The Provincial Secretary is a member of the Provincial Government responsible for management of the Provincial Secretariat. The Provincial Secretary for Education, Administration and National Communities has a deputy, under-secretary and five assistant secretaries.
Žolt Sakalaš / Szakállas Zsolt, Vice-President of the Provincial Government and Provincial Secretary for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities
Žolt Sakalaš was born in 1984 in Novi Sad. He attended the Grammar School “Svetozar Marković“ in the Hungarian language in his place of birth, where he also graduated from the Faculty of Law.
In the course of studies and upon their completion, he acquired professional development at faculties in Germany (Campus Europae) and Hungary. In 2008, he acquired the title of Bachelor of Laws and in 2010 he completed the master studies and received the award from the University of Novi Sad for outstanding success during studies. He was a Bundestag (IPS) scholarship recipient in 2011.
His professional career started at the Municipal Court in Novi Sad, where he worked as a judicial intern – volunteer, and continued from 2009, with occasional interruptions, at the provincial administration. From 2016 he was the Under-Secretary at the Provincial Secretary for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities. He has also completed the Diplomatic Academy of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and passed the bar examination.
He is a member of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians.
In addition to his native languages – Hungarian and Serbian, he is fluent in English and German and also speaks basic French.
He is married.
Milan Kovačević, Deputy Provincial Secretary for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities-National Communities
He was born in 1962 in Ruma. He obtained a University degree at the Teaches’ College in Sombor.
He worked at the Primary School “11th November” in Senta until 1985 and then at the Primary School “B.P.Pinki” in Sremska Mitrovica, where he also held the position of the school principal. Upon expiry of his term of ofice, he started working for the Ministry of Education at the position of the school supervisor. After that, he became the president of the Municipal Assembly of Sremska Mitrovica and an MP at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia for two terms of office.
He holds the licence for occupational safety and health protection.He speaks Russian and is the father of two children.