Denion Meidani

Mr. Denion Meidani served as the Director of the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism at the Ministry of Interior, Tirana, during the period 22.06.2022 – 31.01.2024.

Denion Meidani finished his higher education at Clark University in two majors subjects: Computer Science and Governance and International Relations. He holds a Master’s degree in Diplomacy with a focus on International Economics from the University of Malta, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Italy.

Since 2002, after various international experiences, Mr. Meidani has returned to Albania and held significant positions in the Albanian administration, including at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Prosecutor’s Office, Director General at the Ministry of Economy, Deputy Director General of the Albanian Power Corporation, Director of Internal Control at the Ministry of Justice, Director of Monitoring, Control, and Inspection at the Electronic and Postal Control Authority, Deputy Director General of Customs, and Director of the Excise Department, and most recently, Director of the Center for Countering Violent Extremism.

Denion Meidani has also performed with distinction in the private sector for various international corporations such as Vodafone, SIGMA Vienna Insurance Group, KFC, PuntoPay Italia, as well as Antenna Media Group, Ok! Magazine, Renault, etc.

As the author of numerous publications in the fields of politics, economics, technology, and security, Mr. Meidani, above all, aims to contribute and work as part of a team to address and find solutions to the issues of terrorism and counter-terrorism at both national and international levels, including the prevention and combatting of violent extremism.