Staff

Alban Kastrati, Senior Risk Manager

Mr. Kastrati is Senior Risk Manager, with over 11 years of experience in the banking sector, where he served in various positions, most recently as Business Credit Allocation Manager.  He also served as Deputy Director of the Commercial and Corporations Department, Credit Coordinator, Business Credit Analyst, etc.  Mr. Kastrati completed his Master studies in Business Administration in the University of Ljubljana - Slovenia. He has a Bachelor degree in Bank and Finance, from the University of Prishtina.

Contact info
Email: alban.kastrati@fondikgk.org
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 204

 

Besnik Berisha, Managing Director

Besnik Berisha has more than 15 years of working experience in the banking sector in Kosovo and Albania. During his professional experience at the bank, Mr. Berisha 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. Mr. Berisha is an expert in banking and has extensive experience with SMEs, challenges and opportunities that these business structures are facing in the market. Mr. Berisha 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: besnik.berisha@fondikgk.org
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 207

Nora Arifi, Senior Guarantee Manager

Responsibilities of the current position of Ms. Arifi include: developing the guarantee portfolio, participating in the due dilegence team to carry out analysis of potential KCGF partners, preparing policies and procedures related to portfolio development. In addition, she is responsible to develop relationships with banks, donors, potential investors, and all relevant stakeholders, as well as for organizing PR events and activities.

Ms. Arifi 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. Ms. Arifi is an economist with a degree in Management and Computing, and completed her Master studies in General International Management.

Contact info
Email: nora.arifi@fondikgk.org
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 206

Vjosa Kelmendi, Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Ms. Kelmendi 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: vjosa.kelmendi@fondikgk.org
Tel: +381 38 225 600 ext. 208