OUR TEAM

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Indira Kartallozi is the director at Kaleidoscope Futures and founder of Sustainability Leadership Kosova. Indira’s expertise ranges from sustainability and social enterprise to human rights and transformative leadership. Her work has taken her to countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.

KEY PEOPLE

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Elira Sahitaj
Coordinator

Elira Sahitaj is a philosophy student, passionate about reading, nature and gardening (growing her own little plants :)). Through her role at LabBox and her engagement with various projects aimed for community development, Elira has honed her interpersonal, communication and team working skills.

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Shpëtim Shujaku is the Project Manager at Sustainability Leadership Kosova. Previously he has worked at NGO Germin for four years, where he held the position of Project Officer, and previously that of the Finance Manager. Before Germin, he worked in the private sector as a Staff Accountant and Assistant Manager in different companies.

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Blerinda is a co-founder of Botanic L.L.C. - a social enterprise aspiring to be one of the first circular businesses in Kosovo. She is a Fulbright scholar and a graduate of IMPACT MBA at Colorado State University, United States. She is passionate about regenerative agriculture and biodiversity. As e certified TRUE Zero Waste Advisor and GRI professional she is excited to share her know-how in total resource use and efficiency, sustainability practices and assessment. 

Indira Kartallozi
Executive Director

Shpëtim Shujaku
Project Manager

Blerinda Veliu
Fundraising and Sustainability Associate

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Mentor Dida

is a compassionate and enthusiastic social entrepreneur that wants to see everyone live in harmony with themselves and others. With a systemic impact focus, he is never content with just giving a person a fish, nor teaching them how to fish, he will not stop...

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Çlirim Sheremeti

Çlirim Sheremeti is the Founder and Executive Director of 4-H Kosova, who is a member of the global network of youth development 4-H organizations spanning across 50 countries with more than 7 million members around the world. 

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Faruk Foniqi

Faruk Foniqi is the founder and executive director of the Institute of GIS and Geospatial Technology in Kosovo - IGGTK. He has been part of UHHabitat Kosovo programs to support municipalities in drafting and approving Municipal Zoning Maps and creating GIS databases. He has a degree in Geography and has specialization from the University of California "Davis" and from "Toronto" in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing.

POOL OF CONSULTANTS

POOL OF CONSULTANTS

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Nikolina Markota Vukic

Nikolina Markota Vukić is a sustainability and non-financial reporting expert with a Ph.D. in CSR and social strategies. She is the co-founder and president of The Croatian Institute for CSR (IDOP) and has almost ten-year...

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Qëndresa Ferizi

Qendresa Imeri Ferizi is an experienced business consultant who works with startups and SMEs. She is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurship & Social Change Association (ESCA). Qendresa has worked for various...

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Valon Avdiu

Valon works at the Ministry of European Integration as a Senior Officer for Public Finance and Statistics. Valon’s special interest is the application of analytical and strategic skills focusing on current and future economic...

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Drena is a systems thinker and is passionate about breaking down complex problems. She has worked in the Western Balkans in the fields of social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and private sector development. 

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Bjondina Rexha is the Co-Founder of Mentoring our Future a program that aims to provide each student with individual attention and guidance related to their professional development goals, career aspirations and networking needs. She is also a UNICEF consultant where she has been supporting the Ministry of Health and currently supporting the Ministry of Finance, Labor, and Transfers.

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Boris Bulatovic is the co-founder of Global Impact Grid GbR and a director of Institute Corporate Responsibility Management at Steinbeis University Berlin. Boris has founded three successful ventures in the educational field. 

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Arbër Lleshi is the Managing Director of BONEVET Gjakova since 2017 and Project Manager of ClimateLaunchpad Kosovo since 2021. Arbër completed his Master studies in Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2015. He co-founded and led Parku Kulturor "Ali Podrimja" from 2016 to 2020, a vivid cultural amphitheater in Gjakova, the birthplace of many other civic and artistic initiatives.

Drena Miftari
Board Chairwoman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bjondina Rexha
Board Member

Boris Bulatovic
Board Member

Arber Lleshi
Board Member

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Wayne Visser

Prof. Dr Wayne Visser is a globally recognized ‘pracademic’, having been listed as one of the world’s Top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media, a top 100 influencer on CSR and sustainable business...

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ADVISORS

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Kishore Ravuri

KisH is a regional sustainability advocate, with special interest in fostering partnerships that help create ‘impact’ which is meaningful, measurable, and mutual.Kish is the Founder and CiO of Impacto Sdn Bhd (www.impacto.my),.

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Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan Al Nahyan

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan Al Nahyan is a CEO of Alliances for Global Sustainability and an accomplished entrepreneur, founder of a number of business entities since 2008...

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Agustin Darquea

Agustin Darquea is an Environmental and Natural Resources Engineer from the Viña Del Mar University in Chile. He is also a certified Permaculture Designer and has taken courses in Circular Economy, Life Cycle Assessment and other topics related with sustainability.

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Ricardo Malheiro

Ricardo Malheiro is a corporate manager who considers that everyone can contribute to change the world by doing their own role, both as a professional and as an individual. He has worked in different multinational companies (thyssenkrupp, Bertelsmann, Inditex, Deloitte, etc), in several management positions.

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Carolina Almeida Cruz 

Carolina's impact-focused career has started from working at International Labour Organization- focusing on Human Rights, to her work as founder of NGO Sapana in Portugal, Mercer Career and lastly at C-More. She is an entreprenur, sustainability expert and received the Women Economic Forum "Iconic Women Creating a Better World" Award.

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Rina Fetahaj

is interested in applying market-based solutions to social and environmental problems. Equally interested in knowledge sharing and collaboration across sectors and people in terms of social innovation, sustainability, circular, and regenerative economy principles.

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Fijona Kurshumliu has completed her Bachelor studies at UBT in the field of Energy Engineering and Management. Her academic training has prepared her for fundamental knowledge about the energy system, energy efficiency and alternative sources of performance. Fijona is certified in Intelligent Buildings and Zero Energy Buildings as well as in organic photovoltaic systems.

INTERNS

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Andi Beqiri is a Clinical Systems Expert based in London, with a keen passion for sustainability and environmental issues.

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Joel Temple is passionate about tackling environmental justice. Working with several NGOs in Prishtina’s social impact space, he discovered a passion for collaborative, sustainable solutions that empower individuals and communities to enact lasting change. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Urban Planning at the University of Hawai’i where he’s learning how to craft compassionate, evidence-based solutions to the challenges of our day.

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Former Intern

Fijona Kurshumliu
Former Intern

Joel Temple
Former Intern

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Qendresa Mejzini
Former intern

Qendresa graduated from the Law University of Pristina in Kosovo and since the first year of her studies she participated as a volunteer, author of projects, member of NGOs in different
programs aiming to promote human rights and rule of law. Qendresa right now is part of the Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights.

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Arlind Ramadani
Former intern

Arlind is currently finishing his bachelor degree in Management and Economics at the Business College in Prishtina, Kosovo. His main specializations are web-development and graphic design with a focus on brand identity and social media content

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Shukrie Sadiku
Current intern

Currently, Shukrie is a fourth-year student at the English Language and Literature department and an exchange student at Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany. She is also part of the mentoring programme of the University of Prishtina, Mentoring Our Future, for the academic year 2021/22. From this internship at Sustainability Leadership Kosova, she expects to gain new skills and knowledge about sustainability that will help in her personal and professional development. She enjoys reading, nature, and astronomy.