Besnik Krasniqi

Besnik Krasniqi

Director

Mr. Krasniqi is a funding director of the Business Support Centre in Kosova. Mr. Krasniqi, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar, holds MA and PhD in Economics from Staffordshire University (UK). He teaches Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management and Research Methods at University of Prishtina in graduate and postgraduate studies. His professional career spans teaching and research in entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management (the Netherland), Indiana University (US) and University of Michigan (US), Staffordshire University (UK), Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), State University of Tetovo (Macedonia), Riinvest Institute for Development Research (Kosovo). He has authored several books, numerus research reports, consultancy assignments. His research work in the area of entrepreneurship, SMEs, transition economies appeared in international journals such as Small Bus Econ, Int Entrep Manag J, IJEBR, Econ Syst, Post-communist economies. Mr. Krasniqi has worked in several regional projects funded by European Commission IN Brussels, GIZ and Regional Cooperation Council, mainly in the area of economic zones, investment and trade in Western Balkan countries. He has been involved in leading several development strategies at national and regional level. Mr. Krasniqi has a wide range of working experiences in the government, public and private sector, as a manager, consultant, and entrepreneur. He worked at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and held managerial position as a member of the Board of Directors at Prishtina International Airport in Kosova. Mr. Krasniqi previously owned and successfully run a family business. He has extensive experience as an independent consultant and trainer for both domestic and international private companies, government, and international donor organizations. Mr. Krasniqi is Certified Management Consultant awarded by International Council of Management Institutes.

Rexhep Mehmeti

Rexhep Mehmeti

Deputy Director
Mr. Mehmeti has successfully completed studies in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pristina, and Master of Finance at the University International of Prishtina. For several years is part of the Business Support Centre of Kosovo, who has a long experience, which has done duty as a project manager in some very important projects in which has shown success in management and implementation. It has a wide range of experience as accountant, consultant and trainer in the field of small business. He has experience in private businesses that have achieved great success. Also now owns a business that provides accounting and consulting services. He also is a part-time financial consultant and tax for some businesses. Moreover, Mr.Mehmeti knows the International Standards of Accounting and Financial Reporting, as well as tax law of Kosovo. He has attended many training in finance and accounting fields. He is a member of the association – SCAAK. Has a long experience in the banking sector, where he served for nine years at ProCredit Bank, where the experience at this institution offers experience in finance.
Blerta Murturi

Blerta Murturi

Finance Manager
Ms. Murturi works for BSC Kosovo since 2010. She started working as a Project Officer and later on moved to Finance Manager Position. She has been on this position for 8 years. Her responsibilities include different activities such as: preparations of the forecast, follow-up of the consumption assets, financial evaluations, check status of contracts, check invoices presented for administration expenses (salary, mission, rents, office supply, travel tickets, etc), preparing administrative payment orders, entering the payment and commitments in the data base Quick Books, preparing weekly and monthly reports, giving tasks to managers in relation to financial situation, and many other financial related responsibilities. Ms Murturi holds a degree of Master Studies in the field of Management of International Studies at the University College of International Management “GLOBUS” in Pristina, where she also finished her bachelor studies in the same field. At the same time she used to work at University College “GLOBUS” as a professor’s assistant lecturing Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Human Resources
Enver Krasniqi

Enver Krasniqi

Project Manager
Mr. Krasniqi is one of the first employees since the establishment of BSCK, in the project management position, his responsibilities are overseeing the implementation of activities, planning strategies, staff supervision, etc. In 2008, Mr.Krasniqi completed Master Studies at College Globus and in 2009 enrolled doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana, which ended in 2013. From 1999-2007 she has worked on various Projects for International Organization in Kosovo mainly in managerial positions ranging from UMCOR, ICS, ARC, UNOPS, CARE Internacional etc. He also teaches Management and Leadership at UBT College. He is the author of two books developed at the Bachelor and Master level in the field of Strategic Management (2010) and Leadership-Concepts and Practice (2012).
Kushtrim Zebica

Kushtrim Zebica

Project Coordinator
Mr. Zebica is engaged in BSCK for several years in the position of project coordinator. Mr. Zebica completed University Education – Master studies in the field of International Management. Currently he is Quality Assurance Manager and Assistant Lecturer at the Globus College. Mr. Zebica is co-founder of the American Center for Vocational Education (APEC). He has developed his career working on various projects funded by various international organizations and has conducted training in various fields mainly from the field of entrepreneurship, business planning, marketing, communication as well as advocacy, mediation, access-based approaches justice, conflict management and resolution, etc. Mr. Zebica has written several articles and papers of scientific and applicative character mainly in the field of SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Management. He has developed his career working on various projects funded by various international organizations and has conducted training in various fields mainly from the field of entrepreneurship, business planning, marketing, communication as well as advocacy, mediation, access-based approaches justice, conflict management and resolution, etc. Mr. Zebica has written several articles and papers of scientific and applicative character mainly in the field of SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Management.
Albulena Xhafolli

Albulena Xhafolli

Project Officer
Ms. Xhafolli has completed her bachelors in Management and currently undertaking a Masters degree in Management from the University of Pristina. While in her studies, Albulena traveled and worked in the US for 4 months.Ms. Xhafolli is currently working in the role  Project officer at BSC Kosovo. She is also in her third year in the role of talent acquisition manager at MetDaan, a digital media company. Ms.Xhafolli, a driven, self-starter with an innate understanding of social media and digital trends, honed her communication, team-work and organizational skills while competently negotiating contracts with 300 content creators/providers located in 60+ countries. She has attended many training in entrepreneurship and marketing.
Florin Peci

Florin Peci

Trainer/Consultant
Florin Peci (Ph.D) works as associate professor at the University of Peja. In 2009 and 2014, Mr. Peci remained the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) where he explored the Barriers to Trade for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Mr. Peci was engaged as a senior scholar for BSCKosovo and presented his work at regional and international conferences (2005-20017). Since 2011 he has been actively involved as a senior researcher at the Economic Development Group (EDG). Since January 2012, Mr. Peci was responsible for research quality in the research project “Migration and its impact from a country’s economic development perspective: Kosovo and Albania”, funded by the Regional Research Promotion Research Program (RRPP ). Mr. Peci, meanwhile, has published many research articles in relevant international journals.
Sokol Krasniqi

Sokol Krasniqi

Trainer/Consultant
Mr. Krasniqi has started his cooperation with BSC since 2006 offering his expertise through trainings, business consultant and participation in preparation of local strategies for the Municipality. Mr.Krasniqi has completed PHD in project management. Has a 35-year experience in various sectors, as lecturers at various universities, Local Governance Director of Economic Development in the Municipality of Prishtina, Board Member in Corporate Governance Bank for Business, manager of various projects at the country level. Mr.Krasniqi also co-operated with other local and international credible partners in the implementation of projects funded by various international foundations showing the values and influencing the increase of the performance in various projects.
Plurat Mustafa

Plurat Mustafa

Trainer/Consultant
Mr. Mustafa has more than 10 years of cooperation with BSCK as a trainer and consultant. The Doctor of Economics, with 19 years of experience as a consultant and trainer, is certified by the International Labor Organization – ILO twice for the Start Your Business Program and the Advances Your Business program. Mr. Mustafa also has more than 10 years of managerial experience in Insurance Companies, Banks and various projects funded by international organizations where they have been implemented by the Kosovo Finance Institute – IFK. He has 10 years of experience as a university professor in these universities and colleges both inside and outside the country. Mr. Mustafa has many other experiences as a trainer and consultant, as well as in various international projects funded by USAID, UNDP, European Agency for Reconstruction and Development, Swedish Development Agency Sida, German cooperation GIZ, Norwegian Embassy, Help.
Emin Neziraj

Emin Neziraj

Trainer/Consultant
Mr. Neziraj has several years of cooperation with BSCK as a trainer and consultant. He completed Master studies at the University of Prishtina at the Faculty of Economics in Prishtina, Management and Informatics. Also Mr. Neziraj has attended master studies at the University of Vaxjo in Växjö of the Swedish Kingdom at the Faculty of Management in the direction of modern organizational sciences. While he is a PhD candidate at the University of Prishtina. Mr. Neziraj worked for 5 years at the Secondary School of Economics in the position and the informant and economic subjects. From 2009-2010 he has worked in the Ministry of Energy and Mining as senior officials for promoting investments in the energy sector. For two years he has worked as an assistant in the Bosnian business class group at the Business Faculty of Haxhi Zeka University in Peja. From 2012-2016 he has worked as a lecturer at the Business Faculty and MTHM of Haxhi Zeka University in Peja in subjects Business, Accounting, Informatics, Statistic Analysis and Macroeconomics.
Abetare Domi

Abetare Domi

Trainer/Consultant
Ms. Domi has several years of cooperation with BSCK as a trainer and consultant. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in University of Prishtina and completed post-graduate studies in Management at the University of Sheffield, with a master thesis on Entrepreneurship as an integral part to economic resilience: The case of Kosovo. At the time she finished graduate studies, the Representative Office of Sheffield was established in Prishtina where she worked as assistant country manager. After 6 months working there, she was selected as one of the five entrepreneurs to attend the Kosovar Exchange Program in Tuck School of Business –Dartmouth College. Ms.Domi has experience in private sector and public sector. She worked at the Municipality of Gjakova as the Head of Information Office for more than four years. She contributed to strengthening cooperation among the municipality and business community and gave contribution in drafting the Economic Development Strategy for Gjakova.  In 2018, her business idea for the Digital Platform “Jiroo” was funded from Ministry of Innovation and Entrepreneurship where she established the start-up business and runs an innovative business very successfully.