Lou Naumovski is the Vice President, Commercial and General Director, Russia, for Kinross Gold Corporation. In addition to being responsible for the management of the representative office in Moscow, Lou is the lead on new business development in Russia, and heads Kinross’ government relations and liaison division.
Mr. Naumovski joined Visa International in August 2000 as General Manager of Visa’s Russian office. He was responsible for the development of Visa’s business in Russia and the eleven other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, relationship management with Visa’s Russian and CIS Member banks, and management of Visa’s Russian office. Mr. Naumovski was based in London, England since January 2006. He was also responsibile for Strategy and Business Planning across the Visa CEMEA Region.
Professor Terziovski has also worked at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer for 4 years and returned to the University of Melbourne in 2000. Prior to his Academic career, he held several management positions within the Rio Tinto Group over a period of 16 years. He left Rio in 1991 to undertake PhD research at the Melbourne Business School. The Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Department of Innovation Industry Science and Research (DIISR) have primarily funded his research.
Professor Terziovski has consulted to a diverse group of companies both large and small, including Motorola, Dow Chemical, Ford Australia, PETRONAS in Malaysia, and companies in France: Merck, IBM, Xerox, and La Poste. He has served on the Advisory Council for e-Commerce, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established by the former President of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Boris Trajkovski. Professor Terziovski is an immediate past Deputy Chair of the Academic Board, at the Australian Institute of Management in Melbourne.
Professor Terziovski holds a BEng with Honours and MEng with Honours from the University of Wollongong, an MBA from RMIT University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (HRM) from Newcastle University and a PhD in Strategy and Innovation from the Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Ichak K. Adizes, Ph. D
Over the course of more than 40 years, Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that bears his name. The Adizes Methodology enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to achieve exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 Thought Leaders in the United States, and Executive Excellence Journal put him on their list of the Top 30 Consultants in America.
In recognition of his contributions to management theory and practice, Dr. Adizes has received 20 honorary doctorates from Universities in ten countries. He is honorary Chancellor of the University of Fredericton, Canada, received the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, holds the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel from the military and has been made an honorary citizen of two Eastern European countries.
Dr Adizes is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and has served as a tenured faculty member at UCLA. He was a visiting professor at Stanford, Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities and taught at the Columbia University Executive Program. He also served as Dean of the Adizes Graduate School for the Study of Leadership and Change, and is currently an academic advisor to the Graduate School of Management of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Adizes is founder and president of the Adizes Institute, based in Santa Barbara, California, an international consulting company that applies the Adizes Methodology for clients in the public and private sectors. The Adizes Institute was ranked as one of the top ten consulting organizations in the United States by Leadership Excellence Journal.
In addition to consulting to prime ministers and cabinet-level officers throughout the world, Dr. Adizes has worked with a wide variety of companies ranging from startups to members of the Fortune 50. He lectures in four languages, and has appeared before well over 100,000 executives in more than 50 countries.
He has written 20 books that have been published in 26 languages. His book Corporate Lifecycles: How Organizations Grow and Die and What to Do about It (subsequently revised, expanded and republished as Managing Corporate Lifecycles) was named one of the Ten Best Business Books by Library Journal.
Dr. Adizes and his wife, Nurit Manne Adizes, live in Santa Barbara County, California, and together have six children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing the accordion and practicing meditation.
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From the very early days of the independence of Macedonia Prof. Waite has been an active lobbyist in the UK and Europe. She has been recognised for her achievements in the UK on behalf of Macedonia with the Order of St. Kliment.
Prof. Waite believes that The Republic of Macedonia has all of the assets necessary for success in the International arena; but it needs the help of an organised sustainable global Diaspora program such as Macedonia2025.
Vlado Dimovski is a full professor of management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Educated in economics (BA 1984 and MA 1988), philosophy (BA 1989), and in management and finance at Cleveland State University (PhD 1994). Supervisors/professors: Branko Horvat (economics, Nobel Prize nominee 1985), Yoash Wiener (management, student and assistant of Frederick I. Herzberg), Jože Mencinger (economics, doctoral student of Lawrence R. Klein, Nobel Prize Winner, 1980), Andrej Ule (philosophy).
Employed at the Faculty of Economics since 1984, and also as the State Secretary for Industry (1995-1997) preparing the Strategy for Increasing the Competitiveness of the Slovene Industry and as Minister for Labor, Family and Social Affairs (2000-2004) among other introduced the social reform, pension reform, reform of the labor market, being of the pre-accession to EU team. He was the President of the Center for International Competitiveness, USAID-backed think tank (1997-2000), and Head of IFIMES, The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (2014-). He has been the member of various boards of important companies, institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
As professor he published various articles (many of which SSCI and cited), research reports, and books on the issue on competitiveness, labor market, employment, social affairs, and on management and organization, the latest book Advanced Management and Leadership Practice (2016, Pearson, forthcoming). (Full list is available through Faculty of Economics Ljubljana web page). He supervised almost 300 undergraduate theses, more than 200 masters theses, and more than 10 doctoral theses. He has been visiting professor at many renowned institutions among others: Case Western Reserve University, USA, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, ISM, Lithuania, University of Greenwich, UK, New York University, Skopje, Macedonia, Delhi School of Business, India. He is regularly involved into training programs and workshops and executive education for institutions and companies. Also, he is a member or a leader of numerous research projects and programs and the member of international associations (Academy of Management, Slovene Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society).
He served as a consultant and an expert in consulting companies (i.e. AT Kearney, McKinsey) as well as in international institutions (UNDP, WB, NDI, Stability Pact), expert associations (FIBAA), governments (Montenegro, Macedonia), cooperating among others with think tanks such as Kreisky Forum, CEPS (Brussels), BRIE (Berkley Round Table for International Economics).
He is also active in sports (was president of the Swimming Federation in Slovenia), and in charity work and humanitarian activities (member of Clinton Global Initiative, Lions International). He was awarded with many distinguished honors and awards: Youth Leader Award, Best Master Thesis Award (1989), Beta Gamma Sigma (1992), Slovenian management Award (2001), Who is Who Statesmen (2004) Harvard Directory of Scholars, Many Best Paper Awards, and since 2016 a member of European Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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 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 PhD 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 member of the Education Councils for both Primary and Secondary.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE and received 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.