The Hon. Jadranka Kosor

Vice President of the ICD for the Balkan Region

Former Prime Minister of Croatia

Biography

The Hon. Jadranka Kosor served as the first woman Prime Minister of Croatia from 2009 to 2011. She obtained a law degree from the University of Zagreb. During the Croatian War of Independence she became one of the most popular journalists having founded a radio show directed at refugees. The Hon. Jadranka Kosor entered politics in 1995 as a member of the Croatian Parliament. In 1995, after her election as Vice President of the center-right Croatian Democratic Union she started to serve in Parliament. From 1999 to 2000, she was president of the HDZ/s Women Association 'Katarina Zrinski'. In 2003, she was appointed as Vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity.

The Hon. Jadranka Kosor holds a number of awards, including an Award of the European Community for Humanitarian Work, an Honorary Membership in the Association of Parents of Deceased War Veterans and 'Europski krug' of the Croatian European House.