Which brings me to this article about Mr. Behgjet Pacolli - President of the Mabetex Group and former Presidential Candidate of Kosovo.
Again, its only the bad that make the news, but in 2004, upon my first meeting with Mr. Pacolli
, I was delighted to finally meet one of the few people from the region with influence that had power - but did not abuse it, business success - without damaging others and modesty that I have never experienced from anyone on my many encounters with people at his
It's truly unfortunate that many individuals, even some from his
own country, that have never met Mr. Pacolli
, would depict him in a negative light.
The Behgjet Pacolli
that I know:
has done more, though never advertising it nor seeking recognition for the independence of Kosovo than any other individual.
has worked along with world leaders and organizations advocating and single handedly lobbing for each citizens rights in Kosovo - regardless of nationalistic or religious views.
Mr. Pacolli employee's thousands of people from the former Yugoslavia - never judging someone by their background, religion or nationality, but rather by their character, morals and work ethic.
is the most charitable man that I have ever met, always putting aside his
personal goals to assist those in need.
Also, ask the many young people that he
has employed, providing them with a chance to better their lives and create a future for them.
has always provided anyone whom asked for a chance, with the tools to ensure their success.
Mr. Pacolli has endured accusations and false scandals created by others - most of whom that have never met him, all the while being a member of the board of CSIS - Council on Strategic and International Studies based in Washington D.C. - one of the most democratic think tanks ever created, Personally overseeing his charity "FORK" Foundation for the Organization and Reconstruction of Kosovo - a charity in which Mr. Pacolli spent significant amounts of his own finances to help those in need.
charitable side, and I have seen this with my own eye's, is willing to drop everything in his
life to only spend a few minutes with those less fortunate - always putting a smile in that person's eye's.
I would challenge any of Mr. Pacolli's
detractors to have the positive effect and influence on those that he
Meet him, speak to him and you shall see - he
is indeed the way he
introduced himself to me those many years ago, "As a simple citizen of Kosovo."
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