She was born in 1958 in Trstenik, where she completed primary school and technical high school. She graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade, Department in Kraljevo, in 1982.

Immediately after graduating, she got a job in the then Basic organisation of associated labour – Namenska proizvodnja, which was an elite organisational unit of the former giant Prva petoletka, from which, after ownership transformations in the early 1990s, the current company PPT-Namenska AD emerged.

She started her career of mechanical engineer as an associate technologist and was soon promoted to the position of independent designer of technology for the production of the most important products of the military industry, starting from parts and assemblies built into weapons for ground forces, to components for the needs of air military and civil programme.

At the beginning of 2001 she became a technology manager and worked intensively on organising the preparation of technological documentation and procedures related to the production of parts and components of weapons and military equipment. A year later, she was appointed director of the Quality Control Sector, with the task of creating a quality policy, taking into account new market demands.

From the position of director of the Quality Control Sector, she went to the position of deputy director of PPT-Namenska AD in 2012, and two years later she became first assistant executive director, and then general director of PPT-Namenska AD.

By coming at the head of this company, she managed to turn a factory with many problems into a modern, market-oriented company in a relatively short period of time, which is now recording production growth year in year out.

In addition to her professional work at PPT-Namenska, starting in 2017, as the President of the Parliament of Businessmen of the Rasina District of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, she has been actively participating in creating economic activity of the Rasina District.

Due to her contribution to the development of the economy of this district, she received several awards, the most significant of which are the award of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce for business leader (2017), the award of the Association of Chambers for the best manager of Southeast Europe (2017), as well as the award “Captain Misa Anastasijevic“ to company PPT-Namenska Trstenik this year for the best company in the Rasina District.

She also contributed to the process of reviving production in the factory for making parts in Leposavic, which is why she received the October recognition of the Municipality of Leposavic.

Care for the wider community, expressed through the initiation of economic activity, assistance to local self-government and participation in numerous humanitarian actions, nominated her for the award of honorary citizen of the Municipality of Trstenik in 2018.

She is married and a mother of two children.

Andjelka Atanaskovic