About the Minister

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DARKO HORVAT, Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets ​ 
 
  • born in Čakovec on 28 September 1970;
  • married, father of two. 

EDUCATION
 
  • 2006 – postgraduate scientific study at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb;
  • 1996 – graduated from the Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko na Univerzi v Mariboru (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Informatics of the University of Maribor), field of power electronics.

CAREER
 
  • 2018 – Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts;
  • 2017 – Member of the Croatian Parliament;
  • 2016 - Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts;
  • 2012 – Management Board Member, EnergyPlus d.o.o. Ludbreg;
  • 2010 – Director of the Directorate for Energy, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship;
  • 2008 - Director of the Directorate for Crafts, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship;
  • 2006 – Director of HEP-Distribution System Operator d.o.o., „Elektra“, Čakovec.

DUTIES IN THE PARTY
 
  • President of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) county organisation in Međimurje County;
  • HDZ Secretary for economic affairs;
  • Member of HDZ National Presidency;
  • Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Mining and Protection;
  • Member of the Croatian Democratic Union.

LANGUAGES
 
  • English;
  • German.