Mimoza Kusari Lila (Gjakova Mayor)

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 PM UTC

Mimoza Kusari-Lila (born 16 October 1975) is an Albanian Kosovar politician. She has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo and Minister of Trade and Industry from 2011 to 2013 and currently is the Mayor of Gjakova from November 2013.

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Mimoza Kusari-Lila holds a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA USA. She was a recipient of a “Ron Brown” scholarship in 1999 from the Department of State for the completion of graduate studies. 

Mimoza Kusari-Lila became part of public service in 2003 when she has been offered the position of spokeswomen and Adviser to Prime Minister of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi. 

 Mimoza Kusari-Lila served as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo (AmCham), from 2006 to 2009.

.Mimoza Kusari-Lila became active member of Kosovo politics in the elections of 2009, running for the major of Gjakova municipality and nearly won.

Ms. Kusari – Lila was nominated and approved as the Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Minister of Trade and Industry, a position which she held since February 2011 until October 2013.

In December of 2013, Mimoza Kusari-Lila has run for the second time as a candidate for Mayor of Gjakova. She won the elections and became the first and only female mayor in Kosovo.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM UTC


3:30 PMRegistration
3:45 PMFireside Chat
4:30 PMQ & A
5:00 PMNetworking


  • Uranik Begu

    Innovation Centre Kosovo

    Chapter Director