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Gib Bulloch

Independent Consultant, Writer, Speaker

Gib Bulloch is an award winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes and speaks on a range of topics relating to the role of business in society. Gib believes passionately in the power of business to change the world and in the power of the individual to change the world of business. After an early career in BP and Mars, Bulloch's 'epiphany' came from a year as a business volunteer with VSO in the Balkans in 2000. The next 15 years were spent founding and scaling Accenture’s global "not-for-loss" consulting business, ADP.   He left Accenture in 2016 to explore new ways of supporting purpose driven insurgencies within the corporate world.

www.gibbulloch.com

@gibbulloch

Dragana Jakimovska

Director at HAVEP Impex Macedonia

She has BA in Economy and 30 years of experience in textile, export, import and sales.

Challenges are her driving force in reaching pleasant and inspirational working conditions.

Since 1991 Dragana works for HAVEP, a registered name of the Dutch company Royal Van Puijenbroek Textile,a company with more than 150 years tradition in textile.

“The textile industry is faced with unacceptable environmental and social consequences.It is time to change the way we do business, we have to join forces in textile industry and work togetherfor a sustainable future.

We sincerely believe that a circular economy without waste of natural resources is possible!”

Jelena Preradović Stevanović

Community Relations and Contributions Manager for South East Europe, Philip Morris

Jelena Preradović Stevanović, works with Philip Morris International’s Serbian affiliate since 2005 holding several roles of increased responsibility in the Corporate Affairs function in Serbia, SEE and PMI Operations Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Currently works as Community Relations and Contributions Manager for South East Europe which gives her the opportunity to strategically plan and oversee PMICSR programs and projects in our region, including the award winning entrepreneurship support program „Start Up for Your Business“ which helped start or upgrade over 700 micro businesses employing over 2000 people.
„Entrepreneurial ideas, innovation, creativity and courage are the key prerequisites of social and economic development. In a fast-moving and ever changing world, everyday is a good day to make a revolutionary change for yourself and your surrounding - just focus on the opportunities, never on obstacles!“

Heather Henshaw

The customer from the future

Heather is an English teacher, specifically for adult learners, with experience in Nigeria, England and Macedonia, She was an educational manager in the Further Education sector in the UK and a Quality Advisor at SEEU University in Macedonia.

She is a sales representative of a successful, fair trade business organization, Traidcraft, and understands the challenges and rewards of developing such an entrepreneurial model.

She believes that positive change is always possible, for individuals, businesses and institutions and that everyone can contribute to a more equal, sustainable society.   

Like everyone, she is a consumer, is keen to make ethical purchasing choices and to raise awareness of the real cost of shopping.

Maja Anteska

Principal Manager,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,
Advice for Small Businesses Macedonia

Maja Anteska has over 20 years’ experience in SME development throughout Western Balkan and Europe including 18 years working for a range of high profile international organisations amongst them European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UK Department for International Development, European Union, World Bank and South East Europe Development Programme.Five years as National Manager for EBRD Advice for Small Businesses in Macedonia. She is a National Team Leader of the ‘Women in Business’ programme, sponsored by Swedish and Luxembourg governments. Maja is a Senior Member of the Western Balkan Social Entrepreneurship initiative supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and a Supervisory Board Member of a foreign bank in Macedonia.

Presenter and Moderator:
Nebojsa Ilijevski

Holistic communications

Founder of Holistic communications, advertising agency that designs communication on social issues solely.

Holistic has partnered  with UNICEF, IOM and other international organizations and Governments, for 15 years now, on issues tackling social phenomenon in Balkan region and Africa. The local project  we've stumbled upon (Lice v lice street paper), impacted our professional view on designing communication.

It shifted its focus toward ourselves.

Instead of looking into communicating a certain issue to achieve a societal change, we now first let the issue change us. We realized that working with Self and enabling "It" to learn, changes how you perceive your own business.

Holistic now works to enable this process within entities dedicated to designing the social field capable of transforming Businesses, Society and Self in their own activities.

Ana Shutinoska

Moderator

Ana Shutinoska(born 20 July 1983) is radio presenter in Macedonia. She currently presents the morning show on Antenna 5 Radio Network. Ana is part of Antenna5 Radio team for over 15 years. Also she is well known Macedonian TV personality. Through her career she has worked on several TV shows and has been part of MTV Adria, as Rock Chart VJ and later as Talent and Music Manager for MTV in Macedonia. Ana has been part of public and corporate events as moderator. Recently she hosted The Second Social Innovators Conference, held in Skopje and now she is very happy to be part of The Companies Doing Good Forum.

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