President of the Governing Board



Mrs Frida Krifca is Minister of Agriculture of Albania as of September 2021.

She has 22 years of experience in administration and management, with a special focus on the development and strengthening of the financial sector, use of financial services and business development, meeting national, international and international economic, legal and structural objectives.

During the period July 2017 – September 2021 she held the position of General Director in the Agency for Agricultural and Rural Development where she was responsible for the administration of state budget support schemes in support of farmers, ensuring transparency and guaranteeing control mechanisms in investments and payments.

During the period November 2020 – February 2021, Mrs Krifca was a Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness, Agricultural University of Tirana in the Rural Development Course, for the subject Rural Economics.

In the period October 2013 – July 2017, Mrs Krifca held the position of Director General of USAID Financial Services Voluntary Bodies, where she provided technical assistance to public financial institutions and has identified, developed and managed numerous development, financial, fiscal and legal projects in Albania and other countries.

During the 151st Meeting of the CIHEAM Governing Board, she was elected President of the CIHEAM Governing Board, taking duties on April 1st 2023.

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