The Ambassadors Club is Macedonia2025’s face to the outside world. It is a group of successful professionals of Macedonian origin from around the world, all of whom share one goal: To help us build a stronger nation! As a network of exceptional individuals, the Ambassadors join their efforts to assist in the implementation of Macedonia2025’s projects and events, adding value to the networking opportunities within the organization, as well as contributing to the expansion of the Macedonian market and fundraising opportunities. The Ambassadors’ potential contribution is shaped by their physical location and expertise, varying from year to year.
All our Ambassadors Club members come from diverse backgrounds, many of them working in middle or high level management. Macedonia2025 is looking to expand the Ambassadors Club around the world and reach out to as many Macedonians as possible. If you would be interested in joining our Ambassadors Club, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Macedonia2025’s Diaspora Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Ambassadors Club membership.
Borche IlioskiMacedonian Chapter
Filip PopovMacedonian Chapter
Mitko AndonovMacedonian Chapter
Vladimir RobevskiMacedonian Chapter
Aleksandar StambolievMacedonian Chapter
Alan CastilloMacedonian Chapter
Petar SpaseskiMacedonian Chapter
Aleksandar CeleskiMacedonian Chapter
Nikola KjurchiskiMacedonian Chapter
Stefan IvanovskiMacedonian Chapter
Kiril SavovskiUSA Chapter
Pero JolevskiUSA Chapter
Oliver PetkovskiUSA Chapter
Bozhanka VitanovaUSA Chapter
Aleksandra MiloseskaUSA Chapter
Aleksandar OrovcanecCanadian Chapter
Margarita MincevaCanadian Chapter
Ilija MaurovskiCanadian Chapter
Dimitar SiljanovskiGerman Chapter
Zlate KoviloskiGerman Chapter
Mirčo KrsteskiGerman Chapter
Sadat AlimiSwitzerland Chapter
Petar KajevskiAustrian Chapter
Vahit AliliAustrian Chapter
Ivan NaumovskiAustrian Chapter
Nick LazarevskiAustralian Chapter
Bojana KiseloskiMiddle East Chapter
Borko HandjiskiMiddle East Chapter
Vasja PetkovskaSwedish Chapter
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 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.
Mitko Andonov is an acknowledged Business Development Manager at Kolid International, leader company in distribution of FMCG and production of confectionery products. Co- owner of Gama Dizajn, factory producing wood pallets. Founder of Eon Eden ltd, marketing and strategy. Master franchisor for Macedonia for Jumping Clay and event coordinator at Eventum team. 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 University of Goce Delcev, Shtip. He spent a few years in Chicago, USA where he worked on his professional development. Today he is helping or being part of a few organizations: president of AC Strumica, founder of Vita Honesta, Youth Council, Business Club Strumica etc.
He is born and lives in Strumica, constantly participating and taking part in various events, like FMCG summits, social entrepreneurship, startups and motivational talks. 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 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!
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 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 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.
Mr. Celeski is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) with proven and extensive consulting experience in leading professional services and management consultancy firms.
In addition to the Certificate of Management Consultant (CMC®), he is also certified by the BAS program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Macedonia as an expert consultant, SHL certified Master Revenue Management Trainer, Certified Chartered Accountant, Certified Bankruptcy Manager, and candidate (2020/2021) for Certified Valuer and Certified Investment Advisor.
Mr. Celeski has worked as a management consultant, trainer, coach and mentor for a number of SMEs from the region of the Balkans, as well as for international and Macedonian public and government institutions and NGOs. He has a wide and numerous experience of more than 15 years as an expert in Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing and Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales, Corporate Finance, Reconstruction&Reorganization, Budgeting, Compliance, Management Accounting and Reporting and Business Development.
Finally, he became a member of DUEL Consulting in 2019 as a Co-Founder and Executive Director. Mr. Celeski‘s main responsibilities are advisory services such as business plan and development, feasibility studies, valuations, due diligence, transaction advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, operational, commercial and financial advisory, reorganization, managerial accounting, loan applications, market research, access to markets, pricing policy, budgeting, etc. with emphasis on business conceptualization, business development, innovations, investments and fundraising for SMSs and Start ups. DUEL Consulting collaborates with FITD, EBRD, SwissContact, USIAD-BEP Project, Palladium IME2 Project, CEED, Macedonian Stock Exchange, Funderbeam. As an advisor, Aleksandar has been involved in collaboration with SEEU TechPark, UKIM Accelerator, SEAVUS Accelerator, University of St. Clement and Naum Bitola Accelerator, etc. He advises SMEs, Startups and other entrepreneurial business in their early stages of setting up and development, access to finance, business idea conceptualization, innovations, etc. with mentorship and coaching services.
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.
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.
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.
Originally from Skopje, Macedonia, Oliver Petkovski received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of SS’ Cyril and Methodius. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he is focusing on his post-baccalaureate degree in Global Business from Northwestern University while working as a financial coordinator at the Kellogg School of Management. From his prior experience as an import manager for a European company which worked closely with China, to his current role at the Kellogg School of Management, Petkovski has gathered first-hand, key insights to the dynamic working relationships within the international business market.
Bozhanka Vitanova is Co-Founder and CEO of TeamLift, the first HR tech company focused on improving the effectiveness of collaboration within large organizations. TeamLift’s cloud software solution scans how an organization collaborates, makes sense of the connections among employees and uses graph machine learning to suggest actionable improvements.
Bozhanka is also a Fulbright scholar and an NSF I-Corps Instructor at Brandeis University. She first got introduced to the entrepreneurship space in 2013, when she co-founded Yunus&Youth (Y&Y), a social business operating in 35+ countries, supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Aleksandra Miloseska is a highly motivated, goal-oriented, results-driven finance professional with extensive experience in Corporate Finance and Business Development Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from William Paterson University and Master’s in Business Administration and Marketing from Centenary University.
Aleksandra worked at Becton, Dickinson and Company, commonly known as BD, is an American medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices. Holding several corporate Finance Positions in cost manufacturing analysis, financial reporting and consolidation. Aleksandra, also worked at Evonik Industries, a global conglomerate and one of the largest specialty chemical company in the world. She was responsible for Financial planning, controlling and reporting for nine business lines.
Born with a natural creative drive, Aleksandra has taken her professional and entrepreneurial endeavors in stride as she worked to create and establish her own health food company, Quick Fit Bites in 2018.
She is a mother of three beautiful girls and currently resides in Northern New Jersey, USA
Aleksandar is a Product Safety Engineer at CSA Group one of the largest certification and standards organization in the world. He has more than 17 years diversified experience between manufacturing and service industry. While being part of the manufacturing sector, in the first 10 years Aleksandar worked on various positions as a Quality Assurance Inspector, Production Supervisor, and later Plant Manager/ Supervisor. During his years spent in manufacturing, Mr. Orovcanec was exposed in many different manufacturing areas and gained significant experiences in management, engineering, quality, lean and custom manufacturing design.
With his passion to come back and work in the electrical engineering field, in mid-2012, he decided to pursue new challenges and moved into the compliance engineering industry at CSA Group. In late 2014, Aleksandar completed Licensing International Engineers Program (LIEP) at University of Toronto, was granted Electrical Engineer in Canada and received in March 2016 Professional Engineering License, P. Eng. He lives in Toronto together with his family.
Margarita is an accomplished, insightful and respected team leader with exceptional planning, critical thinking and process engineering capabilities. She holds a Bachelor degree in Software Engineering. Margarita has extensive experience in Data warehouse, Business System Analysis, Process Improvement and Project Management at CIBC, one of the five biggest banks in Canada. With more than 16 years experience in the financial industry, mainly in the area of Risk Management, Margarita is currently working as an Auditor. She is a Scrum Master using Agile framework to plan, lead and conduct different kinds of audits. Margarita is passionate about running and helping the community. She resides with her family in Toronto.
Mr. Maurovski is a Licensed Mortgage Broker based in Toronto. He has over 8 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry. His company Casabrite Financing is affiliated with Canada’s largest Mortgage Brokering Network, Dominion Lending Centres. He holds the Executive Award Achievement for 2019. His previous experience includes business management and small business development.
Mr. Maurovski immigrated to Canada in 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Commerence at the university of SS. Cyril and Methodius; accredited by the University of Toronto. He holds both Canadian securities and mortgage broker licenses.
Dimitar is an experienced IT-professional, having a strong track record in start-ups and established technology companies. He is founder and CEO of Intertec.io, Software Development company with HQ in Munich, Germany and office in Skopje. Dimitar is well connected in the Startup world as Mentor of many accelerators in Germany, including SAP.io, TechFounders, InsureTech and others.
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.
Mirčo received a diploma in Industrial Engineering from the University of Muenster, Germany in 2008. As part of his diploma studies, he gained experience in Management, Entrepreneurship and marketing in the Volkswagen Group (AUDI, VW, and AutoUni).
Afterward, he started as a project manager in a development project at Daimler. Since 2014, he works in the development service sector and as a passioned Business Development Manager he worked together with his team on various development projects. He writes for various industry magazines and as a blog owner, he talks about entrepreneur issues.
Today, as strategic manager for sales, business development and sustainable customer relationships at a premium technology partner, he contributes innovation development services in the software and hardware sector to the next level.
In addition to his membership in the Ambassador’s Club in Macedonia, Mirčo acts in his spare time as Keynote Speaker about the topics Digitalization, E-Mobility and New Working World. He is also a prospective voluntary Career and Business Coach.
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
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.
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.
The Macedonian Bassbaritone Ivan Naumovski finished his bachelor studies 2013 in his hometown Skopje. Shortly after he won a scholarship from Steiermarkische Sparkasse (Best of South East), which enabled him to study Master in Graz, Austria, and to complete his Master studies in 2016. During that period , he sang numerous concerts in halls like Musikverein Graz, Kasematten Graz, and also made his professional debut in Opera Graz in 2014 with the role of Vicomte Cascada in the Operetta “Die lustige Witwe”. In Oper Graz he sang also the main role of Beelzebub Irrwitzer in the contemporary opera “Der Wunschpunsch”, which premiered in Austria. During the season 2014-15 he sang numerous concerts and projects in the opera, but also he sang roles at the KUG University in Graz like Papageno in “The magic flute”, Impresario in “Viva la mamma”, Masetto in “Don Giovanni”, and others.
He won several competitions in Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo, and he was also given the “Virtuozi” award in 2015 for best young talent in the field of classical music in Macedonia. He shared the stage with the Philharmonic orchestra and the opera orchestra in Macedonia, as well as other ensembles. In his operatic debut in Macedonia he performs the role of Eugene Onegin in the opera “Eugene Onegin” at the opening of the festival “May opera nights”. From 2016 he is a Master student at MDW in Vienna, and also is professionally involved in lot of concert halls in Vienna like Palais and Garten Liechtenstein, Kursalon, Palais Eschenbach, Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, and he often sings at Festspiele Musikwelten, which occurs every year with concerts in Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.
He sang wide repertoire of roles like Figaro, Guglielmo, Masetto, Don Giovanni, Onegin, Papageno, Malatesta, Belcore and others. He also is a Lied and Oratorio performer. Ivan worked with renowned international musicians and attended masterclasses with KS Christa Ludwig, KS Gabriele Fontana, Karlheinz Hanser and others.
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
Bojana Kiseloski born and raised in Kumanovo, Macedonia received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Euro College Kumanovo (official partner of American Heritage University of Southern California). She has diversified experience between production, sales and telecommunications. Currently based in Kuwait, she is working in the logistics area.
She finds working in teams very inspiring and is passionate about emotional intelligence (EQ) in the work place. Bojana is certified Trainer for Adults from the Ministry of Education and Science of R. North Macedonia and have been trained in transactional analysis (TA) for more than three years.
Borko Handjiski is Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company. He joined McKinsey’s Middle East office in June 2015 and has been primarily serving public sector clients in the Gulf region. Before joining McKinsey, Borko Handjiski worked for the World Bank in Washington DC as Senior Economist. Borko began his career at the Macedonian central bank and worked for the European Commission in Macedonia where he advised the government on economic policies related to EU accession.
Throughout his 14-year career, Borko has worked with governments in Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in the areas of economic development, public finances, investment, trade, and labor markets.
Borko holds an MBA degree in finance from Purdue University and a BA in Economics from the University of Skopje. He resides with his family in Dubai.
Vasja has more than 10 years of experience in IT, out of which 5 in Senior Management. Since January 2014 Vasja relocated from Macedonia to Sweden in order to pursue even more challenging career in IT.
Vasja is now a Managing Director for two companies: Further DOOEL in Macedonia and Amplius Field Service Group AB in Sweden. Well versed with procedures and processes on European Union Projects. Collaborated with government bodies and companies from all over the world.
Highly skilled in tracking details, communicating deadlines, and following‐up with internal and external partners to ensure on‐time completion within budget. Ability and interest in learning and incorporating new technology. Consistently receive positive feedback from managers, co‐workers and clients.