Ferik Velija
CEO of VEVE Group

Ferik Velija

Graduated from the University of Zagreb in International Trade, Ferik has almost two decades of managerial experience on a broad range of subjects. Global and regional market development strategies, international relations, media and PR, investment advisory, are some of the core fields he has been involved since 1992. Working mainly in a developing business environment, above all market obstacles of the region, he has managed to keep the company on the top, by involving the right team for the right goal. As a member of Vienna Economic Forum and Friends of Europe, he brings international experience for solving many regional/local concerns.
Aleksandar Ivanovski
Managing Director, Macedonia

Aleksandar Ivanovski

While working for VEVE Group Macedonia Aleksandar Ivanovski was involved in L&SME; development, investment advisory, environmental and energy policies.
His past working experience for the last 15 years in some of the most highly regarded local companies like EVN Macedonia, largest country electricity distributor and in Idea Plus one of the best recognized marketing communication agency have helped him gain an in-depth expertise of these policy fields as well as a sound experience in the corporate business policies and in depth media expertise. His current responsibilities are set but not limited to:

Coordinate the operation of VEVE Group Macedonia, including supervising, controlling and ensuring the quality of the consulting activities of VEVE Group Macedonia and Kosovo
Overall client relations of VEVE Group, with focus oninvestment promotion of infrastructure projects in Macedonia and Kosovo
Controlling and ensuring the quality of the consulting activities of VEVE Group Macedonia
Preparation of investment and business plans for large, middle and small companies
Preparation and development of business start up strategies and market entry research surveys
Marketing and advertising activities coordination at AlSat-M, VEVE Group daughter company

Dragan Zdraveski
Finance Director, Macedonia

Dragan Zdraveski

Dragan is an economist with an extensive experience in field of finances, accounting and planning. Since 2005 he is within the company and has contributed its high professional enhancement. His professional activities involve:

Development of investment and business plans for big companies including SMEs
Development of economic part of feasibility studies for hydro plant and windmills
Development of restructuring plans for companies with poor financial situation
Development of basic analysis of company balance and recommendations for its improvement
Managing the entire financial system within the company
Conducting company’s tax balances

Bul Salihu
Managing Director, Kosovo

Bul Salihu

Buli is a well-known Kosovo journalists, joined VeVe in 2005 as Managing Director for VEVE Group Kosovo. He was one of the founders of “Express” daily newspaper (2004). He has worked as a senior writer for main papers in Prishtina.In 2004 graduated in Political Science and Public Administration and got his Master in Civil Society and Local Development in University of Prishtina. His activities include:

Making efforts to establish sound relations between theClient on one side and the Kosovo authorities in sectors related to PR, energy, mining and infrastructure
Providing consulting services to the Client on legal actions and procedures necessary in terms of application for and issuing of all authorizations, licenses, permissions and other documentation necessary
Assisting the Client in the preparation of necessary documents in connection with the awarding and completing of a specific project
Assisting the Client in legal issues, and periodically informing the Client on laws and regulations applicable in a relevant country as well as on any amendments to the same that may affect projects maintained as such
Assisting the Client in maintaining negotiations with local players for efficient and economic implementation

Merita Maksuti
Program Manager, Macedonia

Merita Maksuti

Merita is an architect and urban planner with extensive experience in designing of residential facilities and managing small infrastructure projects. During the professional experience of almost 15 years she was involved in different national and international development projects, designing, reconstructing, managing, supervising and teaching. Her experience include a vast number of project implemented within UN system (UNDP), USG funded projects where she developed a numerous project on local level targeting municipal capacity building components and economic development through infrastructure development . Since February 2015 she is VeVe Group program staff. She acquired her Master Degree in Urban Planning, Edward.J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. She is a Fulbright Alumni.
Zana Velija
Project Development Manager, Macedonia

Zana Velija

Zana specializes in International Studies and holds MSc in PublicSector Management. Her six years of experience with VEVE Group includes working mainly on donor funded projects such as EU, World Bank, EBRD, KFW; focusing on local and regional development, institutional capacity building both at local and central level, socio-economic development and infrastructure capital investments.Management and development of project applications and bids for international calls, management and networking with the international, regional and local consultancies, negotiation of consortia with international and local partners as well as personnel communications, comprise some of daily activities at VEVE Group.
Trajce Andreevski
Executive Assistant to CEO

Trajce Andreevski

Trajce Andreevski holds a Bachelor degree in Law and a Master’s degree in EU Law and International Management. He has extensive project implementation experience of over 15-years, as he has been working as an individual consultant on projects funded by the EU, UNDP, the World Bank and the IFC in both the public and private sectors. His specific areas of expertise include the financing and developing of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, as well as the legal aspects of infrastructure development.

He has five-years project management experience in the energy sector under the operational contracting procedures of the World Bank and the UNDP. He has also worked in several Ministries in Macedonia, and has participated in the implementation of several projects in Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro.

He is fluent in Macedonian and English, and has basic understanding of the Albanian language.