On December 13, 2013, the President of the Republic, Mr. Bujar Nishani decorated Mr. Joop Vrolijk, Senior Adviser to SIGMA, with "The Medal of Gratitude", "For contribution and valuable support in the advancement of the Supreme Audit Institution of the State".
Z.Vrolijk has special merit for the continuing support provided to ALSAI during the last two years, especially in enhancing the capacity of its auditors.
The award ceremony was attended by the Chairman of ALSAI, Mr. Bujar Leskaj, by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Albania, Mr. Martin de la Beij, by the representatives of partner SAIs, by academic personalities and audit professionals, etc.
From left to right, Director of Foreign Relations of Romanian SAI, Mr. Dragos Budulac, Deputy Auditor General of the SAI of Macedonia, Mr. Naser Ademi, Chairman of ALSAI, Mr. Bujar Leskaj, President of the Republic of Albania H.E. Mr. Bujar Nishani, SIGMA Senior Adviser, Mr. Joop Vrolijk, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Albania ,Mr. Martin de la Beij, Advisor to the President of National Audit Office (NIK) of Poland, Mr. Jacek Jezierski and Deputy President of NIK, Mr. Wojciech Kutyła
The Second Annual Scientific Conference organized by ALSAI in December 2013 had the support of SIGMA, through a modest financial contribution. A special role in this regard, as well as to the entire deployment of the Conference, was played by SIGMA Senior Adviser, Mr. Joop Vrolijk.