In 2011 Macedonia2025 opened its office in Skopje in order to bring its activities closer to where they were meant to make an impact. Since then, the number of people who are supporting and contributing our organization has grown. Thanks to their dedication, Macedonia2025 was able to expand its activities and connect more people and companies around the world. Conversely, we are happy to have helped increase the number of people who connect through Macedonia2025.
In addition to the Board of Directors which is comprised of career professionals, our organization is all the more successful thanks to the Leaders Club. This group of people is mostly made of younger professionals who have marked great achievements in their careers and in their fields of expertise. Furthermore, we are especially proud that even though they have very busy schedules, they still take on the responsibility to contribute to Macedonia. Their involvement with our organization gives the Republic of Macedonia many informal ambassadors who connect people and companies, lead the topic of economic and societal development and build bridges between Macedonia and countries around the world.
In the course of the last year the organization was approached by new members who are located in Macedonia, Austria, Germany, Australia, France, Poland, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, USA and Canada. By being located in several continents, this group of people provides our organization with greater international reach. The members of the Leaders Club are return expatriates who have invested in Macedonia, academicians and scientists who conduct research and formulate policies, investment bankers, assets managers, IT professionals and entrepreneurs. The Leaders Club members complete our organization and make an important contribution towards the fulfillment of our goals and mission. There is no lack of projects when it comes to building Macedonia up. In the period that leads up to the year which defines our organization, members of the Leaders Club will have the opportunity to undertake exciting challenges and respond to calls to action.
The economy of Macedonia has been developing in the past twenty years and there is not a single solution how that process should be completed. In the globalized world driven by international trade, organizations and countries are bracing for both anticipated and unanticipated changes that create or destroy entire industries and sectors. The expert opinion and research by the Macedonia2025 Leaders Club members can make a crucial difference for certain sectors and companies. The right advice or idea may spur innovation that may give certain advantages to the domestic economy. Although foreign investments have an undeniable impact on economic development in Macedonia in that they help the country connect globally with industrial zones and consumers from all over the world, it is equally important for the number of successful small and medium sized companies to increase. The Leaders Club can help in that regard by presenting their ideas to representatives and stakeholders in the various sectors in Macedonia and by organizing lectures and presentations that are designed to inspire discussion and innovation. In this regard the organization is always open to initiative from our members.
Macedonia2025 is grateful to the past and recent young leaders for their dedication in the joint effort of making a better and more beautiful Republic of Macedonia:
Nikola Kjurchiski, MA is a Research Analyst at the Center for Resource Economics affiliated to the Russian Presidential Academy (RANEPA).
Michael Cklamovski is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, in Chicago.
Dino Gramatikov is Head of Yield Management in Inmarsat, a leading global satellite telecommunications company. Dino managed Wizz Air’s record breaking Macedonia expansion.
Branimir Zelenikov is an Investment banking analyst at the largest Australian investment bank, Macquarie Capital in Abu Dhabi.
Petar Spaseski is Global Manager at Hatch responsible for Asset Management IT affairs.
Metodija Papazoski is Cofounder and Vice President of EMBS Group, a business intelligence company based in Poland.
Stefan Ivanovski has a Masters in City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of his Master’s project, he worked with a 14-member international team in designing an innovation district for São Paulo, Brazil.
Aleksandar Orovcanec works in the service engineering industry in CSA Group as a Certifier, Electrical Engineer specialized in wiring devices products.
Maria Karanakova is a business professional with working experience with Western Union Business Solutions, Reed Midem/ (RELX) Reed Elseveir Group and Fashion TV. Maria is also a certified translator in French, English and Bulgarian to Macedonian and a keen cook in seaweeds and wild plants specialties.
Vera Lalchevska is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, whose thesis focuses on the political, historical, legal and human rights aspects of the name dispute between Greece and Macedonia.
Allan Castillo has over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing. He currently heads 3 companies located within Macedonia.
Vahit Alili is an investment banker since 2010 with working experience in Germany and the United Kingdom and project assignments across Europe and the Middle East.
Zlate Kovilovski is a certified specialist in Real Estate Business Funds. He works as a Fund and Risk Controller (Illiquid Fund-of-Funds) at DB Private Equity GmbH, Cologne.
Viktor Gruev is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Viktor has received numerous awards for his research in imaging sensors and their application in the medical field.
Kiril Savovski has more than fifteen years international experience in various aspects of finance. He is owner and co-owner of several companies.
Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers has fifteen years of experience in the IT Business Process Management. She works as Project Manager for IT Innovation at IBM in the areas of Mobile Development, Big Data and Watson Analytics.