Minister of Economic Development in Kosovo*
Valdrin Lluka is a Minster of Economic Development in Kosovo*.
Valdrin Lluka is a results-driven executive and entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in private sector development, management, management consulting and leadership development. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and BA degree in Economics and Information Systems from the American University in Bulgaria.
During his professional experience, Lluka demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and oversee innovative promotional activities to attract foreign investment into Kosovo* and promote local products abroad through the Kosovo* Investment and Enterprise Support Agency, a Government Agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry where he served for 4 years as the General Director. Lluka led the National Council of Economic Zones as appointed by the Cabinet of the Government of Kosovo* and served at several economic development boards in and outside of Kosovo*.
He has extensive experience with brand building, both in-company and country level, and strong analytical, communication, presentation, and organizational skills, mainly gained through several trainings and management consulting projects in the US and in Kosovo*.
Lluka now leads a chain of production facilities on fresh and processed food products, employing more than 200 employees and exporting 100% of its production to the European Union markets. In addition, Lluka lectures the course of Entrepreneurship at Universum College in Prishtina, combining his experience and the latest entrepreneurship know-how from the contemporary literatures.
He also volunteers as the co-chair of the Kosovo* American Education Fund (KAEF) Committee. KAEF is dedicated to the long-term economic development of Kosovo* through the education of its people. KAEF provides up to 8 graduate fellowships per year to promising Kosovars* for top-level master’s degree at select U.S. universities.