Siniša Macan was born in 1974 in Foča. He graduated in the field of technical sciences at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade. He received his master’s degree in technical sciences in 2006 at the University of Belgrade. He received his PhD in Informatics in 2018 in Banja Luka. Author and coauthor of more than 30 scientific papers related to IT, public administration, e government, election process, personal data protection, human rights.
Since 2000 he has been engaged in public administration in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska and in the institutions of BiH. In the period from 2006 to 2009, he was Director of the CIPS Directorate, and from 2009 to 2015, the first director of the Agency for Identification Documents, Records and Data Exchange of BiH – IDDEEA. Working in IDDEEA has been a key factor in the fact that BiH citizens get a free-visa regime with the countries of the Schengen Agreement. He is currently engaged in the ICT administration of the MUP of Republika Srpska on on position Head of the Department for Information and Communication Systems and Security. He planned and implemented a large number of projects related to IT in public administration, ID documents and passports, vehicle registration, tachograph, elections, visas, biometric data, digital signature and PKI systems, telecommunications, police systems and IT security.
As a manager or participant, he worked on the following projects: CIPS project (Citizen Identification Protection System – establishing a system of registering citizens, personal documents and driving licenses in BiH), passport and electronic passport system (request for passport, passport register and personalization of passports), passive registration of voters in BiH (support of election system and voting lists), telecommunication WAN network for public authorities, vehicle registration system, electronic ID card, tachograph system, system of movement and residence of foreigners, border area passes between BiH and Croatia, integral border management and establishment of information system for planning, management and support in administration.
Through professional engagement he participated in conferences organized by OSCE, ODHIR, ICAO, IOM EU and other international organizations.
In 2011, European Movement in BiH awarded Sinisa Macan the “Best European of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2011”. In 2010 he was a participant of the EUVP program.