Fernando Kirigin

Fernando Kirigin was born in Rijeka on 27 January 1971.

Before pursuing a career in politics, Kirigin studied tourism and hospitality. In 2013, Kirigin began his PhD in “Sustainable Development Management”. During the same year, he assumed the position of Deputy Mayor of the City of Opatija where he worked until 2017. From 2018 to 2021, he held the title of Director of the County Port Authority in Opatija.

In 2021, he was elected Mayor of the City of Opatija.