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Bernard Nikaj Ambassador

Academic Background
2010 PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Maastricht, Maastricht School of Governance
2007-2008 MSc. in Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
2003-2006 BA in Economics, University of Prishtina 

Professional Experience

2016- Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels
2009-2016 Lecturer in Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Prishtina 
2013-2014 Minister of Trade and Industry, Government of Kosovo 
2013 Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry/SAA Chief Trade Negotiator, Government of Kosovo 
2011-2013 Principal Political Adviser/Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Kosovo 
2008-2011 Public Policy Adviser on issues of Public Finance, Economic Development and Public Administration Reform on Technical Assistance projects in Kosovo and internationally.
2004-2008 Adviser on Budgeting and Public Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of Kosovo
2002-2004 Health Sector Reform Team, Ministry of Health, Government of Kosovo
2001-2002 Information and Communication Officer, European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR)
2000-2001 Humanitarian Relief Work (ADRA, CARE and other NGOs)

Awards
2014 UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office International Leaders Program
2014 US Department of State Fulbright Scholar
2012-2014 Netherlands Fellowship Program Scholar
2007-2008 UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholar

Born on 9 December 1978 in Gjakova, Kosovo. Married, father of two.