Executive Office

 

Blazhe Josifovski

Blazhe Josifovski

President of Ajde Makedonija

Blazhe is the current President of Ajde Makedonija having been a part of the organization since its founding in 2011 starting as a volunteer. He led efforts to conduct cost-benefit analysis of waste management in Macedonia for the period 2009-2015 that Ajde Makedonija did, coordinated the establishment of 2 pilot systems for reuse of textiles and redistribution of food and coordinated actions that mobilized over 40,000 citizens in the past 2 years.
Prior to Ajde Makedonija, Blazhe worked for the green EU network, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe in Brussels as member and President of the Executive Committee. He worked on educational and civic engagement activities with youth organizations throughout Europe (special focus on Eastern Europe).
Blazhe has his Masters of Human Resource Management from St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

Marija Kostovska

Marija Kostovska

Finance Manager

Marija is the Finance Manager for Ajde Makedonija. Before that, she was Finance Manager for projects like: “Support to the Decentralisation Process, implemented by Finnish Consulting Company, funded by European Agency for Reconstruction / EC Delegation Skopje; United Nations Development Programme – Enhancing Interethnic Dialogue and Collaboration; Extracurricular Activities for Ethnically Mixed School Children, a project implemented by Human Dynamics Consulting Consortium, EU funded project, managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction;
Marija is one of the founders and activist of the civic initiative “Clean Air” and part of the “O2 Coalition for Clean Air”

Cameron Bertel

Cameron Bertel

Peace Corps Volunteer

Cameron is a currently serving Peace Corps in Macedonia supporting Ajde Makedonija in strategic planning, program development and fundraising. Prior to joining Peace Corps, Cameron worked for Walmart Stores, Inc. on Multichannel Program Development creating new tools for customers to shop on their mobile devices and at home and previously on Healthcare Strategy and Business Development team within the Health & Wellness Division of the Sam’s Club Division. Cameron has his Masters of Business Administration from Rider University.