Odeta Nishani

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Odeta Nishani
First Lady of Albania
Assumed office
24 July 2012
President Bujar Nishani
Preceded by Teuta Topi
Personal details
Born Odeta Ali Kosova
(1969-05-05) May 5, 1969 (age 47)
Elbasan, Albania
Nationality  Albanian
Spouse(s) Bujar Nishani
Children Ersi (born 1995)
Fiona (born 1999)
Residence Presidential Palace of Tirana (official)
Alma mater Polytechnic University of Tirana
Aleksandër Moisiu University
Website First Lady of Albania

Odeta Ali Nishani (born, Odeta Kosova, on 5 May 1969 in Elbasan, Albania), is the wife of the 6th and incumbent President of Albania, Bujar Nishani.[1] Her father originates from a Kosova merchants’ family that settled in Durrës in 1905, while her mother comes from the Karaosmani family and whose grandfather was one of the signers of the Independence Act 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, the First Lady, Odeta Nishani graduated in Civil and Industrial Construction Engineering form Polytechnic University of Tirana in 1993. She married with Mr. Bujar Nishani in 1994.

Mrs. Nishani started her professional career as Investments Director at the Military Academy and she continued for a decade as a Constructions’ Engineer and Constructer 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 – a field where she has been contributing during the seven recent years.[2]