Mayor of Pristina
Shpend Ahmeti was born on April 18, 1978, in Pristina.
He graduated in master studies in Public Policies at Harvard University, USA, during the years 2002-2004, specializing in Economic and Political Development.
He has completed university studies in Economics and Business Administration at the American University in Bulgaria, during the years 1996-2000, specializing in Applied Economics and Business Administration.
During the studies between the years 1999-2002, Mr. Ahmeti was senator and then the President of the Student Government at American University in Bulgaria, as well as leader of various communities (from more than ten countries) through the period of reforms at university. At the American Universities, involvement in the students’ government is the experience that combines knowledge, organization, confronting the protection of the rights and responsibility of faith from friends and colleagues.
Since 2005, Mr. Ahmeti is a lecturer of Public Policies and International Economic Policies at the American University in Kosovo (AUK).
Besides Albanian language (his mother tongue), he speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and he also has knowledge German language.
He is the winner of several awards such as: World Bank Spot Award and European Debating Championships.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence