Mrs. Luarasi was born in Tirana and holds the position of Deputy Mayor since October 2021. She joined the Municipality of Tirana in 2015 after the first winning mandate of Mayor Veliaj as the Strategic Planning and HR General Director. In 2019, during the second mandate of Mayor Veliaj, she was promoted to the position of Chief of Staff at the Mayor’s Cabinet, where she pursued the implementation of projects and tasks within each department by creating and maintaining cross–departmental relationships, ensuring success. Ms. Luarasi is highly motivated and experienced, and has brought to the mayoral team her expert proficiency in designing and managing all operating aspects of people management. Her know-how for startups and organizations, including strategic planning, organizing, standard operating procedures, staffing, leadership, and monitoring and evaluating activities in a dynamic, fast paced environment, both in private and civil society sector, lay at the core of her work at the Municipality of Tirana. Prior to joining the Municipality of Tirana, Mrs. Luarasi worked as the General Director of Standards and People Management on the first Albanian mobile telecommunications company, PLUS Communication (2009-2015). At this position, Mrs. Luarasi played a key role at gathering around PLUS a highly professional and competitive workforce: she raised and developed a full-range corporative structure, standards and procedures, while recruiting more than 1000 employees. Mrs. Luarasi has also leaded the People and Change department at KPMG Albania (2006-2009), offering consultancy and advisory services on a variety of different issues for a number of international and national clients. During the period of 2000-2006 she has worked on the civil society sector at the Open Society Foundation for Albania as Program Coordinator and HR Manager. Her previous experience includes academic commitment as well, being a lecturer at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Philology for 4 years. Mrs. Luarasi brings a vast experience and expertise dealing with functions and standardization of Human Capital and policy-creation and evaluation on a multi-level aspect of businesses, NGOs and public administration structures. Mrs. Luarasi holds a Bachelor degree with Honors on Literature and Linguistics from the University of Tirana (1999). She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Organizational Behavior, from the University of London, UK, in 2005.
All Sessions by Keti Luarasi
Panel 2: Promoting Innovation and High-Tech Entrepreneurship
How to grow local economy based on innovations– which financial and non- financial measures work; building links between research organizations and economy