Ms. 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 Master in Service Management with RIT and post graduate training certificate from Harvard School of Kennedy on Strategic Management for NGO Leaders. Her professional training certificates comprise of various fields and among others in Management and Leadership Studies; Political Management in different institutions in US and Europe.
Her professional career includes over 15 years in management experience, development programs and consultancy. Numerous achievements in developing and implementing project initiatives, conducting Leadership and management training/education programs, as well as active engagement with civil society.
For more than a decade she served as the Regional Director of the National Albanian American Council – Hope Fellowship Program. Ms. Kryeziu-Selimi was also involved as a Senior Consultant in Coordination Department with Donors and Investors at the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Kosovo Government.
One of the most rewarding experiences for Ms. Kryeziu-Selimi was working with the US – Kosovo Diplomatic Mission by observing the war throughout Kosovo. Among other professional experiences, Laura was also recently engaged for three years as University Professor with Prishtina University Faculty of education in the file of Leadership and Management in Education.
By being passionate about brining change in the society she is an active civil society member by contributing through her engagement as a Board Member in various non-governmental organizations and among others in American Chamber of Kosova; Create; Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, Bulgarian School of Politics, Center for Research and Gender Studies, Foundation for Democratic Initiatives etc.
Ms. Kryeziu-Selimi works and lives in Prishtina, with her husband and two children.