The University of Johannesburg (UJ) announced the appointment of Mr Milcho Damianov as the new Executive Director of Institutional Advancement with effect from 1 September 2013.
Damianov is currently Director of Advancement at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He is the first South African to graduate from the prestigious International Fundraising School at Indiana University in the United States. In addition to his Master’s degree, Damianov also holds a postgraduate qualification in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Management, South Africa.
He has a vast knowledge of fundraising, marketing, project management, public and alumni relations, corporate communications, advertising as well as publicity. Damianov has extensive work experience at tertiary institutions in Europe and Southern Africa, and his skills have proven fundamental to the success of several universities and organisations.
His experience in fostering and further developing partnerships and relationships with a variety of stakeholders in the academic, political, cultural and business circles across the spectrum of communities makes him an expert in the field of advancement.
He had previously served as Director of Marketing, International Affairs and Development at City University, USA, at the Bulgaria Campus, General Manager Marketing and Corporate Affairs at The Playhouse Company in Durban, Director of Marketing and Development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Executive Director of the Walter Sisulu Foundation, Chief Executive Officer of University of Swaziland Foundation and Director Advancement at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
“I feel equally honored and excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the prosperous future of the University of Johannesburg. In my capacity as Executive Director Institutional Advancement I will strive to broaden the partnerships network of the institution and to empower the dreams and the aspirations of the university community,” says Damianov.