In 2006, this Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) political leader took office as Prime Minister of Macedonia.
After earning degrees in economics from St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, he established the Republic of Macdeonia's national Brokerage Association.
He was a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Vienna Economic Forum Award.
The son of a nurse and a furniture designer, he spent his youth in Skopje, Macedonia and Libya. After he and his first wife divorced, he married again to Borkica in May 2007; they have daughters named Sofija and Anastasija.
Before becoming Prime Minister, Gruevski served as Minister of Finance under Macedonia's previous leader, Ljubco Georgievski.