Driton Hapçiu is a Kosovar born cooperative and lifestyle entrepreneur. Born in Prishtina, Kosovo. Lives in Prishtina, is married, and has a daughter and a son.
Mr. Hapçiu is one of the founding partners and was CEO of CACTTUS sh.a (2006-2008 and 2017-2018), and since 2003 responsible for strategic development.
He is also of the founding and managing partners (Chief Strategy Officer) of RECURA sh.a, one of the largest financial advisory services (FAS) companies in Kosovo, Albania and region.
Mr. Hapçiu studied at University of Prishtina (Informatics and telecommunication) and LSE (Information Systems& Management). His previous work experiences include IN Design (founder-‘92-‘99) – KOHA (Javore) group (‘94-’97), RTV 21(’97-’99), UN World Food Programme (’99), Swiss Development Agency for Cooperation (’98-2000), IPKO Institute (co-founder – 2000-‘03), KTTN (’03-’06 Kosovo Terrestrial Telecommunications Network), CACTTUS (cofounder – 2003 – continuing) and RECURA Financials cofounder (2010 – continuing).
Being active in ICT industry in Kosovo since 1991, he is also one of the co-founders of the ICT Association (STIKK) and was its Chairman and member of the Board for number of years. He designed and headed the project idea of creating an Innovation Hub, which resulted in founding of the Innovation Center of Kosova (ICK), where he remains very active and a member of the board.
During his career, he was involved early on as a co-founder and/or social entrepreneur in a number of startup’s turned into successful companies and organizations. His latest projects (co-founder and partner) include: RECURA Investment Holding (M&A; Asset management, Financial Advisory Services), CACTTUS Education (cofounder – CACTUS spin-off) HARRISIA (Software Development Company- CACTTUS spin-off), PeshkuiArte.com (Online Classifieds), CONCEPTICON (Corporate & Technology Strategy), SociaLive (Social Media Marketing) and KOSOVALIVE News Agency.
Currently holds the positions or is involved in: CEO – CACTTUS Chief Executive officer, Member of the Board in RECURA, Member of the Board of Innovation Center of Kosova (ICK), Member of the Board in NGO “TOKA”; CEED Network Mentor and Mentor at EYE Venture. He is also one of the founding members of the Kosovo Business Angels Network.