Mihail Mateski

Mihail Mateski

Mihail Matevski is CEO and Partner in the company’s GREENTECH in Serbia and Macedonia, waste plastic recycling and processing industry. GREENTECH is member of GREEN GROUP, the largest waste PET bottle recycler/convertor in Eastern and Central Europe.
Highlights of expertise: packaging waste management, waste plastic processing, business development, sales, international trading, production management and team leadership. Working experience of 23 years: 16 years at position of CEO/General Manager, 2 years in business consultancy and 5 years in sales management.
Co-founder and Board President of the Serbian Association of Packaging Waste Recyclers, co-founder of the Macedonian Solid Waste Association (MASWA),  member of CANSEE – Canadian-Serbian Business Association, member of the working group for recycling and waste minimization within the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Macedonia2025 diaspora organization Board member.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at State University of Macedonia.

Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management, Advanced Management Program Certification since 2018.

Jana Marin

Jana Marin

Dr. Jana Marin graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, Macedonia. She attained a Master’s degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Dr. Marin obtained her first professional experience in healthcare management in the Quality Department of the German unit of Capio Group , Capio Deutsche Klinik GmbH.

She developed an important, formative part of her professional expertise while working at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Macedonia. During her appointment as Advisor to the Minister of Health, Dr. Marin was personally involved in a broad spectrum of issues of concern to National Healthcare Policies and Economic Planning of Public Health in Macedonia.

Her educational background, coupled with the expertise she obtained in the last decade of independent, intensive, daily involvement in decision making processes, paved the way to Dr. Marin being holding key management positions. Due to her proven managerial capability and particularly her innovative approach to problem solving, she had been entrusted with management of key projects. Recently, she led the team, which successfully completed the prominently complex and important Joint Commission International Accreditation process and thus, brought Acibadem Sistina Hospital the title of First JCI Accredited Hospital in Macedonia.

Vanja Josifovski

Vanja Josifovski

Vanja Josifovski, CTO, Pinterest

Vanja Josifovski is the CTO of Pinterest where he’s responsible for establishing the company’s overall technical strategy as well as leading efforts in the areas of machine learning, search, feeds, and online advertising product development. Prior to serving as CTO, Vanja led the Pinterest Discovery team overseeing content selection for home feed, search and visual discovery, as well as the Growth team responsible for user and engagement growth. Before Pinterest, he worked on large scale machine learning and information extraction at Google Research for products including Search, Search Advertising, Play and YouTube. Earlier, he was Senior Director at Yahoo Research where he led the design and initial development of two major advertising platforms and core Hadoop components.

Dr. Josifovski is the co-founder of the new scientific sub-discipline of “Computational Advertising”, which defines the scientific principles behind the online advertising technology. He also taught the first course on this topic at Stanford University. Additionally, he’s an ACM Distinguished Scientist, with over 90 publications in the top peer reviewed conferences and 30 granted patents. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Linköping University (Sweden), Master’s in Computer Science from University of Florida, and Dipl. Eng. from Ljubljana University. He attended USO Korchagin in Skopje.

Vladimir Deskov

Vladimir Deskov

Vladimir has been an IT consultant and a serial entrepreneur in Macedonia, New Zealand and Australia – currently working on a SaaS start-up in Manly NSW in addition to providing architecture and cloud transformation consultancy to the government and the banking sectors.

An electrical engineer (ETF Skopje) with postgraduate in business management (AIM Sydney) and treasury and derivative markets (FINSIA Sydney).

Started his career as a UKIM researcher and published academic papers internationally on automation and control systems predominantly for the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).

Blessed with a wonderful family living in a wonderful spot shared with a wonderful community that includes many Macedonians too! Picnics, kids’ soccer tournaments and, of course, that extra shrimp on the barbie… it’s the vibe of it.

Vlad is a passionate sailor and he completed his first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 2017.

Borijan Borozanov

Borijan Borozanov

Borijan Borozanov is the Plant Manager / Managing Director at Aptiv Services Macedonia (ex Delphi Electronic Systems Macedonia). Mr. Borozanov is a seasoned investment professional with a successful track record in originating, executing and managing Foreign Direct Investments. He has over 10 years experience in sourcing mandates, due diligence, structuring deals, negotiating term sheets, Government Incentives and Export Promotion. Mr. Borozanov managed cross-functional teams across various industries and worked with a diversified portfolio of clients from all continents.
Professor Lily Stojanovska MSc. PhD.

Professor Lily Stojanovska MSc. PhD.

Lily Stojanovska is a Professor at the Department Dept of Nutrition and Health, at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. For a number of years, she worked as a professor at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, where she now holds the position of an Emeritus Professor. She is also an Honorary Professor at Universities in Thailand, Hong Kong, Mexico, and North Macedonia. She is actively involved in the areas of nutritional research, and management of chronic diseases through nutritional and complementary modalities. She is teaching and supervising graduate students in the areas of nutrition, immunology, women’s health, and prevention of chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular health.

Professor Stojanovska has over 115 publications in highly ranked international journals, 8 book chapters, and she is a co-author of 4 popular books.

Her list of publications can be accessed following this link: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7186-4461

Since 2010 Professor Stojanovska’s achievements have been listed annually in Who is Who Internationally.  She is also a recipient of many awards including the Australian Honour Roll of Women for her role as an international educator including her active engagement with the Macedonian community in Australia.

Ivan Skenderoski

Ivan Skenderoski

Ivan Skenderoski is a founder and managing partner of Salience, a telecom management consulting and professional services organization. He has been with the company since its launch in 2010 and is based in Dubai, UAE since 2008. Ivan is the Engagement Lead on a number of Salience projects, strategist on National Broadband enablement and lead on the New Operator Launch practice. He is a board member of Salience, management team member and is involved in setting the company’s strategic vision and direction. In addition, he also has a hands on approach in the financial and operational management of the company.

He has over 17 years of dedicated telecom experience across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to Salience, Ivan was working for the UK incumbent operator, British Telecom (BT) on numerous roles – Principal consultant in the Middle East, Specialist technology and service advisor for BT’s bid to acquire telecom license in Singapore, Head of the Asian Innovation Centre in Malaysia as well as the UK based technology roles at the BT Labs in Martlesham. He is also a Board Member of Awasr Oman, the first regional fibre only operator.

Ivan is a recognized thought leader, speaking frequently at Telecom conferences covering broadband strategy. He has contributed to several Salience whitepapers on National Broadband, Next Generations Access Networks and Fibre to the Home. He holds MSc in Telecom Engineering from Macedonia.

Vlado Dimovski

Vlado Dimovski

Vlado Dimovski is a Professor of Management and organization unit, at the University of Ljubljana. His primary areas of expertise are organizational learning, knowledge management and leadership. Prof Dimovski has published numerous articles in recognized journals and has authored a number of books on leadership.

Prof Dimovski was the State Secretary for Industry in the Government of Slovenia (1995-1997), the president of the Centre for International Competitiveness of Slovenia (1997-2000), and the Minister of Labor, Family and Social Affairs (2000-2004). He was also the consultant to the Prime Minister of Macedonian Government. He has received numerous awards, such as the Beta Gamma Sigma Award (1992) and Harvard Directory of Scholars (1993).

Prof Dimovski is also the Head of the Slovenian national research group dealing with knowledge management and organizational learning in contemporary organizations and is Head of the economic and business department of IFIMES (The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies).

Prof Dimovski has a BA degree in Economics and Philosophy and MA degree in Economics from the University of Ljubljana. He has a PhD in Management and Finance from Cleveland State University.

Slavica Waite

Slavica Waite

Prof Slavica Waite, Director of PEC International, and founder and Trustee of the ‘Kiril Trajkovski Foundation’, UK

Prof Slavica Waite is the CEO of PEC International, UK, an energy consultancy that specializes in the Oil and Gas Industry; concentrating mainly on high value capital investment projects. Prof Waite is also the founder and Trustee of the ‘Kiril Trajkovski Foundation’ founded in memory of her late brother who was a renowned Macedonian Archaeologist and patriot.

From the early days of Macedonia’s independence, Prof Waite has been an active lobbyist in the UK and Europe on behalf of Macedonia. In 1992, she was appointed Director of the Macedonian Information Office in the UK. In 2000, Prof Waite was awarded the Order of St. Kliment in recognition of her achievements in promoting Macedonian business and culture in the UK.

Prof Waite graduated from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje with a PhD in world literature.

Vlaho Kostov

Vlaho Kostov

Dr. Vlaho Kostov is an R&D Executive, Head of CEE and Mediterranean region and represents Panasonic in several management boards of industry consortiums and associations. He has more than 20 years of expertise in Consumer Electronics, Telecom, and Automotive industries within the private sector, the public organizations, and academics. Dr. Kostov is deeply involved in R&D, technology management and new business strategy.

Previously he was based in the UK, managing the new business development for Panasonic in Europe and was responsible for industry alliances & collaboration. He spent ten years in Japan, leading the Technology Germination and R&D development including venturing & start-ups in the Silicon Valley (US).  The early career was in the telecom industry, United Nations and T-Mobile.

Dr. Kostov obtained his Ph.D. at the Tokyo Metropolitan Inst. Of Technology, where he also worked as Associate Professor teaching Project Management and Communications (in English and Japanese). He has more than 25 peer-reviewed technical publications and led the design innovation and industry projects while studying at Stanford University. Among his most memorable volunteer activities are serving as President of IAESTE Macedonia (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) and Board Member of the European School Frankfurt (leading international school with >1400 students), responsible for overlooking the after-school activities and Social Fund Committee. He is currently a member of the Education Councils for both Primary and Secondary.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and received a Gold award of the Lincoln Foundation Graduate Design Competition (Stanford Univ./TMIT for Toyota Corp.)

He has been working, living and communicating in native language in Tokyo, the Silicon Valley, London, Zurich, Milan, Frankfurt, and South East Europe.

Mile Terziovski

Mile Terziovski

Professor Terziovski joined the Swinburne University of Technology in January 2018 as Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the Department Chair of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School and Director of the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation program in the Australian Graduate School of Business. Professor Terziovski is the Former Dean of the Curtin Graduate School of Business for 4 years, and Professor of Innovation, and Former Head of School, International Graduate School of Business, at the University of South Australia (4 years). He worked at the University of Melbourne as Assoc. Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 10 years; and at Monash University as Senior Lecturer for 4 years.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Terziovski held several positions within the Rio Tinto Group. He left Rio after 17 years to do his Ph.D. research studies at the Melbourne Business School. Professor Terziovski’s publications have been featured in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) where he won the best paper award, the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), where he published a single-authored article. He is also the recipient of two best paper awards from the US Academy of Management and was nominated for an all-academy international best paper award.

Igor Tulevski

Igor Tulevski

Igor Ivan Tulevski is Macedonian born cardiologist, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He finished elementary school and gymnasium in Skopje (place of birth), while earned his medical degree, PhD and cardiology residency at the University of Amsterdam (AMC Hospital). Currently Igor is the CEO of the Cardiology Centers of The Netherlands (CCN) www.cardiologiecentra.nl which he founded in 2006. His sub-specializations are congenital cardiology, imaging (PhD thesis) and sport cardiology, He is elected fellow of the European (FESC) and American (FACC) college of cardiology. Igor also serves as a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of de Sionsberg hospital in Dokkum (acquired in 2015). His mission as disruptive innovator in cardiology and healthcare in combination with research have been predominating his professional career.

His list of publications can be accessed following this link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=tulevski+ii

Entrepreneurship, sports (triathlons, skiing and endurance activities), travelling and his family are the real joy of Igor’s life.

Dejan Krstevski

Dejan Krstevski

Dejan Krstevski joined Franklin University-Columbus, Ohio in December 2012 as an International Teaching Faculty of Corporate Finance and Management Accounting for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Also, he has been working as a Visiting Professor for Cost Accounting at Modern College of Business and Science – Sultanate of Oman and Associate Professor at State University St. Kliment Ohridski. He is playing a key role in the ongoing development, facilitation, and management of undergraduate and graduate courses within the University’s Master of Business Administration, Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting programs delivered to students around the globe. Navigate face-to-face and online instructional models, working equally well engaging students in a traditional campus setting or via an internet-based classroom.

Prior to his academic career, Krstevski has been worked for Deutsche Telekom AG on numerous roles: a member of Financial Board of T-Mobile International, Bon, Germany, a member of Executive Management committee of Deutsche Telekom AG, a member of Management Committee of Magyar Telekom, Budapest, Hungary and a CFO of T-Mobile Macedonia. He is a proven business partner to management, effective in working with all departments, linking finance with operations to improve productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line results.

Krstevski holds a Ph.D. in Economics, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Economics (BSc) and a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng). He also obtained an executive education and specialization from London Business School (LBS) – UK, Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) – Austria and Management Centre Europe (MCE) – Belgium.

Petar Atanasovski

Petar Atanasovski

Peter is a senior leader of transformation and change with a career spanning over 20 years in industries including manufacturing and financial services. He is currently the co-founder and director of SixEdge, working with some of Australia’s leading organisations to turn ‘strategy talk’ in to execution and leading and delivering high value outcomes to drive improved performance.

 

Before co-founding SixEdge, Peter spent time leading transformation with specialties including strategic planning and execution, business transformation, operations management, operational excellence, and lean/six sigma implementation. Peter is particularly passionate about bringing together different stakeholder groups in large organisations and leading and delivering high value outcomes across organisational silos. He enjoys developing and leading high performing teams with a focus on taking strategic themes and high-level enterprise objectives and creating a clear path to delivering business results.

 

Peter holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng Hons) from RMIT University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 

Peter is a keen traveller and enjoys experiencing different cultures. He enjoys a range of sports and on weekends can typically be found spending time with family and friends and supporting his three children in their various pursuits.