Following recent parliamentary elections in Croatia, a new government has been formed and Mr Zdravko Marić has been appointed Minister of Finance. He also becomes EIB Governor for the Republic of Croatia, succeeding Mr Lalovac.

Before his appointment in the new government, Mr Marić was since 2012 Executive Director for Strategy and Capital Markets in the company Agrokor in Croatia.

From 2008 to 2012, Mr Marić served as State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and from 2006 to 2008, he was Assistant Minister for Macroeconomic Analysis and Planning, in the same Ministry.

Between 2001 and 2006, Mr Marić worked as a Research assistant at the Institute of Economics in Zagreb.

Mr Marić was born in 1977. In 2000, he graduated In Finance from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zagreb. He holds a Master’s degree and a Doctor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business of Zagreb University.