IEDC Faculty


Gazmend Haxhia

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Gazmend Haxhia is Licence Proprietor and President of AVIS rent a car Albania and quite recently of BUDGET Rent a Car, Tirana (Albania) and Associate Faculty for Entrepreneurship and Practicing Management at IEDC-Bled School of Management. Since 2006, Mr. Haxhia has been External Adviser to the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania. 

Mr. Haxhia is a multiple founder and entrepreneur: he is Co-founder and Co-Chairman of ACMS-Albanian Centre for Management Services (the market leader in offering trainings and executive search services to the Albanian business community) and the Owner of Albania Experience Travel Company (the leading incentive and event organizer and travel company in Albania). He is a co-founder and shareowner of POLIS University offering Degrees in Architecture, Urban Planning and Art and Design, Tirana. In addition, Mr. Haxhia is also a partner of Opel Noshi company in Tirana and Licence Proprietor of “In Your Pocket” guidebooks of Tirana, Skopje, Pristine and Podgorica.

He is also a lecturer in Leadership, Marketing Services and The responsible administrator (a course in ethics) at Tirana University and Nebraska University MBA/MPA Program. He is member of Business Advisory Council at Stability Pact, Advisory Board Member at Commercial Bank of Albania, POLIS University Board Member, Board of Trustees Member of the American University in Kosovo, a member of Young Presidents Organisation and Board Member of CEEMAN management development association.

He was elected as A Young Global Leader from DAVOS World Economic Summit in 2008 and is an active member of that community.

In the past, he served as an Aide in the Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Public Administration, Tirana, and interened at the Currency Trade Department and Middle Markets at Merryll Lynch, Wall Street.

Mr. Haxhia graduated from Tirana University, Faculty of Foreign Languages; he earned his MIA degree in International Affairs at Columbia University and further educated himself at INSEAD Fontainebleau and Harvard Business School.