Teuta Topi

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Teuta Topi
First Lady of Albania
In office
24 July 2007 – 24 July 2012
Preceded by Milica Moisiu
Succeeded by Odeta Nishani
Personal details
Born Teuta Mema
(1961-06-13) June 13, 1961 (age 53)
Tirana, Albania
Nationality Albanian
Spouse(s) Bamir Topi
Children Nada and Etida Topi

Teuta Topi - Mema (born 13 June 1961) was the First Lady of Albania from 2007 to 2012[1] as the wife of former President Bamir Topi.

Biography[edit]

Topi, born in Tirana on 13 June 1961, graduated from Petro Nini Luarasi High School in Tirana and earned her college degree in 1984, majoring in Agronomy from the Agricultural University of Tirana.

She has also earned a Master degree in Environmental Sciences and Technology. Teuta has a long professional experience working as specialist in the Entity of Seeds and Saplings and also as a specialist of the rural development in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Protection of the Consumer of Albania. She has expanded her professional experience with domestic qualifications and studying abroad Mississippi State University, USA.

Mrs. Topi is a member of the Work Group for rural development in the Balkans; representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of Albania to the IRENE Project, the INTERREG III Program for the Regional Development o Local Basis; member of the Work Group to draft the strategy of regional development and member of the Technical Work Group on the collaboration in the agricultural field with the neighboring countries. The First Lady has not been involved in politics, but she has been active in programs of social and public interest such as in issue of gender pertinence or in issues of European integration and the Association-Stabilization process.

In 1986 she met and later on married Bamir Topi. Bamir and Teuta have two daughters: Nada (born 1984) and Etida (born 1990). Mrs. Topi has not interrupted her professional activity in the Ministry of Agriculture, while her activity as First Lady dedicates her time to the most needy levels of the society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaysia to host First Ladies Summit". New Straits Times. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2011.