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Janez Škrabec

Janez Škrabec

CEO, Riko

Biography

2012 he co-founded the Slovenian-Russian business Council, fr om 2012 President of Slovenian-Russian business Council.

1997 founded the company Riko Hiše, d.o.o. Riko d.o.o. has representative offices in Moscow, Minsk, London, Kiev and Teheran.

1996 founded the company Riko d.o.o. which is active today in the field of machine and industrial engineering, engineering in the field of environmental protection, in the field of electrical energy production, and in the field of construction.

Janez Skrabec is certain that through his personal and business beliefs, arts, culture and tradition are essential elements of the modern world. Both personally and through his companies he is a major donator in culture, arts and sports.

Riko Art Collection, which represents Slovenian art in the 20th century

The collection includes more than 300 paintings and sculptures of the most prominent Slovenian artists of the 20th century and present. Riko art collection is distinguished by its innovative approach to obtaining artwork, called the “Paris - Hrovača“ project. All artwork is kept at the Škrabec homestead in the Hrovača village and selected artists can live and work in the apartment with a studio in Paris and, in exchange, donate their artwork for the Riko art collection.

“Škrabčeva domačija” (Skrabec Homestead) museum and cultural center (Slovenia) is homeastead of the family Škrabec in the past and a renowned museum and cultural centre in the present, also nominated for the title European museum of 2004.

In 2003 he co-founded the Foundation of friar Stanislav Škrabec, which awards scholarships to students of the Slovenian language, students of linguistics, students of classical philosophy and Franciscan students irrespective of their studies. Franciscan friar and linguist Stanislav Škrabec is his great grand uncle and in his memory he established the foundation together with the Slovenian Franciscan Province of St. Cross.

Owing to his intense activities in the fields of sponsorship and patronage, Janez Škrabec was depicted in a book by Charles Handy “The New Philanthropist, the New generosity” portraying 23 leading new philanthropists.

Janez Škrabec shares his experience in management, philanthropy and sustainable development with wider audience at round-table discussions and as a guest lecturer in Slovenia and abroad.

Janez Škrabec shares his experience in management, philanthropy and sustainable development with wider audience at round-table discussions and as a guest lecturer in Slovenia and abroad. As an entrepreneur he acts as an integrator, linking economic, cultural and diplomatic achievements and surpluses in all the environments wh ere it operates.

He is the Honourable Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco, president of Slovenian Consular Corps, president of the FELU Alumni, Member of the Am Cham Board Slovenia and president of the Slovene-Russian Business Council.

2010 Janez Škrabec is awarded with the title Patron of the Year by Newspaper Finance (Slovenia)

2009 The Government of the Russian Federation bestows Janez Škrabec with the Order of Friendship for his noteable contribution to enhancing friendship and cooperation between the Russian Federation and Slovenia.

2009 Janez Škrabec was voted CEO of the year by Slovene journalists

2008 Janez Škrabec is awarded for special achievements in economics and business, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, 2008.

2008 Janez Škrabec earnes the award “Pro Universitate labacensi” for supporting the activities of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2007 Janez Škrabec is awarded for special achievements in economics and business, Newspaper Finance (Slovenia)

2004 “Skrabec homestead”, nomination for the Best European Museum of 2004

2002 becomes Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco