Dr. Milena Harito is the Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration and National Coordinator for OGP from September 2013. She has extensive experience in the field of telecommunications and innovation, certified with various awards during her academic and professional career. Dr. Harito graduated with honors in Computer Science from the University of Tirana in 1989 and as PhD from Paris VI University in 1997. She started her career by working at the Albanian Computer Science Institute. Dr. Harito has substantial work experience as a senior manager in the telecommunications field, which she acquired while working for Orange France, in Paris.
The main focus areas of the Ministry of State for Innovation and Public Administration are: the modernization of Public Administration through professionalization of civil servants, extensive development of e-government; the improvement of public services under a citizen-centric approach; the development of information society through e-learning and promotion of start-ups.
Dr. Harito has contributed to different public debates concerning sustainable economic development, the European Integration and the development of e-government in Albania.