Staff

Alban Kastrati, Senior Risk Manager

Alban has over 11 years of experience in the banking sector. He served in various managerial positions, such as Business Credit Allocation Manager, Deputy Director of Commercial and Corporate Department, and Credit Coordinator. In KCGF, Alban is responsible for credit and operational risk. Alban is economist with profession with title in Bank and Finance, and has completed his Master studies in Business Administration in the University of Ljubljana - Slovenia.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 204

Besnik Berisha, Managing Director

Besnik has more than 15 years of working experience in the banking sector in Kosovo and Albania. During his professional experience at the bank, he has worked in various managerial positions, mainly focusing on the development of the banking business in the SME sector. Recent positions include member of board, responsible for business development at ProCredit Bank Kosovo and later in ProCredit Bank Albania. Besnik is an expert in banking and has extensive experience with SMEs, challenges and opportunities that these business structures are facing in the market. In KCGF, Besnik is a Managing Director and member of the Board as ex officio member. Besnik has graduated from the Faculty of Economics in the University of Prishtina, and holds a Master degree in Business Administration - Financial Management of the University of Ljubljana. In addition, in July 2011 he graduated at the ProCredit Academy in Furth, Germany.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 207

Kastriot Këpuska, Agro Expert

Kastriot has more than 13 years of experience in the banking sector. During this time, he has served in developing the agribusiness portfolio in ProCredit Bank and lately in TEB Bank, where he had successfully established Agribusiness Department and supported the development and launching of tailor-made and unique products designed for farmers. Before the banking sector, he has experience with foreign development organizations in supporting the consolidation of dairy processing sector. Furthermore, he has experience in lecturing the Common Agriculture Policies of European Union. Kastriot is veterinarian with profession, and has graduated in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine within Agriculture University of Tirana. He has Master of Science degree in the same University and ongoing Master degree in European Economic Studies in Kosovo.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 203

Nora Arifi, Senior Guarantee Manager

Nora has more than 14 years of experience in the banking sector in Kosovo. She served mainly in managerial positions as Head of Product Management, Head of Small Businesses and Agriculture Department, and Branch Manager. She was engaged in many areas related to the banking development, such as preparation of the Business Strategy, Credit Risk Policies and Procedures, contributing to the establishment of the Environmental Unit at her bank as well as other human resources issues, such as recruitment and staff training. She was also engaged as a lecturer at the ProCredit Training Center, the Regional Academy in Veles, and ProCredit Holding in Frankfurt. In KCGF, Nora is responsible for guarantee portfolio development and relationship with relevant stakeholders. Nora is an economist with a degree in Management and Informatics, and has completed her Master studies in General International Management.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 206

Partin Pruthi, Senior Legal Officer

As a Senior Legal Officer, Partin has extensive experience in the field of finance law. He started this course in his career in the Legal Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. As a CBK officer, he contributed on the Law on Payment Systems, the Law on Banks, and many other legal tasks of financial regulation. He is also well versed in IT Law and Data Protection law. Partin is responsible for all legal aspects of KCGF, serves as the compliance officer, as well as serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors and Board Committees. Partin has a bachelor’s degree in law from Queen Mary, University of London, and a master’s degree in Law from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 202

Verë Kadriu, Administrative and Language Assistant

Vera is Administrative and Language Assistant, with 5 years of experience in the private and independent sector. She has served as Key Account Manager at the private advertising company Advertising Studio D-Line, and before that as a Sector Assistant in the EMPOWER Private Sector / USAID project. In KCGF, Vera is responsible for execution of administrative work around the office, assistance in organizing events and assisting in translation of internal documentation. Vera holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree from the University of Prishtina.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 200

Vjosa Kelmendi, Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Vjosa has extensive experience in the banking sector, with a significant experience in banks, finance and accounting. Her responsibilities include drafting financial accounting procedures related to the formation and development of KCGF as well as financial and administrative management of the institution. She holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance, and a Master degree in Finance and Accounting.

Contact info
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 208