New Deloitte leadership in Albania, Kosovo and Deloitte CE South

Kreshnik Robo and Afrore Rudi step in with an ambition to make the Deloitte offices in Tirana and Pristina the workplace of the future

Deloitte is pleased to announce the recent appointment of new leadership in Albania and Kosovo. As of 1st June, Kershnik Robo has taken the role of Country Managing Partner in Albania, and Afrore Rudi has taken over the leadership of the practice in Kosovo. They both represent Deloitte’s continued commitment to maintain high levels of quality and integrity, and to sustain the trust of our clients, people, the capital markets, and the public.

Kreshnik Robo joined Deloitte in January 2004 and has been a Partner in Financial Advisory since 2014. He has been involved in some of the largest M&A transactions in the country, enforcing the label of an undisputed leader in the market. In addition to the Country Leader role, he will also act as the Integrated Resources Pool Leader for Deloitte CE South Cluster and will continue to be the Service Line Leader of Valuation & Modelling for Central Europe. Additionally, Kreshnik is the initiator and promoter of many successful resource pools serving many other Deloitte firms across Europe. His innovative, multi-dimensional way of thinking, and his determination to empower the team that he works with, make us believe that under his leadership the Albanian practice will continue to be very successful.

Afrore Rudi joined Deloitte Kosovo in November 2007. For the first 6 months, she was seconded to Deloitte Bulgaria and immediately afterwards, in May 2008, she was the first and only professional in the Tax department in Kosovo. Over the years, she has led the growth of the Tax & Legal department, and built a strong reputation making Deloitte the undisputed leader in the local market.

Afrore has built her eminence as the most reputable tax advisor in the market, representing the best and largest companies operating in Kosovo. Throughout her time with Deloitte, she has also exhibited an unwavering commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, who in turn provide high quality work to all our client base in Kosovo. In her new role, Afrore will be leading the overall operations in Deloitte Kosovo in alignment with CE South cluster operation strategy.

Kreshnik and Afore step in with an ambition to focus mainly on fostering leadership teamwork in business development activities, working on innovative and integrated offerings as well as enhancing Deloitte’s talent pool even further making the offices in Tirana and Pristina the workplace of the future. They are also aiming at bringing the firm to the next level in terms of technological advancement, new innovative products and digitalization expertise.

Previous Deloitte Albania and Kosovo leader Maksim Caslli is leaving the company after more than 25 years. Maksim has been responsible for the strategy and direction of all Deloitte activities in Albania and Kosovo. He has been with Deloitte since 1995 and has an extensive experience with the business in Albania and Kosovo. Under his leadership Deloitte has established a solid presence in Albania & Kosovo becoming a leader in the industry. The company has achieved great growth by expanding its portfolio of offerings to new and existing clients. His self-motivation and dedication to the quality and integrity of our work have inspired Deloitte’s employees to do better and achieve great results.

Last but not least, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Olindo Shehu as the new Managing Partner of Deloitte CE South Cluster consisting of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. Olindo commenced his journey with Deloitte US back in 2004 as an intern and has been with Deloitte ever since. In 2009, he transferred to Deloitte Central Europe, where he established the Tax & Legal function in Albania and Kosovo and became a CE Partner in 2013. Between 2018 and 2020, he also led Deloitte Central Europe Business Services Center in Rzeszow, Poland. From June 2020, Olindo served as the Chief Operating Officer for Central Europe, leading operations across our 19 geographies while being based in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The whole new leadership team, bringing together a great breadth of perspectives, will play a crucial role in helping Deloitte SE South Cluster successfully navigate the new post-crisis environment, continue developing a diverse and inclusive culture, and consolidate its leadership and ambition for the industry in the region.

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