Dejan Kalinikov currently works as a freelance management consultant in the domain of strategy and finance. Prior to his consultancy career, from 2009 to 2011, he served as a Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the telecommunications operator One (part of Telekom Slovenije Group), and as a President of the Board of Directors of One to One (formerly Germanos). In the period 2002 – 2009, Mr. Kalinikov worked for the US based private equity fund SEAF Macedonia, initially joining SEAF as investment officer and ending his tenure in SEAF Macedonia as a Director General. During his engagement in SEAF, Dejan served as a member of the Supervisory Board in a number of SEAF Macedonia portfolio companies (Login Systems, On.net, etc.). Dejan received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia. As a Ron Brown Fellow (a fellowship presented by the US State Department to top performing young professionals in Eastern Europe), Mr. Kalinikov completed the MBA program at the Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As a result of his academic achievements, he received the American Marketing Association Award and was admitted in the prestigious business students’ scholastic association, Beta Gamma Sigma. Inter alia, his professional experience includes the positions of a Trade and Investment Specialist and Associate Account Manager in the Macedonian Business Resource Center. He was also employed in the IBM Representative Office in Macedonia as a Technical Consultant and worked as a Marketing Communications Associate in the Lucent Technologies’ Optical Fiber Solutions Division in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of the task force for creation of the National Strategy for Information Society in the Republic of Macedonia, member of the National ICT Committee, member of the Listing Committee of the Macedonian Stock Exchange and member of the Board of Directors of the Agency for Foreign Investments. As a former President of the Board of Directors of AmCham in Macedonia, Mr. Kalinikov continues to serve in AmCham as an honorary member of the AmCham Board of Directors. Dejan is also member of the Board of Directors of the Macedonian National Foundation for Organ Transplantation, member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Directors, and member of the National Committee for Entrepreneurship and Innovations.