Assist. prof. Zoran Vaupot holds PhD in management and Executive MBA. He is an entrepreneur with 30 years of international business experience as well as a researcher in the areas of management and economics.
He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, and later, at the IEDC Bled, gained the title of Executive MBA. At the French UPMF (Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble)
he passed differential exams for the recognition of the French master's degree and completed studies at the French UVSQ (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin)
, where he defended his doctorate with the subject of the role of cross-cultural communication as a determining factor of foreign direct investment. Prof. Vaupot is also a certified Lead Auditor for the international quality standard ISO 9001 at Bureau Veritas, registered with the IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors
In 1991, he had the opportunity to lead the founding of the first Slovenian company in France after Slovenia's independence. At the end of the project, he was appointed director of the French company for trade in construction materials, and he remained in Paris until 1996. Since returning home, he has been working as a business and management consultant on Slovenian and international projects, most recently as support for change management, internationalization of business, optimisation of organisation, management of business processes and trainer & coach in management.
His cooperation with FLBS started in 2016, when he was appointed faculty dean.
His motto at work is the famous quote of Immanuel Kant:
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.