Ivan Šuker[pronunciation?] (born 12 November 1957) is a Croatian politician and economist. He served as Minister of Finance from 23 December 2003 to 27 December 2010, as a member of the Croatian Democratic Union.[1] He currently resides in Velika Gorica.

Ivan Šuker
Ivan Šuker.jpg
7th Minister of Finance of Croatia
In office
23 December 2003 – 29 December 2010
Prime MinisterIvo Sanader (2003–2009)
Jadranka Kosor (2009–2010)
Preceded byMato Crkvenac
Succeeded byMartina Dalić
4th President of Croatian Basketball Federation
In office
June 2015 – October 2016
Preceded byDanko Radić
Succeeded byStojko Vranković
2nd President of Croatian Basketball Federation
In office
2002–2004
Preceded bydr. Ivo Vidović
Succeeded byDanko Radić
Personal details
Born (1957-11-12) November 12, 1957 (age 62)
Livno, FPR Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

EducationEdit

Šuker was born in Gornji Rujani near the village of Lištani, Livno municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zagreb in 1983.[1]

Professional experienceEdit

[1]

  • 2010–present, member of Croatian Parliament
  • 2003–2010, Minister of Finance of Republic of Croatia
  • 2000–2003, member of Croatian Parliament's Finances and Budget Board
  • 2000–2003, Mayor of Velika Gorica
  • 1997–2000, Zagreb County Deputy Ruler
  • 1990–2000, Head of the Local Tax Office Velika Gorica
  • 1986–1990, Finance Director in Velika Gorica
  • 1984–1986, Chief Accountant of the Budget Department of Velika Gorica Municipality

Political careerEdit

[1]

  • 2009–2010, elected as Vice Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Croatia
  • 2003–2010, Minister of Finance of Republic of Croatia
  • 2002, At the 7th General Convention of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), elected as a Deputy Chairman of the Party
  • 2000–2003, Mayor of Velika Gorica
  • 2000–2013, President of Velika Gorica Town Board of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
  • 2000, At the 5th General Convention of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), elected as a member of the Party Presidency
  • 2000, In the January elections, elected as a member of the Croatian Parliament, member of the Finance and Central Budget Committee, member of the Local and Regional Self-government Committee
  • 1997–2000, Zagreb County Deputy Ruler
  • 1993–1997, External member of the Zagreb City Government
  • 1991–1992, President of the Velika Gorica Crisis Headquarters during Croatian War of Independence
  • 1990–1991, Member of the Executive Council of the Velika Gorica Municipality Assembly

Sports careerEdit

2002–2004, 2015–2016, President of the Croatian Basketball Federation
20??–20??, President of KK Gorica

MiscellaneousEdit

Šuker speaks English fluently. His favorite hobby is basketball and for several years he served as chairman of Croatian Basketball Association. Šuker and famous football player Davor Šuker are paternal cousins.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Ivan Šuker / Members of the Government" Archived 25 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine Government of the Republic Croatia - official web portal. Retrieved Jan 21, 2010.