Jovan Despotovski is a graduated economist at the Faculty of Economics at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” and a postgraduate in international relations and diplomacy at the University “American College” – Skopje. He has extensive experience in the field of strategic planning and coordination of capacity building programs financed by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and foreign donors.
As head of the Sector in the Secretariat for European Affairs of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, he participated in the realization of the significant projects: the realization of Corridor X, the cooperation with international financial institutions, program coordinator of the Office for National Aid, led the working group for the compilation of the Questionnaire of the EC for the application of the Republic of Macedonia for EU membership in the field of economy, which gives Macedonia the status of an EU member state.
Jovan is a co-founder of MENSA.