Zoran Zaev was born on the 8th of October, 1974 in Strumica, Macedonia. In 1997, he graduated at the Faculty of Economics at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, and completed his master studies in monetary economics and finances at the same university.
On the 31st of May, 2017, Zaev was elected president of the government of the Republic of Macedonia.
For three consecutive mandates, he was a mayor of Strumica, and in the period between 2003 and 2008 he was a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.
Zaev’s professional career and experience has been focused on private companies and public enterprises in Strumica, firstly as an employee, and later as a manager and member of management boards.
As the President of the government of the Republic of Macedonia he has participated on numerous regional, European and global summits, conferences and business forums.