Mergim Cahani

Founder & CEO at Gjirafa

Mergim Cahani is the Founder and CEO of Gjirafa Inc - Gjirafa is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Central Europe (Deloitte Fast 50 2021 in CE position #11), with a mission to build the Internet economy in the Balkan region. Gjirafa’s ecosystem of services encompasses e-commerce, video streaming, online marketing, cloud computing, and entertainment production, while it is one of the most well-funded tech startups in Europe.

Previously, in New York, Mergim worked for Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University, an executive management consulting program at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), teaching at various local universities, the President of the Board of Governors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, board member of ATOM Institute and GAP Institute, an advisory board member of several startups, accelerators and funds, and has over 15 years of industry experience with startups, technology, management, and investment experience. His education includes a BS and MS degree in Computer Science, an MBA in Management, from St. John’s University and New York University.