Director, North Asia
Andrijana Cvetkovikj has a Doctoral Degree from Nihon University, and an Executive MBA from the Fox School of Business, Temple University, and a Master Degree in Cinema and Media Studies from the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts of Sofia, Bulgaria. She is recipient of the WIN Inspiring Women Worldwide Award 2022.
Fluent in Japanese, English, Macedonian, Serbian and Russian, Andrijana grew up in Macedonia and has lived in the USA, and Japan for the last 18 years.
Cvetkovikj was the first resident Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in Japan from 2014-2018. She was also the Head of the Digital Diplomacy Unit (2013-2014) and the Public Diplomacy Unit (2018) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia.
Cvetkovikj sits on the Board of Del Sole Corporation (a JASDAQ listed corporation), and used to be an Executive Advisory Board Member of Cartier-Japan (2018-2020), promoting women’s entrepreneurship and mentoring. Cvetkovikj was a visiting professor at Kyoto University (2012), the International Center for Japanese Studies (2010-2011), the European University and other academic institutes. She is currently an Advisor to the OIST Foundation (the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology).
Cvetkovikj is the Founder & CEO of BrioNexus, Co., Ltd., a Tokyo based consultancy firm, and of a non-profit organization Ambassadors of Change. She is a member of the Japan Board Diversity Network (JBDN), and the Worldwide Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Organization. She has been a speaker at the UN Conference for Climate Change, the World Economic Forum, and other venues. In 2018 she received the distinguished award Doctor Honoris Causa by the European University for contributions in the Sciences and Arts.
Cvetkovikj is also a filmmaker and an artist. She was a Director of TEDxKyoto events, and Jury Member at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2021.
Japan, South Korea, Eastern European Countries (Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria)
Diplomacy, International Relations, Public Policy, Corporate Governance (ESG), SDGs; Diversity and Inclusion
Japanese, English, Macedonian, Serbian, Russian