Trifun Kostovski

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Trifun Kostovski
Mayor of Skopje
In office
Preceded by Risto Penov
Succeeded by Koce Trajanovski
Personal details
Born (1946-12-27) 27 December 1946 (age 70)
Skopje, Macedonia
Nationality Macedonian

Trifun Kostovski (Macedonian: Трифун Костовски) (born 27 December 1946 in Skopje, SR Macedonia)[1] is a Macedonian politician, businessman and singer, and the ex-Mayor of Skopje.

He is married with three children. He has graduated at the Faculty of Economics, St.Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He is fluent in English, Polish, Russian and Croatian.

Career history[edit]

Founder of Kometal Trade Gmbh, Vienna, Austria (1991). The Company deals with activities in the field of metallurgy on the Austrian, Swiss, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian markets.

Prior experience[edit]

  • First employment in Tehnometal-Macedonia, Skopje (1971)
  • Representative of Tehnometal-Macedonia in Warsaw office
  • Employment in Swiss company Sitko, Vienna (1989)
  • Representative of Sitko in Warsaw office

Key achievements and awards[edit]

  • “Clement of Ohrid” Award for achievements in the sphere of science, arts, culture and humanitarian work (2004)
  • Founder of "Trifun Kostovski" Fund within the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The Fund sponsors editions, publications, scientific projects, and collections of fine arts of national importance
  • Ktitor of the building of the cathedral church “Holly Mother of God”, protector of Skopje
  • President and sponsor of the football club FK Vardar
  • Founder and financier of several media houses in Macedonia
  • Financing and supporting great number of NGOs, hospitals and social institutions, humanitarian and voluntary activities, aids to disabled, financial support for the poor people, donations for operations and treatment of sick people
  • Sponsorship for education of young musicians and artists
  • Sponsorship for preservation and restoration of cultural and historical monuments
  • Sponsorship for the sacred places of the Macedonian Orthodox Church
  • Donations for important activities and buildings in Skopje (street “Vodnjanska”, quay “November 13th”, boulevard “Marx and Engels”, monument of Mother Teresa, infrastructure in several schools, gymnasiums, faculties and villages) and in other cities in the country.

Political involvement[edit]

Sports involvement[edit]