Jasminko Halilovic is the founder and director of the War Childhood Museum – world's only museum exclusively focused on the experience of childhood affected by war that has been awarded Council of Europe 2018 Museum Prize. He is also the founder and president of URBAN Association – one of the leading cultural NGOs in the Balkans region.
Jasminko holds a master degree in financial management and is the author / editor of several books, including monograph 'Sarajevo – My City, a Place to Meet', and the award-winning 'War Childhood' that has been translated into six languages. He has been a keynote speaker on major conferences and he has lectured and taught at the leading universities in North America, Europe and Asia, including Northwestern University (USA), Columbia University (USA), Toronto University (Canada), Kyoto University (Japan), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Poland). He contributes to various media, including The Huffington Post and Asahi Shimbun.
He is a member of Global Shapers Community established by the World Economic Forum, a member of WARM Foundation focusing on conflict research, and the One Young World Ambassador. In 2018, Halilovic became the first Bosnian to be selected for prestigious Forbes "30 under 30" list.
He has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16 and co-founded several companies. Halilovic is a huge fan of travelling. He has visited more than 70 countries.