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Valdrin Lluka

Solaborate, tech company, in charge for business development

Valdrin Lluka is an executive with more than 15 years of experience in public and private sector development, management, management consulting and leadership development. He currently serves as an executive at Solaborate, a tech company specialized in hardware and software for telemedicine, tele-education and video conferencing. Lluka was a scholar of Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) and holds an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (2007 – 2009) and BA degree in Economics and Information Systems from the American University in Bulgaria (2002 – 2005).

Valdrin Lluka served as the Minister of Economic Development in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo (2017 – 2020), responsible for the development of the energy, mining and ICT sectors and the supervision of all public enterprises in Kosovo.

Before he was nominated as a Minister, Lluka led a chain of production facilities on fresh and processed food products, employing more than 200 employees and exporting 100% of its production (2015 – 2017). Earlier on, he worked for Deloitte, Carlson Consulting Enterprise and mobile virtual network operator Z mobile (2005 – 2010).

During his professional experience in public sector, Lluka demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and oversee innovative promotional activities to attract foreign investment into Kosovo and promote local products abroad through the Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency, a Government Agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry where he served for 4 years as the General Director (2011 -2014). Lluka led the National Council of Economic Zones as appointed by the Cabinet of the Government of Kosovo and served at several economic development boards in and outside of Kosovo.

Lluka volunteered as the co-chair of the Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Committee (2014 – 2017) and is currently serving as the member of the KAEF Committee. KAEF is dedicated to the long-term economic development of Kosovo through the education of its people. KAEF provides up to 8 graduate fellowships per year to promising Kosovars for top-level master’s degree at select U.S. universities.

Lluka is married and has two children.

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