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Janez Škrabec

Janez Škrabec

Founder, CEO, Riko, d.o.o


Janez Škrabec studied economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana. He furthermore underwent education at the IEDC – Bled School of Management (Slovenia), the Cleveland State University (USA), and the INSEAD Fontainebleau (France).

He is the founder, co-owner and director of the engineering company Riko LTD, which is active 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. Riko has representative offices in Moscow, Minsk, London, Kiev and Tehran and is overall successfully operating on international global markets.

He is the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus, president of Slovenian Consular Corps, president of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana Alumni, Member of the AmCham Board Slovenia and president of the Slovene-Russian Business Council.

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 where it operates.

He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for his entrepreneurial success and social engagement, among which the most distinguished recognition bestowed on a foreigner by the Russian president: the Order of Friendship.