Business Development and Foreign Direct Investment Adviser
Borche Ilioski is born in Kichevo, Macedonia, where he completed his primary and secondary education. He has an extensive academic record, including an Executive development program from York University (Schulich Executive Education Centre – Toronto, Canada), Executive MBA in Finance from the University of Sheffield, UK specialized in project finance, a BA and MSc in Telecommunication from Technical University, Sofia and Awards from The Pacific Institute, UK.
Borche received a Mining Valuation Certificate, Sensitivities Analyses and Financial Models, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advanced Modeling by the Canadian Corporate Finance Institute, becoming the first certificated candidate from the Balkans.
Similarly, with his international training, significant corporate exposure, Borche is very well qualified for copper market, understanding the market both demand and supply, price strategy, price regimes. He is the author of the study presented the overview of Macedonian mining sector and socio-economic impact of the Ilovica-Shtuka project, which was highly rated by International Financial Institutions.
Borche successfully delivers projects under European Bank of Reconstruction and Development know how program, provides business advice to help small and medium-sized businesses grow, helped master new challenges on all levels from expanding customer base to reach out to new strategic partners, prepare SME to deliver a strong and confident pitch to investors for seed, and series A funding pitches.
He held various senior management and engineer positions in Euromax Resources, T-Mobile Macedonia (member of Deutsche Telecom Group) with a proven record of international project execution, strategy formulation, investor relations and project finance. He is also a Junior Board Member (Leaders Club) of Macedonia 2025 and Business Development and Foreign Direct Investment Advisor.
Local procurement: Transparency, Evaluation and Contribution for local sustainable development
The development of efficient local procurement practices offers an unmatched opportunity for mining companies to become trusted partners in the development of prosperous communities both during and well beyond the life of the mine. Helping to start businesses through opportunities to procure is promising but keeping them stable and sustainable is a challenge. Procurement of goods and services usually has the single largest potential positive economic impact of mining in the countries that choose to host it – usually more than taxes, salaries, and community investment combined.