Director, North Asia
Andrijana Cvetkovikj is the Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network in North Asia.
Ambassador Cvetkovikj has a Doctorate from Nihon University, Honorary Doctorate from the European University, and an Executive MBA from the Fox School of Business, TUJ.
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.
Andrijana was the first and the youngest Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in Japan from 2014-2018. Prior to and after her ambassadorship, she was the Head of the Public and Digital Diplomacy Units at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia.
Andrijana sits on the Board of Del Sole Corporation (listed on the Jasdaq); former visiting Associate Professor at Kyoto University; former executive advisor at Cartier-Japan, and is involved in a number of scientific and artistic organizations in Japan and around the world, including being on the Advisory Board of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation.
Cvetkovikj is founder of Tokyo-based consulting firm BrioNexus KK, and co-founder of a non-profit organization Ambassador’s Council. She is a committed advocate on diversity, inclusion, and the UN’s SDGs, promoting these as a speaker at the World Economic Forum 2016, UN’s Conference for Climate Change in Tohoku and other international events.
Cvetkovikj is also a filmmaker and an artist. She was a Director of TEDxKyoto events, a Jury at the CG Anime Cup Anime Festival, and is invited as a special Jury to Tokyo International Film Festival 2021.
North Asia, Japan, South Korea
Public policy, diplomacy, diversity, inclusion
Japanese, English, Macedonian, Serbian, Russian