Arben Ahmetaj
Minister of Finance and Economy

Mr. Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania. Prior to this, he held the position of Minister of Finance, after serving for more than two and a half years as Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Ahmetaj holds a PhD Degree in energy security, international security, graduated in 2009 (University of Bucharest, Romania), and a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and International Trade, from the University of Kentucky in the United States, graduated in December 1996. During 1996- 2000, Mr. Ahmetaj studied at George Washington University, Department of Economics, Economic Policy and Public Management and Fellow in Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington D.C. – international financial markets, International Finance Department.

In 1998-1999 served as Director General of Tax Administration Directorate of Albania. In 2003-2004 he served as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Industry and 2004- 2005 as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of European Integration.

Mr. Arben Ahmetaj was born in Gjirokastra, Albania. He is married and has two daughters.

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