On its General Assembly meeting on November 17, 2020, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) elected its leaders, members of the Board of Directors for the 2020-22 term, including 23 directors from four continents, within which a representative from the Management Board of MASIT Mr. Zoran Lazarevski from the company ASSECO SEE. At the same time, during the General Assembly, Mr. Yannis Sirros from Hellenic Information Technology and Communications Enterprises (SEPE) from Greece was elected as a President of WITSA in the mandate 2020-2022. The full information about the newly elected leadership of WITSA for the term 2020-2022 can be viewed at the following link https://witsa.org/witsa-elects-new-leadership-for-the-2020-22-term-selects-mr- yannis-sirros-as-its-first-chairman-from-europe /
MASIT has been a member of WITSA since 2005 and is a member of the WITSA Board of Directors for the second time. With the entry of MASIT in the Board of Directors of WITSA, MASIT becomes an active actor in creating ICT development policies worldwide, which is of particular importance in this period in which the global pandemic Covid-19 has set the ICT industry and the need for the digitalization of all aspects of living in a major focus worldwide. Through active participation in the Board of Directors, MASIT will have the opportunity to present its views and positions and jointly in cooperation with other member world leaders will implement WITSA’s vision for building a new digital world.
Mr. Zoran Lazarevski, as a member of the Board of Directors of WITSA in the mandate 2020-2022 will be dedicated to the topics related to digital transition as a global process, addressing the challenges related to the workforce and education in the IT sector, data privacy, and increasing cooperation within WITSA.
“First of all, I would like to thank the Board of MASIT, the President Aneta Pesheva and the Executive Office of MASIT, for the nomination and the support I had during the whole process. The opportunity to actively participate in policy making in the ICT sector on a global level is an extremely great obligation and responsibility for MASIT and for me as a representative of MASIT. Of course, this is an opportunity for affirmation of MASIT within the region and beyond and in that sense intensification of the international cooperation of MASIT with other related chambers of ICT ” said Mr. Lazarevski,
The full list of WITSA Board of Directors can be found below:
WITSA Board of Directors(2020-2022)
|Name & Title||Association & Country|
|1||Mr. Yannis Sirros||Federation of Hellenic Information Technology and Communications Enterprises (SEPE) Greece|
|2||Mr. Sean Seah||The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) Malaysia|
|3||Mr. Francis Fong||Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF) Hong Kong|
|4||Mr. Brian Shen||Information Service Industry Association of Taiwan (CISA) Taiwan|
|5||Mr. John Kyle||Business Technology Division of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Bermuda|
|6||Dr. Boris Komrakov||Belarus Association of Software Development Companies (InfoPark) Belarus|
|7||Mr. Robert Franz Janssen||Association of ICT Companies in Brazil (ASSESPRO) Brazil|
|8.||Dr. Vasile Baltac||Association for Information Technology and Communications of Romania (ATIC) Romania|
|9.||Mr. Antonio Cimorra||The Association of Electronics, IT, Communications and Digital Contents (AMETIC) Spain|
|10.||Mr. Zoran Lazarevski||ICT Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of North Macedonia(MASIT) North Macedonia|
|12||Mr. Toshio Iwamoto||Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) Japan|
|13||Mr. Julian David||techUK United Kingdom|
|14||Mr. Hemant Kumar Chaursaia||CAN Federation Nepal|
|15||Ms. Choi Min Hee||Federation of Korean Information Industries (FKII) Republic of Korea|
|16||Mr. Md. Shahid-Ul-Munir||Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) Bangladesh|
|17||Mr. Alexandr Yesayan||Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises of Armenia (UATE) Armenia|
|18||Mr. Alberto Patron||Cámara de Empresas de Software y Servicios Informáticos de la República Argentina (CESSI) Argentina|
|19||Mr. Matthias Ifesieh||Information Technology Industry Association of Nigeria (ITAN) Nigeria|
|20||Eng. Tarek Abd-elmonem Taha||Egyptian Information Telecommunications, Electronics and Software Alliance (EITESAL) Egypt|
|21||Mr. Santiago Gutierrez||CANIETI Mexico|
|22||Ms. Angela Mondou||TECHNATION Canada|
|23||Mr. Alexander Mora-Delgado||Costa Rican Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC)|
The Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication Technologies – MASIT represents the Macedonian ICT industry and promotes and represents the business interests of ICT companies in order to promote and develop the ICT industry and business environment.
The Chamber represents companies operating a wide range of ICT products and services in Macedonia and since its establishment in 2000, as a non-profit and voluntary institution, has provided its member companies with access to information, education, legal advice, cooperation, networking and promotion at domestic, regional and international levels, with the aim of advancing and developing the ICT industry.
MASIT cooperates regionally and internationally with other organizations and associations. MASIT cooperates regionally with all ICT Associations in the SEE region, and is a member of the Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Network. Internationally, MASIT has been a member of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance – WITSA (www.witsa.org) since May 2005. MASIT has excellent cooperation with donor organizations present in the country.
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the leading recognized international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development; facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and services; strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations; and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts.
WITSA hosts the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), the premier global industry sponsored ICT conference.
WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. WITSA makes it possible for its members — ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States — to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information, and present a united position on industry issues.
For more information on WITSA, please visit www.witsa.org