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Mladen Ivanić

Mladen Ivanić

Mladen Ivanić (Serbian Cyrillic: , pronounced [mlâden ǐʋanit͡ɕ]; born on 16 September 1958 in Sanski Most)[1] is a Bosnian Serb politician who has been a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2014.
Mladen Ivanić
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Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 November 2016
Prime Minister Denis Zvizdić
Preceded by Bakir Izetbegović
In office
17 November 2014 – 17 July 2015
Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda
Denis Zvizdić
Preceded by Bakir Izetbegović
Succeeded by Dragan Čović
Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 November 2014
Preceded by Nebojša Radmanović
Chairperson of the House of Peoples
In office
14 July 2008 – 26 February 2009
Preceded by Sulejman Tihić
Succeeded by Dušanka Majkić
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 January 2003 – 9 February 2007
Prime Minister Adnan Terzić
Preceded by Zlatko Lagumdžija
Succeeded by Sven Alkalaj
11th Prime Minister of Republika Srpska
In office
16 January 2001 – 17 January 2003
President Mirko Šarović
Dragan Čavić
Preceded by Milorad Dodik
Succeeded by Dragan Mikerević
Personal details
Born 16 September 1958 (age 58)
Sanski Most, Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Political party Party of Democratic Progress
Alma mater University of Banja Luka
University of Belgrade

Born in Sanski Most, Ivanić has lived in Banja Luka since 1971, when he earned his university diploma in economics there. He then received a doctorate in Belgrade; the thesis was titled Contemporary Marxist political economy in the West. He undertook post-Doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of Glasgow. Upon completion of his studies, he worked as a journalist. From 1985 to 1988, he lectured in Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics in Banja Luka, and later also in Sarajevo and Glasgow. His political career began in 1988, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina during Yugoslav Socialist times.

From 2001-03, Ivanić was Prime Minister of Republika Srpska (RS), one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s two entities. He also served as the sixth foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina since it became independent in 1992, succeeding Zlatko Lagumdžija on the post, and as such was a member of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In turn, he was succeeded on the post in 2007 by Sven Alkalaj.[citation needed]

He is a founding member of the center-right Bosnian Serb Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) and was its President from 1999 to 2015. In October 2014, he was elected as the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, narrowly beating SNSD’s candidate, the RS PM Željka Cvijanović. His victory marked the first time since the Dayton Agreement that the Serb member of the Presidency received the highest number of votes in the country, out of the three elected members. He was chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (head of state) from 17 November 2014 until 17 July 2015.

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