Jaka Vadnjal holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and is an independent business consultant and lecturer. From 2015 2019, he was the President of the Management Board of a Lon Bank. For nine years he was at GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship. He served one mandate as the dean of the faculty and earned the title of full professor. He has also lectured at other universities abroad and at home. He is senior trainer for various target groups in the international environment. He also has entrepreneurial experience within a family business. He has advised a number of small and medium-sized enterprises and consulted several governments in SE Europe on the establishment of a support environment for SME development and financing. He has been a member of boards of directors and several professional bodies at home and abroad.