Rudi Kolak

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Rudi Kolak
President of the Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce
In office
1969–1974
5th President of the Executive Council of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
1965–1967
Preceded by Hasan Brkić
Succeeded by Branko Mikulić
Personal details
Born (1918-11-04)4 November 1918
Gornji Ribnik, Ključ, State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs
Died 22 December 2004(2004-12-22) (aged 86)
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Profession Civil servant, soldier
Military service
Allegiance  Yugoslavia
Service/branch Yugoslav Partisans
Years of service 1941–1945

Rudi Kolak (4 November 1918 – 22 December 2004) was a Yugoslav and Bosnian communist politician.

Biography[edit]

Kolak was born in Gornji Ribnik near Ključ in Bosnia. He studied at the University of Belgrade's Law School until 1940. Kolak joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1941 thus becoming a Yugoslav Partisan. Later he became a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.

After the war, Kolak held various posts: he was Secretary of the People's Assembly of Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, President of People's Assembly in Banja Luka, President of the Supervisory Committee, and Minister in the Government of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After that he was spokesman in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of SFR Yugoslavia and spokesman of the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito. From 1963 to 1965 he was Vice President of the Executive Council of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina and became President of the Executive Council of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1965 and held that post until 1967. After that he was Vice President of the Federal Government of SFR Yugoslavia from 1967 to 1969 and President of the Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce from 1969 to 1974.