Davor Božinović has previously served as Croatian Minister of Defence and Deputy Foreign Minister. He was appointed State Secretary for Political Affairs in 2009.
He was a member of the Croatian Parliament from 2011 to 2015, and served as an observer in the European Parliament for Croatia in 2012 and 2013.
He served as Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Serbia and Montenegro from 2002 to 2004. In 2004 he was appointed as Head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia. From 2005 to 2008 he was the Head of Mission of the Republic of Croatia to NATO. He was appointed State Secretary for European integration in 2008.
Božinović holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Zagreb.