership between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Association of Municipalities of Slovenia that raises awareness of the importance of digitalization, provides support in the development of digital knowledge and skills, and helps decision makers design appropriate digitalization policies. 


Her work in research and development focused on the use of new digital technologies for innovation in and the development of cities, villages and communities, digital innovation hubs, rural development and digital transformation.


Dr Stojmenova Duh was the first President of IEEE’s „Women in Engineering Slovenia“. She 

was also the first Slovenian woman representative at the Global Young Academy and a member of the European Research Area Working Group within ALLEA – All European Academies. She is strongly committed to increasing the number of young people studying engineering – especially women. 


She is author and co-author of a number of scientific and professional publications concerning digital transformation.