H.E. Elmedin Konaković assumed the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2023. Mr. Konaković was born in Sarajevo in 1974. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Sports Management from the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education. Mr. Konaković became politically engaged in 2004. He was elected to the Municipal Council of the Centar Sarajevo Municipality. In the period 2010 to 2014, he was elected representative in the Sarajevo Canton Assembly. In the period from 2018 to 2022, he was both – a Sarajevo Canton Assembly representative (Chairman of the Assembly) and a delegate in the House of Peoples, Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 2015 and 2018, Mr. Konaković served as the Prime Minister of Canton Sarajevo. In 2018 he founded the political party People and Justice (Narod i Pravda) and was elected as the Party President at the Founding Assembly in March 2018.
His mandate was confirmed in November 2021 at the Party’s First Congress. At the General Elections 2022 in Bosnia and Herzegovina he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a professional basketball player, he performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. In 2002, he was appointed manager of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Men National Basketball Team and between 2003 and 2007 he managed the „Bosna“ Basketball Club. From 2013 to 2016 Mr. Konaković was president of the Management Board of the Basketball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.