Shqipe Neziri Vela is an energy sector specialist and an anti-corruption practitioner. She has over 20 years of professional experience with various development agencies and foreign governments managing large-scale projects in energy, environment, and anti-corruption. She is the co-founder and the chairperson of Kosovo Women in Energy and Mining. She teaches Energy Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo, and is a mentor at the Global Women’s Network in Energy Transition.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

International organizations


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Current employer

U.S. Department of State

Work experience

  • Program Specialist (Energy)
    U.S. Department of State - Full-time From August 2018 to Present

    Support the management and oversight of the largest investment in energy sector in Kosovo ($300M) by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.


  • MA in Public Policy
    Central European University From September 2010 to June 2011
  • MA in Public Administration
    University of York From October 2009 to June 2010

Area of expertise

Energy policy Environmental policy


  • Albanian
  • English
  • German
  • Serbian
  • Spanish


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