Yesterday we said goodbye at Ljubljana Žale cemetery to Mr. Janez Stanovnik, former President of Slovenia (1988-1990), recipient of the honorary title “Doctor Honoris Causa” at IEDC-Bled School of Management, and a guest speaker at our most important seminars and international conferences.
Mr. Janez Stanovnik was, already before becoming President of Slovenia, one of the most important political leaders, recognized internationally. For 15 years he was President of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. His last function was the President of the Slovenian Partisan Veterans' Association, which he led from 2003 to 2013.
His knowledge in economics and international relations, the great network he built during his life and his great leadership in politics are clear examples of the leadership based on courage, wisdom, knowledge, honesty, and respect for diversity. IEDC made a very relevant and interesting interview with Mr. Stanovnik on his view on leadership.
At IEDC-Bled School of Management, we shall always remember Mr. Janez Stanovnik with admiration and big gratitude.