President, Macedonian Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Branko Azeski is President of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Chairman of the Management Board of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, and Deputy-Chairman of the Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum. He is member of the Management Board of the consortium Enterprise Europe Network Macedonia, Chief Executive Officer of the association for GS1 standards - GS1 Macedonia and member of the International advisory Board of the Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana. As of October 2016, Mr. Azeski has been appointed Honorary Consul of Montenegro to the Republic of Macedonia, with a seat in Štip.
He was born on 31 January 1962 in Ohrid. He completed his studies at the Faculty of Law in Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia, obtaining a lawyer’s degree. From 1986 until 1990, he was an active participant in the student and youth movement in Macedonia, and held some of the most important positions in the former Republic of Yugoslavia and in the Republic of Macedonia.
From 1990 until 1994, he was Deputy General Manager at the company AD Sloboda - Ohrid and chaired the company’s Management Board. Between 1994 and 1998, he was General Manager of the Macedonian-German company Sloboda - Merkur and Chairman of the Management Board of the public enterprise Makedonija Pat – Skopje. Between 1998 and 2003, he was appointed General Manager of Aleksandar Palace Hotel – Skopje, and owned the company Hit Plus DOOEL. He has been member of the Supervisory Board of Sparkasse Banka AD – Skopje. Between 2005 and 2013, he was a Representative in the National European Integration Council at the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, and has been, and still is, a member of the Council for Public Private Partnership.
He has won numerous awards and recognitions, including: “Best Chamber Manager in the Region of 2013,” awarded by the European Association of Managers - Directorate for Selection of the Best Managers in SEE, and the “Creator of the Century” award in 2016, presented by the International Economic Forum “Perspectives”, Dubrovnik, and “Promoglobal”, Zagreb.
He speaks Macedonian, Serbian and English.