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.