We are welcoming new Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat uses this opportunity to thank Ms. Aneta Arnaudovska for her immense and tremendous contribution she made to the organization in pursuing our goals. Ms. Arnaudovska was an asset and valuable team member since her appointment as a Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor back in 2020. Her dedication, hard work, and expertise have been instrumental in our success.

Ms. Arnaudovska’s mandate in RAI Secretariat ended recently, and as we say our farewells we are also welcoming a new colleague into our family.

Beginning of May, Mr. Nikola Naumovski took over the position of Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor.

Mr. Nikola Naumovski was born in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade in 2008 with a Master degree from the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade in 2014.

He started with work in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia in 2009. He filled the position of Junior adviser for implementation of international project until 2011 after which he was assigned to Adviser for harmonization of regulations until 2014. From 2014 until 2016 he was a Head of Department for EU integration within judiciary and public administration. He was assigned in 2016 as the Head of Department for international legal assistance in civil matters until 2020. From 2020 until 2022 he was promoted to Assistant Minister for international legal assistance.

Mr. Nikola Naumovski graduated from the Diplomatic Academy “Koča Popović” within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia in 2011/2012.

During his career Mr. Naumovski attended and completed a number of different courses abroad, namely, 6 weeks internship in the UK institutions within Internship 2 Programme developed by British Council and Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Republic fo Serbia, MATRA Training for European Cooperation (MTEC),” Administration of Justice”, The Hague, Aspen Institute Romania, Justice and Administration Leadership Program (JALP), Romania, BOŠ and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, ”Negotiation in Ch 23 – Judiciary and fundamental rights”, Belgrade, GIZ and Serbian European Integration Office, ” Negotiation in Ch 24 – Justice, freedom and security”, Belgrade.

Mr. Naumovski was also member of the Steering Committee for projects iPROCEEDS 2, Supporting effective remedies and mutual legal assistance (Council of Europe), Countering Serious Crime in the WB IPA 2017, Countering Serious Crime in the WB IPA 2019, Legal Reform for Economic Development in the Western Balkans etc.

Also, Mr. Naumovski was a representative of the Republic of Serbia in the PC OC Committee, CDCT Committee, CDCJ Committee of the Council of Europe, participating in the Moneyvall and T-CY Committees when necessary, and a contact point for the Republic of Serbia for UNTOC Review Mechanism.

Mr. Nikola Naumovski speaks English language.