Elira Demiraj is born in Tirana. She has completed her university studies in Business Management at the Faculty of Economics in the University of Tirana, and her post-graduation studies in Finance-Banking at the same Faculty. Ms. Demiraj holds an MBA degree in International Business Administration from Baker College, Michigan, USA. Elira Demiraj has a rich and successful experience in public administration, managing several departments in the Municipality of Tirana during the years 2001-2011. She has also engaged in several projects as consultant and public administration expert. Ms. Demiraj has been General Director of the National Agency of Employment and Skills, NAES. She has also completed a series of trainings and qualifications on Financial Management, Administration, Business Modeling and Development, Marketing, etc. Ms. Demiraj currently holds the position of General Director in the Directorate of Economic Development and Employment, at the Ministry of Finance and Economy.