Zoran Jolevski Biography
Birthday: July 16, 1959 (Cancer)
Born In: Skopje
Zoran Jolevski is the current Minister of Defense for the Republic of Macedonia and a former diplomat. A man well educated in both policy and finance, Jolevski served his government in a variety of posts, including Secretary General, and has worked closely with the United Nations and other world organizations. His main focus as an ambassador has been improving both diplomatic and trade relations, while working on accession of Macedonia into the World Trade Organization and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Jolevski showed his commitment to his country during their most troubled times – organizing humanitarian aid during the Kosovo War and negotiating in the Macedonian Naming Dispute. His management skills saved the tobacco company Prilep from bankruptcy, and were put to use managing the Macedonian Airports. Even when he was not directly working in the government, his knowledge was highly valued by prominent politicians, and he worked as a consultant not only for his own government, but for other nations as well, in regards to international trade and finance. Jolevski continues to focus on modernizing Macedonia and incorporating them into the international trade scene.