Katarina Kresal was born in 1973. She is a Bachelor of Laws. She graduated with honors in 1996 and passed the State Bar Examination in 1999. After completing her studies, she started working at the Higher Court in Ljubljana as a legal trainee, after which she joined the Commercial Disputes Department of the District Court in Ljubljana as a judicial clerk.

In 2000 she became an independent advisor for legal affairs at Kapitalska družba d.d. Ljubljana, specializing in commercial and corporate law. A year later, she joined the company Western Wireless International as the Director of the Legal Department.

From 2003 onwards, she worked with the law firm of Miro Senica and Attorneys, where she was first an associate attorney, then an attorney, and as of 2005 the Deputy Head of Office as well as the Head of Commercial and International Law Department.

In June 2007 she was elected President of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia.

At the 2008 national elections she was elected Member of the Parliament and later on appointed Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia until 2011.

In February 2012 she founded Institute European Centre for Dispute Resolution.

Since 2016 she is Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department at Law firm Miro Senica and attorneys, Ltd.

In 2017 she was elected for the Member of the board at Globalaw, Brussels as well as Slovenian member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN).