ICC ALBANIA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Ilir Daci, Chairman
Ilir Daci became Chairman of the Executive Board of ICC Albania in July 2018. He has been a member of the Executive Board of ICC Albania since 2015. Ilir Daci is Founder and Managing Partner of Optima Legal & Financial law firm. Mr. Daci is young entrepreneur and a well-known lawyer, with a more than 16 years of experience and developed judicial qualification. He is a member of Albanian Bar Association, a permanent member of the Legal Advisory Task Force of the Energy Charter Secretariat and a certified mediator by the Conflict Management Center in Netherlands. Mr. Daci is also a regular contributor in various publications and articles published in Albania and internationally.
Genc Boga, Board Member
Genc Boga is a founder and member of the Executive Board of ICC Albania since 2012. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of ICC Albania during the term 2015-2018. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Boga & Associates which operates in both jurisdictions of Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Boga is actively engaged in organizations in the country such as Albanian National Olympic Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Albania, Chamber of Commerce and Industry France–Albania, Albanian Children’s Foundation and Youth Albania Parcel Service. He is continuously ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” in Albania by Chambers and Partners and IFLR 1000 in Commercial/Corporate and praised for his extensive experience and strong leadership.
Seyhan Pencabligil, Board Member
Seyhan Pencabligil is the founding leader and member of the Executive Board of ICC Albania since 2012. He has been the first Chair of ICC Albania National Committee during the term 2012-2015. He is CEO and Board Member of National Commercial Bank (BKT) since 2000, largest bank in Albania in terms of assets. Mr Pencabligil is also Chairman of the Albanian Leasing Company; Chairman of the Albanian and Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has held other positions like Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks and Board Member of the Albanian Investment Development Agency. He is also an alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the World Savings Banks’ Institute.
Avni Ponari, Board Member
Avni Ponari joined the Executive Board of ICC Albania in July 2018. He is a distinguished executive in the insurance industry and a successful entrepreneur with a long-lasting experience in Albania and the region. Mr. Ponari is the Chief Executive Officer of SIGAL UNIQA GROUP AUSTRIA in Albania and shareholder of SIGAL UNIQA’s companies in the region such as in Kosovo and Macedonia. Since 2009 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has appointed Mr. Ponari Honorary Consul General of Japan in Albania. Since 2017 Mr. Ponari is President of the Albanian Basketball Federation and is member of the FIBA Europe Finance Commission.
Burak Yurtsever, Board Member
Burak Yurtsever joined the Executive Board of ICC Albania in July 2018. He is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ALBtelecom since December 2013. He has international experience in telecommunications industry. His field of expertise include finance, internal audit, operations, risk management, procurement, administrative affairs and human resources. He is a certified public accountant, with CIA, CISA, CRMA credentials as well. Mr. Yurtsever is also currently the CEO of ALBtelecom International, the subsidiary in Kosovo. He is a member of Galatasaraylilar Dernegi, Institute of Internal Auditors, ISACA and Instanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants.
Ardita Seknaj, Secretary General
Ardita Seknaj joined ICC Albania on the 1st of May 2013. Ms Seknaj relation with the organization stems since the establishment process started in 2011 as part of the leading team in Albania. Prior to joining ICC Albania, Ms Seknaj has worked for about eight years at Banka Kombetare Tregtare, where she expanded experience in different fields such as trade finance, project management, insurance, corporate banking, financial institutions and marketing. Ms Seknaj fields of interest remain on international trade and investments, integration policies and access to finance.