On May 26, 2016 starting from 17:30, Startup Grind Prishtina hosts Mimoza Kusari Lila (GJAKOVA MAYOR)
Mimoza Kusari-Lila holds a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA USA. She was a recipient of a “Ron Brown” scholarship in 1999 from the Department of State for the completion of graduate studies.
Mimoza Kusari-Lila became part of public service in 2003 when she has been offered the position of spokeswomen and Adviser to Prime Minister of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi.
Mimoza Kusari-Lila served as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo (AmCham), from 2006 to 2009.
Mimoza Kusari-Lila became active member of Kosovo politics in the elections of 2009, running for the major of Gjakova municipality and nearly won.
Ms. Kusari – Lila was nominated and approved as the Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Minister of Trade and Industry, a position which she held since February 2011 until October 2013.
In December of 2013, Mimoza Kusari-Lila has run for the second time as a candidate for Mayor of Gjakova. She won the elections and became the first and only female mayor in Kosovo.
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