Alumni Stories

Alumnus Dimitrovski Appointed Deputy Minister

February 11, 2021

CEU alumnus Zoran Dimitrovski (POLS ‘95, North Macedonia) was recently appointed Deputy Minister for Local Self-Government in North Macedonia.

Zoran has had a long and distinguished career, starting as a TV and print journalist in the late 1980s and afterward as journalist, editor and editor-in -chief of various publications and a lecturer. In early 2020 he was elected Secretary General of the Democratic Union.

Congratulations, Zoran!

More info (in Macedonian).

Alumna Ioniță Named Director of Human Resources, Lidl Romania

February 10, 2021

CEU alumna Mihaela Ioniță (BUSI ’09, Romania) is the new National Director of Human Resources for Lidl Romania and a member of the supermarket chain’s Board of Directors. 

Congratulations, Mihaela! 

Learn more.

Alumnus Taleski Named NATO Ambassador

February 3, 2021

CEU alumnus Dane Taleski (POLS '15) has been named Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO.

Ambassador Taleski presented his credentials to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg last month, January 18, 2021. He is the first Permanent Representative of the Republic of North Macedonia, after it became the 30th member of the alliance in March 2020.

Congratulations, Dane!!

Alumna Vladeva Passes

January 12, 2021

We are saddened to report the sudden passing of CEU alumna Magdalena Vladeva (IRES ’15, North Macedonia). She was 38 years old.

Magdalena worked as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission of the Republic of North Macedonia to the United Nations in New York, a post she had reportedly held for the past two years.

She is remembered by her classmates as an exceptional friend and a positive person always ready to help others.

Our deepest condolences to Magdalena’s family, friends and classmates. She will be missed.  

Alumnus Avramov Passes

January 12, 2021

We are saddened to report that CEU alumnus Andrej Avramov (ENVS ’99, North Macedonia) recently passed away. He was 60 years old.

Andrej had a long career as an environmental engineer. Since 2017 he worked as Senior Environmental Engineer with Italian construction and engineering firm Salini Impregilo. From 2012 to 2013 he oversaw the environmental protection plan for a gas booster station in Kuwait.

Andrej was remembered by friends as a friendly, good natured professional with a calm personality and a “beautiful mind.”