Mimoza Kusari-Lila is currently serving as the Chairwoman of the Liberal Democratic Political Party in Kosovo – Alternativa. She was the first and only female mayor (of one of the largest cities, Gjakova) to ever be elected in Kosovo, a position which she held from December 2013 to July 2017.
Prior to her political career, Kusari-Lila worked on development projects with the World Bank in Kosovo. She was also a Business Consultant for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project and was later appointed as an Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Kosovo. This was a position she held for over three years, making AmCham Kosovo one of the most reputable business organisations in the country.
Kusari-Lila holds an MBA from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA where she received the State Department’s Ron Brown Scholarship and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Prishtina.