WBAF announces Macedonian President Prof Gjorge Ivanov as a High Commissioner for the Grand Assembly

WBAF announces Macedonian President Prof Gjorge Ivanov as a High Commissioner for the Grand Assembly

 

The World Business Angels Investment Forum has announced that Prof Gjorge Ivanov , 4th President of Macedonia as a High Commissioner at the Grand Assembly of the world’s biggest angel investment forum. Prof Gjorge Ivanov served two consecutive terms as the President of his country (2009 – 2019).

 

(WBAF) High Commissioner Prof Gjorge Ivanov is to represent North Macedonia at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. The inclusion of North Macedonia in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for Macedonian start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens the doors for economic development.

Drawing on his experience as former President, he will lecture in the WBAF Business School’s Certificate Programme in Business Diplomacy for International Entrepreneurship. He will also serve as a board member of the Diplomacy in Action for Entrepreneurs group.

 

North Macedonia’s increased involvement in the global action plans of the World Business Angels Investment Forum will open up splendid opportunities for the country. Local Macedonian angel investors, incubation centres, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks, corporate ventures and aspiring entrepreneurs will now have more opportunities to connect with global leaders in their particular fields.

Prof Ivanov’s leadership at WBAF will provide a broad range of opportunities for start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and will open doors for economic development, not only for North Macedonia but for other countries in the region as well.

 

Baybars Altuntas, Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum, says,  ‘As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fintechs and other relevant institutions. We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of countries by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems. We strongly believe that North Macedonia and the South Eastern Europe region in general will benefit from the efforts of Prof Ivanov to empower the start-up economy of the country through entrepreneurship, innovation and angel investment’.

 

Prof Gjorge Ivanov states that ‘engaging WBAF in the economy of Macedonia and South Eastern Europe is a good response to COVID-19. In the post-pandemic business environment, scaling up businesses demands special skills of entrepreneurs, who are obliged to secure financing as quickly as possible. WBAF will play an instrumental role in connecting Macedonian entrepreneurs with qualified investors around the globe.’

 

About the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is committed to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy. WBAF invites you to join our global efforts to ease access to finance, promote financial inclusion, and create more jobs and social justice.

 

WBAF accomplishes its mission through various parties and channels. These include: 361 high commissioners, senators and international partners from 105 countries; 7 country offices on 5 continents; the WBAF Business School and its more than 50 faculty members from 32 countries; and 5 international working committees. WBAF also has an angel investment fund, partnerships with 12 global institutions, and economic cooperation agreements with 5 governments. The WBAF World Congress, held in February of each year, hosts at least 5 summits and numerous other events, including a Global Fundraising Stage and a World Excellence Awards ceremony. WBAF also boasts a number of publications, among which are the WBAF Business School Journal, World Class Startup Magazine, and Angel Investor Review Online.

www.wbaforum.org

 

About GPFI

The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries, and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the GPFI.

www.gpfi.org