Macedonia2025 Announces New Chair


Skopje (May, 2024) – Macedonia 2025, a non-profit, non-political organization with primary focus on economic and leadership development, announces the appointment of Viktor Mizo as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mizo, who joined the Macedonia2025 Board in 2020, succeeds Michael Cklamovski, President, Northern California at Northern Trust, who served as Chairman since 2021.

“It has been an honour to serve as the Chairman of the Macedonia2025 Board of Directors,” said Cklamovski. “I am incredibly proud of the strides we have made in fostering economic development and leadership growth in Macedonia. Our initiatives have significantly impacted the local economy and provided valuable opportunities for our youth and professionals. I am confident that Viktor Mizo will continue to drive our mission forward with his extensive experience and dedication.”

Viktor Mizo is Vice President of Governmental Affairs of the German family owned Kostal group – global leader in design and manufacturing of advanced electronics and mechatronics products for the automotive industry and Managing Director of Kostal Macedonia. Mizo is also President of the Foreign Investors Council within the auspices of the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia.

Mizo received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating summa cum laude. An alumnus of Harvard University, he holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

“I am honoured to have been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Mizo. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation laid by Michael and the Board. Our goal is to accelerate Macedonia’s economic growth and enhance its competitiveness on the global stage. We will continue to support innovative programs and initiatives that empower our citizens and attract investment to our country.”

About Macedonia2025

Macedonia2025 is an international, independent, non-political ‘think & do’ tank founded in 2007 by Macedonian expatriates. Our purpose is to drive sustainable economic growth that will improve opportunities for citizens, companies, and foreign investors. We encompass a wide array of programs that enable expatriates to give back to their homeland.

Our vision is for Macedonia to become the leading economy and most prosperous country in the region.

Our mission is to shape Macedonia’s future by promoting sustainable economic growth that will improve opportunities for citizens, companies, and foreign investors.