Macedonian Trade and Investment Panel: Ambassador Vasko Naumovski and Foreign Investment Minister Jerry Naumoff

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What you will learn?

– The US-Macedonian relationship: politics, economics and trade
– Foreign investment in Macedonia – current state and predictions
– The American Experience in Macedonia: a business perspective

About our speakers:

VASKO NAUMOVSKI, AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
His Excellency Vasko Naumovski Ph.D, the Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States is a veteran statesman and a highly esteemed academic on International Law and European integration. As Ambassador, His Excellency has focused on improving bilateral relations and the overall co-operation between Macedonia and the United States, including the reinforced support from the USA for Euro-Atlantic integration processes of Macedonia, especially within NATO frames. He places focus on issues like defense, parliamentary co-operation with the United States Congress, trade and attracting American investments, as well as health and education.
Ambassador Naumovski served as deputy prime minister for Euro integration, as well as special envoy for negotiations of the naming dispute with Greece.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” in Skopje, International law and received his MA degree at Rhine University “Friedrich Vilhelms” in Bonn, Germany, and another MA degree at the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” in Skopje on topics Macedonia’s integration into the EU.
In 2008, he earned his PhD at the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” in Skopje on Influence of the European institutions and the European Union with the countries of the Western Balkans. Since 2005, he has been working at “New York University Skopje”, at the Faculty of International Relations, Politics and European Studies, as assistant professor of International law and EU law, as well as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law at “Justinian I”.
Author of numerous scientific papers in the field of European integration and international law, he participated in many international scientific conferences and has carried out long study tours in Europe and the United States. During undergraduate and postgraduate studies was awarded with scholarships by the German foundation “Konrad Adenauer” and was awarded the scholarship for study tour in the United States by the U.S. State Department. He speaks English and German.

JERRY NAUMOFF, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Jerry Naumoff was appointed by the Parliament of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia as Minister for Foreign Investments on May 29, 2013. This will be accomplished by increasing the competitiveness and profitability for foreign companies doing business in Macedonia. By doing so, this will create new jobs, which is his mission. Prior to his appointment, the Minister was the President and Founder of The Naumoff Group, Inc., which was a total risk management advisory firm since 1993. The Naumoff Group, Inc. had a diverse group of internationally known and Chicago headquartered corporate clients from a wide array of industries.
As a serial entrepreneur Minister Naumoff also imported mineral water from Europe, owned a restaurant and built one of the first web-based human resource applications that was later purchased by one of the world’s largest payroll and HR companies. Minister Naumoff gained successful marketing and management experience from two Fortune 500 financial insurance companies and two top-ranked Chicago-based brokerage and consulting firms from 1980 to 1993. Throughout his corporate career he was promoted numerous times and achieved many national sales production and office management awards. He was appointed “Advisory Council to the President” by the CEO of one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He was a key presenter in countless educational seminars, business executive.

Macedonian wine will be served.

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