ILDA BARAJ | CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. Ilda Baraj completed her studies at the "New York University" in Tirana, graduating in Social and Economic Sciences. In continuation of her postgraduate training, in 2011 she completed the cycle of Master studies at the University of Greenwich for Major in International Affairs and Minor in North American Studies. In 2013, she began her doctoral studies in Political Science, specifically for the integration processes of the European Union. During the years 2011 - 2013, she worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences. From 2013, Ilda Baraj is under the management of " Ceramic Combine Maminas" - KID-ALB shpk, as well as being one of the Master Brokers of Re/Max Albania&Kosovo, the leading company in Real Estate.
ARBEN SHKODRA | SECRETARY GENERAL
Mr. Shkodra was elected by the founding members of the Albanian Manufacturers Union, as Secretary General since 2016 and since that time, he also covers the role of Executive Director of the association. Graduated in economics/finance at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana, he continued his professional career in the banking system and then at the foreign trade office at the Italian Embassy in Tirana. Then he followed a long career in the senior state administration, holding the position of the Director of the department at the Prime Minister office and other positions for more than 11- years. He has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice president of The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania for several years. In his current position, he represents the association as a member of the National Council of European Integration, the National Economic Council, the National Committee for the Facilitation of Trade Policies, as well as in several other working tables.
ALEKO POLO | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Aleko Polo has been elected by the Assembly of the Albanian Manufacturers Union as Executive Director from March 2022. Mr. Polo graduated in Economics and Finance at the Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Agrarian Economy and has a professional career of about 20 years in the private banking system, as Director of the Department of Finance and Financial Control at Tirana Bank. Also Mr. Polo has had a 4-years experience in the public sector, where he held the position of the Director of Cabinet at the Former Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship.