About Us

Local knowledge, global standards:

We serve our clients by combining the deepest level of local knowledge with the highest global standards of business. We strive to always provide high-quality resources to meet our clients’ needs, whenever and wherever they arise.

Exceeding expectations:

We are in a constant state of improvement, striving to refine our services and processes to go beyond our customers’ requirements. Our aim is to become a trusted partner to our clients: delivering distinguishable, top-quality service that exceeds expectations every time.

Supporting our community:

We derive our strength from our partnerships and team ethos which underpin our ability to deliver excellent client service and create a working environment where talented people can succeed. We understand that client satisfaction and company performance cannot succeed without cooperation and support from the community at large.

Thinking ahead:

Being an effective leader requires foresight, an innovative approach, and the willingness to have a strong voice on important issues. We have the confidence to challenge existing thoughts and push boundaries.

Years of experience

Staff

Projects Completed

Areas Of Expertise

Our Executive Team

Redi Basha

Josif Gjani

Redi Basha currently serves as CEO of Abkons. Over his years with the company, he has managed a growing portfolio of projects and clients all over the Western Balkans, in the process becoming one of the foremost advisers on legal issues ranging from infrastructure to energy, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, competition, commerce, and trade. He was instrumental in enabling major infrastructure projects in Albania and the Western Balkans, such as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, by managing secure land access and permitting procedures, and he is also one of the co-authors of Energy Strategy 2030 which outlines solutions for improving the energy sector policies and the development of regional energy markets.

Redi Basha

CEO

Redi Basha

He has served with distinction in a number of key positions in the public and private sector, in the areas of governance and local development, land management and asset inventory, capacity building, and tourism development. Currently, his main focus is on analysis and monitoring, donor programming, and budgeting.

Josif Gjani

COO

Josif Gjani

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our Value

International Advisory Board

John Hughes

Anton Mifsud-Bonnici

Besnik Leskaj

Goran Svilanović

Oliver Kumric

John Hughes is an experienced Non-Executive Director specializing in non-technical risk mitigation and successful management of strategy & governance internationally. He chairs numerous Boards and a range of Committees, including Audit and Strategic Risk, and leads Board interventions to create new systems for strategic risk management. John had a lengthy career at BP where he became an expert in the management of political and non-technical risk & external affairs, including strategic problem-solving, the provision of independent advice to executives and the development of international teams.

John Hughes

CHAIRMAN

JohnHughes

Anton Mifsud-Bonnici is a 25-year plus public and private sector professional, focusing on societal, political, and non-linear risks. He specializes in constructing corporate messages, and project-manages campaigns ensuring alignment between business and public affairs strategies.

Anton Mifsud-Bonnici

BOARD MEMBER

JohnHughes

Besnik Leskaj is a co-founder and first CEO of Abkons. Under his leadership the company grew into one the most successful multi-disciplinary consultancies in the Western Balkans with offices in Albania and offices in Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Montenegro. While assisting in the implementation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, Besnik was personally responsible for creating the framework for the first-ever Land Compensation Study in large infrastructure project in Albania and the region. He is an active investor in venture projects in the energy, infrastructure, ICT, finance and tourism sectors and offers his expertise to national and international businesses and sustainable development initiatives and speaks frequently at regional conferences.

Besnik Leskaj

BOARD MEMBER

JohnHughes

Goran Svilanović has had a very distinguished career in politics and international organizations. He has also held very important positions internationally, having served as Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Coordinator of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities 2008-2012, and Chairman of Working Table I (democratization and human rights) of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe.

Goran Svilanović

BOARD MEMBER

Goran Svilanović

Oliver is a true professional with international experience in construction, infrastructure and real estate industry. Through his career he has managed complex projects and organisations in public and private sector, as well as in international development bank. Among others, he held the position of an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation of the Republic of Croatia, he served as a business development consultant in IFC / World Bank Group and most recently he was President of the Management Board of the Institute IGH (The Institute of Construction in Croatia). Currently, he runs a business consultancy and project development firm, in addition to being an entrepreneur and investor in several companies and start-ups.

Oliver Kumric

BOARD MEMBER

Goran Svilanović