Mr. Gent SEJKO
Mr. Gent Sejko has been the Governor of the Bank of Albania and the Chairman of its Supervisory Council since 5 February 2015. Governor Sejko was re-elected for a second term on 24 February 2022.
He is also the Albanian Governor at the International Monetary Fund and a member of the IMF Board of Governors; the Albanian Governor at the MIGA (World Bank Group); a member of the Central Bank Governors' Club of Central Asia, Black Sea Region and Balkan Countries; the Co-chair of the Albanian Financial Stability Advisory Group.
Governor Sejko has had a long career at the central bank and in the banking sector. He has accumulated an extensive experience in the macroeconomic area, while dealing with strategic and practical policy issues in the fields of: monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, economic and financial markets, research and the process of EU integration.
Starting his banking career in the early 90s, he served in several senior, managerial and consulting positions at the Bank of Albania, in the banking system and in international auditing companies operating in Albania.
Prior to becoming Governor, Mr. Sejko was the Deputy General Manager for Société Générale Albania.
He has held distinctive executive positions and managed various committees in different Albanian commercial banks such as the National Commercial Bank, the American Bank of Albania, and Raiffeisen Bank, covering Corporate and Retail, Audit and Compliance, as well as Leasing.
Mr. Sejko graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana, in 1991, majoring in industrial economics. He earned his Master's degree in International Accounting and Financial Management (MAcc) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1997, with a thesis on the "Role of Banks and Privatization of Banks in Economies in Transition".
He is the author of the book: “The Central Bank and its Policies in the Covid-19 era: Future challenges”, published in 2022, and has delivered numerous speeches and lectures at different prestigious national and international events.
Mr. Sejko is fluent in English and Italian.