One of the most experienced professionals working in his field in the region, David Dowse has over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, during which time he has worked with leading independent UK agencies on projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and USA. Since the beginning of 2006, he has been based in SEE region, managing complex communication campaigns for many high-end investors in the region, including ArcelorMittal Steel, MasterCard, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Telenor, Heineken, Intel and Nokia.
David is an expert in business and government issues in the Western Balkans. His experience in the region dates back to the mid-1990s and includes service as the UK Minister for Trade’s envoy to Kosovo in the immediate post-war period, 1999-2000, and five years as First Secretary Commercial at the British Embassy in Belgrade. Between leaving diplomacy and co-founding Webb Dowse, David worked as a freelance public affairs consultant with several major international clients, including Holcim and Telenor.
Elitsa Winiarczyk, Senior Consultant, Bulgaria
Elitsa holds a Master’s degree in Portuguese linguistics from Sofia University, and a Reasoning and Logic diploma from Birkbeck College, London. In previous positions, Elitsa has delivered strategic consultancy to high-profile companies from a wide range of industry sectors. including IT, entertainment, construction, financial and energy. In 2008, she was named the most read and commented upon blogger of the prestigious HR-specialized online portal www.karieri.bg
Olivera Bojic, Account Manager, Montenegro
Prior to joining Webb Dowse team, Olivera had close to 10 years of experience as a journalist and editor at some of the best-rated economy and finance publications in the region, such as Ekonom:east Media Group magazines Preduzece, Bankar and Ekonom:east. Owing to this experience, Olivera has extensive knowledge of economic and political climate of the Balkans region. Montenegrin native, Olivera is in charge of Webb Dowse projects in Montenegro.
Aleksandar Dimishkovski, Consultant, Macedonia
Aleksandar Dimishkovski is an experienced Communication Professional with more than 12 years’ experience in PR and journalism. He started his career in Utrinski vesnik and then continued in another daily newspaper – Dnevnik, as a business and finance journalist. Later he became a regular contributor to Focus magazine, Newbase and a market analyst/researcher for PMR Consulting. In the past two years Aleksandar has served as a Public Information Consultant for OSCE/ODIHR for a regional Roma integration project. Besides his native Macedonian and English, Aleksandar speaks Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and has a working knowledge of German, Greek and Bulgarian language. He adds to our team valuable additional expertise in various web tools, photo/video/audio editing and multimedia design.