Steering Council members

Ilir Tafa

Chairman of Steering Council
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Ilir Tafa was born in Lipjan, in 1974. He is one of the well-known and famous actors in Kosovo and abroad. He played in many films and theatre projects in Kosovo and abroad, especially in Bosnia and Croatia.

At the beginning of the studies, Ilir Tafa started mastering the actor’s profession and within a short period of time achieved highly praised performance, in theatre and cinema, both at home and abroad. So far, he played in several films and serials, and in many theatrical performances, with a variety of stage roles as: “Sonte jam vetëm”( Tonight I am alone),”Alo 038” (Hello 038), then “Studio 2” (Studio 2) in the featuring films “Atje ku nuk lind dielli”(Where the sun does not rise) “Shtëpia e tmerrit” (House of Horror), serial films “Kamera me yjet” (Camera with the stars) “Kandidati për president” (Presidential Candidate) “Kaçurrelët” (Curls) “Zogjtë e luftës” (War Birds).Since 2009 he participated in many theatrical artistic projects, films and TV as well. In the whole region of former Yugoslavia he became most famous due to serial film “Lud, Zbunjen, Normalan” (Crazy, Confused, Normal).

He was awarded the price of “Best Actor”, at the Film Festival of Kosovo – Gjilan, the Festival of Albanian Comedy in Preshevo, Balkan Theatre Festival in Pristina and the Albanian Theatres Festival held in Debar, Macedonia.

Ilir Tafa holds the highest university degree in the field of acting being at the same time a lecturer of Diction subject. He lives and works in Prishtina.


Bujar Demjaha

Vice Chairman of the Steering Council

Bujar Demjaha was born in Ferizaj in 1960. He is a distinguished architect in Kosovo but also abroad. He has designed many projects and has published several important books in Kosovo, the region, Germany, United Kingdom, France, etc.

In addition to the special project “Adem Jashari” memorial in Prekaz Bujar Demjaha has also designed several memorials in Prishtina, Klecka, Gllogjan, Kerchovo, etc .. Other important projects of Demjaha are: Municipal Development Plan of Prishtina, Urban Regulatory Plan of the Pejton Neighborhood in Prishtina, Kosovo’s Contemporary Arts Museum (First Price in Competition). His projects from the conservation and restoration area are: Engelhard Complex (XV century) – Blanzac in France, Ethnological Museum “Emin Gjiku” in Pristina. From the field of interior rehabilitation of the Kosovo National Theater and the Kosovo Museum in Pristina are its distinguished projects.

Bujar Demjaha has published several books in Kosovo, Germany, the United Kingdom and Bosnia:

2002 “Problem or Challenge”, Finish Human Rights Project, co-author of the book

2005 “Adaptation of Public Premises for Persons with Disabilities”, Finish Human Rights Project, author

2006 “Adaptation of Public Buildings for Persons with Disabilities”, HandiKOS-Pristina, author

2007 “Technical data for the design of architectural spaces and modules”

2010 “Free environment – society for all”, Council of Europe, author

2016 “Role of Tourism in Rural Development in Dukagjini Region in Kosovo”, Lambert Academic Publication, Germany

2017 “Post-conflict urban reconstruction of bazaars in Gjakova and Peja, Kosovo” in the book Authentic Reconstruction, Bloomsbury, London, UK

2018 “Rural school in the function of developing rural areas of Kosovo”, Perfecta, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Bujar Demjaha holds the highest scientific degree Doctor of Science in the field of Architecture, Urbanism and Regional Planning, is a teacher of several subjects at AAB College and Tetovo University

Lives and operates in Prishtina.

Mimoza Shahini

Member of the Sterring Council

Prof.ass. Mimoza Shahin is a full-time lecturer at the AAB College. She has been a lecturer in different Universities such as the State University of Prishtine and Mitrovica and in private universities such as Dardania College and the European University of Tirana. She graduated in Medical Sciences at the University of Tirana, Albania, later won the title of Master of Science at the University of Prishtina. While the title Doctor of Medical Sciences at the University of Vienna in Austria.

Prof.ass. Mimoza Shahin is a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as a Family Therapist. During her career, she has been an International Advisor to the World Psychiatric Association for the Global Program for Children, a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal “Developmental Translational Psychiatry”, President of the “Association for Mental Health for Children and Adolescents” and the Kosovo Association for Family Therapy. She is the founder of the “Center for Human Services and Development.”

She is currently involved in projects that promote early childhood education and is a member of the advisory body of the Ministry of Education, for early childhood education.

Her international experience is related to her involvement in several international projects. She has been a member of the research group “ASEBA (The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment) for 11 years. Dr Shahini also contributed to the NATO publication ‘Political violence, organized crimes, terrorism and youth’ (2008), including the proceedings of the workshop on this subject at the Hacettepe University in Ankara (Turkey). The main focus of her studies has been the development of children and the connection of mental health problems with genetic, social, political and She is the author and co-author of several publications in the field of medical and psychological sciences


Arian Zeka

Member of the Steering Council

Arian Zeka is the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo. He was appointed in this position in June 2012. He joined the organization in November 2009 serving as Head of Policy Department, and later promoted to Deputy Director. He promotes the public image of the Association by serving as the Chamber’s “ambassador-at-large,” and liaising on behalf of its Members with other leaders of Kosovo, international business community, and with representatives of local and international government agencies. During his leadership, the Chamber has almost tripled its membership, thus becoming one of the most successful AmChams among 45 AmChams throughout Europe. He is also ex-officio member of the Steering Council of the Arbitration Center.

Arian has served as member of the AAB College Steering Council since January 2016, and at the same time he is Member of the Board of Directors of SCARDIAN insurance company, and member of the Jahjaga Foundation Board, and Deputy Chairman of Kosovo Corporate Social Responsibility Network. Since January 2009, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo, teaching Accountant in Business (P3) and Business Analysis (P11) professional certification modules. He has also served as Chairman of the Fiscal Consultative Council, Chairman of the Business Community Office at the Kosovo Assembly, Consultant in German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank funded programs, etc.

Arian Zeka holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Management and is an alumnus of the U.S. Library of Congress Open World Leadership Program.

Arta Rama

Member of the Steering Council

Fadil Vokrri

Honorary member of the Steering Council

Fadil Vokrri (23.06.1960-09.06.2018) – honorary member

Fadil Vokrri was born on 23rd of June, 1960 in Podujevo.

He was a well-known football player in the Yugoslavian League where he played for FC “Prishtina”, a team of the second division, and scored 33 goals in 84 games. Afterwards, he joined a team in the first division of the Yugoslavian League where he scored 22 goals in 88 games. Vokrri considered the 80’s as the most significant time of his life. In 1984 he debut in the team that represented Yugoslavia, becoming the only Albanian player to be a part of the Yugoslavian representation in football. During his representation of the Yugoslavian team, he scored 6 goals in 12 games that he was part of. In 1986 he transferred to FC “Partizan” from Belgrade with which he played 27 games and scored 13 goals. He received the award as a Football legend in Kosovo, as he was the flag bearer of the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo in 1984. In 1987 his fame only grew as he was declared the best player in Yugoslavia. His career continued to flourish in FC “Nimes”, France and later in the Turkish FC “Fenerbahce” where he enjoyed great success before finally retiring in France once again with his family. After the war in Kosovo ended, he returned to help reform the former FC “Prishtina”. In 2008 he became the head of Kosovo’s Football Federation.

On 15th of January 2016, he was once again elected for another four-year term as chairman of KFF.

Fadil Vokrri graduated from the Faculty of Business and Management, and besides his mother tongue, he was fluent in French, Turkish, and the Serbo-Croatian languages.

He passed away on 9th of June, 2018.