Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association

Our organisation

Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association (ISLAA) is based in Skopje, Macedonia, and joins over 150 young Macedonian leaders from business, civil society, politics and academia. All of us come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and live in Macedonia or other countries in Europe. ISLAA is fully devoted to fulfilling its vision, mission and statute, by developing and implementing innovative initiatives. The alumni bear moral and collective responsibility to support ISLAA’s activities and abide by the universal principles of solidarity, equality and mutual respect. 

Our Vision:

ISLAA’s vision is to establish itself as a strongly interconnected alumni association by creating an influential leadership entity.



Paul D. Wohlers- U.S Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia

I’m honored to be participating for the first time in President Ivanov’s School for Young Leaders Conference. This is a wonderful initiative by President Ivanov that I am sure will pay huge dividends over the years for Macedonia + all its citizens. Leadership + young leaders in particular on the foundation of a country’s future, + the young people I have met today make me very optimistic for the future of this country. I hope to be able to participate in future Young Leaders events + look forward to seeing the work of this young generation in the coming years. Again, congratulations to all those involved in making this event a success!

Shawn Akers- Dean, Helms School of Government Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law

I would like to thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the 2012 School for young leaders promoting this opportunity to your future leaders will prove to be an excellent investment in Macedonia’s future. I look forward with great anticipation to seeing the great things that these future leaders will do for your wonderful country.

Philip T. Susmann

It was a great pleasure to meet and interact with such an interesting an talented group of emerging leaders. They are passionate concerning their country and future. An opportunity to bring them all together to create both personal and professional connections and friendships will pay dividends for them and the country. It is a wonderful idea and I am honored to participate. The staff from the President office were efficient and extended hospitality. Thank you and good luck