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A Future for the Economic and Social Development of Kosovo

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LSESU Albanian Society lecture in conjunction with LSE Social Policy

Date: Monday 12 January 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
: Room L2.04, New Academic Building
Speaker: Ahmet Shala
Chair: Dr Arjan Gjonca

Ahmet Shala is the current Minister of Economy and Finance of Kosovo. He has been serving in this position since January 2008.

Before becoming the Minister of Economy and Finance, Shala was Deputy Managing Director at Kosovo Trust Agency in charge of the privatization process in Kosovo. From 2000 to 2002 Shala was a deputy Head of the Department for Trade and Industry in charge of directing the strategy development, polices and procedures for commercialization and transformation of Socially Owned Enterprises and private sector development. For a time he was also Policy Advisor for Economic Development within Pillar IV (European Union Mission in Kosovo).

During 1990s he worked in private business in the area of English Language Teaching as well as in production business. At the beginning of his career he worked in the Trepça Mining Company within the Foreign Trade Department.

Ahmet Shala holds an MBA as well as a PhD and attended universities in Sweden and Spain and has a distinguished university career. While being a minister he continues to serve as Professor of Marketing Modeling and Statistics at the Economy Faculty of the University of Prishtina

This event is open to LSE staff and students only. LSE ID will be required to enter the building.  Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please contact su.soc.albanian@lse.ac.uk.


A transcript of Ahmet Shala's speech is available to download online.  Download: A Future for the Economics and Social Development of Kosovo (pdf)

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