Ms Jelena Trivan, Ph.D. was born in 1973. She graduated and received her Doctor’s degree from the Belgrade University School of Philology.
Until 2000, she worked as a literature professor in the Prva kragujevačka gimnazija (First Grammar School Kragujevac). In the period of 2000–2006, she was a Deputy Minister in the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights.
During her Deputy Minister’s mandate, she has lead the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro Negotiating Team for conclusion of the Agreement on National Minorities with the neighboring countries, and the Agreement on Readmission with the European Union member states.
She was a co-president of the inter-state commissions for the national minorities’ protection, with Croatia, Hungary and Romania, and the team leader for drafting the National Minorities Act and National Minorities’ National Councils Act.
Since 2004, she has represented Serbia in the Council of Europe Human Rights Committee. In this period, she has monitored the status of human rights in the Council of Europemember states. She was the laureate of the 2011 “The Man of the Year“ award.
In the period of 2007–2014, she was a national deputy in the Republic of Serbia National Assembly. During this time, she was the Culture and Information Board Chair. She was a member of the European Integration Board, and the Interparliamentary Delegation between the European Parliament and the Republic of Serbia National Assembly.
In the Republic of Serbia National Assembly, she chaired the Group of Friendship with the Netherlands.
She has been the RTS Program Boardmember since 2013. In 2017, she received the Serbia Chamber of Commerce Award – Manager of the Year, and the Serbia Chamber of Commerce and Belgrade Chamber of Commerce annual award of „Beogradski pobednik za 2018. godinu“(Belgrade Winner 2018) for the achieved results in the economy.
Since 27 January 2015 she has performed the duties of the Director of the Javno preduzeće „Službeni glasnik“ (“Official Gazette” Public Enterprise).
She has been the Management Board President of the Film Center of Serbia since 2018. The Company’s Management Board has elected Ms Jelena Trivan, Ph.D. the General Manager (CEO) of the Mtel, a.d. Banja Luka, the mandate commencing on 15 September 2021.
She speaks the English language.