Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jure Šumi, Msc has been involved in international market & business development for the past 20 years holding senior positions in the area of building and construction in well-established multinational companies. Currently Jure holds the position of Business Development Director at Knauf Insulation where he is leading the global business unit Green Solutions focusing on green aspects of urban infrastructure including Vegetated Building Envelope, Sustainable (water-saving) Landscaping and Horticulture. He holds a Master of Science from the University of Maribor (Univerza v Mariboru), Slovenia .
Jure has been actively involved in several international research teams investigating real performance of urban green infrastructure for the past 8 years, especially green roofs and green walls. His expertise lays in the area of green roof customisation for best storm-water management and optimised energy efficiency. He co-holds several patents in the area of vegetated concepts and systems and their application in urban environment.
He is a regular guest speaker at international events related to green urban infrastructure and has been actively influencing EU’s green infrastructure policies as an advocacy representative of WGIN (World Green Infrastructure Network) on the EU level.
Jure Šumi is also a 2019 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Advisory Group Member.