Executive Board

Ms. Marija Risteska is Executive Director of CRPM (President of the Executive Board of CRPM). She has a PhD in Political Science from Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and Master of Arts in European Public Administration and Public Policy from Katholieke Universitait Leuven. Besides numerous policy studies on European integration of Macedonia, public policy development, good governance, health, gender, and migration, Marija has co-edited the book ‘European Law for SMEs’. She has 10 years of consulting experience with the EU and all UN agencies. She managed a program in NDI, and the education portfolio of the World Bank in Macedonia. Risteska is the founder of the Center for Research and Policy Making.
E-mail:  risteska@crpm.org.mk
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Mr. Kristijan Aleksoski holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Before joining CRPM, he has gained more than two years of experience working as a tax consultant at PwC Frankfurt and Skopje. He worked with companies such as Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, Gunnebo, Merck and others, providing consulting advice and assistance in aligning with financial and tax regulations. Kristijan joined CRPM team in June 2018 and works as a project financial manager and analyst. He is also engaged as an expert in econometric research and statistical data analysis, especially in economic and labor market issues, sustainable development and public policies.

                                               E-mail: aleksoski@crpm.org.mk

Mr. Zlatko Simonovski holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He also holds two MA degrees: in Media and Communications (Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje) and in Human rights and Democracy in Southeast Europe (University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo). He has a three-year working experience as a TV-reporter in Telma. He covered daily events mainly in the domain of labor, economy and social care. Since May 2013, he is part of CRPM.
E-mail: simonovski@crpm.org.mk

Mr. Aleksandar Cekov holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, from the Law Faculty of the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia. He is Master of Science (120 ECTS) in European Affairs, from Lund University, Sweden. Expert in European studies and EU enlargement Mr. Cekov also holds Diploma in Advanced European Studies, from the European College of Parma, Italy.
E-mail: aleksandar.cekov@crpm.org.mk