Chairman

Chairman of the Supreme Audit Institution of Albania (ALSAI)

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BUJAR LESKAJ
Chairman of the Supreme Audit Institution of Albania (ALSAI)

Personale data

Name

Bujar

Fatherhood

Farudin

Surname

Leskaj

Date of birth

July 03, 1966

Birthplace

Vlorë

Civil Status

Married with four children

Education

1984

Industrial High School “Pavarësia”, Vlorë

1990

State University of Tirana, Faculty of Geology and Mines, awarded Diploma as Petroleum Engineer

1998

State University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Major in Finances, awarded Diploma as Accountant

2002

State University of Tirana, Faculty of Jurisprudence, awarded Diploma as Jurist

2003

Nebraska-Lincoln University, USA – Diploma as Bachelor of Arts(Master) in Public Administration

2004

National Chamber of Advocates (Lawyers), the title "Advocate(Lawyer )"

2005

Bamberg University, Germany - Specialization on Public Finances

2002- 2006

State University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, School of Deep Graduate Studies - Master in Finance

2009

State University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics - Dissertation on topic "Seigniorage and some of its problems in Albania"

Titles, Scientific Degrees and Medals

2004

Title "Advocate(Lawyer)", awarded by the National Chamber of Advocates of Albania

2006

Scientific degree “Bachelor of Arts(Master) in Finances”

2009

Scientific degree "Doctor of Economic Sciences"

2015

Medal "For Special Civil Merits", accorded by the President of the Republic Bujar Nishani, May 2015

2017

Medal "Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu", awarded by the President of the Republic Bujar Nishani me Decree no. 10445 dated 12/06/2017, with the motivation " In high evaluation of his engagement and dedication as a leader for the institutional strengthening of the Supreme Audit Institution and the modernization of the external public audit in Albania, in terms of increasing transparency and accountability in regard to the use of public funds with economy, effectiveness and efficiency; as well as for the special contribution as a conveyor of human values and tracker and passionate promoter of the best Albanian cultural and patriotic traditions".

2017 dekorimibleskaj

Medal of Merit "The Knight of the Cross", awarded the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, for distinguished merits as friend of Poland, ambassador and promoter of Polish culture in Albania, in the capacity of the Minister of Culture and now as Chairman of the Supreme Audit Institution of Albania(ALSAI).

Professional Career

December 23, 2011 - on

Chairman of the Supreme Audit Institution of Albania(ALSAI)

Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2011

Professor at the Faculty of Economics, State University of Tirana

2009-2011

Director of the Institute of Political Studies "Ismail Qemal Vlora"

2000-2005

Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Chair of Finances, State University of Tirana

1997(April-August)

Deputy General Manager of the General Directorate of Customs of Albania

October 1993- August1997

Specialist and then later Chairman of the Regional Directorate of Customs of Vlora

Political Career

2005-2009

Member of the Parliament of Albania

Sept. 2005 – March 2007

Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports

2007-2009

Member of the Permanent Delegation of Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

2007-2009

Member of the Committee of Economy and Finance in the Parliament of Albania

Foreign Languages

English

Publications

"Representatives of Vlora in the Parliament of Albania, 1912-2009", Tirana 2009

"In and Out ... of Parliament (May 2007-2009)", Tirana 2009

"Seigniorage", publication for the degree of Doctor of Sciences, Tirana 2009

"Money and Bank" (Lectures’ Cycle), co-author with Dr. Adriatik Kotorri, Tirana 2011

"Lectures in Finance (Part I)", Tirana 2011

"Muses of Resistance (Crossed over in Books)", Tirana, 2011

"Lectures in Finance (Part II)", Tirana, 2012

"Introduction to Financial Engineering", co-author with Prof. Dr. Skender Osmani, Tirana 2015

"Stochastic Financial Engineering", co-author with Prof. Dr. Skender Osmani, Tirana 2015

"Optimization", co-author with Prof. Dr. Skënder Osmani, Tirana 2017.

Co-author of the draft of ALSAI’s basic law no. 154/2014 "On the Organization and Functioning of High State Control", approved by the Albanian Parliament on November 26, 2014.

Creator and leader of preparing and editing the books of the "ALSAI Books Chart", which includes 86 titles from 2012-2017, as well as author and co-author of many SAI books and publications, among which:

- "4 Years of Public External Audit 2012-2015"

- "High State Control (ALSAI) History 1925-2012"

- "Performance Audit Guide", 2012

- "Performance Audit Manual", 2013

- "Audit, tool for better governance: the case of Albania", 2014

- "90 Years of ALSAI", 2015

- "Performance Audit Department Manual", 2015

- "Performance Indicators", 2015

- "Performance Audits in ALSAI", 2016

- "Documents of the Control Council 1925-1939", 2017

- "40 Years of the Lima Declaration", 2017

- "SAI’s Performance Measurement Framework", 2017

Chairman of the Editorial Board of ALSAI’s Scientific Journal "Public Audit", a four-month magazine published in Albanian and English. Its first issue has been released in May 2012. The magazine now counts its 17 editions.