Živko Budimir (20 November 1962) is Bosnian politician serving as President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two autonomous entities that compose Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Budimir was previously Colonel General in the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (VFBiH) and Major General in the Croatian Army (HV).
Živko Budimir was born in Vir near Posušje in Herzegovina. He attended Aeronautical-Technical Military College in Rajlovac near Sarajevo from where he graduated in 1981. After that, he attended thr War College of Armed Forces of Republic of Croatia "Ban Josip Jelačić", and graduated in 2000.
He became a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia in 1979 and left the party in 1984 as a member of the Yugoslav People's Army. He left the Yugoslav Army in 1986 due to disagreement with their policy.
After the Croatian War of Independence started, he joined the Croatian Army in Slavonia. At first, he was member of the Civil Protection, and later he was enlisted to the 5th Brigade of HV where he served in the logistics. In 1992 his unit arrived in Orašje where he become Deputy Commander of the battalion responsible for propaganda.