Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic


Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is 4th and current President of Croatia born on 29 April 1968, In Rijeka.

Family Background:

She is the daughter of her parents Dubravka and Branko Grabar.

Personal Life:

In 1996, She married Jakov Kitarovic. The couple has two children, Katarina, and Luka.


In 1986, She completed her graduation from Los Alamos High School. After completing her high school, she enrolled in the University of Zagreb where she completed her graduation with Bachelor of Arts in English, Spanish languages and literature.


After completing her graduation In 1992, Grabar-Kitarovic became an advisor to the international cooperation department of the Ministry of Science and Technology. In 1993, She had joined the Croatian Democratic Union, In the same year, She transferred to the Foreign Ministry, becoming an advisor. In 1995, She became the head of the North American Department of the Foreign Ministry and she held the post until 1997. In 1997, She had been appointed a diplomatic counselor at the Croatian embassy in Canada, and became a minister-counsellor, In October 1998. Grabar-Kitarovic had been ordered to return to Croatia from Canada. Pregnant at that time, She originally refused but had to return due to the mounting pressure from the Ministry. Shortly after giving birth she applied for a Fulbright scholarship for studying international relations and security policy. After acquiring the scholarship, She had moved to the U.S.A. and studied at the George Washington University during 2002-03. For the Following graduation, she returned to Croatia. In 2004-2005, She served as a chairperson of the Interim Committee, established under the Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade-related matters. From 2005 to 2008, She also served as the Head of the Croatian Delegation to the Stabilization and Association Council for the Implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the Republic of Croatia and the European Communities. In 2008, She Solicited President Stjepan Mesic help to become Croatian Ambassador to the United States, and the position she held until July 2011. In mid-2014, It had been announced that she will be the HDZ’s party’s official Presidential candidate. She became successful Croatia’s first female president-elect. She had been sworn into office on 15 February and assumed office officially on 19 February 2015.

Unknown Facts:

  • She can speak multiple languages.
  • She is an intelligent academician.
  • She is the youngest president of Croatia.

Master Stroke:

  • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is the best known for becoming the first female president of Croatia. She is a very highly ambitious lady.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Always be active in your life. Recognize your role model and learn from them. make your real Impact.

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