Mate Ćurić is the General Secretary of the Center for the Renewal of Culture. He has a Masters 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 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 3 children in Zagreb.