Macedonia2025 is proud to offer a program that combines participation in Executive/Leadership Development courses at some of the top Executive Education Centers in North America with job shadowing at a renowned company. This program is designed to provide Macedonian talented executives with a complete North American experience through access to some of the best executive education programs and some genuine business experience in North American companies.

The program is implemented in cooperation with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) at York University in Toronto, Canada. SEEC is an integral part of the Schulich Business School at York University in Toronto, Canada. SEEC provides an education that is focused, practical and immediately applicable. They share a common interest in providing and delivering executive education to professionals from Macedonia. This program will increase the participant’s competencies and performance in a continuously changing global business environment. This program also offers a unique networking opportunity that can help export-oriented companies promote their products and services to the global markets.


Schulich Business School, being a part of the York University in Toronto, Canada is ranked among the TOP 10 World Business Schools by The Financial Times, Forbes Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Founded in 1966, the Schulich School of Business employs over 750 people.

Schulich has an internationally diverse faculty and student body. The faculty is drawn exclusively from both practitioners and academia, and each is an acknowledged leader and innovator in their field. Executive development at Schulich is all about this kind of “just in time” learning, focused, practical and immediately applicable to the task at hand.

The Kellogg School of Management and Macedonia2025 have a common interest in providing and delivering executive education to business leaders from Macedonia. Macedonia2025 wishes to express gratitude to the Kellogg School of management and the Robin and Mike Zafirovski Foundation for supporting the Macedonia2025 Executive and Leadership Development program.

Through the Zafirovski Executive Education Program, Macedonia2025 hopes to:

  • Inspire the next generation of business leaders in Macedonia
  • Stimulate economic development by helping to promote Foreign Investment and assisting in the promotion of export development
  • Provide access to globally recognized executive education training
  • Ensure these executives become role models for future generations
  • Educate and mentor business executives and to support economic development through future business leadership – a long-term investment in human capital
  • Build a stronger future for Macedonia


  • The target participants for this program are top Macedonian executives, high level managers and proven entrepreneurs at companies located in Macedonia that plan to develop their professional career in Macedonia and to contribute towards the economic development of the country and who:
    • Have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a managerial position
    • Are, preferably, representatives of an export-oriented company
    • Have excellent proficiency in the English language
    • Are able to adapt to working with international teams
    • Are eager to learn, upgrade skills and implement the knowledge within the company
    • Have possibilities for company expansion, growth within the company and sharing knowledge within the company
    • Are willing to give back to the community and mentor younger professionals

    *Candidates who haven’t been exposed to a foreign education program before will have advantage.

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