Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency
Milorad Dodik (pronounced [born 12 March 1959) is a Bosnian Serb politician, currently serving as the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the collective federal head of state and is also its chairman.
President of the socialist Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) since its creation in 1996, he has occupied a number of political positions in Republika Srpska, the Serb-majority entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dodik was the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska from 1998 until 2001 and from 2006 until 2010 and the President of Republika Srpska from 2010 to 2018.
Much like the SNSD, Dodik was initially considered as a moderate and reformist alternative to the ultra-nationalist Serb Democratic Party (SDS) in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since then, however, Dodik and the SNSD have pursued an increasingly-nationalist and separatist line, invoking the right of the Bosnian Serbs to self-determination. His time in power has been characterised by authoritarianism, repudiation of federal Bosnian institutions, and closer connections to Serbia and Russia.
Milorad is married to Snježana Dodik, with whom he has two children. His nephew is Bosnian businessman and football administrator Vico Zeljković.
On 21 December 2020, Dodik was admitted to hospital due to bilateral pneumonia, but did not contract COVID-19. One day later though, on 22 December, it was confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19, amid its pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina; by 28 December, Dodik recovered.
Slavo Kukic, Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (since June 14, 2011)
Slavo Kukić (born 1954 near Posušje, Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian sociologist and politician.
He teaches as a professor at the Faculty of Economics at the Mostar University and has additional teaching tasks at the universities of Sarajevo and Split.
In June 2011, the independent ethnic Croat was nominated for the office of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nermin Niksic, Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (since Mar 17, 2011)
Nermin (Dževad) Niksic was born on 27 December 1960 in Konjic where he still lives. Completed Elementary school and grammar school in Konjic. He graduated in 1986 with a degree in Law.
Nermin Niksic has been a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) since 1993. From 1994-2004 he served as president of the Municipal Organization SDP Konjic. He was President of the Cantonal the SDP and the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNK). In January of 2007 he was elected Secretary General of the Party.
According to data from the Centers for Civic Initiatives (CCI), Niksic was one of the most active members.
Niksic is married to his wife Nadia with whom he has a daughter and son Haris Najra.
Aleksandar Dzombic, Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (since Dec 29, 2010)
Born in 1968. in Banja Luka. Currently a graduate student at the Faculty of Management ECPD (European Center for Peace and Development), Belgrade. So far, he worked in the City Administration of Banja Luka, the Crystal Bank AD Banja Luka as an officer, the head office and project manager, and in Agroprom Banka AD Banja Luka as a director.
Before the election as Finance Minister, served as the Executive Director of the Nova Banka AD Bijeljina. Ethnicity is a Serb.
Married, one child.
MUSTAFA MUJEZINOVIĆ, Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
He was born on December 27, 1954 in Sarajevo. He completed the elementary school in 1970 in Sarajevo, and in 1974 he completed the First General High School. He received his Bachelor degree in electric power systems (electro-energetics) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Sarajevo University in 1978.
From 1978 until 1983 he was Constructor, and then Quality Engineer in the Factory of Transformer Stations and Switchgear Plants TTS “Energoinvest” Sarajevo.
From 1983 until 1990 he was Head of Technical Group in the Sales Department of the Factory TTS “Energoinvest” Sarajevo.
From 1990 to 1992 he was Sales Manager and Member of the Management Board of the Factory TTS “Energoinvest” Sarajevo.
From 1994 until 1995 he was President of the Municipality Stari Grad (Old Town) Sarajevo, and from 1995 until 1996 he was Mayor of the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo.
From 1996 until 1998 he was the first Prime Minister of the Canton Sarajevo, and from 1998 until 2000 he was Governor of the Canton Sarajevo.
From 2000 until 2001 he was Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
From 2002 until 2004 he held the office of the Director of the Privatization Fund “Prevent Invest”.
From 2004 until 2008 he was Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Malaysia.
From 2008 he was Advisor to the Management of the Development Bank of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He speaks English.
Powers vested to the Prime Minister:
- Enforcement of the policy and the Federal authority laws, including ensuring the execution of the decisions passed by the Courts of the Federation;
- Making motion for removal of the President of the Federation from his/her office pursuant to the Article IV 8.3 (2) of the Constitution of the Federation BiH;
- Making proposals and recommendations in the legislative area;
- Preparing the Proposal of Budget for the Parliament of the Federation BiH.
Office of the Prime Minister:
Address: Alipašina 41, Sarajevo
Phone: +387 33 650 457
Fax: +387 33 664 816