Director General

ISA KRASNIQI – Chief Executive of the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS)
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Experience

From 2011 when he assumed the position, he is the Chief Executive Officer of t Kosovo Agency of Statistics.
From 2012 to 2018, he has been the chief drafter of strategic programs, the Program of Official Statistics 2013-2017 and the Program of Official Statistics 2018-2022.
The main drafter of Annual Plans and Annual Reports on official statistics in the Republic of Kosovo, which have been approved by the Government
Implementer of over 100 Eurostat-supported pilot projects in the field of official statistics.
Implementer of many joint projects with EU Office in Kosovo, Swedish SIDA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, World Bank, IMF, UNDOC, UNHCR, etc.
Participant and representative of Kosovo in regular Annual Conferences with the General Directors of European Statistical Institutions, DGINS.
Participant and Representative of Kosovo in Regular Annual Conferences with General Directors of Balkan Statistical Institutions, PGSC.
He is the main contributor to the introduction of the Kosovo Statistical System within the European Statistical System
From 2013 until now he is a member of the Statistical Council.
Since 2013 he has been the main carrier of reform and reorganization of KAS, according to the Law on Official Statistic
Together with UNICEF he has been the implementer of the MICS 5 Project.
From 2013 to 2015, he has been the originator and Chief Manager of the Agricultural Census Project 2014.
From 2012 until now, he has been the originator and implementer of Time Management Information System (SIPK) at KAS.
From 2011 to 2013 he has been Chief Manager of the 2011 Census, Households and Housing Project.
During the period 2010-2011, he has been the principal drafter of the Interoperability Framework of the Republic of Kosovo.
In 2009 he has been the Head of the Working Group for drafting the e-Governance Strategy 2009-2015 and the Action Plan for implementation of the e-Governance Strategy.
Originator and the main author of drafting of  "Electronic Governance Strategy 2009-2015" of the Republic of Kosovo, including the module of Electronic Statistics, Electronic Registers and national GIS.
In early 2008 he has been the IT advisor to the MPA Minister.
Founder of many electronic services at governmental institutions and representative of Kosovo at national and international meetings related to the application of information technology and e-Governance in state institutions.
One of originators for implementation of Governmental network via optical cable project.  Carrier of projects for connection of municipalities to government’s information technology network.
Initiator of translation of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office into Albanian by the well-known American corporation "Microsoft".
The author of establishment of governmental domains and founder of the New Information Technology System Center based in the Assembly of Kosovo.
At the end of 2003, he has been the main originator and carrier of implementation of the email system in the governmental institutions of Kosovo.
From October 2003 to October 2005, he has been Director of the Department of Information Technology at MPS.
In 2003 he has been one of the key governmental actors in implementation of the PTK Centrex telephony application project in governmental institutions.
From April to October 2003, he has been the Head of Telecommunication Networks and Systems Division at the Department of Information Technology at the Ministry of Public Services (MPS).
From the beginning of 2000 until the end of 2002, he has been the owner and trainer of the computer and internet school "Elcom" in Klina.
From late 1999 until April 2003, he has been the Director of Development and Technical Preparation at the company “Kosovo’s Bauxite” (Boksitet e Kosovës).
In 1999, he enabled the technical realization of the “Kosovapress” news agency and the radio station “Kosova e Lirë” (Free Kosovo). Until the end of 1999, he has been the Director of News Agency “Kosovapress”.
Engaged trainer by the "Soros" organization, during the years  1997/98, in the municipality of Klina. He has delivered trainings in the DOS, Windows and Microsoft Office operating systems.
In the school years 1994-1998, in gymnasium “Luigj Gurakuqi” in Klina, he has been professor of Informatics.

Education: Electro-technical Faculty at the University of Pristina, 1994 Master's degree in electronics; Secondary school "Luigj Gurakuqi" in Klina, branch: Mathematics

Specializations (trainings)
Participated in the meeting of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe on Information Technology, held in Brussels, and the III International Conference organized by CISCO in Ljubljana and the V International Telecommunication Conference held in Portoro┼ż, Slovenia.
He has represented governmental institutions in Rome, Italy regarding the implementation of information technology projects in Kosovo municipalities etc. He has participated in numerous seminars and meetings in various European countries and in the USA on information technology and e-Governance.
He has completed the following professional trainings:
- Advanced Management Training of Information Technology (AMTIT).
- Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).
- Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
He has obtained diplomas in trainings in Slovenia and Estonia on e-governance services.
In 2009 was certified in Management at UBT.
From 2011 until now he has obtained many certificates of achievement in the field of official statistics, in various European countries.

Publications:
From 2011 until now, he has been the editor of over 1.000 statistical publications in Kosovo Agency of Statistics.
Editor of publication "Population, Households and Housing Census 2011 main data,"
Editor of publication “Agriculture Census in the Republic of Kosovo” 2014,
Chief drafter and editor of Statistical Yearbooks of the Republic of Kosovo.
Author of Presentation "Statistical System of Kosovo" in some international institutions and organizations based in some European countries.
Author of presentation "e-Governance, current situation and the perspective of the Republic of Kosovo" at international Conference on "e-Governance”.
Author of presentation "e-Governance - e-Procurement" at the International Conference on Public Administration.
Author of many web applications.

Language proficiency:
English, Serbian and Croatian language.