Mimi Kodheli

Defence Minister of Republic of Albania
2013 -

Mimi Kodheli is currently the Defence Minister of the Republic of Albania.
 
Mrs. Mimi Kodheli was born in Tirana, in September 1964. She is married to Leka and they have a son, Mikel.

Her educational background is rich characterized by her prominent culture inherited by her family and her studies focused in various fields such as, international markets, bond and assets, labour and investment markets, trainings on small and medium enterprises and banking management. She has worked as a lecturer of economics and finance at several Albanian universities such as the European University of Tirana, Luarasi, and Marlin Barleti at the Faculty of Economics for a long period from 2007 till 2010. Also she has participated in various international programmes of high educational and political standards such as the programme of U.S. State Department, “Women in Politics”, and in the “National Security Policy” programme of the Marshall European Centre for Security Studies in Germany.

Mrs. Kodheli has completed her education in the field of finance and economy first by obtaining a degree in Finance in 1986 by the University of Tirana, Economic Faculty. Then in 2000 she obtained her Master Degree in Public Administration awarded by the Lincoln University, Nebraska, USA, in cooperation with University of Tirana. Some years later decided to deepen her knowledge in the science of finance and in 2014 took her PhD in Economic Science at the University of Verona, Italy, in cooperation with the University of Tirana, Economic Faculty.

Mrs. Mimi Kodheli started her political career in 2002 when she was appointed Deputy Mayor of the Tirana Municipality. Her love for art, culture and hardworking were an extra value that contributed on the transformation of the capital city of Albania. Later in 2005, she was appointed Prefect of Tirana Region and in 2009 was elected Member of Parliament by holding the position of Vice Chair of the Economy and Finance Committee throughout the Legislature of 2009 Parliamentary Elections. As well she has been a member of the Socialist Party Leadership since 2007 and member of Region Council of Tirana.

Mrs. Kodheli is a woman with various experiences within her party, at local executive level as well as at academic level, until she was assigned to particularly high and important posts, up to then covered only by men.

Mrs. Kodheli has an excellent command of English and Italian language, and is quite fluent in French and Spanish.

 




Minister Kodheli official visit to USA 27-31 October 2014Minister Kodheli held an official visit to the United States of America invited by the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Mr. Chuck Hagel.
Comprehensive Regional Ministerial 14-16 October 2014Comprehensive Regional Ministerial was held in Budva, Montenegro: Harmonization of Cooperation on Defence and Security in the region...
Valued member of the North Atlantic Alliance 4-5 September 2014On Thursday, September 4, in Wales began the two-day NATO Summit. The summit was attended by the delegations of 28 member countries...
Minister Kodheli visit to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 26 May 2014Minister Kodheli: Albania, a step forward in our commitment to NATO...
NATO Defence Ministers meetings in Brussels 26 - 27 February 2014Minister Kodheli attended NATO Defence Minister meetings and chaired US-Adriatic CHarter (A5) Meeting, held in Brussels...
Armed Forces operation for litter collection February - March 2014Immediately after the decision taken from the inter-ministerial committee to declare the state of emergency for the environment situation, the MoD and GS...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Turkey 12-13 February 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held an two-day official visit to Turkey, invited by her counterpart, the Minister of Defence of Turkey, Mr. Ismet Yilmaz...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, invited by the Minister of Defence of Greece...
NATO Annual Report 2013 27 January 2014Secretary General’s Annual Report sets out priorities to shape 'Future NATO'...
Minister Kodheli at the Comprehensive Regional Ministerial held in Slovenia October 2013The Ministerial included two meetings: US-Adriatic Charter (A5) Ministerial, and SEDM Defence Ministerial...
"Strategic Vision" December 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2014 07 January 2014This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely on...
Military Review December 2013Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...