Leaders Club

  • Ana Shukrieva-Filipcheva
    Macedonian Chapter

    Ana Shukrieva-Filipcheva

    Mrs. Shukrieva received her Bachelor Degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Skopje, Macedonia. Strongly dedicated to long-life learning and permanent personal and professional development, she attended numerous educational programs and courses such as the Richard Ivey School of Business’ LEADER Project, Top Management- Government program for managers (aimed at improving skills and knowledge, and raising the competitiveness of companies), Sales Management- Mercuri International, Train the trainers with the Seavus Education and Development Center, Trainings at BayerHealthCare Office in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Key concepts in leadership – IEDC Bled School of Management, etc.

    Ana has strong communication and organizational skills and her work experience includes Marketing (strategies and promotion), Healthcare and consumer care management, team-working, coaching, strategic planning, leadership development. Her topics of interest are time-management, negotiation and emotional intelligence and her passions are art and music. She is fluent in English, Croatian and Serbian and has basic knowledge of German and Slovenian. Ana lives in Skopje.

  • Borche Ilioski
    Macedonia Chapter

    Borche Ilioski

    Borche Ilioski was born in Kicevo, Macedonia. He has an extensive international academic record, including an Executive development program from York University (Schulich Business School - Toronto), Executive MBA in Finance from the University of Sheffield, a BA and MSc in Telecommunication from Technical University, Sofia and Awards from the Pacific Institute and the Leadership School of President of Republic of Macedonia.

    Borche Ilioski is an Assistant Vice President Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Euromax Resources.  His previous employment includes working for Macedonian Telekom and T-Mobile Macedonia (member of Deutsche Telecom Group), Vice President and Chairman of Innovation and Technical Development Committee at ISLAA, Guest Speaker at school for TOP Management at Motiva Management Education.  He and his wife live in Skopje, Macedonia.

  • Filip Popov, MSc
    Macedonian Chapter

    Filip Popov, MSc

    Filip is currently an authorized Independent Representative for DJO in South East Europe at DJO Global. Previously he worked as a Sales and Business Development Partner at Dentomed – M Ltd. He has an extensive experience in management positions. Before his current position, he worked as a National Sales Manager for Croatia at Avon Cosmetics Ltd. and he was managing a team of more than 300 people. He has also held the positions of National Sales Manager and Head of Office of Avon Cosmetics Ltd, Macedonia and prior to that he was an Area Sales Manager also for Avon Cosmetics Ltd. Macedonia. 

    His strengths are creating and locally executing winning strategies for dynamic business development, optimizing business processes and in developing people, building successful teams. He is very interested in innovation, fast moving consumer goods, successful brands and social responsibility.

    Mr. Popov has obtained his Bachelor and Masters Degree from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at Sofia, Bulgaria. He has won an award at the Central & East Europe Sales Competition in 2008, and also he won at the Avon World Sales Leaders Competition for 2008-2009.

  • Jordanka Kacarska, MSc
    Macedonian Chapter

    Jordanka Kacarska, MSc

    Jordanka Kacarska currently works as a Creative Industries Sector Facilitator within the Increasing Market Employability Programme (IME) implemented by Swisscontact and its local partner PredaPlus Foundation. Previously she worked as a Program Manager in Macedonia2025, for 4,5 years and has played a crucial role in the establishment of the organization in Macedonia, the region and internationally. With Macedonia2025 she successfully executed and managed more than 20 events and programs, and acted as an ambassador to the organization all over the world.

    Jordanka has 6+ years of experience in project and program management within organizations that work on economic development, education and investments.She has managed large projects that include various groups of stakeholders from all over the world. She is also passionate about communications, digital trends, entrepreneurship and innovation within developmental organizations. 

    Ms. Kacarska has won several awards for best student during her bachelor studies and had various study visits abroad. She holds a Master of Science in E-business management from the Faculty of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje and currently works to obtain a second master degree in Applied Linguistics. She is an alumni member of several local and international organizations.

     Jordanka is a great supporter of charity organizations in Macedonia, loves books and travelling.

     

  • Mitko Andonov
    Macedonian Chapter

    Mitko Andonov

    Mitko Andonov is an acknowledged Export Manager at Kolid International, leader company in distribution of FMCG and production of confectionary products. He has almost fifteen years of experience in sales and marketing, specializing in brand management, marketing strategy, business development and market research.

    Mr. Andonov holds a degree in Financial Management from the Univesity Goce Delcev, Shtip. He spent a few years in Chicago, USA where he worked on his professional development. For a few years, he was part of an NGO, teaching elderly people to use modern technologies. Today he is helping or being part of a few organizations: president of AC Strumica, founder of Vita Honesta, Youth Council etc.

    He is born and lives in Strumica, constantly participating and taking part in various events, like FMCG summits, social entrepreneurship and startups. Devoted to the idea that social entrepreneurship and sincere nonpolitical acting can play a major role in creating a positive impulse and a big difference for a better future.

  • Vladimir Robevski
    Macedonian Chapter

    Vladimir Robevski

    Vladimir Robevski was born in Macedonia and raised in Sydney Australia. He graduated from UNSW as and Electrical Engineer. In 2003 he co-founded Webski Solution, a company providing web presence and marketing services. Being challenged to stay competitive and having to decide to outsource its non-core business processes he chose Macedonia, a destination as good as any with significant untapped potential. At this stage in 2009 Vladimir moved to Macedonia and set up iSource Doo Bitola an IT outsourcing company where he serves as a Managing Director helping expand operations internationally and grow the company to 40 staff.

    What drives and motivates Vladimir is helping build a strong and prosperous Macedonia where his family and all Macedonians would choose and love to live in!

     

     

     

     

  • Aleksandar Stamboliev, MSc
    Macedonian Chapter

    Aleksandar Stamboliev, MSc

    Mr. Stamboliev has more than 14 years diversified experience on sustainable development and he is continually enhancing his expertise of the societal and economic transitional challenges of Macedonia and South East Europe (SEE).

    The MA in Economy and Finance, the specialisation on Corporate Governance and his commitment to lifelong learning enabled him to become distinguished lecturer for Economy and Global Business. The position within the Cabinet of the Rector of the University Ss Cyril and Methodius, enabled Mr. Stamboliev to deepen his understanding of the higher education in Macedonia and worldwide and the correlation of the educational system with the economic development.

    His experience is extensive in conceptualization, development, implementation and evaluation of complex projects focused on economic cohesion and social dialog covering all aspects of implementing multi stake-holder approach.

    During his career, he developed remarkable experience in impact assessments and social due diligence for development projects, mostly funded by: EBRD, USAID, JICA, KfW Bank group, UNDP, Norwegian church aid, western Balkan program (NCA), Fair Wear Foundation and many more.

    Aleksandar Stamboliev is currently working as a Project and Communication Manager for an USAID funded project: Teacher Professional and Career Development and is a visiting lecturer at the School of Journalism and Public Relations, Skopje.

  • Alan Castillo
    Macedonian Chapter

    Alan Castillo

    Alan Castillo received his Bachelors at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, double majoring in Business Administration and International Relations, as well as leading his Student Union for over 3 years. He has lived in over a dozen countries, and visited and worked with many more, giving him insight on how societies around the world are structured and the best business practices one can employ. This led him to develop skills crucial to his work at Indbus Macedonia. Shortly after seeing all the possibilities within Macedonia and with all his background knowledge as well as interest in entrepreneurship led him to co-found Rota Telecom Macedonia, Lynx Studios, E-Sports team Mischievous and became managing partner Indbus EU/NA.

    Alan is a passionate entrepreneur that is always willing to share his knowledge and experience with the younger generations through variety of formal and informal seminars, educational institutions, business accelerators and non-governmental organizations. Global trends require an enormous dedication, flexibility and goal oriented mindset in order to face the challenges of today’s fast changing working environment is his core belief.

  • Petar Spaseski
    Macedonian Chapter

    Petar Spaseski

    Petar Spaseski is a Global Manager at Hatch responsible for Asset Management IT affairs. He has significant experience in the IT industry, asset management, new technology development and their transformation into business enablers.

    Mr. Spaseski holds Master degree of Information Technology Management broadening on his computer science degree. In 2010 he founded iTnnovate, small software engineering and consulting company - globally recognised and based in Macedonia.

    Constantly supporting and embracing Macedonian cause: he is one of the founders of the first Macedonian youth club in Australia – MAYC, technically supported Macedonian Radio Hertz (one of the first Macedonian radios broadcasting live on the Internet), developed and deployed Macedonian Studies module at Macquarie University portal…

    Passionate about technology, sport and making a difference. Currently lives in Ohrid, Macedonia.

  • Stefan Ivanovski
    Macedonian Chapter

    Stefan Ivanovski

    Stefan earned a Master in City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a full scholarship from the Government of Macedonia. As part of his Master’s project, he worked with a 14-member international team in designing an innovation district for São Paulo, Brazil. While he worked in the Cabinet for Attracting Foreign Investments at the Government of Macedonia he prepared a proposal to develop an innovation district in Skopje.

    Stefan now works at Salience, a management consulting company focusing on delivering solutions for the telecommunications sector in emerging markets.

  • Natasha Koneska
    Australian Chapter

    Natasha Koneska

    Natasha is an Associate in the Harwood Andrews’ dispute resolution and litigation practice area working primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, building, construction and infrastructure.
    Having previously worked for an international construction consulting company, Natasha specialises in stakeholder management and in providing practical and focused advice to companies, directors, developers, principals, contractors and consultants on a broad spectrum of contractual and risk issues during contract formation, and the life of the projects generally.  
    Natasha appears in Court on a range of matters including commercial, civil and construction disputes.

    Natasha is passionate about animal welfare, creating employment opportunities for people of all ages, economic growth, but also spirituality. Natasha runs meditation sessions at her office to promote mindfullness and well-being.
    Outside of work, Natasha volunteers at animal rescue sanctuaries and likes to go for surf any chance she can get.

  • Nick Lazarevski
    Australian chapter

    Nick Lazarevski

    Nick Lazarevski has a Bachelor of Business specialising in economics and international trade and is an experienced logistics and manufacturing professional with a unique blend of business analytics, process improvement and project management skills gained from working for some of Australia’s largest Australian companies in the FMCG manufacturing, logistics and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. He is a confident communicator who enjoys problem solving and leading teams and has a strong interest in understanding how businesses work and determining how value can be created and enhanced. Nick was born and lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and three daughters. He is passionate about his family background from the Bitola region of Macedonia and is keen to play a role in improving Macedonia’s economy

  • Vlade Popovski
    Australian Chapter

    Vlade Popovski

    Vlade Popovski has a Bachelor Degree in Engineering specialising in Telecommunications Engineering (UOW) and a double Master’s Degree in Business and Technology (UNSW). He has worked with top 50 ASX companies in APAC and has a proven track record of success in strategizing, architecting and implementing successful business information systems and teams across ANZ/APAC Region around complex Global Supply Chains in various Industry verticals from: Technology, FMCG, Industrial, Healthcare/Pharmaceutical, Government, Retail, Fashion/Apparel and Forms Management.

    With a proven track record in delivering complex projects of various sizes (enhancement to existing, new implementations and transformational programmes of work) and strong people management skills developed through operational management of IT professionals, Project Managers, Specialists and Consultants (onshore and offshore). His passion and motivation is to help contribute towards the continued economic growth and prosperity of Macedonia through technological enablement of various Market Sectors and getting them connected to the Global Markets. Originally from Bitola he now resides and lives with his family in Sydney, Australia

  • Nikola Kjurchiski
    Russian Chapter

    Nikola Kjurchiski

    Nikola Kjurchiski, MA is a Research Analyst at the Center for Resource Economics affiliated to the Russian Presidential Academy (RANEPA). Mr. Kjurchiski has more than 3 years of experience in researching resource economies, with focus on oil and gas countries. He was a consultant on a project from the Nigerian government about adjusting the mining tax, to attract foreign investments.

    At the moment Mr. Kjurchiski is a British Petroleum PhD candidate in Political Science at RANEPA. He holds master degree in Change Management and International Business from RANEPA and Bachelor degree in Computer Science. Beside Macedonian as his native language, Mr.Kjurchiski is fluent in English and Russian.

  • Branimir Zelenkov
    Middle East Chapter

    Branimir Zelenkov

    Branimir Zelenkov was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1989. He left Macedonia at the age of 17 and his first stop was Kuwait, where he graduated from the American International School in 2008 with an IB Diploma. He is currently an Investment banking analyst at the largest Australian investment bank, Macquarie Capital, in their Abu Dhabi office. He is part of the Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables team since September 2014, working on M&A advisory, restructuring and principal investments across the Middle East. Previously, Branimir worked for a year as part of the Corporate Development and Investments team at Agility Logistics, one of the largest multinational logistics companies in the world, in their HQ in Kuwait. Branimir holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College London and a BSc and MSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

  • Goran Pejkoski
    European Chapter

    Goran Pejkoski

    Goran Pejkoski was born in Skopje, Macedonia. 

    He graduated with honors from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in the Netherlands with a degree in fashion and textile design and completed his European Master of Arts in fashion, textile design and marketing at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, France.

    His 20 years long international activities include Haute Couture collections under his own label presented in Paris, designing for the houses Maison Martin Margiela and Lanvin in Paris, 3.1 Phillip Lim in New York City and the Korean National Opera in Seoul, South Korea. Along consulting for various trend forecasting agencies, Goran has been active as a visiting lecturer at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The School of the Art institute of Chicago, the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, ESMOD in Berlin as well as the ARTEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands where he lectured continuously during two years.  At the present, Goran is Womenswear Design Director at All Saints in London, UK.

    For his work, Goran has won several international awards including the ANDAM Prize from ANDAM in Paris, France, the Special Jury Prize and the Press Prize at the 13th International Fashion and Photography festival in Hyères, France as well as the Kunstanjer Prize from the Anjer Foundation and the Piet Bakker Prize from the Piet Bakker Foundation, both in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

    He has obtained three consecutive grants from the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture as well as four grants from the Mondriaan Foundation, both in Amsterdam.

    Goran speaks fluent Macedonian, Dutch, French, English, Serbian, Croatian and has good working knowledge of Italian.

     

  • Emil Matevski
    European Chapter

    Emil Matevski

    Emil Matevski is a Management Consultant at Detecon International GmbH, one of the world’s leading
    consulting companies for ICT management consulting, founded at 1977 in Germany. Previously he had
    worked as an International Business Controller for T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH, Corporate
    Development Strategy at DeTeImmobilien and Market Research leader at Sportundmarkt GmbH.

    After graduating at the St. Cyril & Methodius University in Skopje at 2003, Mr. Matevski had broadened
    his education to: Bachelor Degree in Macroeconomics at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat
    Bonn as exchange student in 2004; and a triple General Management Diploma Master of Business and
    Engineering at The University of Kitakyushu, Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin and Indiana University
    - Kelley School of Business. Holds certificates on Controlling, IAS/IFRS,ITIL,TOGAF,Project
    Management.

    Mr. Matevski fluently speaks English, German, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian. He and his wife live
    in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Kiril Savovski
    European Chapter

    Kiril Savovski

    Kiril Savovski has more than fifteen years international experience in all aspect of finance. He is an owner and Co-owner of several companies in different fields. Member and board member of few respectful Institutions and association at international level, and a previous lecturer at the University American College Skopje.   Kiril Savovski is born in 1976 in Macedonia and graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. Currently he is based in Vienna, where he resides with his wife and three children.

  • Metodija Papazoski
    European Chapter

    Metodija Papazoski

    Metodija Papazoski is Cofounder and Vice President of EMBS Group, a business intelligence company based in Poland. With over 10 years of experience in strategic advisory and business consulting projects, Metodija is currently managing a team of consultants engaged in sales, project management, business development, strategic advisory and M&A projects in Europe and CIS countries. Metodija is at the same time very much involved in the organic growth of EMBS Group and corporate strategy. EMBS specializes in offering tailored advisory and market intelligence services to help companies successfully enter new markets and improve their competitive position on existing ones. Mr. Papazoski holds MSc degrees in International Business and Management from the Leon Kozminski University in Warsaw and the University of Bradford.

  • Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers
    European Chapter

    Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers

    Snezana is born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia. She graduated Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of “St Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. In 2000 she moved to The Netherlands considering new career opportunities. So in the last 1.5 decade she has gained extended knowledge and experience in IT Business Process Management, IT Project and IT Service Management working on various projects for various companies in The Netherlands. Currently she is a Project Manager IT Innovation at IBM, and she works on projects in the area of Mobile Development, Big Data and Watson Analytics. In 2014 she took additional education on Women and Leadership at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University which allowed her to move to a leadership position at IBM. Snezana is passionate about delivery of excellence, interested in individual and team leadership, especially in a diverse setting. She is also a member of some the most renown Dutch Business Networks and Clubs. She fluently speaks Macedonian (native), English, Dutch, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian. Snezana lives in Amsterdam together with her family

  • Vahit Alili
    European Chapter

    Vahit Alili

    Vahit Alili was born in Macedonia and raised in Vienna, Austria. He is an investment banker since 2010 with working experience in Germany and the United Kingdom and project assignments across Europe and the Middle East. After more than five years at the US-investment banks Jefferies and Lincoln International, Vahit joined the London-based Healthcare Investment Banking team of Deutsche Bank in 2015. He graduated from the University of Zurich in Economics with a major in Banking & Finance in 2009. His main interests include literature, politics and sports. In addition, he has a passion for restaurants and commercial real estate and has realized several investments in Germany and Austria. Being born into an entrepreneurial family, one of his key characteristics are a strong can-do attitude and drive to kick-off new projects.
     

  • Zlate Koviloski
    European Chapter

    Zlate Koviloski

    He is a highly motivated young professional with analytical expertise in financial risk modelling at private equity funds, certified Specialist in Real Estate Investment Funds – Business Processes from Luxembourg`s Institute for Training in Banking (IFBL) and direct cooperation skills with auditors, banks and institutional investors and experience in investment execution. He has a Master in Business Administration, and direct collaboration skills with auditors, banks and institutional investors. Currently works as a Fund and Risk Controller (Illiquid Fund-of-Funds) at DB Private Equity GmbH, Cologne.

     

  • Maria Karanakova
    European Chapter

    Maria Karanakova

    Maria Karanakova was born in Strumica, Macedonia. She is a business development professional with more than 10 years of diversified experience working for companies like Wester Union Business Solutions, Reed Midem/ (RELX)Reed Elseveir Group, Fashion TV etc.. After a University Diploma in applied languages / English, French, Bulgarian she specializes in Economics and in Marketing at Montpellier University in France. Her main interests are SME’s development, value creation, new products & services development and networking. She strives for a socially responsible economy and has always a creative thinking attitude.  Maria is also a certified translator in French, English and Bulgarian to Macedonian at the District Court of Strumica, Macedonia. Passioned by everything the nature offers, she is part of the St Nazaire’s wild mushrooms, plants and seaweeds association. She is a keen cook in seaweeds and wild plants specialties. Today, as a self-employed professional she lives and works in Le Pouliguen, on the Atlantic coast in France. 

  • Vera Lalchevska
    European Chapter

    Vera Lalchevska

    Vera Lalchevska is a passionate human rights and development activist, skilled in lobbying, political analysis, creating networks, and communicating.  She currently covers the Human Rights Council and the Human Rights Treaty Bodies as Press Officer at the United Nations Headquarters at Geneva, and acts as Balkans Team Leader for the Geneva-based Green Jobs and Sustainable Development International Centre.  Over the past fifteen years, she has tirelessly promoted human dignity through her work in academia, government, think tanks, NGOs, and the United Nations.  One of her achievements was securing Macedonia’s fully-pledged membership to the International Organisation of the Francophonie.  A former Rotary World Peace Fellow from Duke University and Rotary Ambassadorial fellow from Paris-I Pantheon Sorbonne, she is a long time believer in “service above self.”  Vera holds a PhD in Development Studies from Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and was formerly Deputy National Coordinator for the Francophonie in the Macedonian Government.

  • Dino Gramatikov
    European Chapter

    Dino Gramatikov

    Dino Gramatikov is an accomplished commercial manager with more than 15 years of international experience in technologically advanced and disruptive industries. His career kicked off in pioneering Macedonian ISP and eCommerce companies in the mid-90s, took off among the clouds at Wizz Air, and is currently headed for geosynchronous orbit as the Head of Yield Management in Inmarsat, a leading global satellite telecommunications company. A special mention goes to the end-to-end management of Wizz Air’s record breaking Macedonia expansion, as part of a larger role as a key contributor to the company’s >500% capacity growth over the course of the last eight years. Mr Gramatikov holds an Executive MBA in International Management from the University of Geneva, where he graduated in the top 5% of the 2014 class.

  • Petar Kajevski
    European Chapter

    Petar Kajevski

    Petar Kajevski is a Director in Oracle’s Insight & Customer Strategy team. His main focus is engaging board-level executives of key accounts in order to clarify the business value that the customers can expect from Oracle’s solutions.

    In this role he builds on his previous experiences in strategy consulting with Roland Berger and IT implementation with IBM Global Services. Mr. Kajevski holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, an MSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics, as well as an engineering degree from the University of Skopje.

    Privately, he maintains contacts with the start-up scene in the region, and used to run “Najdi”, a Macedonian media search engine.

     

  • Natasha Sardzoska
    European Chapter

    Natasha Sardzoska

    Natasha Sardzoska was born in Skopje, in November 1979. Interpreter and translator (FR, EN, IT, ES, PT, MK, SR), journalist, Italian language professor, poet, writer and cultural events manager, she has been living, creating and working in Paris, Milano, Stuttgart, Brussels, Lisbon and Skopje. She graduated from the elementary Classical Ballet School in Skopje and became part of the ballet troupe Rebis, focusing on jazz dance and modern ballet. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin Philology and Literature from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, a Master of Arts Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from the New University of Lisbon and the University of Perpignan and Bergamo with the scholarship Erasmus Mundus from the European Commission, writing a thesis on the relationship between politics and sexuality in the novel Petrolio by Pier Paolo Pasolini, published by the National Library in Lisbon. Since November 2013, she holds a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy and Anthropology from the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the University of Bergamo, defending a doctoral thesis on nomadic, migrating or expatriated artists from the Balkans and the question of borders and liminality of boundaries in their artwork, published in the National German Library in Tübingen.

    She has been working in international cooperation programs as project manager, consultant and interpreter for the Senate of the Italian republic, Italian Embassy, Italian Cultural Center in Paris, the Italian Ministry of Justice in Rome, the National Antimafia Bureau, working namely for the General Public Prosecutor of Italy, Mr. Pier Luigi Vigna, the International Organization for Migration, the World Bank, IBF Consulting, Agriconsulting Europe, Congress Service Center, Cosmos Translations, the Macedonian Academy for Judges and Prosecutors, the Macedonian Government and the European Commission and as a higher education expert for the French National Agency for Higher Education Evaluation, AERES in Paris.

    She has thought at the Schiller International University in Heidelberg, at the University for Tourism and Management in Skopje, at the University of Bergamo and at South-East European University “Max Van der Stoel” and she delivered papers at conferences at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of political sciences (Interpretation of Yugoslavian conflicts, November 2015), Universities in Copenhagen (Migration, Memory and Place, December 2012), the Central European University in Budapest (EMA General Assembly, June, 2011) and the Humbolt University in Berlin (Relocating Borders, January 2013). In November 2012 she has been invited as panel speaker by the European Commission to deliver a paper on employability in Western Balkans on a regional conference on Higher Education in Dubrovnik. She is part of the working group KOSMOS Phantom Borders at the Humbolt University in Berlin, which gathers border studies scholars and researchers.

    She was editor in chief of EMANATE the official magazine of the Erasmus Mundus Association in Brussels and has interviewed well-known politicians amongst which Mrs Marielle De Sarnez and Mrs Meglena Kuneva and some EU-officials.

    As writer, she cooperates with various reviews and magazines (Doppiozero, Milan; Forum, Skopje; Transmidia, Rio de Janeiro). She has published three poetry books Blue Room, Skin, and He pulled me with an invisible string, was represented in the Anthology of Young Poets and in the Anthology of Love poetry in Macedonia, several critique essays and various literary translations from French, Portuguese and Italian language. She has been cooperating as writer, editor and literary translator with the publishing houses Blesok, Antolog, Begemot, Tri, Ad Verbum, Ars Lamina, Ili-Ili - Skopje.

    She has discovered Argentine tango in 2008 and has dedicated herself with passion to this dance and the promotion of tango culture and has founded the Argentinian tango association in Macedonia, where she has thought tango with Argentinian tango dancer and maestro, organized events and workshops in order to promote Argentine culture in Macedonia.

    Apart from this, she likes travelling, writing, cooking, cinema, yoga and photography.

  • Sadat Alimi
    European Chapter

    Sadat Alimi

    Sadat is a financial services management consultant at the Advisory department of the Zurich based PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) company, one of the largest professional services firm in the world. Prior to joining PwC, Sadat was working for a similar consultancy company in the financial services sector as well as for one of the world's biggest technology company, IBM.
    Due to international project assignments, Sadat has had the opportunity to work in Canada and as well as gain broad international experience as Project Manager and Business Analyst in a long-term (1.5 years) bank transformation engagement in south-east-Asia. One of his main interests includes his engagement in the board of the SAFA (Swiss Albanian Finance Association) in Zurich, which offers its members a networking platform and also operates as a link between its members and the public institutions in various countries in the Balkans as well as other professional associations.
    Sadat is passionate about flying. He is a student at the Swiss Pilot School Association and a prospective European licensed private pilot.
    Born in Macedonia and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Sadat graduated in General Management/Business Administration at the University of Applied Science Zurich (HWZ) and followed joint degree digressions in Political Science &  Economics in Banking & Finance at the University of Zurich
  • Miodrag Arsov
    North American Chapter

    Miodrag Arsov

    Miodrag Michael Arsov is currently employed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in Irving, Texas, as a Regional Category Manager for North America.

    He is responsible for the sourcing and execution of installation materials, antennas and power solutions within the Direct Services Procurement.

    His previous employment includes working for Thomson Reuters, New York, as a part of the Real Time Network Technology group. While working at Thomson Reuters, he attained his Masters Degree from Boston University with emphasis in Project Management.
    Mr. Arsov received his B.S. in E.E. with emphasis in Telecommunications and Optics from San Jose State University while working full time at the Optical Business Unit in Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA.

    Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Mr. Arsov currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

  • Dijana Indovski
    North American Chapter

    Dijana Indovski

    Dijana Indovski is born in Skopje, Macedonia where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She lives in Toronto, Canada since 2009 and currently working on her Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering. She has worked as an architect in a private University in Macedonia, but at the same time, working as a teaching assistant for a course in Interior Design and had a regular teaching position for a few years. That was an excellent experience in reconstructing great buildings, requiring problem solving abilities, architectural skills and interpersonal relations. She found working with students very inspiriting, as well as collaboration with other architects, graphic designers and fashion designer which always continuous. Part of this work experience was interior design of a few building for a several months in London and Oxford, UK, selecting multiple sites and producing designs for each location. She currently lives in Canada and work as a freelance architect.

  • Aleksandar Orovcanec, P.Eng.
    North American Chapter

    Aleksandar Orovcanec, P.Eng.

    Mr. Aleksandar Orovcanec was born in Veles, R. Macedonia, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Skopje. He has more than 13 years diversified experience between manufacturing and service industry in Canada. While in manufacturing sector in the first 10 years he worked on various positions as a Quality Assurance Inspector, Production Supervisor and later Plant Supervisor. During his years spent in manufacturing, Mr. Orovcanec was exposed in many different manufacturing areas and gained significant experiences in management, quality and lean and custom design manufacturing. With his passion to come back and work in the engineering field, in mid-2012, Mr. Orovcanec decided to pursue new challenges and moved into the service engineering industry and presently working at CSA Group as a Certifier, Electrical Engineer specialized in wiring devices products. In 2014, Aleksandar completed Licensing International Engineers Program (LIEP) at University of Toronto, was granted Electrical Engineer in Canada and received Professional Engineering Licence P. Eng. in March 2016. He lives in Toronto, Canada since 2002 with his family.

      

  • Lidija Gjorgjievska
    North American Chapter

    Lidija Gjorgjievska

    Lidija Gjorgjievska comes from Stip, Macedonia. She has been Chicago's very own since 2004. She completed her Bachelors degree in Technical Management in 2008, and Masters in Business Administration in 2011. Currently, she is an investment consultant in the Chicago office of TD Ameritrade. To balance her day in the financial markets, Lidija is a certified yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga. 

    She has served as a board member of the American Southeast Europe Chamber of Commerce since May 2011, a group dedicated to promoting commerce in the southeast region. Since September of 2014, Lidija has been a committee member of the Community Alliance of Professional Women's Club of Chicago, an association that seeks to inspire personal and professional growth. Lidija's exposure to working in both the international and American markets greatly enhances the profile of the Leaders Club of Macedonia 2025, of which she joined in June 2015. 

  • Pero Jolevski
    North American Chapter

    Pero Jolevski

    Pero Jolevski is a Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, where he leads the European operations of the firm. His work experience is in a variety of fields including banking and finance, healthcare policy, international development, energy, telecom, transportation, information and communication technology, government relations and anti-money laundering.

    Prior to joining Blue Star Strategies, Pero worked on an international development project with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. and assisted with finance and marketing strategies at Merrill Lynch.

    Pero is a member of the Leaders Club of Macedonia 2025.  He received a degree in Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University.  During his studies, he served as Director of Government Relations of Student Government, and managed a portfolio account of the University’s Foundation.

    Born and raised in Macedonia, over the years Pero lived in Switzerland, Netherlands, and the United States. He is fluent in French, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Croatian, and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

The Leaders Club is a group of successful professionals of Macedonian origin from around the world. Every event that Macedonia2025 organizes around the world receives assistance from Leader Club members. If you are a Macedonian professional or a friend of Macedonia you can become part of the global network of exceptional individuals and will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and assist in the implementation of Macedonia2025 projects and events. Members of the Leaders Club participate in the following initiatives:


·Supporting the mission of Macedonia2025

·Assisting in fundraising for educational programs

·Help in organizing regional networking events aimed at promoting Macedonia2025 activities and investments in Macedonia

·Connecting with other successful members of Diaspora in their region and spreading the word about Macedonia2025


If you are interested in becoming a Leaders Club member please fill in the application form available here and send to biljana@macedonia2025.com