Ljupco (Lou) Naumovski
Lou Naumovski is a Corporate Director and International Business Advisor
Lou Naumovski is currently a volunteer member of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian International Council (CIC). He retired in January 2017 from Kinross Gold Corporation, having served as VP and Head of Kinross’ Moscow Office since September 2007. Prior to Kinross, Lou was Sr. Vice President at Visa International, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Division from August 2000 to July 2007 where he led the development of Visa’s business in Russia and the eleven other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. He was also Head of Strategy for the Division from 2005-2007 From 1992-2000, Mr. Naumovski was a member of the Russia Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), including five years as Resident Representative and Senior Banker in Moscow (1992-1997), and as Senior Banker in London from 1997-2000.
Since returning to Canada in 2017, Mr. Naumovski has remained active in the gold industry through his various directorships including LSE-AIM listed Amur Minerals (from 2017-2020) and Trans-Siberian Gold (2017-2021), and TSX-listed Euromax Resources (from 2017-2019). He currently provides advice on the Russian / CIS market for a number of international clients, in a variety of industry sectors. Mr. Naumovski is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of GV Gold, operating in Russia and is Senior Advisor to McCain Foods (Europe) and Seequent (New Zealand).
Mr. Naumovski began his career as a diplomat and trade commissioner for Canada (1980-1990). His assignments included Moscow, Atlanta, Georgia, Baghdad, Iraq, and Deputy Director for Trade and Investment Development, Eastern Europe and the USSR in Ottawa.
From 1990-1992 Mr. Naumovski was Executive Director of the Canada – USSR Business Council (CUBC). Mr. Naumovski is also a Director of the Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO) and a was a member of the Board of Experts (and former Director) of Macedonia 2025, a non-profit international business association of Macedonians in the Diaspora (from 2007-2015). Mr. Naumovski holds a Hons. B.A in economics and political science (University of Toronto), and a M.A in international relations and Russian / Soviet affairs (Carleton University). Mr. Naumovski is a long-time member of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) Toronto and Moscow Chapter Boards and was National Chairman of the association from 2013-2017.