Abkons in brief

We are a multinational management consulting firm committed to helping institutions make lasting improvements. Founded in 2006 as a legal and financial consulting firm, Abkons has since grown rapidly, specializing in diverse industry sectors.

2006

Established in

200 +

Staff

145 +

Projects Completed

30 +

Areas of expertise

About Abkons

Abkons has a wide range of capabilities, and has built a unique team equipped to advise on:

  • Cultural and Historical Heritage Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Environment Services
  • Financial and Business Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Land Easement and Acquisition and Assets Inventory
  • Legal and Permitting Services
  • Project Management
  • Socio-economic Impact Assessments

Partnering with prominent international firms and organizations like Mott MacDonald, Deloitte, Ramboll and the World Bank, and serving major domestic clients like Bankers, Trans Adriatic Pipeline and the Ministry of Agriculture, Abkons excels at offering LOCAL Knowledge of service, with GLOBAL Standards of best business practices.

Abkons is active throughout the entire Albanian market – and has now expanded to include the Western Balkans. Abkons is seeking to become the region’s leading professional-services provider with a commitment to upholding transparency, accountability and integrity.

Our executive team

Our team consists of young, motivated, ambitious and well-educated professionals who come from
diverse sectors and who bring with them a broad local and international professional experience.

Besnik Leskaj
CEO

Besnik Leskaj is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the Founding Partners of Abkons. He built and developed Abkons in 2005 and turned it into one of the most successful multi-disciplinary consultancies in Albania. He oversees all areas of strategic planning, market assessment, public finance management, project management, institutional assessment and capacity building. He has acted project director for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project, leading planning and execution and creating a framework for the first Land Compensation Study in Albania. He offers his regional expertise to various public and private entities, serving as an advisor for local business and sustainable development initiatives. Besnik holds a Diploma in Enterprise Economy and International Trade and Economy from the University of Calabria in Italy.
Redi Basha
Partner & Co-Owner

Redi Basha oversees a broad range of projects and clients in the Western Balkans. Most recently, he was instrumental in the management of Secure Land Access and Permitting procedures for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline and other large energy and infrastructure projects in Albania and the Western Balkans. He co-authored Energy Strategy 2030 (sponsored by USAID), which outlines solutions to improve energy sector policies and develop regional electricity and gas markets. Redi holds a graduate degree with Honours in Law (LLB) from the University of Liverpool and a postgraduate degree from the BPP Law School. He specialises in advising on legal matters ranging from infrastructure, energy, natural resources to mergers and acquisitions, competition, commerce and trade matters.
Josif Gjani
Partner

Josif studied International Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. His areas of expertise are Governance and Local Development, Land Management & Asset Inventory, Capacity Building and Tourism Development. Josif focuses primarily on policy formulation, analysis and monitoring, donor programming and budgeting related matters.

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