President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia

President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Zoran Zaev

Zoran Zaev was born on October 8, 1974 in Strumica.

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the Skopje University "St. Cyril and Methodius" in 1997, and then earned a Master's degree in Monetary Economics and Finance at the same University.

After winning the local elections in 2013 in the City of Strumica, he began his third consecutive term as Mayor of this city, executing this function until December 2016.

Winner of the Best Practice Аward by the Council of Europe for the first Public-Private Partnership in the country, implemented in the construction of the object "Global" in Strumica. Under his leadership, Strumica won the highest national award in the field of environment (2007 - 2008).

His professional career began as an employee of "Trgoprodukt" - Strumica in the period from 1997 to 2003, holding the function of a Director in the company from 2001. He was a member of the Board of the "Peon" Savings-Bank (1998 - 2003) and the Board of the "Elenitsa" Construction Materials Industry (2001-2003). In the period from 2000 to 2003, Zaev served as President of the Board of PECA "Komunalec" - Strumica.

Served as a Member of the Macedonian Parliament from 2003 to 2005.

Zoran Zaev was elected as leader of SDSM in 2013. He had the function of Vice President of the Central Board of SDSM from 2006 to 2008. At the VIIIth Congress of SDSM in 2008 Zaev was elected as Acting President of the Party, holding that function until the IXth Congress, when he was elected as Vice President of the Central Committee of the Party.

On May 31, 2017 Zoran Zaev was elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia.

Married to Zorica Zaeva with whom he has two children, Alexandra and Dusko.