HISTORY

The first president of the Macedonian Banking Association was Kosta Mitrovski. At the Constituent Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association held on the 20th of April 2018, the Assembly elected and appointed Kosta Mitrovski as President of the Macedonian Banking Association. Kosta Mitrovski held this function until June 12th 2019, when his mandate ends prematurely due to the termination of his function as a member of the Board of Directors of Uni Bank AD Skopje. The Assembly elected and appointed Maja Stevkova-Sterieva Ph.D. who is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje as President of the Macedonian Banking Association.


Nadica Ceneva from NLB Banka AD Skopje was elected Chairman of the Legal Commission from the establishment of the Macedonian Banking Association as an independent legal entity until November 8th 2018. At the session of the Assembly held on November 8th 2018, Violeta Janeva from NLB Banka AD Skopje was elected Chairman of the Legal Commission.


Maja Andreevska-Blazevska from Stopanska Banka AD Skopje was elected Chairman of the Commission for Prevention of Money Laundering and Compliance with Regulations from the Establishment of the Macedonian Banking Association until 2019. On June 19th 2020, the Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association appointed Gligor Pandilovski from Stopanska Banka AD Skopje as Chairman of the Commission for Prevention of Money Laundering and Compliance with Regulations.


Irena Kuzmanoska from Ohridska Banka AD Skopje was elected Chairman of the Accounting, Taxes and IFRS Commission since the establishment of the Macedonian Banking Association as an independent legal entity. Her mandate ends due to termination of employment in Ohridska banka AD Skopje and in her place on June 19th 2020 the Assembly appoints Donka Markovska from NLB banka AD Skopje.


Miroslava Smokovska from Centralna Cooperative Banka AD Skopje was elected Deputy Chairman of the Accounting, Taxes and IFRS Commission from the establishment of the Macedonian Banking Association as an independent legal entity until February 12th 2020. On June 19th 2020, the Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association elected Viki Tvrdkovic from Stopanska Banka AD Skopje as Deputy Chairman of this Commission.


On August 12th 2020, the Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia adopted a Decision to revoke the license for establishment and operation of Eurostandard Bank AD Skopje due to fulfillment of the conditions for bankruptcy. As of August 12th 2020, members of the Macedonian Banking Association are all 14 banks, 2 savings houses, Clearing House – Clearing Interbank Systems AD Skopje and Macedonian Credit Bureau AD Skopje.


On 16th of July 2021 by registering the status change in the Central Registry officially was completed the process of accession of Ohridska banka AD Skopje to Sparkasse Bank Makedonija AD Skopje. Integrated Sparkasse Bank Macedonia AD Skopje belongs to the group of big banks and holds 4th position on the banking market in the country.