Mladen Ivanić

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Mladen Ivanić
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President of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 November 2014
Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda
Preceded by Bakir Izetbegović
Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 November 2014
Preceded by Nebojša Radmanović
Chairperson of the House of Peoples
In office
14 July 2008 – 26 February 2009
Preceded by Sulejman Tihić
Succeeded by Dušanka Majkić
11th Prime Minister of Republika Srpska
In office
16 January 2001 – 17 January 2003
President Mirko Šarović
Dragan Čavić
Preceded by Milorad Dodik
Succeeded by Dragan Mikerević
Personal details
Born (1958-09-16) 16 September 1958 (age 56)
Sanski Most, Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Political party Party of Democratic Progress
Alma mater University of Banja Luka
University of Belgrade

Mladen Ivanić (Serbian Cyrillic: Младен Иванић, pronounced [mlâden ǐʋanit͡ɕ]; 16 September 1958)[1] is a Bosnian Serb politician. He has been president of Bosnia since mid-November 2014.

He is a member of the center-right Party of Democratic Progress (PDP), its president and its founding member since 1999. Born in 1958 in Sanski Most, Ivanić has been a resident of Banja Luka since 1971, where he got his university diploma in economics. He then got a doctor's degree in Belgrade; the thesis was titled Contemporary Marxist political economy in the West. His political career begins in 1988, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

From 2001 to 2003, Ivanić was Prime Minister of Republika Srpska. He also served as the sixth foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina since it became independent in 1992, succeeding Zlatko Lagumdžija on the post, and as such was a member of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In turn, he was succeeded on the post in 2007 by Sven Alkalaj.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Milorad Dodik
Prime Minister of Republika Srpska
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Dragan Mikerević
Preceded by
Zlatko Lagumdžija
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Sven Alkalaj
Preceded by
Sulejman Tihić
Chairman of the House of Peoples
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Dušanka Majkić
Preceded by
Nebojša Radmanović
Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bakir Izetbegović
President of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014–present