|12th Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations|
5 August 2009 – 1 October 2015
|Preceded by||Adrian Neritani|
February 22, 1967
|Alma mater||University of Tirana|
Early life and education
Hoxha graduated from the University of Tirana in French language and civilization. In 1992, he also attended the Netherlands Institute of International Relations at Clingendael in the Hague. In 1998, he attended the Center of International and Security Studies in Maryland, United States. In 2007, he attended a special course for high level management with Georgetown University.
Hoxha joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. From 1993 to 1995, he was Deputy Director for Multilateral Cooperation and International Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Albania. In 1995, he served as Counselor to the Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations in New York. From 1996 to 1998, he has been the Director of that Department for Multilateral Cooperation and International Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1998 to 2001, Hoxha was Head of the Mission of Albania to the European Union in Brussels and concurrently Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Hoxha was the Ambassador to France, and from 2003 to 2006, was Ambassador to Portugal, resident in Paris. From 2001 to 2007, he has also been Personal Representative of the Head of State to the Permanent Council of the International Organization of la Francophonie.
Between 2006 and 2009, he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this time he served also as National Coordinator for the Alliance of Civilizations and National Coordinator for the Barcelona Process–Union for the Mediterranean, a position he held since 2008. In September 2007, he was also appointed Albania’s Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors and served there until September 2009.
He is married to Armelle Montenot, a French teacher and they have 2 children, Gabrielle and Max.
- "New Permanent Representative of Albania Presents Credentials". United Nations. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-12-28.