|First Lady of Albania|
24 July 2012
|Preceded by||Teuta Topi|
|Born||Odeta Ali Kosova
May 5, 1969
|Children||Ersi (born 1995)
Fiona (born 1999)
|Residence||Presidential Palace of Tirana (official)|
|Alma mater||Polytechnic University of Tirana
Aleksandër Moisiu University
Life and career
The Fist Lady of Albania, Odeta Nishani is the elder daughter of Shegushe and Ali Kosova and mother of Ersi and Fiona. Her father originates from a Kosovo merchants' family that settled in Durrës in 1905, while her mother comes from the Karaosmani family, whose grandfather Qemal bej Karaosmani was one of the signers of the Albanian Declaration of Independence and who served as Minister of Agriculture in Ismail Qemali's government.
Mrs. Nishani grew up in Elbasan and she completed her pre-higher education at Dhaskal Todri High School.
After that, Mrs. Nishani graduated in Civil and Industrial Construction Engineering from Polytechnic University of Tirana in 1993. She married with Mr. Bujar Nishani in 1994.
Odeta Nishani started her professional career as Investments Director at the Military Academy and she continued for a decade as a Constructions' Engineer at the Institute of Studies and Projects.
The status of the First Lady, found Mrs. Nishani in the field of Tourism Development professionally serving as Director of Market Study and Tourism Statistics at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports. Mrs. Nishani holds a Master Degree in Tourism Management at the Aleksandër Moisiu University - a field where she has been contributing during the seven recent years.
The academic career of Mrs. Odeta Nishani has also been characterized and enriched as well by a series of training in her respective professional field - trainings that were held by international organizations and bodies mainly in the United States of America, Europe and Asia.
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