Lou Naumovski is a senior executive with a broad, multi-disciplinary background including business development in gold mining, extensive financial services, and marketing and finance transaction experience.
Mr. Naumovski 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. Mr. Naumovski led the development of Visa’s business in Russia and the eleven other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and 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, Mr. Naumovski has remained active in the gold industry. He 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.
Mr. Naumovski is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO) and a member of the Honorary Board of Directors of Macedonia 2025, a non-profit international association of Macedonians in the Diaspora dedicated to supporting the economic and social development of the Republic of Macedonia.
Mr. Naumovski has a Hons. B.A in economics and political science, and a M.A in international relations and Russian / Soviet affairs. Mr. Naumovski is a member of the local CERBA Toronto Chapter Board and is on the National Board as Past Chairman of the association.