RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Board Members
Richard S. Lukaj, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, Chairman
Richard 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
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
Cafo 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 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. 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.
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
Ronald Cami is a partner at the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, in Davis Polk’s corporate department in Northern California and New York. He leads the firm’s private equity practice and is one of the firm’s leaders of its west coast practice. From 2010 through 2015, Ron was a partner and the general counsel of TPG Global, a multi-asset, alternative investment firm with over $70 billion of assets under management... read more
Laura Kryeziu-Selimi is the founder and Executive Director of Leadership and Growth Council and a PHD Candidate for Quality Assurance in Education at Ljubljana University. Currently serving as Chief of Party for the USAID / TLP-Citizens Corps. Educational background also includes... read more
Louis D. Sell, 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 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 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
Jill 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
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. 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.