Mission

The Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce was established in Kosovo in late 2021 as a not-for-profit association under Kosovo law. The founders are American-Israeli-Kosovar companies which intend to facilitate and support business relationships between Israel and Kosovo, and build upon the formal diplomatic relationship established between Israel and Kosovo to expand commercial ties between the two countries.

The Mission of the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce is

  • To facilitate and support business relations between Israel and Kosovo

  • To support the formalized diplomatic relationship between Israel and Kosovo with specific business and other activities

  • To support and enhance business-to-business and people-to-people engagement and to facilitate scientific exchanges that will strengthen business relations between Israel and Kosovo

  • To expand opportunities for business cooperation, innovation and investment in all economic sectors

  • To strengthen and diversify Israel’s access to the Western Balkans market and to support Kosovo’s access to Israel’s market

In order to achieve its Mission, the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce will focus on the following activities:

  • To promote Israel as a valuable partner for Kosovo’s economic development

  • To establish a network of Israeli and Kosovo businesses that will strengthen business relations between Israel and Kosovo

  • To provide professional support services for Israeli and Kosovo businesses in an effort to establish communication and cooperation for trade and investment

  • To provide information to Israeli and Kosovo businesses on business and investment opportunities and other relevant information required to enable and facilitate business cooperation

  • To provide professional training and other capacity-building activities related to business cooperation, investment and trade

  • To organize and implement industry-specific missions to Israel, Kosovo and other countries in order to bring together potential business partners and to explore business opportunities

  • To perform any other activities that are required and relevant for facilitating business cooperation between Israel and Kosovo

SKENDER HYSENI
SKENDER HYSENIChairman of the Assembly

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THE Assembly

The Assembly is the highest governing body of the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce. It shall consist of all members of the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce.

The Executive Board is the main executive and management body of the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce.

The members of the Executive Board are:
Shai Franklin

SHAI FRANKLIN
Chairman of the Executive Board

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BRAD GERSTMAN
Member of the Executive Board

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Skender Hyseni

SKENDER HYSENI
Member of the Executive Board

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THE Honorary Committee

Membership in the Honorary Committee is the highest honor that the Kosovo-Israel Chamber of Commerce can bestow upon distinguished individuals. The Honorary Committee is composed of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and who have made exceptionally distinguished contributions to strengthen relations between Kosovo and Israel.

Eliot L. Engel

ELIOT L. ENGEL
Honorary Committee

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SUSAN MOLINARI
Honorary Committee

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Isa Mustafa

ISA MUSTAFA
Honorary Committee

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Enver Hoxhaj

Enver Hoxhaj
Honorary Committee

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THE Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is composed of individuals who have unique knowledge, experience, and skills in relation to Kosovo and Israel and who are willing to support the strengthening of relations between Kosovo and Israel. The members of the Advisory Committee provide advisory services to the governing bodies of the Kosovo-Israel Chamber of Commerce on the political, economic, and business-related aspects of relations between Kosovo and Israel with a view to supporting the effective management of the Kosovo-Israel Chamber of Commerce in accordance with its mission, values and principles.

Jason Steinbaum

JASON STEINBAUM
Advisory Committee

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Adrian Neritani

ADRIAN NERITANI
Advisory Committee

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David Schwartz

DAVID SCHWARTZ
Advisory Committee

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KUJTIM KËRVESHI
Advisory Committee

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ROBERT MUHARREMI
ROBERT MUHARREMI

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Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing all functions and duties delegated to him/her by the Executive Board and for ensuring that the daily operations of the Kosovo – Israel Chamber of Commerce comply with applicable law and the Statute.