Her Excellency Maja Gojković was born on 22 May 1963 in Novi Sad. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad in 1987, and took the Bar in 1989. She began her career practising law in the family law office founded by her father Mita Gojković.
She earned extensive parliamentary experience serving in all the legislatures of the state parliament since 1992. She was also an MP in the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina from 1996 to 2000.
She served as Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia from 1998 to 1999 and was Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1999 to 2000.
In the local elections in September 2004 she was elected Mayoress of Novi Sad, becoming the first woman mayor in the history of the city. From May 2012 to 2014, Maja Gojković was an MP in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government.
From 2014 to 2016, she has been the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the Chairperson of the Committee on Children’s Rights.
She is a member of the Presidium of the Serbian Progressive Party.