Secretary-General Alqi Bllako

Alqi Bllako, was born in Kolonja on May 10th, 1987.

He graduated from the New York University in Tirana, and has completed several postgraduate studies, a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of New York and the Master of Business Administration under the direction of Banking and Financial Markets in collaboration with the Kurt Bosch Institute in Switzerland; and graduated in all three as an excellent student.

During that period Mr. Bllako was awarded the First Prize by the Governor of the Bank of Albania for his work in “The Role of Corporate Income Tax on the Capital Structure: Data on the Albanian Economy”, considered to have been a valuable academic contribution.

Mr. Bllako has been appreciated by the best academics in the field of finance and has provided his assistance as an internal and external lecturer to the New York University of Tirana on Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Accounting and Accounting Direction.

Mr. Bllako has enjoyed a direct experience in the private sector and public institutions. He has been a representative of our country to numerous international conventions, and was distinguished for his contribution to civic society as well.

Mr. Bllako served as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment during the period from September 2013 to July 2017 where he initiated and led several important administrative and political reforms, by successfully coping with the challenge of increasing the efficiency of the work of that Ministry, while guaranteeing a sustainable development of the Albanian environment.

With the signing of the Paris Agreement, Mr. Bllako has also served as the national delegated authority in relations with the Climate Fund, as well as the main contact point for the Convention on Biological Diversity, where he played an active role at the inter-governmental assisting body of that Convention: The Assisting Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.

Mr. Bllako knows and speaks fluently English and Italian languages.