Sanja served as the Ambassador of Montenegro to the Republic of Italy, Malta and San Marino and Permanent Representative to UN organizations in Rome (2017-2021). Previously she was a Member of the Parliament of Montenegro in November 2016-2017 and Representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and a member of its Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (2017). She also served as a Minister of Science in the Government of Montenegro (2010-2016) and Acting Minister of Education and Sport in 2016.
Her academic career started in 1998, from assistant professor of management, to the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism at the Mediterranean University of Montenegro (2004-2010) and Associated Professor of Management and Leadership (from 2010).
Awarded by the President of the Republic of Italy with the distinction of Knight of the Order of the Star of the Republic of Italy”, as well as with the Grand Cross of Danilo I for merits in Montenegro. Rotary International acknowledged her with the Paul Harris Fellowship for the humanitarian work in 2010 and 2015, as she was the first President and founder of Rotary International Club in Bar, Montenegro, as well as member of District Committee 2483 for Rotary International Foundation and Youth.
Holds a PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in management and leadership from the Faculty of Management in Belgrade (Serbia); She was specialized in management, leadership and education at Harvard Kennedy School (2011), University of Bologna (Italy), as well as in Dublin (Ireland), Toronto (Canada), Krems (Austria) and Bremen (Germany)
Currently resides in Rome, Italy, where she teaches Leadership and HR Management at the UNINT (University of International Studies) and Psychology of Decision Making at the LUMSA (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta).
Sanja is born in Montenegro and has an eighteen-year old daughter, with whom she shares the same love and passion for music, skiing and travel.