Maja Turković was a pioneer of the wind energy industry development in Serbia, as a co-owner and director of the first large-scale wind project in Serbia, as well as through her engagement in the Serbian Wind Energy Association.
She brings over twenty years of invaluable and multi-angled experience in renewable energy sector, covering wide range of different roles and engagements: from Power Utility restructuring, to RES policy making and RES project development. Some of her notable engagements include being an assistant minister for the power sector, in the Ministry of Energy, Government of Serbia, where she was responsible for allocation of grants for the power sector, oversaw the restructuring and unbundling of the Power Utility of Serbia, managed a project of establishing of the Energy Regulatory Authority and conducted bilateral negotiations on Structure Adjustment Credit with the World Bank. Through Serbian Wind Energy Association, she also helped drafting of RES laws and by-laws with regards to PPA bankability terms and FIT scheme.
Maja holds a Masters degree in Power Systems from the University of Belgrade‘s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Imperial College London Business School. She is author/co-author of 22 published papers, in the context of conference materials or in scientific magazines.
Maja gives back to community on a large scale by being actively involved in several non-profit institutions. She is empowering young people in Serbia through her Board presence in Pexim Foundation; She co-founded WISE SEE network (Women in Sustainable Energy) dedicated to empowering women in the industry. Finally, she is constantly working on innovative ways to decarbonize our planet through her active involvement in a regional network of independent energy transition think tanks SE3T.net. Outside of work, Maja enjoys spending time with her large and noisy family, and hiking with her dog. She is an artsy person and never misses a good art exhibition; she loves sketching and painting and indulging herself in old book binding techniques.