Mr. Kalinikov is Managing Director of the private equity fund SEAF Macedonia II and the Manager of two other, smaller private equity funds in Macedonia, which are funded by SEAF and USAID. Between 2011 and 2014, Mr. Kalinikov worked as a management consultant in the domain of strategy and finance. Prior to his consulting career, in the period 2009 – 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). Mr. Kalinikov received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Mr. Kalinikov completed the MBA program at the Emory University in Atlanta, GA and as a result of his academic achievements, he received the American Marketing Association Award, being admitted to the prestigious business students’ scholastic Association, Beta Gamma Sigma. 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.