About us

Anteja is an international consulting firm, headquartered in Ljubljana, with liaison offices in Nairobi, Boston, Stuttgart, and Tbilisi.

Established in 2005, Anteja provides technical assistance with a focus on design and implementation of competitiveness and innovation strategies, with dedicated focus on sustainable and environmentally-friendly approaches. We enable an ecosystem where companies, industry networks, public organisations as well as national, regional and international organisations work together to create a more sustainable future.

We tackle climate change, social inequalities, minimise environmental risks, and create value for businesses and stakeholders along value chains.

We engage in projects worldwide and serve clients in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We’re developing disruptive solutions to accelerate the transition to sustainability!

Our purpose

  1. Empower businesses and organisations to manage social and environmental risks in their global value chains
  2. Provide policies and strategies to guide decision makers and governments
  3. Establish industry networks to improve capacity and competitiveness of organisations
  4. Empower African agribusiness environment to improve competitions of enterprises and create sustainable strategies for long term prosperity of local communities

Core principles

We create global networks to foster innovation and sustainability

We work together with organisations to enhance innovation and maximise impact on a broader scale.

We strive for sustainability in our own and our clients’ operations

We believe that sustainability expands over an ecosystem rather than individual organisations.

We work in multicultural teams and environments

We form and foster teams of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to solve complex challenges.

We seek exceptional talents

We engage with highly experienced professionals & talented interns from the best universities.

Our story

Anteja was founded in 2005 and is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Here are a few highlights of how Anteja evolved over the years.

Meet the team

Mateja Dermastia
Mateja DermastiaFounder and CEO
Jon Goriup Dermastia
Jon Goriup DermastiaHead of Digital Products & Strategy
Mateja Novak
Mateja NovakProject Manager and Head of EU Projects
Martina Vilhar
Martina VilharHead of Communications
Michael McManus
Michael McManusInternational Trade and Development Specialist
Dr. Maja Berden Zrimec
Dr. Maja Berden ZrimecHead of Research, Content Writer
Claudia Schonter
Claudia SchonterValue Chain Sustainability Specialist
Tomaž Cigüt
Tomaž CigütSustainability consultant
Nana Adeishvili
Nana AdeishviliHead of Anteja Inno in Central Asia
Aljaž Urbanc
Aljaž UrbancIntern
Abdulrahman Bin Ghaith
Abdulrahman Bin GhaithIntern
Veronika Levak
Veronika LevakIntern

Strategic advisors

Fernando Quezada
Fernando QuezadaStrategy & Sustainability Specialist
Y. Karen Zheng
Y. Karen ZhengAgriculture Value Chain Innovation Specialist
Julij Božič
Julij Božič Digital Transformation Specialist


Clara Panse
Clara PanseAnalyst
Gloria Steinmark
Gloria SteinmarkSustainability and Social Innovation
Alexis Mallet
Alexis MalletAnalyst


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