Legal Service Unit

Eriona Xhaferi

Economic Advisor

Mrs. Eriona Xhaferi was graduated in 2004 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana with a DND degree in Finance. In 2008 she completed the post-university studies and got a Master’s degree in European Economic Studies at the Faculty of Economics – University of Tirana.
Mrs. Xhaferi has a long experience in the banking system starting from 2004 until February 2018. Until 2007 Mrs. Xhaferi held the position of finance specialist at the Finance Department and later on, from 2007 – 2010 she held the position of specialist at the Internal Audit Department.
In 2010 Mrs. Xhaferi was appointed Deputy Head of the Internal Audit Department at one of the main second-tier Banks in Albania, a position that she held until February 2018.
Mrs. Xhaferi has carried out various trainings and has some qualifications in the International Financial Reporting Standards for Banks, fraud recognition and prevention, internal financial system, auditing risk management, Risk Driven Internal Audit, Quality Assurance and Improvement Program and leading with emotional intelligence. She has very a good knowledge of English and Italian language. Since March 2018, Mrs. Xhaferi was appointed as Economic Advisor in the Legal Unit at the Institution of Public Commissioners.


Ermela Zaimi

Legal Advisor

Mrs. Ermela Zaimi has graduated as a “Jurist” in 2000, in the Faculty of Law of the Tirana University, with excellent academic results. She has a professional experience working as a lawyer for over fifteen years, both in the public and privaye sector.
From 2000 on until 2004 she has worked as a legal counsel in privately owned commercial companies. From 2004 on, until 2009 she has held the position of the spokeswoman of the Tirana District Court. In 2009 she started to work as a lawyer in Banka Societe Generale Albania, until 2018, serving as a lawyer in the General Directorate, in the Risk Management Departement.
In the course of her proffessional career she has succesfully attended and completed several training activities and programms, in Albania and abroad, related to the management of the judicial case flow, public procurement management and procedures, banking legislation, protection of the personal data, and consulting and management of civil constructing works contracts.
In 2015 she has successully completed and graduated her Masters Degree at the Faculty of Law of the Tirana University, after a two years study programme in “EU Bussines Law”. She is proficient in two foreign languages, English and Italian.


Jetmira Rragami

Legal Advisor

Mrs. Jetmira Rragami, is graduated in Law at University “Luigj Gurakuqi”, Shkodra in 2003.
She holds a Master Degree in Civil law, from the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana. She concluded there her doctorate studies in 2018, and currently holds a PHD degree in Law.
In 2004 she became a Lawyer, licensed by the National Bar Association, Albania. Her professional career started in 2004, working as a specialist/lawyer in the legal office of OSHEE (KESH / DVSH) Shkodra, and at the same time as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University “Luigj Gurakuqi” Shkodra. From October 2008 to August 2014, Mrs. Rragami started working as full time lecturer and later in charge of the Department of Public Law at “Kristal” University. Then, she worked at the General Directorate of Customs, as a specialist/lawyer in the Legislation Sector, at the Legal Department. She was part of the working group for drafting the implementing provisions of Law 102/2014 for the “Customs Code of the Republic of Albania”.
She has conducted a series of trainings at home and abroad and is author and coauthor of a number of research papers and articles published in national and international journals. Her research interests are related to comparative and commercial law. She speaks fluently English, Italian, and has a good command of French. From February 2018, Mrs. Rragami is part of the Public Commissioner Institution at the Legal Unit, as a legal adviser.


Luljeta Sulaj

Economics Advisor

Mrs. Luljeta Sulaj has completed her studies at the Faculty of Economic at the Tirana University in the 1987. She owns a Master Public Administration degree, of the Nebraska University Program near the Economic Faculty of Tirana University, in 2007. She is entitled “Internal Audit in the Public Sector” in the 2006 and “Fiscal Expert” in the 2008. She has very good knowledge in English and she has good command of Italian.
She has finished a lot of professional trainings and qualifications abroad and into Albania, focused in the anti-corruption issues, fraud in the public funds, financial management, public auditing, inspections, administrative investigation, abuse of the dominant position of enterprises, etc.
She has a long professional experience mainly in the public sector but also in the private sector too. She has worked as inspector for economic issues at the Anti-Corruption Unit and the Department of Internal Control and Anticorruption in the Council of Ministers during 2001-2006, as inspector at the Department of Control for the Projects and Investments with Foreign Financing at Albania State Supreme Audit Institution, during 2006 – 2007, as inspector at the Directorate of Market Surveillance and Investigation at the Albania Competition Authority, during 2008 – 2018. Previously, she has worked in the private sector as a specialist finance at the foreign oil production company “Kitari Oil”, as audit at the General Directorate of Students Center, also she has worked as specialist for financial and administrative issues in non-profit associations, for various projects with international organizations funds, etc.


Alfred Avdulaj

Legal Advisor

Mr. Alfred Avdulaj is graduated in 2002 at the Univeristy of Tirana,Faculty of Law. Prior to his current engagement in the function of Legal Advisor, starting from July 2001 until February 2018, he served in various positions in legal structures at several ministries (Ministry of Internal Affairs, Transport, Urban Development, Energy and Infrastructure) as well as an inspector at Property Restitution and Compensation Agency (AKKP). During his 17-years professional experience at Public Administration, at the central level, he has participated in many specializations, conferences and seminars in the country and abroad, mainly on issues of legislative process, approximation of EU  Acqui ,  legislation, co-operation in the field of order and security, urban planning and development. With the motivation to serve the strengthening and enhancement of the professional knowledge of public officials, he has been engaged for 2 years as a trainer at the Public Administration School. Mr. Avdulaj has a very good English language and has good knowledge of Italian. 


Mirela Këllezi

Economics Advisor

Mrs. Mirela Këllezi holds the title of “Economist” from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana. In 2006 she completed her “Master” studies in “Public Administration” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska. She has an intensive working experience on the administrative and financial management of local and international projects, international organizations and public administration. During 1999 – 2013 she has worked in the World Health Organization. Subsequently she was engaged as a finance manager for the project of: IPA SEE / D / 0335 / 1.3 / X – Noble Ideas”, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management and the Erasmus+ project, “The Youth Employment Support Scheme in Albania” at the National Agency of Education, Professional Training and Qualifications. Mrs. Këllezi has conducted several professional trainings and qualifications on public and foreign funds, global fund management and funding systems, financial reports, public procurement, income and expenses. She has very good knowledge in English language and general knowledge of Italian and German. From December 2018, Ms. Mirela Këllezi holds the position of Economic Advisor at the Legal Unit, at the Institution of Public Commissioners.


Ermira Shtino 

Legal Advisor

Mrs. Ermira Shtino is graduated as “Lawyer” at the Faculty of Law, the University of Bucharest. With respect to the current engagement assuming the position of Legal Adviser, by December 2018, she served in various positions in several central institutions: the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, and the external lecturer at Albanian University. Mrs. Shtino was part of the working groups for drafting a series of draft law and, in the capacity of expert, participated in the negotiations on the approximation of EU legislation with Acquis communautaire, as well as carried out some trainings inside and abroad. Her priorities are: legal analysis, legislative techniques, human rights and the policies of European legislation. In 2006 she acquired the lawyer license. Mrs. Shtino is competent in English and Romanian language, and has good knowledge of Italian.


Arjol Ago

Legal Advisor

Mr. Arjol Ago graduated in 2006 with the title “Lawyer” at the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana. In 2013 he completed his studies “Master of Science”, “European Legislation and Institutions”, at the Institute of European Studies, University of Tirana. In the same year, Mr. Arjol Ago was licensed “Mediator” by The Licensing Commission of Mediators at the Ministry of Justice. He has very good knowledge in English and Italian. Prior to the current engagement as a Legal Advisor at the Institution of Public Commissioners, in 2007 – 2018, he has been part of the Competition Authority in the capacity of the Inspector of the Market Surveillance Directorate Legal and Judicial Affairs Directorate. Mr. Arjol Ago has conducted a series of trainings and qualifications inside and outside the country, mainly with regard to administrative investigation procedures, disclosure of anticompetitive practices, banned agreements (cartel), enterprise inspection, draft legislation, etc.


Fatime Sulaj

Economics Advisor

Mrs. Fatime Sulaj has been graduated in 2006 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, in Financial Accounting. In 2015 she completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, with a “Master” degree in Business Administration. Since 2012, she holds the title of “Approved Accounting” and has conducted several trainings related to the recognition of National and International Accounting Standards and Financial Analysis. Mrs. Sulaj has an extended experience in the banking system, from 2007 to December 2018, and since 2013 she assumed position of the Director of the Department of International Payments. She has very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of Italian language. In January 2019, Mrs. Sulaj has been appointed Economic Advisor at the Legal Unit, at the Institution of Public Commissioners.