Bert van der Vaart

Bert van der Vaart co-founded  Small Enterprise Assistance Funds in 1989.  He managed SEAF’s first fund in Poland from 1994 to 1997, when he became SEAF’s CEO and President. He has led the growth of SEAF to more than $700 million in committed capital, 35 investment funds, and more than 400 investments. SEAF operates throughout…

Susan Niczowski

Susan Niczowski knew her calling early in life. She started her business in the basement of her parent’s house, where she and her mother, Francis, thinking 15 years ahead of their time made home replacement dinners years before it became fashionable. In 1991, Susan started Summer Fresh Salads Inc., and at that time, the company…

Jerry Naumoff

Jerry Naumoff is currently the Minister of Foreign Direct Investments in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. Jerry Naumoff’s career in employee benefits, human resources and risk management began in 1980 after he earned a football scholarship at Ball State Universtity while majoring in marketing and business administration. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio…

Steve Sharpe

Steve Sharpe is the President and CEO of Euromax Resources. Mr. Sharpe was previously Senior Vice President, Business Development at European Goldfields Limited from July 2010 until March 2012, where he focused on raising the profile of the Company in the European and North American market and developing the optimum financing solution for the advancement…

Emil Hristov

Emil Hristov is a start up entrepreneur in the clean tech industry and has found and managed three companies (EMSA Energy, EMSA Solar, ServoTech). Mr. Hristov found his first company (EMSA Construction) in 2006 and has built the EMSA brand to be a recognized brand in the Renewable Energy Industry in the North-East USA. His…

Zoran Jolevski

Professor Zoran Jolevski is currently the Minister of defence in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. Previously he served as an Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States . In November 2008, he also has been appointed the Macedonians chief negotiator on name differences with Greece under the auspices of the…

Guido Galleni

Guido Galleni is a Senior Managing Director of KEMET Balkans, in charge of the manufacturing plants in Macedonia and Bulgaria. KEMET is a worldwide leader for electronic components, with 9,000 employees in Europe, Asia and Americas. A native of South Africa, Mr. Galleni joined the company in 1994 within the Italian operations, and moved to…