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Zafirovski executive education program

Stevcho Risteski, The Executive Education Experience at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Participating in the Executive Development Program from April 19 to June 16, 2023, at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, US has been an incredible and enriching experience. Right from the beginning, my expectations were high, as I aimed to enhance my leadership skills and gain valuable insights for personal and professional growth. Looking back on this transformative journey, I now realize that the program far surpassed my initial hopes, profoundly impacting my personal and work-related habits in unforeseen ways.
The four-week program was intensive, and the online format and well-equipped Northwestern University campus made it exceptionally convenient and functional. The program featured exceptional professors and practitioners, and I had the privilege of interacting with a remarkable group of global executives. Together, we delved into a range of cutting-edge business topics, including growth and innovation, leadership, human capital, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics, and organizational change. The exchange of experiences and knowledge was invaluable, providing a well-rounded understanding of contemporary business challenges and strategies.
The Kellogg Schools of Management – Executive Development Program’s prestigious reputation among top management schools is well-deserved, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills with the best practices in the industry.
This program has had a profound impact on both my professional and personal life. It has enabled me to refine my leadership capabilities and has also positively influenced my overall well-being. The emphasis on open-mindedness, active engagement, networking, and applying newfound knowledge has been instrumental in my growth as a leader.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Mike Zafirovski and Macedonia2025 for their unwavering support and boundless positive energy throughout this remarkable journey. Their ongoing dedication to enhancing our business environment and creating a more vibrant society for living and working has been truly inspiring.
As I reflect on my journey, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this life-changing experience. The program exceeded my expectations, and I am confident that it will have the same transformative effect on future participants. I encourage all aspiring leaders to seize this extraordinary opportunity, unlock their full potential, and embark on their own path of growth and success.
Participants: Stevcho Risteski
Company: A1, B2B & ICT Sales Director

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Zafirovski Executive Education Program 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Macedonia2025 is thrilled to announce the Zafirovski Executive Education Program 2023

Scholarship Recipients who started attending the EDP Kellogg blended program in May and

June 2023:

1. Goran Stojanovski, Head of Business at Scalefocus

2. Tatjana Trajkova, Associate Director Innovations, Strategic Projects, M&A at Alkaloid AD


3. Stevcho Risteski, B2B & ICT Sales Director at A1 Macedonia, A1 Telekom Austria Group

4. Zarko Dimitrioski, Managing Partner & Creative Director at BD GRUPA DOOEL (BDG


5. Toni Jankovski, Product Development & Innovation at Diners Club Macedonia

These exceptional individuals have been selected for their outstanding leadership potential and

commitment to professional development. We’re proud to partner with Kellogg School of

Management at Northwestern University, US to provide a dynamic and immersive educational

experience for our Macedonia2025 cohort.

The EDP program combines online learning and intensive in-person sessions, providing the

opportunity to engage with leading faculty members and industry experts, while also learning

from the diverse perspectives and experiences of their fellow peers. We’re confident that these

scholars will make the most of this opportunity to develop their leadership skills and contribute

to their organizations’ success.

Congratulations to the Zafirovski Executive Education Program 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

We can’t wait to hear about your experiences and achievements as you continue on your

professional development journeys.

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Macedonia2025 supports Macedonian business leaders to grow, enhance their competencies and performance, and to contribute to the further development of the Macedonian economy and workforce. Congratulations to Aleksandar Manev, Klime Buloski, Dimitar Popovski, Vladimir Nikolikj, and Marko Kutrevski, our Zafirovski Executive Education Program scholarship recipients, for successfully completing the Executive Development Program (EDP) at Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University. Welcome to the Kellogg Global Alumni family! During their three-week immersive experience in Chicago, the Macedonian scholars had the opportunity to meet the patron of the program, Mike Zafirovski and his wife Robin, as well as Mitre Kutanovski, a Macedonia2025 Board Member, and his wife Sophie.   Macedonia2025 is grateful to the Zafirovski family for elevating leadership in Macedonia!