Mr. Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania. Before that he was appointed as Minister of Finance, after serving for more than two and a half years as Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Ahmetaj is a PhD in energy security, international security, graduated in 2009 (University of Bucharest, Romania). MA in Diplomacy and International Trade, from University of Kentucky in the United States, graduated in December 1996. During 1996- 2000, Mr. Ahmetaj studied at George Washington University, Department of Economics, Economic Policy and Public Management and Fellow in Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington D.C. – international financial markets, International Finance Department.
Mr. Ahmetaj is a member of the Socialist Party of Albania. In 2009 he was elected Member of Parliament, representing Korca district. He retained his seat in the 2013 elections representing his hometown, Gjirokastra.
In 1998-1999 served as Director General of Tax Administration Directorate of Albania. In 2003-2004 he served as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Industry and 2004- 2005 as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of European Integration.
Mr. Arben Ahmetaj was born in Gjirokastra, Albania. He is married and has two daughters.