Dejan is a Managing Director of the US-based private equity fund SEAF Macedonia and Managing Director of SPMG Capital, a Macedonian fund management company managing two private equity funds, SIF and MIF. He has more than 15 years of experience with private equity investments in the region. His previous professional engagement includes positions of COO and BOD member in the telecom operator One (member of Telecom Slovenia Group), and various positions in Lucent Technologies, Macedonian Business Resource Center, and several IT companies in Macedonia. Mr. Kalinikov has an MBA degree with focus on strategy and finance from Emory University in USA, and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on Computer Sciences from UKIM, Macedonia. Mr. Kalinikov is ex-officio member of the BOD of AmCham Macedonia (he served as a President of the BOD in the past), and member of the BOD of the Institute of Directors. He was a member of the Listing Committee of the Macedonian Stock Exchange, member of the National Committee for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, member of the National IT Committee, and member of the task force creating the National Strategy for Information Society.