Macedonia 2025, a non-profit, non-political organization with a primary focus on economic and leadership development, announces the appointment of Michael Cklamovski as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Cklamovski, who joined the Macedonia2025 Board in 2015, succeeds Vera Stavroff, President & CEO of HerbalScience, AlkaloidUSA, and co-founder of GreenBeauty, who served as Chairwoman since 2019.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as Macedonia2025 Chair for the past two years,” said Stavroff. “I am incredibly proud of the trusted relationships and strong partnerships we have built with the community, consisting of Government and Political leaders, Economic Chamber of Commerce, Investors, Academia, and influential CEO’s of the country with a single-minded focus to drive impact on economic growth in Macedonia”.
Michael Cklamovski serves as Managing Director and Market Leader with CIBC Bank USA in San Francisco. Cklamovski works closely with business principals, leading a team built to provide tailored banking solutions to strategic clients. He is attuned to client’s personal and professional interests and helps business owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and multigenerational families navigate significant crossroads in their financial lives, providing them with the resources and counsel required to make sound decisions.
Prior to joining CIBC, Michael held roles of increasing responsibility at Bank of America in Chicago. Before his career in finance, Cklamovski was a litigation attorney focused on tax and real estate issues appearing in both state and federal court. Michael earned a B.A. with dual majors in Political Science and Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as a Juris Doctor with Honors from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Cklamovski served as Vice-Chair of the Macedonia2025 Board of Directors since 2019.
“I am honored to have been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Cklamovski. “We will work tirelessly to build on Vera’s leadership with a renewed focus and energy on bringing the platform for a brighter future to Macedonia and her people. In these unprecedented times, our organization is well-positioned to further deepen our collaboration with local and global governments, key stakeholders, the business community, and academia with the goal of accelerating the delivery of outsized impact and improving the quality of life for the people of Macedonia”.