Dr. Natasha Ahmetaj, Second Deputy Governor

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Dr Natasha Ahmetaj currently serves as Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Albania, since 6 May 2015, and member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania, since December 2014.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1987 from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana and received a Masters in Economy in 2000 and Doctor of Sciences in Economy in 2004, from the same University.

Dr Ahmetaj started her academic career in 1994. In the period 1994-2001, she was a lecturer on Macro economy; Micro economy; and Monetary economy. During this period , she advanced in her academic career serving as the Head of the Business Administration Department and later as the Dean of the Faculty of Trade, at Ismail Qemali University, in Vlora, Albania.

In 2001, she started a career in banking upon her appointment as the Director of the National Commercial Bank (BKT) in Vlora. Dr Ahmetaj has advanced in her career in banking, and her progressively more senior positions included the Head of Network and later Administrator of the National Commercial Bank (BKT). She held this position until her election as a member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania.

During her long career, Dr Ahmetaj has received many awards and certificates from reputable academic and financial institutions.

Dr Natasha Ahmetaj has authored numerous articles and publications on a variety of topics, including economics, central banking, and financial issues.

She is fluent in English.

Dr Ahmetaj is married and has a son.