Ylli Asllani (born 24 March 1959 in Gjirokastra) is adviser to President Meta, for Local Government issues, from September 2017 and provides expertise in the field of local government, local democraci, decentralization and regional development.
In the years 2013-2017 he was advisor to President Bujar Nishani for Local Government;
2005–2013 he served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sali Berisha as Adviser of Local Governments;
In the years 2001–2005 he has been president of the nonprofit agency AMIV;
Inthe years 1996–2000 Ylli Asllani was elected Mayor of the City of Gjirokastra, 1995–1996 he was Secretary of the council of Gjirokastra, while in the years 1991–1995 he was Director of Metal-ware Plant, after graduation in years 1987–1990 he has been a Plant Design engineer, in Gjirokastra; in 1987, he graduated from the University of Tirana as a mechanical engineer, specializing in Industry plants;
1980–1982 he has been conscripted; and pre-university education has performed in his hometown of Gjirokastra;
He is a specialist in Qualified Public Administration, Local Government, Territorial Planning, Monumental heritage, Public relations, etc.
In his public activity, Ylli Asllani is president of the Agency for Local Infrastructure Support (AMIV) which has over 40 projects to address the democratization of civil society, improving the quality of life, infrastructure and regional development as a series of programs partner with the World Bank, USAID, the European Aid, Crossborder, IOM, UNHCR, OSCE, Soros Foundation, Interreg 2-3, Committee for Democracy U.S. Embassy. REC Partners of Albania, etc.
He has been a member of the Board of the Southern Economic, Administrative Council of Universities of Gjirokastra and Vlora, Saranda’s Port board and has been repeatedly municipal councilor of the district.
Regarding the contribution on civil society, Yllis Asllani in the year 2000 was certified by the U.S. State Department with the motivation “Special contribution to the development of Albanian society with high professionalism and leadership skills.”
Ylli Asllani is also present with his publicist country’s media with a series of topics, analysis and articles in various fields