Boštjan Skalar is a CEO of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. WAIPA is the umbrella organization of worldwide investment promotion agencies established in 1995 in Geneva with UNCTAD’s initiative. Previously he served as a Director of Slovenian Public Agency for Promotion of Investment, Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and Tourism (SPIRIT). He is also a former Consul for Economic Affairs in Turkey. He studied in the Faculty of Economics in Maribor where he graduated in marketing. He has effectively managed companies in the automobile sector, the printing industry, worked with cladding materials and also worked in the real estate sector where his travels took him to many countries. He has over 20 years of management experience and is one of the global leaders in investment promotion with a private-sector focus.