Besnik Leskaj is an active Chairman and entrepreneurial investor, who develops venture projects in renewable energy, infrastructure, ICT, finance and tourism sectors and has founded Blessed Investment and a series of successful companies internationally. In 2005 Besnik co-founded Abkons, one of the most successful multi-disciplinary consultancies in the Western Balkans with its headquarters in Tirana, Albania. As Chief Executive Officer, he oversaw strategic planning, public finance management, project management, and capacity building. He led the delivery of a crucial contract for the strategic Trans Adriatic Pipeline, in full compliance with its international project finance requirements (EIB & EBRD). Besnik offers his international expertise to various public and private entities, as well as benevolent entities. He serves as a mentor to young entrepreneurs in the region. He is also an advisor for national and international businesses and sustainable development initiatives and speaks frequently at regional conferences.