The Central and Eastern European Forum 2018

Gent Sejko

Governor

Bank of Albania


Gent Sejko is the governor of the Bank of Albania and chairman of its supervisory council, as of February 2015. He was voted in as governor by the parliament of the Republic of Albania on 5 February 2015, upon the decree of the President of the Republic of Albania. Mr Sejko graduated from the faculty of economics at the University of Tirana in 1991 with a degree in industrial economics. He earned a master’s degree in international accounting and financial management (MAcc) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1997, with his thesis on ‘The role of banks and privatisation of banks in economies in transition’. Mr Sejko started his banking career in 1992 as head of credit division at the National Commercial Bank. He also worked as an inspector at the supervision department of the Bank of Albania, until 1998, while pursuing his post-university studies. From 1998 until 2000, Mr Sejko worked for Deloitte & Touche as a senior auditor and consultant, responsible for the management of audit procedures. From 2001 until 2002, he worked for the American Bank of Albania as head of internal audit and compliance division, and engaged in extending the branches network of the bank. From 2002 until 2004, Mr Sejko returned to the Bank of Albania’s supervision department as head of division for on-site examinations. From 2004 until 2010, he held a number of managing positions at Raiffeisen Bank such as head of division for the internal audit, compliance and relations with the government, director general of Raiffeisen Leasing, and head of corporate banking. He also served as a member of the credit committee, member of the assets and liabilities management committee, member of the supervisory council of Raiffeisen Leasing, and member of the supervisory council of pension funds. From July 2010 until February 2015, Mr Sejko was the deputy general manager and head of retail department and branches network for Société Générale Albania. In addition, he served as member of the assets and liabilities committee, member of the supervisory council of SG Leasing and member of the credit committee of the bank.


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