Kellogg School of Management is part of Northwestern University, whose school of business is ranked first in the world, according to The Economist’s Survey for 2017, second in the US Employer Survey and third in the United States

 

Macedonia2025 and the Kellogg School of Management have a common interest in providing and delivering world-class executive education to business leaders from Macedonia. The Zafirovski Executive Education Program consists of three-week executive training and offers additional opportunities for mentoring, networking and experiential learning. Since its inception, fourteen applicants have successfully taken part in the program, while six candidates are in the process of completing this year’s Zafirovski Executive Education Program.

Macedonia2025 strives to engage the program participants after the training completion, therefore it has recently established the Kellogg School of Management: Alumni Club. It is our aim to ensure that these selected executives become role models for future generations. It perfectly fits into the mission of our organization of supporting the economic growth and helping build a stronger nation, with strong business leaders, as well as our culture of giving back to the community and country.  Thus, some of the proposed activities of the Kellogg Alumni Club include:

  • Stimulating economic development by helping promote foreign investment and assisting in the promotion of export development;
  • Providing mentorship to talented young individuals as part of the established Support Fund for Talented Students called “Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow”;
  • Holding the position of a LEADER Project Chair (prestigious entrepreneurship program brought by Macedonia2025 and the renowned Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario – Canada);
  • Supporting and assisting the organization’s promotion, networking and outreach activities;
  • Other personally proposed modes of engagement.

Macedonia2025 wishes to express gratitude to the Robin and Mike Zafirovski Foundation and the Kellogg School of Management for supporting this leadership development program. The program takes place every year in June/October. The next open call for new applicants will be announced in November 2019.

Our Alumni Club

Dejan Ivanovski

Dejan Ivanovski

Symphony Solutions
Milos Radulovic

Milos Radulovic

Alkaloid AD Skopje

Born 1979 in Skopje, married, father of three. Played pro tennis only until the age of eighteen. Graduated business studies at the American Collage of Thessaloniki in 2002. Two years working in the confectionery industry including working for Wrigley, before entering pharma industry mid 2004. Started as a brand manager in Alkaloid, changed several different professional positions in the company in the last fifteen years. Currently responsible for Pharmaceutical Corporate Development in Alkaloid. Also, active in service organization which is giving back to the community.

Kiro Ristevski

Kiro Ristevski

Arcelor Mittal
Petar Ribarski

Petar Ribarski

Imperial Tobacco TKS
Jana Marin

Jana Marin

Acibadem Sistina
Dimitar Siljanovski

Dimitar Siljanovski

Dimitar is an experienced IT-professional, having a strong track record in digitalization of SMEs in the German and EU Market.
Currently, he is working as Founder and CEO of Intertec with HQ in Munich, Germany and with office in Skopje. Intertec is a company that is helping the SMEs and Startups to innovate and launch their ideas.
He has both technical and management experience proven international as manager and CTO in multiple companies from USA, Germany and France.
Mr. Siljanovski is living in Munich, Germany with his wife and three kids.

Darko Adziev

Darko Adziev

REM Power SEE
Mihail Matevski

Mihail Matevski

GREENTECH Macedonia & Serbia

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 organisation Board member.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at State University of Macedonia. Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management, Advanced Management Program Certification.

Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Marta Arsovska Tomovska

International Telecommunication Union
Marta Naumovska Grnarova

Marta Naumovska Grnarova

Zavar

Marta Naumovska Grnarova is the owner and general manager of Zavar, family owned company since 1988 in a metal processing industry. Under her lead company Zavar, specialised in welding, processing equipment and pressure vessels, serving pharma, chemical and food industry became a regional leader in expertise and quality with 85% of exports, mainly in EU, UK and USA.

As a general manager she is focused is entering new markets and developing new innovative products, as well as strategic development of the company and finance. She introduced the design segment in the company by founding the brand Zavar Design with a main focus on designer radiators, unique heating objects with sculptural appearance where she combines technology and arts. Zavar Design last year was listed in top 10 design radiator brands and awarded by prestigious Best Innovative Design award by the American Society of Interior Designers ASID New York Metro. The brand is winner of German Design Award 2020 for Excellent Product Design.

As a continuous contributor in the development of domestic business environment and growth she was founder and programme director of Skopje Design Week with a great success in promoting design approach within the industry by implementing and participating in many different projects.

In 2004 she founded first professional organisation for metal and electro industry called MAMEI with a main goal of growing the industrial sector by mutual collaboration between the companies and mutual presentation to foreign markets. MAMEI is organising the biggest B2B event in the country called Macedonia Manufacturing Expo with more than 400 direct prearranged meetings between foreign purchasers and Macedonian suppliers.
Marta Naumovska Grnarova holds Master Degree in Industrial Management from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the same University.

Attended Executive Management Program at Kellogg Business Scholl in June 2019.

Goce Cvetkovski

Goce Cvetkovski

Titan Cementarnica USJE

Goce Cvetkoski is an experienced cement industry professional with more than 14 years in managerial roles. He was the first Macedonian technical director of Usje plant, 11 years after the company joined the Titan Group headquartered in Athens.

He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje as one of the best students in the generation.

In 2018 he completed the Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management -Northwestern University, USA.

In 2015 he participated to the Toronto Study Tour and completed an Executive Education program on Leading Sustainable Strategic Change at Schulich School of Business-York University. He also finished the “STEP Developing a Leader” full year e-learning program by Harvard Business Publishing in 2013.

Biggest achievement so far was boosting the efficiency of the cement plant in Macedonia above the benchmark levels after 45 years of its operation, and sustaining that performance for more than 10 consecutive years. This helped the company be more competitive and deliver strong financial results.

During his assignment as Technical Director of the new plant in Albania, the operations were reorganized, production costs were optimized, the environmental footprint was reduced and the company became profitable. In 2020 he is coming back to Skopje to continue his career at Cementarnica Usje.

 

Elizabeta Memca

Elizabeta Memca

Interworks DOOEL
Anatol Kutrevski

Anatol Kutrevski

Pekabesko AD
Naum Barzov

Naum Barzov

Bargala AD
Aleksandar Orovcanec

Aleksandar Orovcanec

Canadian Chapter

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.