RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Board Members
Richard S. Lukaj, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, Chairman
Mr. Lukaj is a founder and Managing Partner of The Bank Street Group LLC, a US registered Broker Dealer headquartered in the New York metropolitan area. Rich has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has executed hundreds of transactions over the course of his successful investment banking career, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, underwriting of debt,... read more
Ardiana Bunjaku is the Executive Director of Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo - SCAAK, where, in addition to her other accomplishments, in last thirteen years she was part of development of accountancy profession and professional education in Kosovo... read more
Bersant Disha holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Warwick and BSc in Business from the London School of Economics and is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certified by ICMCI. Bersant has worked for over fifteen years in management and financial... read more
Mr. Cafo Boga is a prominent New York businessman, banker and accountant. From an Albanian family from Montenegro, Mr. Boga was the founder of the Albanian American Cultural Foundation and has served on the Board of the National Albanian American Council.
Dritan Mezini, is the founder and the Executive Director of DM Consulting Services in Albania and in Kosovo. With over 20 years’ progressive experience, Dritan brings an extraordinary depth of expertise in IT management, project management, communication, HR and analysis of business processes. He is a long-established expert in diverse, complex, global industries and multi-million dollar business initiatives... read more
Edmond Coku is the founder of Sabius Capital, a private investment firm. Prior to founding Sabius, Edmond spent five years at Lehman Brothers, in Investment Banking, Corporate Strategy and Principal Investments... read more
Dr. Gjyljeta Mushkolaj is a Professor of Law at the University of Prishtina. She was a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo since its establishment until June 25, 2012. Prior to her appointment to the Constitutional Court, Dr. Mushkolaj was a member of the... read more
Ilir Hoxha, MD, Msc. Medical Doctor, researcher and consultant
Ilir Hoxha is Medical Doctor, researcher and consultant from Kosovo. He holds a Medical Studies degree from University of Prishtina and Master of Science degree in Helath Systems Management, from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In addition, he has... read more
Dr. Jim Myers represents A.U.K's partner university, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), on A.U.K's Board. He has been Director of RIT's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies since 2001 and was appointed Associate Provost for International programs in May, 2012.
Luan Shllaku is the executive director of the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS). He joined the foundation in March 1997 and was responsible for directing the Kosovo Educational Enrichment Program. Shllaku graduated from University of Pristina, Faculty of Technology, and has specialized in aspects of environmental protection in London and Paris. He also teaches environmental management at the University of Pristina MA program for students of the Technological Faculty.
Michael Zubkoff, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Mike is Director of the MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth, Professor and Chair of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School & Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is also a Professor of Economics and Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth & Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Mike is a member in the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.
Nancy Y. Bekavac is a consultant in higher education. From 1990 until her retirement in 2007, she served as president of Scripps College in Claremont, California. From 1988 to 1990, Ms. Bekavac was Counselor to the President of Dartmouth College... read more
Ronald Cami, San Francisco, California, USA
Mr. Cami is a partner and General Counsel of TPG. From 2000 until he joined TPG in 2010, Mr. Cami was partner at the law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, where his practice was focused on mergers & acquisitions, leveraged transactions and general corporate and board advice... read more
Retired US Diplomat, former head of KDOM, member of the Board for International Studies of Indiana University.
Sonja Biserko is the president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and a long-standing champion of human rights throughout the Balkans region. Ms. Biserko's ongoing work for human rights has included documenting the resurgence of nationalist sentiment that followed the war in Kosovo, the continuing threats to minorities, attempts to falsify or deny the historical record and efforts to undermine multi-ethnic society in the former Yugoslavia. Through active support for minority and refugee communities within Serbia and Kosovo she has sought in particular to promote dialogue between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo.
Veronica Dillon is an American lawyer. She is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for The Washington Post Company. She was executive vice president, chief administrative officer, and chief legal officer of Kaplan, Inc, assistant general counsel at Macmillan, and staff attorney of the US Federal Trade Commission.
Vllaznim Xhiha is founder of EYE (Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs), a Kosovo based company, to support young entrepreneurs in setting up new and successful companies, by teaching them skills like critical thinking, problem solving and communication. He has invested and is Chairman in three Kosovar companies... read more
Honorary Board Members
Ambassador William G. Walker, Honorary Chairman Emeritus of the A.U.K. Foundation
Senior Former Chief of the OSCE Mission to Kosovo, former US Ambassador to El Salvador
Ferid Murad M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology and world renowned pioneer in biochemistry, joined the George Washington University (“GWU”) faculty in April 2011 as a University Professor and Director of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Signaling. Dr. Murad teaches an undergraduate course, mentors graduate and medical students, and leads a laboratory in the... read more
Søren Jessen-Petersen, Honorary Board of the A.U.K Foundation
Søren Jessen-Petersen was the fifth of the six Special Representatives for Kosovo of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG), during the nine years of UNMIK's administration of the country. More perhaps than any other SRSG, Søren Jessen-Petersen is widely respected and admired in Kosovo for his two years of service from 2004 to 2006 and is known as a true friend of this country.