Andrej Plenković

Andrej Plenković was sworn in as Prime Minister on 19 October 2016, thus becoming the 12th Head of Government since Croatia's independence. On 17 July 2016, he was elected President of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), a member of the European People's Party.

Born in Zagreb on 8 April 1970, Andrej Plenković is married and has two children. He is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and conversant in German.

Political Career

  • October 2016 Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia
  • September 2016 Won the general elections with a solid pro-European, reformist, centre-right and
  • Christian-democratic agenda
  • June 2016 President of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
  • 2013-2016 Member of the European Parliament
  • 2011-2013 Member of the Croatian Parliament
  • 2010-2011 State Secretary - for EU Affairs
  • 2011-2012 Conducted a successful referendum campaign on EU membership

Diplomatic Career

  • 2005-2010 Deputy Ambassador to France
  • 2002-2005 Deputy Head of Croatia's Mission to the EU
  • 2001-2002 Member of the Negotiating Team on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
  • 1997-2001 Head of the Department for European Integration
  • 1996-1997 Department for Analysis
  • 1995-1995 Head of the Office of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1994 Joined the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • 2002 Master of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
  • 2002 Bar Exam
  • 1997 State Exam
  • 1993 Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Source: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations, September 2017