Nina Angelovska, PhD
Nina Angelovska was born on 13th July 1988 in Skopje, Macedonia. In short, her life path looks like this:
He finished secondary education in Rade Jovcevski – Korcagin Gymnasium. In 2010, she graduated as a student of the year in E-Business at the Faculty of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, with 9.94 average grade. At the same time, she received the Manning Award for The Best Student of the Generation in Economic Science.
During her studies, Nina was engaged as a demonstrator at the Faculty of Economics for the following subjects: Mathematics for Business, Statistics for Business and Web Design, at the same time taking part in several national and international competitions. As for the international competitions, the most important one is the Balkan Case Challenge in Vienna, supported by WUS Austria, where Nina won the 3rd place, while with respect to the national competitions, she reached the greatest success at the most innovative business plan competition organized by the National Centre for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning, where she won the first place, and thus she small funding grant for launching her business idea.
She started her professional career by establishing the first website for group discounts in Macedonia – Grouper.mk, immediately after her graduation, thus putting her knowledge into practice. Grouper has provided for boosting the e-commerce market in the country, reaching huge success, becoming leader in the market and acquiring numerous awards and certificates of acknowledgment.
At the same time, Nina continues her education at the Faculty of Economics Skopje within Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, acquiring the Master’s Degree in E-Business Management. In 2013, she started the PhD/doctoral studies, and became a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Sciences and Management within Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, in 2016.
Given her 9-year experience in managing the leading e-commerce company and the successful entrepreneurial story, Nina is a speaker, trainer and mentor at numerous events, conferences and academies. As of 2012 until today, Angelovska has participated as a speaker in over 300 domestic and international events among which the Digital Western Balkans Summit in London, Forbes 30 under 30 Summit in Sofia, UNCTAD E-Commerce Week in Geneva, and many others.
Her passion, desire and enthusiasm for work, progress and changes, as well as thesynergy of science and practical work, has provided her with many opportunities. Nina has been engaged as a consultant in many different projects among which those related to UNCTAD. Macedonian Telecom (Makedonski Telekom), and others. In 2017, the US Embassy nominated her to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 held in India, where Angelovska participated as an entrepreneurial representative of our country.
By having a mission to create favorable climate for growth and development of the industry, she initiated the establishment of the first Macedonian E-Commerce Association in December 2017, which Angelovska runs as her President.
She is co – author of the published comprehensive E-commerce Analysis Report titled: “Readiness, Potential, Actual State, Barriers And Recommendations For E-Commerce Development in the Republic of Macedonia”, published in June 2018.
Under the US State Department Program, “Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional Fellows Program”, during the period April-May 2018, Angelovska stayed in the USA, where she worked at Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul Univeristy, in Chicago.
Her potential and hard work is internationally recognized. In 2016, the renowned German Magazine the Hundert ranked Angelovska among the 100 Female Startup Founders Europe, while in 2018, Forbes honored her with the prestigious 30 Under 30 award for Europe in the retail sale and e-commerce category.
As of 2018, Angelovska has been a Management Board Member of the European eCommerce and Omni Channel Trade Association (EMOTA) and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Ecommerce Foundation. In 2019, she also became member of the Management Board of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.
In addition, in 2019, Angelovska received an invitation from UNCTAD to be an eTrade for Women Advocate.