Mrs. Vasilika Vjero

Mrs. Vasilika Vjero was born in Tirana in 1976.
Mrs.Vjero graduated from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Department of Business Administration in 1998. In 2003 she completed a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln USA, and University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy. She has also been trained in economic growth by Harvard Kennedy School.
Ms. Vjero has held senior management positions, such as General Director of Taxes, General Director of the National Business Center, General Director of the Albanian Road Authority. In her career she counts more than 10 years of work experience for the Municipality of Tirana in the management of the Tax Administration and the Department of Strategic Planning and local budgets, as well as a series of experiences as a financial expert with foreign donors. She has also served as an expert independent fiscal and budget for local government in Albania for a total of 24 municipalities and communes throughout the country.
Ms. Vjero speaks english and italian.

Mr. Genc Mamani

Genci Mamani is the General Director of the Albanian Deposit Insurance Agency and at the same time a member of its Steering Council.
Mr. Mamani, graduated in 1991 at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Department of Finance.
In 2001 he completed postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – La Cross, USA, in finance – banking and in 2012 he postgraduate at master’s level in Business Administration at the International Hellenic University, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Mr. Mamani started his career in 1991 as an economist at the Central Bank of Albania. He pursued his career by holding managerial positions on different commercial banks such as FEFAD Bank (actually Pro Credit Bank), the Italian-Albanian Bank and further on to be back at the Bank of Albania until late 2015. In July 2015 he took over as General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency.
Mr. Mamani is fluent in English and Italian.

Mr. Donald Duraj

Mr. Donald Duraj was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Deposit Insurance Agency in 2015. He has a progressive career of more than 15 years in the banking system, an integral part of which have been quite active and successful achievements within various prestigious local financial institutions and those in the international network such as Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Belarus. Since 2015, Mr. Duraj holds the position of Chief of Staff of the Governor of the Bank of Albania with the responsibility of advising, assisting, monitoring and coordinating all issues related to the progress and proper functioning of the Governor’s Office and other departments of the Bank of Albania. From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Duraj was Head of Commercial Organization and Market Development Sector at Societe Generale Bank in Albania playing a key role in the strategic direction, short-term and long-term planning, setting key objectives, coordinating inter-divisional and inter-institutional relations, locally and internationally, with public and private companies, et cetera. During this period Mr. Duraj has successfully led at least 15 projects, among the most important ones for the Bank, and with a direct impact on the expansion of activity in the local market and with an increase in profitability. Mr. Duraj worked from 2005 to 2010 at Raiffeisen Bank Albania and Raiffeisen International Austria covering key operational and strategic positions. The most important of them were Head of Individuals Segment, Head of Consumer Credit Products, Project Manager in the “Retail Leadership” Program at Raiffeisen International Austria, etc. Mr. Duraj has graduated at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Finance, Banking Profile, at the University of Tirana.

Mr. Genci Mamani, General Director of the Albanian Deposit Insurance Agency, took part in the 7th regional meeting of EFDI Balkan, organised by the Deposit Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, held in Vlasic, from the 31st January – 3rd February 2019. In this meeting, the participants shared recent developments in their respective deposit insurance schemes. Among others, the discussions were focused in recent structural changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, recent developments relating to a payout case in Montenegro, the role of IT systems in a payout process, simulation exercises as important tests for testing operational readiness of deposit insurance schemes, etc.nnThis meeting follows a well-established tradition according to which deposit insurance authorities of the Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), formalized in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by them, who share many similarities in their respective banking and financial systems, gather with the aim to discuss and share experiences and knowledge among each other.nnThe European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI) is a European deposit insurance organization, in which the ADIA is a member, that contributes to the stability of financial systems through European and international cooperation in the field of deposit insurance, crisis resolution, exchange of experiences and information etc. EFDI regularly organizes workshops and conferences for its members on technical and regulatory issues related to deposit insurance, crisis management and investor compensation. EFDI also engages in consultations regarding European regulatory instruments with European Union institutions, in particular regarding th Deposit Guarantee Scheme Directive, including with important stakeholder such as EU Commission, European Parliament etc. This is particularly important for Albania given its relations with EU and its EU member candidate status.

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