Nikica Mojsoska-BlazevskiChief Executive Officer
Vase GeorgievskaFinancial Manager
Brendan FilipovskiResearch Manager
Ema JakimovskaCommunications Officer
Galena CunninghamDiaspora Relations Officer
Professor Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Macedonia2025. Nikica’s prior experience was in academia, where she served two terms as Dean of the Business School at University American College-Skopje, as well as in the public administration where she worked as a Head of the Macroeconomic Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Macedonia.
Nikica has an extensive experience of over 15 years in research, consultancy and advisory in economic policies, social systems and policy, labour markets, and education in Macedonia, as well as the Western Balkan region. She has been so far working with major international economic organisations and institutions, such as the World Bank, ILO, RCC, UNDP, UN Women and the European Commission. Mojsoska-Blazevski is author of many journal articles and several book chapters, mainly in the area of social policy, labour markets, education, gender issues, youth, etc. Nikica has served as an advisor to the government institutions in Macedonia and the Western Balkan region on economic, employment and social policy issues. Nikica is a member of several professional organizations in Macedonia, as well as of well-renowned international scientific organizations.
Vase Georgievska is a Financial Officer at the Skopje office since January 2015. She is responsible for financial planning, control and reporting. Ms. Georgievska has lived in Toronto, Canada for 16 years and during that time she obtained a Business Administration Diploma, Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance, and passed the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exams. Her previous experience comes from the pension fund industry, where she acted as a Portfolio Manager and conduced analysis of domestic and foreign investment opportunities.
Brendan Filipovski started as a volunteer Project Assistant in September 2016. Brendan was born in Australia and has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Political Economy from the University of Sydney. He worked in Australia’s central bank for over 10 years, where he worked in policy, risk management and on a high-profile IT project connected with asset-backed securities. During this time he also co-authored a published paper on the impact of payment system reforms in cash machine fees. Brendan has served two terms as President of the staff union while at the bank and was a board member for the Financial Sector Union. He has also worked for the Australian department of industry, and a small hedge fund during the global-financial crisis. Brendan additionally volunteered in a range of organizations, including a charity for helping people recover from severe debt (Christians Against Poverty). Brendan is now realizing his dream of living and working in Macedonia for its advancement.
Ema Jakimovska currently holds the position of Communications Officer at Macedonia2025. She has graduated at the Faculty of Philology ‘Blazhe Koneski’ – Skopje, at the Department for English Language and Literature. She has finished her Master’s degree in the field of International Relations – Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Human Rights, with a dissertation focused on the concept and role of public diplomacy in political communication.
Ema has a considerable experience in the civil sector, working mostly in the field of public relations, public information, social media, journalistic communication, as well as translation, interpreting and content development.
She has participated and worked on many international youth projects. Ema has received scholarships for renowned academic schools and has participated in numerous workshops and trainings in the country and abroad, connected to her field of work.
Galena Cunningham is the Diaspora Relations Officer and Summit 2019 Team Member with Macedonia2025. She works to connect people and support the extension of Macedonia2025’s strategic vision.
Galena has been a local project manager on international research projects in the field of education. She has worked on transition teams, helping to launch small businesses in Macedonia. Galena started her professional life in Macedonia in 2013 as an intern with the Macedonian Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Before arriving in Macedonia, Galena studied Political Science at the University of Toronto. More recently, Galena rounded out her competencies by completing a degree in Business Administration and Finance at University American College Skopje.