Stevo Pendarovski has been the President of the Republic of North Macedonia since May 2019.
Before the presidency, his three-decade long careers panned across security, international affairs, academia, public sector and politics.
He served as National Coordinator for preparation of the Republic of North Macedonia for NATO membership (2017-2019), Member of Parliament (2016-2017) and President of the State Election Commission (2004-2005).
President Pendarovski had spent eleven years as a professor at the University American College Skopje teaching political science, international security, international relations, globalization, geopolitics, US foreign policy, EU foreign and security policy, and diplomacy of small countries in world affairs.
He served as adviser to two presidents of North Macedonia, serving as Chief Foreign Policy Advisor 2005-2009 and National Security Advisor 2001-2004.
His career beginnings are in the Ministry of Interior, where he later was Head of the Analytical and Research Department and Ministry’s Spokesperson (1998-2001).
In addition to exercising the key presidential responsibilities in line with the Constitution in defense, domestic and foreign policy, the President is an initiator and supporter of numerous programs and initiatives domestically. These efforts range from political education for youth, support to young managers, volunteering, environment, empowering women and girls, inclusion and diversity, and interethnic cohesion.