Faton Peci / (Ex officio) Chief of Staff in the Presidency / Chair of the MFK Board
Mr. Peci is the Chief of Staff of the Acting President of Kosovo Ms. Vjosa Osmani. He has an MA in Political Science from the University of Prishtina. Mr. Peci has served as advisor in Government of Kosovo before, and has also worked in consulting capacities for international donor organizations and UN agencies.
Selim Selimi / (Ex officio) Minister of Justice of Kosovo
Mr. Selimi is currently serving as the Minister of Justice of Kosovo. Mr. Selimi has previously worked for OSCE, UNDP, US Department of Justice and as a Legal Adviser to President Jahjaga. He is a University of Torino and Duke University Alumnus and is a certified Lawyer.
Ardita Dushi / (Ex officio) Chief of Staff of the Office of Prime Minister of Kosovo
Ardita Dushi is the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office. Prior to this, she was engaged in conducting various studies and research in the political field. In addition, she served as the Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Finance for two years. Ms. Dushi studied Political Science and Journalism.
Muharrem Nitaj / (Ex officio) Minister of Economy and Environment of Kosovo
Mr. Nitaj was appointed a Minister of Economy and Environment after serving as Deputy Minister since 2019. He served previously served as a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo as well as in different capacities in Government of Kosovo.
Jelena Djokic / Civil Society Representative
Dr Jelena Djokic is a Professor of Environmental engineering and management as well as Academic Director of International Business College Mitrovica. In her 30 year career, she was working in private, public and civil sector in production, management and research and development areas, in energy, industrial and water-related programs. At the moment she is active in two Erasmus + projects as a project management board member in the field of Natural Disasters Risk Management in Western Balkans and centers of excellence in sustainable development.
Berat Rukiqi / Private Sector Representative
After 11 years working experience with the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Rukiqi has recently been appointed a president to this institution. He also teaches at the University of Prishtina. Previously he has also served as chair of the Board of Directors at Kosovo Energy Corporation KEK. He has an MSc Degree in International Political Economy, Oddisee Business School, part of KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium and is now a PhD candidate at the University of Prishtina.
OBSERVING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:
Petrit Selimi, MFK CEO
Sarah Olmstead, MCC Country Director
As per Threshold Agreement signed and ratified by the governments of Kosovo and USA, the governance structure of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo includes a board of directors (the “Board”) that will have ultimate responsibility for the oversight, direction, and decisions of the Accountable Entity, as well as the overall implementation of the Program.
It comprises seven voting members. The Board is initially expected to include the following voting members: (a) Chief of Staff of the Presidency; (b) Chief of Staff of the office of the Prime Minister; (c) Minister responsible for the energy sector; (d) Minister responsible for the justice sector; and (e) Three non-Government representatives. All Board members are subject to approval by MCC.