Mate Ćurić is the General Secretary of the Center for the Renewal of Culture. He has a Masters’s degree in Economics from the University of Zagreb. Mate is an independent businessman: his company markets healthcare products. He is an active member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the governing party in Croatia, and is a National board member of the HDZ Association of entrepreneurs and craftsmen. He is an alumnus of Robert Schuman Institute and Croatian Statehood Foundation. Lives with his wife and 5 children in Zagreb.