Genci MUÇAJ – Advisor for International Affairs

Ambassador Genci Muçaj

Advisor for International Affairs for the President of the Republic of Albania

 

June 2018, Advisor for International Affair for the President of the Republic of Albania

 May 2016, Director of Bilateral and Multilateral Foreign Affairs, Parliament of Albania,

Manage Albania’s diplomatic bilateral and multilateral relations with other countries worldwide.

Advisor of Albanian permanent delegation to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Ambassador Genci Mucaj is one of the founders and the first CEO of the Council of Albanian Ambassadors, based in Tirana, Albania.

Ambassador Genci Mucaj is a Diplomat, Educator, Negotiator, and Humanitarian with a long and successful experience in areas calling for those skills. He is recognized as a reliable confidant and trusted professional.

 2012-2016, named by the President of Albania in December 2012 as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, and as non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Kirghizstan.

2005, He joined the Albanian Foreign Service as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and later served as Chief of Staff to the Minister. Wrote speeches and research papers on foreign policy issues, and participated in high level meetings with heads of states in UN, OSCE, NATO, Washington DC, UK, EU, China, Japan and many other countries with which Albania has relations.

 2005-2009, part of my duties as advisor to the Foreign Minister was maintaining the OSCE relations and activities with MFA, providing information, writing reports and keeping a constant communication line.

2007-2012, served as Director General of the Department for Economic Corporation and Foreign Investment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, www.mfa.gov.al.  During this tenure helped draft the National Economic Strategy on Economic Diplomacy and the reform of our Foreign Service priorities.

2006-2012, represented Albania as National Coordinator on the Regional Corporation Council (RCC), a Consortium of 39 Nations in the Eastern European Region, which is supported by the European Union, the USA, Canada and Japan. www.rcc.it.

 2008-2012, Albanian National Coordinator for the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (www.bsec-organization.org, based in Istanbul Turkey. The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) came into existence as a unique and promising model of multilateral political and economic initiative with the signing of the Istanbul Summit Declaration and the Bosporus Statement by the Heads of State and Governments of the countries in the region, on 25 June 1992.

 1997, graduated from Tirana University, majoring in English language and American & British Studies.

 1994, When only a first year student at University, founded and became Executive Director of Language Schools in Albania (LSIA). Raised several hundred thousands of dollars to maintain and build over 18 schools in three countries with more than 30,000 students enrolled since 1994.

 2006 until 2009 served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of Kristal University.  In this capacity the University became one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the field of private education in Albania. Mr. Mucaj brought a new way of thinking and greatly improved the image and performance of the University during his tenure.

Signed three historic agreements with Auburn University, Clark University in Atlanta, USA and Sienna University in Italy.

 2006, elected to PTPI’s Board of Directors in August 2006 at its meeting in Sydney, Australia, and in 2014 became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of PTPI as well as served as Chairman of several committees.

Ambassador Mucaj has participated in several Educational and Humanitarian Missions in Understanding for People to People, International, to the Kingdom of Nepal, Peoples Republic of China, Republic of Korea, and the Arab Republic of Egypt and  has maintained a life-long interest in diplomatic affairs and International activities as shown by his extensive participation as a world traveler, extensive training and experience in many dynamic activities during his diplomatic, educational, business and professional life.

Over the years, he and his PTPI team have been involved in such humanitarian activities as bringing several hundred tons of food and clothing in convoys to Albania, and distributing these items to over fifteen thousand individuals, charities, orphanages, and hospitals, all serving people in need.

Mr. Muçaj has received many awards including, among others, the (PTPI) Chief Executive Officer’s Award in Recognition of Excellence in Humanitarian and Outreach Efforts; the James T. Doty Award for Unique and Innovative Programming, and other local and internationally recognized awards.

Ambassador is fluent in Albanian, English, Italian and has basic knowledge of Turkish.
Born on February 3rd, 1969, Ambassador Muçaj is a native of Tirana, Albania, married with two children, ages 17 and 22