M.Sc. Marta Naumovska Grnarova is regional leader in women entrepreneurship for metal sector driven by innovation.
In 1988 she graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University „Ss. Cyril and Methodius” – Skopje, receiving Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering with specialization “Welding and design of metal welded structures”. In 2018 she completes the master degree studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the same University in Industrial Management on the subject “Integration of design management as a strategic tool for innovation in SMEs”.
She is General Manager of Zavar, family-owned metal processing and welding company founded in 1988.
Under her lead company Zavar, specialized in design and production of processing equipment and pressure vessels for pharma, chemical and food industry became a regional leader based on expertise,quality and innovation with up to 85% of exports in EU, UK and USA.
As a general manager she is focused in entering new markets and developing new innovative products,as well as strategic development of the company, finance, marketing and promotion. She introduced the design segment in the company by founding the brand Zavar Design with a main focus on designer radiators, unique heating objects with sculptural appearance where she combines technology and arts.
Zavar Design in 2017 was listed among seven most influential design radiator brands and awarded by prestigious Best Innovative Design award by the American Society of Interior Designers ASID New York Metro. BIG SEE Design award in 2018, Nominated for German Design Award in 2019 and German Design Award Winner in 2020 were following. In 2022 awarded for Patent of the year and Golden Key Design award .
Her educational background includes different programs such as Young Manager Exchange in Bristol UK 2004, Strategic Business Management Program in Stockholm 2009 and Kuala Lumpur 2010, Export Marketing Strategy Development Program in Rotterdam 2010, Design Management Program in Tokyo 2015 and Executive Management Program in Kellogg Business Scholl Chicago 2018.
As a continuous contributor in the development of domestic business environment and growth she was Program Director of Skopje Design Week with a great success in promoting design approach within the industry by implementing and participating in many different projects locally and Internationally.
In 2014 she founded business association for metal and electro industry MAMEI with a main goal of growing the industrial sector by extended collaboration between the companies and mutual presentation to foreign markets.
For four years she was Board member of NL Chamber of Commerce and currently she is member of the“Council for advanced technologies” and “Council for Industry development and exports” – both at Macedonian Chamber of Commerce.