Prime Minister Kurti is one of the founders and acting President of the largest political party, Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! (LVV). Having played an active role in Kosovo’s fight for independence between 1997 and 2001, he graduated in Com-puter Science and Telecommunications from Prishtina University in 2003. He has published over 550 articles and is Prime Minister for the second time.
Besnik Bislimi studied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Zagreb, Croatia, from 1990 to 1994. He received his PhD in Macroeconomics, with specific focus on Public Finance from the University of Freiberg, Germany in February 2005. In addition, Mr. Bislimi spent four months as Fulbright Scholar at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, at the Georgia State University in Atlanta in 2008. In March 2021, the parliament appointed Mr.Bislimi Deputy Prime Minister.
Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.
Gërvalla-Shwarz enrolled at the age of 16 in the Academy of Arts in Albania, from which she graduated as a flutist four years later. In 1992, she left Albania to study music, then law in Hamburg, Germany.
Currently, she is the official leader of Guxo, which was officially registered as a political party recently. In March 2021, the parliament appointed Gërvalla-Schwarz Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo.
Rohde graduated with MA in history and economics in Freiburg in 1985. Before joining the Foreign Service in 1988 he received a scholarship to undertake Postgraduate Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges 1986/87. Since then he served in numerous postings in Germany and abroad. Prior to his current appointment as German Ambassador to Kosovo in July 2020 his served as Consul General in Bangalore/ India from 2013 to 2016 followed by the appointment as German Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives in Colombo from 2016-2020
Hekuran Murati is a Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Labor, and Transfers. He completed his studies in Business Management at the American University in Kosovo, and completed his master’s studies in Investment Management at Hochschule Bremen & University of North Carolina Wilmington, specializing in International Finance.
Dr Artane Rizvanolli is a Minister at the Ministry of Economy and has been a lecturer at Riinvest College since 2007. After completing her Bachelor’s degree studies in Economics at the University of Prishtina, she continued her Master’s degree studies in Economics for Business Analysis at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom. In 2012 she received her PhD in Economics from Staffordshire University with research focused on the link between human capital and foreign direct investment in European economies in transition.
Ms. Hajdari brings 20 years of leadership experience in various aspects of development to her current public role as Minister, which she began in March 2021. She combines the areas of academia, institutional performance, institutional capacity building, public administration reform, economy, good governance, education, aid effectiveness, and EU integration. She is Minister for the second time.
Besnik Beqiri has been elected since 2021 as Chairman of the Board of the German-Kosovar Business Association (KDWV), while he is a businessman and owner of the company Kerasan, which imports products from the German brand Hansgrohe. He is also a shareholder in Sheraton Kosovo and an investor in Marigona Residence
and Marigona Hill.
Nora Hasani, Executive Director of the German-Kosovar Business Association (KDWV) , is a result-driven executive focused on supporting and strengthening bilateral economic cooperation between Germany and Kosovo. She has 15 years of working experience in German-Kosovar economic relations and development cooperation, and prior to that in research, investigative journalism (TV, radio, and print), project management, and project implementation. Beyond her role at KDWV, she is a strong advocate of women’s empowerment, particularly their position in the Kosovo labor market.
Since September 2007 Ms Quiring has been working as Regional Director South Eastern Europe at the German Eastern Business Association. After finishing her Political Science Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin in December 2003, she started her professional career at the Consultant Flemming & Partner in January 2004 and joined Axel Springer Russia in July 2006, where she worked in Moscow as New Business Development Manager. Being the Regional Director for South Eastern Europe means covering the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slowenia.
Anja Quiring is a member of the board of the Southeast Europe Association.