|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
|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. 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.
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.
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