Chairperson of the Board
Ardian Jashari is an experienced project manager and management consultant with an MBA education from a management school in Slovenia, IEDC Bled School of Management and a BA from Bluffton University in USA.
As a Managing Partner at Management and Development Associates (MDA), a Kosovar management consulting company, he has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting with specific focus on communications. Over the years, Ardian has provided consulting services to private, public, non-government and government organizations as well as international corporations, development organizations and donors. In his early career, Ardian worked in the public finance, banking, print media and hospitality sectors.
Ardian is a member of Business Consultants Council since its establishment and was elected as a Chairman of the Board in May 2016. Ardian holds a CMC – Certified Management Consultant certification and is a certified CMC Trainer.
In addition, Ardian holds a Professional Diploma in Social Media Management from Digital Marketing Institute and is a certified by Bureau Veritas as a Lead Quality Auditor.
He is a member of Project Management Institute since 2005 and a member of European Organization for Quality since 2007. Ardian is a founding member and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo in 2004.
During 2010 – 2013, Ardian was an Adjunct Lecturer at AUK teaching the New Venture Development course.
Deputy Chairperson of the Board
Myesere is a Certified Management Consultant. She has a unique work experience combining leading positions in government agency, non-government organization with a women’s leadership program and as entrepreneur providing organizational and business management consulting services through her company SIGMA BMC to variety of industries.
She is a graduated pharmacist and has contributed in strengthening the Kosovo Medicines Agency and establishment of the Laboratory for medicines quality control. Myesere, lead the development of the first national drug policy and supported its implementation and for a short period served as a professional advisor to the Minister of Health.
As a senior program officer, for about eleven years, she supported the design and implementation of the Hope Fellowship Program, a leadership development program for Kosovar women leaders. Hope Fellowships was designed to enhance the competence and confidence of women leaders in Kosova.
Myesere holds a MBA degree from the University of Sheffield and she is a Lead Auditor and PECB Certified Trainer for a number of international standards including ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. She has lead more than fifty implementation projects and audits.
She is a member of Rotary Club Prishtine, where she tries to make a difference in her community.
Secretary of the Board
Mr. Visar Dobroshi is a Managing Partner in RECURA Financials, in charge of sales, HR and Corporate Governance. Visar has over 20 years of relevant professional experience in project management in infrastructure development, management consultancy and executive and oversight roles in senior positions and boards of directors. Visar has experience as a long-term expert in managing teams and in project management gained in the public or private sector or in donor funded projects in multiple long-term projects.
Before joining RECURA, Visar was engaged as the Chief Executive Officer at PRIMO, a subsidiary of Telekom Slovenia, in Tirana, Albania. Between 2002 and 2010, Visar worked in IPKO as the Chief Operations Officer, and later as a Head of Infrastructure, managing the Department of Planning, Implementation and Operations & maintenance for the company’s infrastructure and services. Between 1999 and 2002, he worked as a Project Assistant/IT Manager in ECHO – European Commission Humanitarian Office in Prishtina, responsible for monitoring projects financed by ECHO and implemented by international NGOs, with tasks ranging from project appraisals, budget analysis, to project evaluations.
Visar was also one of the initiators of the new Association of ICT Companies in Kosovo (STIKK) and was selected as the Vice-President of its first Board. He has also served in various executive and non-executive boards including the Board of the South East Europe ICT Private Sector Forum, representing the ICT sector in Kosovo; the Board of Governors of American Chambers AMCHAM in Kosovo and the Board of Primo Telecommunications in Albania. Currently, Visar is a mentor at CEED.
Visar is a graduated Civil Engineer from the University of Prishtina, where he tought as an Assistant Professor in Water and Sanitation and Hydro-technical subjects for over 14 years. Parallel to this, he worked in the ICT business, first as a private entrepreneur and as an executive in several telecommunications companies.
Treasurer of the Board
Lekë Zogaj is management consultant specialized on quality management services. He is PhD candidate in the field of Quality Management, and he has completed Master studies in Service Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. Moreover, he is certified for ISO 9001:2008; ISO 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2008, ISO 27005:2008; ISO 20000:2005; ISO 50001:2011; 29001:2012; ISO 21500:2012; 20121:2012, ISO 13053:2011.
Lekë is member of BCC since its establishment and was elected Treasury of the Board in May 2016. Lekë is CMC – Certified Management Consultant, Black Belt – Lean Six Sigma and Licensed Professional Property Valuator.
Lekë has 10 years experience as consultant in different projects related to strategic management, feasibility studies, business planning and significantly ISO management system implementations and trainings. As Manager and Senior Consultant at “2M Consulting”, he provided various consulting services to public, private, non-profit sector for local and international organizations.
Butrint BATALLI is a Certified Management Consultant – CMC® and Quality Systems Manager of EOQ (European Organization for Quality) and internationally recognised Lead Auditor for various ISO management system schemes with extensive experience in manufacturing and management consulting fields engaged in quality management, quality audits, process re-engineering, coaching on entrepreneurial leadership and innovation, institutional development and organizational strengthening.
Clients he has consulted and trained recognise that he is entirely devoted to developing excellence, continual improvement, inspiring trust and confidence in them. A resilient set of values, interpersonal competencies, work ethics and integrity, combined with his innovative approach, positive attitude, forward-thinking and team oriented personality, have made Butrint widely known as a person with strong integrity and able to work with others to get affirmative results.
He is a managing partner at “INOVA” Plastic Pipes Industry and INOVA Consulting, a management consulting company with focus on ISO standards and entrepreneurial leadership. He has more than 16 years of experience in management consulting. Throughout the years, Butrint has provided consulting services to numerous private sector distinguished companies, in particular in establishing management systems according to ISO standards. Also worked with public institutions and international organizations. As member of a team of three experts has drafted the Strategic and Operational Plan for Kosovo Chamber of Commerce. Butrint is chairman of the Technical Committee for Electric, Metal and Plastics at the “Kosova Standardization Agency” and Vice-President of the Board of BCC – Business Consultants Council of Kosova.
During Feb 2013 – Jul 2015, Butrint was a Lecturer at AAB University teaching Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Project Management. He is currently a PhD candidate at the ECPD in the field of Quality Management.
Durim Hoxha is a senior entrepreneurship and private sector development expert with over 14 years of experience in support of SME development, research, and managing donor funded projects.
He is one of the drafters of the Kosovo SME Development Strategy, 2012 – 2016 and has contributed to building support mechanisms for private sector such as Voucher Counseling 2013 – 2016
Since 2013, holds a PhD from Autonomous University of Barcelona and is among the first group of consultant certified with CMC.
Mr. Hoxha is also engaged in teaching at the university level, providing courses such as Management Consulting, and Entrepreneurship & Managing Innovation.
Haser Shehu is the managing partner in “Gentle Reserach” Sh.p.k. He graduated in Management and Informatics with more than 8 years of professional experience in the field of consultancy, with the special focus on:
– Business Plan Development,
– Market Research,
– Audit of ISO Standards,
– Investor Consulting in Kosovo,
– Preparation of a package of documents for grants / donators.
Honorary Board Member
EBRD is an Honorary Member of the board.