Jul 23, 2021

The CEO/President of the Management Board of Alkaloid AD Skopje,

Mr. Zhivko Mukaetov, decorated with the Order of Merit by the

President of Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski

‎On a solemn ceremony held today at villa “Vodno”, President Pendarovski decorated Goran Stefanovski, Zafir Hadzhimanov, Remzi Nesimi, all posthumouosly, and Zhivko Mukaetov with the Order of Merit of the Republic of North Macedonia. The Order of Merit is an acknowledgement granted to persons whose engagements led to high achievements in various social and public spheres in the country. ‎ ‎

‎ In the edict issued by President Pendarovski, it is stated that the referenced order to Mr. Mukaetov is granted based on the continuity, innovation, vision and impeccable professional standards in the modern corporate management in the pharmaceutical industry, for the proven quality in the production of the brands that were built, maintained and modernized with generations, for the investments in the new technology, education and expertise of the personnel working on the brands as well as his philanthropic culture and broad social responsibility. ‎ ‎

During the solemn ceremony, Mr. Mukaetov expressed his gratitude for the high honor awarded to him with this prestigious national acknowledgement thus stating:

“I am receiving this Order in the year of the 85th jubilee of Alkaloid. Fifteen years ago, I stepped on the forefront of this system of firmly set principles of corporate management but I inserted a new energy in accordance with the modern currents, always having in mind the maxim of my father, Trajche Mukaetov, saying: ‘Alkaloid is a company for all times and we must think of our future’. Alkaloid is company of 2500 families, 1100 domestic suppliers and over 5000 shareholders, it is a company belonging to all of us. The investments in the community we live and work in will remain on my list of top priorities, supporting the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector, education, culture, sports, through my function as Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark and the philanthropy in general. I will continue to be dedicated to presenting the Macedonian success story beyond the borders of my country. 

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Hence, here and now, I would not be a complete person without my family and I am immensely grateful for their unconditional support! In these times of great uncertainties and challenges, I am grateful to God we are all here with positive thoughts and good intentions and all I can wish for is that we all stay in good health!”

The Order of Merit is a decoration presented by the President of the state, first introduced in 2007. It is made of pure silver with gold plating and 8 inbuilt rubies, having 65mm star shaped diameter. It was designed by Petar Gajdov, phalerist, heraldist and vexilologist.