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.



Kurt Volker- The former United States Permanent Representative to NATO and Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, part of Arizona State University.

This is a fantastic program – thank you for inviting me to Lake Ohrid and for the opportunity to speak with so many inspiring young leaders. Investing in the next generation of leaders who will shape our common future is one of the most important things all of our societies must do. It is great to see Macedonia taking the initiative to build such strong, character-driven,values-based leadership in this country, and the Balkans region.

Christopher Yvon - British Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia

Many thanks for the kind invitation to speak – and to listen too! May I wish you all the very best success – to the School and to all Macedonian’s Young Leaders past and present.

Antoni Matas- Associated professor at Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull General Manager at Europaper Member of the Board at The Art of Newmanagement Associated professor at ESADE Associated professor at UPC-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSEIB) Consulto

To have become a lecturer of your Young Leaders School is one of the greatest honors I could ever have achieved. I have enjoyed the lecture time, I have learned a lot as well… I want to thank you very much for the initiative! Be sure that the future of Macedonia is guaranteed with a youth like this: brave, intelligent, with positive attitude, open-minded… No doubt that they will do something big for the country, because the soul of Macedonia is the soul of its citizens.