Goran Ivanovski is the son of Ljubisav Ivanov-Zingo, a former businessman, politician and long-time member of the Macedonian Parliament. Through the company "Monteko", Ivanovski took over the television from his father in 2003, and until 2017 he was the manager of the media outlet. Under Ivanovski’s leadership, "Sitel", from 2006 to 2017, was one of the main media allies of the government of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Between 2010 and 2017, the television collected the most money given from the country’s executive branch through broadcasting government advertisements - 10.2 million euros.
The owner and the television station were implicated in a scandal on tender rigging in 2015. A conversation between Goran Ivanovski and a minister negotiating about rigging tenders was overheard by the public because it was a part of the wiretapped telephone conversations that the then leader of the opposition Zoran Zaev published in 2015.
Ivanovski is the largest individual shareholder of "AD Sileks" with 36.66 per cent of the shares, followed by his sister Rozeta Dimitrovska with 27.19 per cent of the shares. Through the joint stock company "Sileks", Ivanovski and his sister appear as the owners of several companies engaged in various activities.
"AD Sileks" is the patron of the football team of the same name from Kratovo, which came out on top in the Macedonian First Football League three times, in the period between 1993 and 1999, all the while Ivanovski's father, Ljubisav Ivanov-Zingo, was president of the football federation.
AD Sileks (Sileks Hotel)
AD Sileks (Kratis)
Transport and Shipping
Production of beverages
Trade in cosmetics and medical preparations
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The father of the current owner of TV "Sitel", was one of the prominent Macedonian businessmen who built their business empire on the foundations of the socially owned firm they managed at the moment when North Macedonia became an independent state after 1991. At the same time, he was a member of the Macedonian Parliament from the country's independence until 2011 and he was President of the Socialist Party of Macedonia from 1996 until his death in 2020.
Goran Ivanovski's wife, the owner of the "Castelman" winery and the "Herba Plus" wholesaler, which trades in medical cosmetics, nutritional supplements and organic teas.
Goran’s sister, with whom he jointly owns several companies. They have two hotels, one in Ohrid - the "Sileks" hotel and one in Kratovo – "Kratis". They also own the textile factory "Silteks ST", the transport and forwarding company "Siltrans", in Kratovo they own the only private utility company in the country, "Silkom", they are involved in the stone quarrying business through the "Sileks" mining company, a factory for the processing of plastic tables and chemicals "Silpen ST" and a company that deals with agriculture and is a registered slaughterhouse - "Zemsil". The siblings Ivanovski and Dimitrovska own the well-known mineral water brands - "Ladna" and "Dobra voda" through the company "Magroni".
The ownership structure and the financial reports are based on data recived from Central registry of the Republic of North Macedonia. The documents were received on 03.07.2023 based on a government decision from 2017 for free access for investigative journalists. The financial information is for 2022. For the calculation of the amounts in US dollars, the average exchange rate for 2022 from the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia was used.