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RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Board of Trustees

RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Board Members

 

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Ronald Cami,  San Francisco, California, USA, Chairman
Ronald Cami is the General Council and member of the Board of Waypoint Capital. From 2016 to May 2018, Ron was a partner at the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, in Davis Polk’s corporate department in Northern California and New York. From 2010 through 2015, Ron was a partner and the General Counsel of TPG Global. From 1994 through 2010, Ron was a partner at the law firm,...  read more

 

Bersant DishaBersant 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

 

 

Cafo BogaCafo Boga is a prominent New York businessman, banker and accountant. From an Albanian family from Montenegro, Boga was the founder of the Albanian American Cultural Foundation and has served on the Board of the National Albanian American Council.

 

 

Dritan-MeziniDritan 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 Coku1Edmond 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

 

 

Jim MyersDr. James Myers is the Associate Provost of International Education and Global Programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously served as the Director for the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies where he helped establish RIT Kosovo and created numerous corporate and government sponsored outreach education programs. He was also previously the Associate Dean and Associate Professor at RIT Croatia, in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

  

Nancy BekavacNancy 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

 

                                                           

Louis D. SellLouis D. Sell is a retired Foreign Service Officer. Louis Sell worked six years at the US Embassy in Moscow and eight years in various places in Yugoslavia. He served as US representative to the Joint Consultative Group in Vienna, as Director of the Office of Russian and Euroasian Analysis, Director of the Office of US-Soviet Bilateral Relations, and as Special...  read more 

 

 
Jehona GjurgjealaJehona Gjurgjeala has extensive experience in strategy development, management and execution in both profit and non-profit enterprises. Jehona completed both her BSc and MSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the latter as the recipient of the prestigious British Council Chevening Scholarship... read more
                             

                               

Ardi ShitaArdi Shita is the Managing Partner and Founder of Shita and Associates LLC. He is also an attorney-at-law, specializing in commercial and corporate law. He is graduate of Karl Franzens University in Austria, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the South East European University in Macedonia... read more

 

 

Adler boardJill Adler is the founding Director of the East-West Parliamentary Practice Project (EWPPP), which was established in 1990 as a joint initiative of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) in The Netherlands and the Ford Foundation (USA), in cooperation with a consortium of U.S. and European funders... read more

                                                                                                      

 

Sahatciu boardDonjeta Sahatciu leads a team of 25 design and IT professionals at Rrota, a well-established digital communications agency in Pristina, and is the youngest female entrepreneur in the ICT sector in Kosovo. She's currently contributing to the missions of both Kosovo ICT Association and VentureUP as Board(s) Chair.... read more

 

rspahia smallRezart Spahia - Formerly a lawyer at the law firm offices of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP in New York and London, Rezart is now an entrepreneur based in Tirana. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Geography from the University of Tirana, a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a Master of Laws degree from the New York University School of Law... read more

BermanRichard Berman is the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Innovation and Research at the University of South Florida, visiting social entrepreneurship professor in the Muma College of Business, and a professor in the institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation. He is currently an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) in Washington, DC, and is a board member for Emblem Health... read more       

 

Ardian Hasanaj boardArdian Hasanaj earned his MBA in 2018 from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Baltimore, Maryland. He was Head of Mission/Managing Director of Caritas Luxembourg in Kosovo from 2012 to 2016, managing programs in the field of entrepreneurship, health, and education. Prior to joining Caritas Luxembourg, he was an entrepreneur and a management consultant for a range of organizations and programs in Kosovo... read more

 


 

Honorary Board Members

William G. WalkerAmbassador 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 MuradFerid 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. Murad teaches an undergraduate course, mentors graduate and medical students, and leads a laboratory in the... read more

 

spetersenSøren 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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