Staff

Those who make it possible

The staff at ICK is dedicated to make the incubator a great place.

Uranik Begu

Uranik Begu

CEO

Executive Director
uranik@ickosovo.com

Uranik Begu is a highly experienced management and marketing executive, who currently is serving as an Executive Director at Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK). Prior to his work at ICK, Uranik has served as Head of Marketing and part of a management at Post Telecom Kosovo for four years.

Uranik is currently close to completion of his Doctorate degree in Management, at Swiss Management Center. He is also a renowned lecturer and has taught at several private universities, and the public university of Prizren. He also serves as a Board Member for the largest European Marketing Conference held in Zurich, the CMO Conference, also known as Davos of Marketing.
Uranik since six years ago is an active member of the Economic Development Council of Prishtina.

Shpend Lila

Shpend Lila

Training & Events Manager

Training & Events Manager
shpend@ickosovo.com

Shpend Lila is sales & marketing executive, experienced communications / M&E specialist, Kosovo United States Alumni on “US Business Environment” and TV Journalist, who is currently serving as the Training & Events manager, at Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Prior to his work at ICK, Shpend has served as Communications, Performance & Research officer at the USAID Young Entrepreneurs Program for three years. He is also a certified British Parliamentary debater / judge and American University of Kosovo graduate on public speaking. He also serves as a Member of Kosovar Youth Council, one of the most active local – youth NGO in Kosovo.

On 2006, Shpend won “Best Speaker” honors, by the Institute for Social Studies and Policies.

Safet Rama

Safet Rama

Incubator Manager

Incubator Manager
safet@ickosovo.com

Safet Rama is the Incubator Manager at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). His role in ICK is to manage the day-to-day operations of the ICK Business Incubator and directly provide business assistance to all ICK Incubator tenants. He also assists in all events organized by ICK such as Prishtina Startup Weekend, Business Tuesdays, etc. He is sales and marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience working in the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining ICK, he worked for the Privatization Agency of Kosovo as a Marketing and Investor Relations Officer. He also previously worked in Austria as the Head of the Sales Department for HOFBAUER GmbH. Mr. Rama has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at Sheffield University. In addition to his native Albanian, he speaks English, German, Spanish and number of Slavic languages.

Emira Bakalli

Emira Bakalli

Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant
finance@ickosovo.com

Oltion Beshiri

Oltion Beshiri

Training & Events Assistant

Training & Events Assistant
oltion@ickosovo.com

Oltion Beshiri works as Training and Events Assistant the Training & Events Department (TED) of Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). His role is to assist the implementation of the training programs within the TED, assist the implementation if the events, conferences, product launches, social events, assists the sales with external costumers and assists the Monitoring & Evaluation of the courses. Prior to his internship at ICK, Oltion Beshiri has served as accountant at “DVB” Accounting Firm. Oltion Beshiri studies Banks & Finances at Globus College, in Prishtina Kosovo. He is also a professional Handball player at “Prishtina” HC.

Korab Osmanaj

Korab Osmanaj

IT Officer

IT Officer
korab@ickosovo.com

Korab Osmanaj is the IT Officer at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). His role at ICK is to maintain the computer systems of a company and providing stability for the IT related equipment; therefore, keeping day-to-day operations going for the staff that rely on functionality of technology. Prior to his work at ICK, he has served as a Network Engineer for AT&T and Vodafone UK at 3CIS.

Korab has earned Bachelor degree from American University in Kosovo in Management and Media & Graphics Communication. He is also certified for networking from Cisco as a CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)

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