The Coordinator

Mr. Denion Meidani is currently the Director of the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism (The CVE Center)

Denion Meidani has completed his higher education at Clark University in two branches; that of Computer Science and that of Governance and International Relations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy with a focus on International Economics from the University of Malta and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Italy.

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

Denion Meidani has operated with high performance in the private sector for a number of international corporations such as Vodafone, SIGMA Vienna Insurance Group, KFC, PuntoPay Italia, as well as Antenna Media Group, Ok! Magazine, Renault etc.

Author of a series of publications in the fields of politics, economics, technology, security, Mr. Meidani, above all, aims to contribute and work in a team to address and find solutions required on issues of terrorism and counter-terrorism at the national and international level, including preventing and combating violent extremism.