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.



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.

Mary Jo Jacoby- Former advisor to American presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush (Senior)and Civil Service Commissioner to HM Queen Elizabeth II,non-executive Director at The Weir Group PLC

Words cannot express how impressed I’ve been with the School, with the participants and with Ohrid. I can think of no better, more inspirational site in which to develop very young leaders and challenge them to help build a better future. I‘m confident that they will create good care of Macedonia, and deliver a bright and prosperious future ahead.

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.