Dr.Ninko Kostovski

Business Consultant, Corporate Trainer 
and University Professor




 Dr. Kostovski was invited by the partnering organization BASME, to be a special guest of the National Coordination Board for Corporate Social Responsibility and to deliver a lecture on good governance of companies in a supply chain. 


    The PPTs (in Macedonian) can be downloaded here     

First International Conference and Forum on Networking in Tourism , Demir Kapija, 28 Nov. 2012


     Special emphasis was on the need for achievement of sustainability of this and similar initiatives for networking. In these terms, Ninko Kostovski suggested that the newly established Center for education in tourism include not only programs on technical expertise for various jobs and managerial posts in hotels, but also programs in entrepreneurship and similar topics, having in mind that the majority of the entities in the tourism and the related services in all three countries, are small or family businesses.  




      The First International Conference and Forum on Networking in Tourism brought together representatives from Serbia, Macedonia and Greece. Among the distinguish guest were Ms. Penelope Danu, executive manager of the Institute of Cultural Corridors of the Council of Europe and Ms. Emanuela Panke, Secretary General of Iter Vitis, Cultural and Wine Routes. Participants agreed on the importance of cross border cooperation of the countries in the region.

Assiciation of Accountantsof Macedonia, Struga, Nov. 2012




        Ninko Kostovski and Jadranka Mrsic, took part on the XIV Symposium of the Association of Accountants of  Republic of Macedonia,  held in Struga, November 16, 2012, where they  presented a paper titled  “The Effect of the introduction of the International Standards of Financial Reporting  for a National Economy. The Current State of the Affairs in the Republic of Macedonia“ prepared together with our alumnus, Valentina Jankulvska, MBA. 


      Download the Presentation (In Macedonian)    

Innovation Management, Chamber of Commerce, Skopje, August 2012 



   Innovation management and Promotion, lecture at the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce 

                                         Click here for PPT-s (in Macedonian)



TV SITEL, 28 July 2012 



        Promotion of the newest book at TV SITEL

                                                           (in Macedonian) 

Policy Recommendations for State Support to the Garments Industry , July 2012 


          Policy Recommendations for State Support to the Garments Industry, Document was prepared for the Macedonian Office of GIZ. The final beneficiaries are the Macedonian Textile Association - Textile Cluster and the Macedonian Ministry of Economy.

                Click here for PPP with the key points of the Document                                                                                   (In Macedonian) 

Businesses Excellence Show, Skopje, June 2012 

      Ninko Kostovski took part as a consultant at the first BES - Businesses Excellence Show organized in Skopje as one day multimedia event promoting principles of permanent, visible improvement of management and operations and achieving operational excellence. BES 2012 gathered  business leaders, respectable consultants, university professors and specialized companies whose services, knowledge and skills could enhance work and personal development.


                                                              Read more here   




          About the economic patriotism vs. nationalism and what is a reasonable time to protect a country’s economy in order to provide head start to its companies not turning them into spoiled children. 

                                                            ( In Macedonian)  



Interview in EMERGING MACEDONIA, Issue 31, Automn 2011   

        The autumn 2011, Issue of the AMCHAM Skopje magazine Emerging Macedonia  addressed the business failure and the cultural differences between the American and Macedonian society and businesses regarding this issue:

         "In 2005, I faced bankruptcy of my bank and it definitely brought consequences. Depression, fear, lack of self-esteem, but now, in hindsight, it opened up new opportunities. I wouldn't have become a business consultant, I wouldn't have gone to the U.S. to obtain my PhD, to become a professor, and I would have remained a bank clerk.  One must always look on the positive side of any failure"....


                      Read the entire article here (In English)     

    A series of training events for a large international organization operating in Republic of Macedonia was  delivered during two weekends.     

  The evaluation sheets returned show exceptional satisfaction with the content and with the pace of the training events.       




       Financial management for non-financial managers course was delivered to  group of 18 participants, users of the services provided by the BSS in BitolaThe training  give the participants the needed knowledge and skills for understanding the basics financial concepts.

European Entrepreneurship Week, Skopje, November 2, 2011



       The European SME Week 2011 is organized by the European Business Association (EBA) and the Ministry of Economy.

       Several events and workshops were held in Skopje, Bitola and Veles. On the first of this series, dedicated to the Innovation, one of the panelists was Dr. Ninko Kostovski. 

       His presentation on the Panel (in Macedonian) is available for downloading here.

Cluster Performance Management Forum, Skopje 19.10.2011


        Dr. Ninko Kostovski participated on the Round Table organized by the Ministry of Economy on the need for development of Indicators for performance measurement of active and potential clusters in Republic of Macedonia, as well as on drafting the process for accreditation of clusters associations in the country.  

On this international forum, presented were experts from EU (Hungary, Slovenia and Germany) and local experts from the institutions of higher education, local government and research institutions.  

Cooperation Higher Education and Metallurgical Sector, SKOPJE, October, 12, 2011 



Dr. Ninko Kostovski was panelists on the Conference held by the Macedonian Ministry of Economy on the issues of cooperation between the institutions of higher education and the metallurgical sector in the areas of financing and innovation.  The proceedings from the Conference will be used by the Ministry of Economy in design and fine-tuning of the measures for interventions in this important sector of the national economy.

Leadership Training, Skopje, October,13, 2011



          From the training on Leadership held at the Macedonian Association of Chambers of Commerce.

 European Entrepreneurship Colloquium, Warsaw, Poland, July 17-23, 2011  



At  the 2011 EFER training.Since it was founded in 1987, EFER has played an active role in promoting entrepreneurship across Europe by sharing best practices, generating support for European entrepreneurship case studies, conducting research on entrepreneurship, training faculty across Europe and influencing policy through numerous presentations and meetings.

REZE with Jasna Sazdovska, April12, 2011



 Dr. Ninko Kostovski was guest  in REZE hosted by Jasna Sazdovska on Sky Net TV

Promotion of the Guide for Clusters, Skopje, April 7, 2011 


     The Macedonian Ministry of Economy and the GTZ Office in Skopje promoted the Guide for Clusters. The Booklet was produced by the GLOBAL CS team, run by  Dr.Ninko Kostovski.    


Training in Financial Management, Skopje, March 19/20 2011




     Dr.Ninko Kostovski held his first courses for school headmasters at the National Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Government of Republic of Macedonia.  

Interview for  A1 , March 18, 2011 

                 Part 2



    Dr.Ninko Kostovski on A1 was guest in the Chomovski’s prime-time business & politics magazine, Studio 2 (in Macedonian)  



Interview for the Macedonian National TV, March 1, 2011 

                      part 2





    Dr.Ninko Kostovski talks on the first channel of the Macedonian National Television about the raising oil and food prices amid the Middle East political turmoil  (in Macedonian)

Skopje, Macedonia 21 May 2010

Training of the Management Teams of Macedonian Clusters Associations

EU SME week in Kosovo, 14 May 2010


  Development of SME’s in the Western Balkan region” International Conference gathered organizations and stakeholders involved and responsible for SME and entrepreneurship development and provided ample opportunities for the speakers and audience in three panels: development of Kosovo SME’s, Regional development and cooperation and Cooperation between Western Balkans and EU.

                                        PPTs of the Presentation   

SEE Consultancy Event Zagreb, Croatia, March 4 – 5, 2010



Professor Dr.Ninko Kostovski, was panelist at the Second Regional Conference of the Southeast European Network on New Business Models for Regional Cooperation, held in Zagreb, Croatia, March 4 – 5, 2010. 

The objectives of the SEE Consultancy are to create networks of consultants, exchange knowledge and experiences and improve the capacities of itsconsultants through various training programs. 


Philip Kotler, Doctor Honoris Causa at UACS 



January 21, 2010 

Dr.Ninko Kostovski, Head of the Management Department at the School of Business at the University American College Skopje, among the other fallows and faculty members, during the ceremony of awarding Dr. Philip Kotler with the title UACS Doctor Honoris Causa.

Dr.Kotler is "S.C. Johnson & Son distinguished professor of marketing at Kellogg School of Management at the University Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois. Author of numerous books and papers, he is considered the founder of the science of marketing.


Project for the Ministry of Economy of Republic of Macedonia


09 December, 2009 12:38:00

Dr. Ninko Kostovski and Snezana Hristova, MBA from the UACS School of Business, implemented a Project for the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia. Very successful training events on the advantages of industry clusters were held in Tetovo, Ohrid and Skopje and were attended by 80 participants, representatives of the private businesses, education and research organizations and local government.


UACS Conference on EU integration Skopje 29 May, 2009

  Ninko Kostovski & Alberto Gomez Maria



With his colleague and friend, Dr. Alberto Gomez Maria, professor and consultant from Madrid, Spain on the margins of the Fourth Annual UACS Conference on European integration “Europe in Crisis, Treats and Opportunities” where Dr. Ninko Kostovski presented his paper: “The Advantages of Industrial Clusters in Prolonged Economic Recession”  


Intervuew - GLOBUS, July 2008




     Ninko Kostovski and his colleague Krum Efremov, explain why the consumer prices in Macedonia tend to be noticeably higher then in the rest of the Europe.


                                                      Read the article here (in Macedonian)    


Interesting Lecture - Oxymoron or ... ?  Ohrid  June  2008


                 Part 234







Dr. Ninko Kostovski, talks to the UACS faculty about lesson planning and pros and cons various delivery methods, in order to create effective and efficient teaching event. (Macedonian)

Click here for PPTs in English