Master of Public Administration at Harvard University
Mr. Ismaili graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master of Public Administration.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Graceland University, IA, USA. While at Graceland, he participated in efforts to promote religious and racial tolerance, including the International Student Club and Black Student Club. Most recently, he has been recognized as a successful entrepreneur in the hospitality business, co-founding and managing two of the most successful bars/pastry shops in Prishtina. He was engaged in the public sector through advisory work to both the Minister of Transport of Kosovo and, most recently, the Minister of Agriculture.
His experience ranges from implementing important infrastructure projects to developing multi-year national grant programs in agriculture. He has led the Ministry of Agriculture in meetings with EU, US, and World Bank donors, developing programs that benefited many sectors in the whole value chain of agriculture. One of those important developments has been a unique USAID and Government of Kosovo (GoK) partnership to fund agriculture loans through commercial banks.