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Arian ZEKA

Executive Director & Authorized Representative

Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce is responsible for promoting the public image of the Association by serving as the Chamber’s “ambassador-at-large,” and liaising on behalf of its members with other leaders of Kosovo and international business community.

Andina VLLAHIU-KELMENDI

Policy and Communications Manager

Andina Vllahiu joined AmCham in November of 2020, assuming the position of a Policy Officer. With her extensive experience in public policy, Andina is the primary point of contact in AmCham for all policy and advocacy related matters, liaising on behalf of AmCham members with representatives of public institutions and international organizations. Her previous working experience include assignments in the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Kosovo Environment Protection Agency and the Ministry of European Integration. Andina began her career in the private sector, in the business consulting industry, whereas she was also a project coordinator for ‘One World’ International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. She holds a major degree from the American University in Kosovo (R.I.T. Kosovo) in Public Policy and Management and a minor in Legal Studies.

Andrra Nurkollari

Policy and Communications Officer

Altin ZOGAJ

Finance and Logistics Officer

Fatos SYLAJ

Chief Technology Officer

Fatlinda Sallteku

Junior Communications Officer

Vjosa Paçarizi

Policy Assistant

Dea Zeqiri

Communications Assistant

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He was appointed in the position of Executive Director of AmCham in 2012, promoting the public image of the Association by serving as the Chamber’s “ambassador-at-large,” and liaising on behalf of its members with other leaders of Kosovo and international business community. Under his leadership, in 2013 AmCham Kosovo was the Chamber with the largest membership acquisition among 43 AmChams in Europe. Also, under his leadership, AmCham established Charity Foundation (2012), Woodrow Wilson Chess School (2016), and Theodore Roosevelt Institute of Economic Research (2017), whereas has further strengthened the capacities of the Arbitration Center, where he also sits as an ex-officio member of the Steering Council.

Arian is a Member of AAB College Steering Council; Member of the Advisory Board of the Law Faculty of University of Prishtina; Member of the Board of Directors of SCARDIAN Insurance Company; Member of National Trade Facilitation Committee; and Member of Steering Council of the National Qualification Authority.

He is a Senior Lecturer at the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo, teaching management and strategic management certification modules since January 2009.

He served as Vice President of Kosovo CSR Network, Chairman of the Fiscal Consultative Council, Chairman of the Business Community Office at the Kosovo Assembly, Consultant at German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), Consultant at a World Bank funded program, Director of an International Film Festival, etc.

He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Management, and is an alumnus of the U.S. Library of Congress Open World Leadership Program (OWLP) and Joint Vienna Institute (JVI). He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Andrra Nurkollari joined AmCham in October 2021, holding the position of a Policy and Communications Officer. In AmCham, Andrra’s position focuses on policy and advocacy related matters. She also deals with the organization’s visibility, by managing AmCham’s social media platforms.

Andrra has previously worked as a Legal Assistant in GIZ’s Legal and Administrative Reform Project, where she assisted the project team on judiciary integration, administration reform, and environmental legal framework enforcement, Humanitarian Law Center of Kosovo, where she has monitored war crime and political cases, and has been the Communications Coordinator of DokuFest (Documentary and Short Film Festival).

She has studied Law in the University of Pristina, Kosovo.

Altin Zogaj joined AmCham in October 2019 in the position of Finance and Logistics Officer. Zogaj has a bachelor degree from the University of Prishtina, in the Faculty of Economics, department of Banking, Finance and Accounting. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in General Management at Kolegji Riinvest. At AmCham, his duties include preparing and maintaining a monthly roster of invoices to be used for financial and tax reporting. In addition, Zogaj is responsible for the logistic operations of AmCham.

Fatlinda Sallteku joined AmCham in November 2021 as a Junior Communications Officer and is responsible for assisting the communications activities of the organization, under the direction of the Policy and Communications Manager.

Her previous experiences as Administrative Assistant and English Language Teacher instilled her spoken and written communication skills, the ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail. Fatlinda has participated in Erasmus Exchange Program at Ca’ Foscari Universita, hence, gaining valuable life-skills and international experience.

She holds a Master’s degree in English Linguistics from the University of Prishtina.

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Dea joined AmCham as a Communications Assistant Intern in October 2021, with the intention of gaining a better insight and experience on the private sector. Her duties at Amcham include assisting in writing press releases, preparing event reports, and assist in supporting the staff in other various work as appointed by the supervisor.

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Economics, the Department of Applied Economics and Management.

Vjosa Paçarizi joined AmCham in October 2021 as a Policy Assistant Intern. Her duties at AmCham include drafting and writing policy papers, research, write and develop studies and reports on topics of interest to private sector.

Vjosa is completing her studies at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Law. She hopes to advance her work experience by enhancing her law potential in different forms. AmCham is one of the first experiences parallel to completing her responsibilities as a student, by getting involved and enriching her skills in subjects of policy, law and business related affairs.

Dafinë is a Policy Assistant Intern at AmCham since March 2021. Previously, she has worked at a non-governmental organization that increases engagement and connection between Diaspora and Kosovo. Dafinë also assisted in a program established by R.I.T. Kosovo and IPKO Foundation. Additionally, she holds the role of Vice President at the R.I.T.K. Charity Club, and is an active member of the Economists Club. She is currently finishing her last semester at R.I.T. Kosovo, with a concentration in Public Policy & Governance and a minor in International Relations.

Shqiponja is a Policy Assistant Intern at AmCham since March 2021. She has previously worked as an accounting and business consulting assistant, where she set up and improved systems and processes to meet business needs and maximize the effectiveness of operations. She has also worked at NLB Banka, where she identified and capitalized on community business opportunities with effective networking. She is currently in her junior year of studies at RITK, majoring in Management and Entrepreneurship, Public Policy and Governance, and minoring in International Relations.

Shkendije Loshaj joined AmCham in October 2018 to serve in the Membership and Protocol Officer position, while in December 2019 she was promoted to Membership Manager. She serves as the primary point of contact for all membership matters. Recruits new members and assists the current ones in taking full advantage of membership, including benefits and events.

Shkendije holds a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Pristina.

She started her career as an English Teacher at a Foreign Language School where she worked for six years. During that time, she attended different pieces of training and conferences related to teaching.

Fatos SYLAj is AmCham Chief Technology Officer.

Vesë joined AmCham in March 2021 in the position of Communications Assistant Intern.
Vesa has worked as a brand manager at Kos-Trade Company, which has given her a wealth of knowledge about the private sector. She is currently a student at Rochester Institute of Technology Kosovo, and also a member of the Political Science and International Affairs Club in RITK. Vesa is responsible for conducting analysis, writing and editing reports or press releases, managing and promoting AmCham-member communications.

Vesa Osmani joined AmCham as a Research Assistant at Theodore Roosevelt Economic Research Institute in April 2018 and later on she became part of the Policy Department, where she now serves as a Policy Officer. Her work within the Policy Department focuses on addressing members’ requests and policy-related matters, including members’ feedback for legislation amendments. She also coordinates the Committees of Services and Digital Economy within the Chamber. Prior to working at AmCham, she was a Communications Intern at the UN Development Coordinator Office. She is an undergraduate student at RIT Kosovo, double majoring in Economics and Public Policy.

Edita Karavidaj joined AmCham in June 2020 as an Intern at AmCham Arbitration Center. Edita has just graduated with a BAAS in Psychology and Public Policy, with a minor in Economics from RIT Kosovo. During her previous experiences, Edita worked as a Head Tutor at RIT Kosovo’s Academic Support Center, assisting students in their difficulties and organizing bi-weekly workshops. She also studied abroad at RIT in New York, NY, USA where she worked as a Student Engagement Assistant; helping international students become a part of the campus. She has also initiated and organized several events to raise awareness about the mental health of international students. Edita also gained knowledge about the banking sector by working as a Teller at TD Bank in NJ, USA.

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Andina Vllahiu joined AmCham in November of 2020, assuming the position of a Policy
Officer. With her extensive experience in public policy, Andina is the primary point of
contact in AmCham for all policy and advocacy related matters, liaising on behalf of
AmCham members with representatives of public institutions and international
organizations.
Her previous working experience include assignments in the Ministry of Environment and
Spatial Planning/Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency within the project from the
European Environment Agency, in Copenhagen and the Ministry of European Integration.
Andina began her career in the private sector, in the business consulting industry, whereas
she was also a project coordinator for ‘One World’ International Human Rights
Documentary Film Festival.
She holds a major degree from the American University in Kosovo (R.I.T. Kosovo) in Public
Policy and Management and a minor in Legal Studies.

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