Ambassador Zoran Jolevski has a 35-year track record of diplomatic, managerial and consulting experience within the public and private sectors in the domains of international development, international trade, public-private dialogue, private sector development, foreign affairs and national security. Ambassador Jolevski currently provides advice to a few multinational companies. Ambassador Jolevski has been Fellow at Harvard University in 2021 and the first half of 2022. Dr Jolevski is professor at European University Skopje. He also is lecturing at the prestigious universities, such as the LSE. He is regular speaker to international conferences around the world.
He served as a Minister of Defense from 2014 until 2017. Jolevski was ambassador of Macedonia to the United States from 2007 until 2014. In 2008, he was appointed the Macedonian’s chief negotiator on name differences with Greece. He was the non-resident Ambassador to Mexico and Brazil from 2011.
From 2000 to 2004, Ambassador Jolevski was Chief of Staff to the late Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and served as the Chief Adviser to the Macedonian Government on Macedonia’s World Trade Organization accession. He has worked in various capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1988 until 1999.
He served as a member of the boards of several companies and non-governmental organizations and held several positions in the United Nations bodies in the field of international trade. Ambassador Jolevski is the President of the Institute for Strategic Initiatives and Policies as well as of the Art Colony Debarca. He serves as a Chairman of Advisory Board of Ambassadorial Roundtable, San Diego, US too. Dr. Jolevski was honorary member of the Board of “Macedonia 2025”, as well as founder and the first President of the Institute for Economic Strategies and International Affairs – “Ohrid”. He served also as the President of “The Boris Trajkovski International Foundation”, as a as a member of the Presidency of Macedonian Euro-Atlantic Club.
Jolevski holds a Ph.D. in International Economy from the School of Economics, University of “Cyril and Metodij”, as well as a Master of Science in International Trade Law from the Law School at the same University. He is teaching at the European University in Skopje. He has authored three books and has been the chief editor of several books. He is the author of more than fifty articles.