Peter M. Tase
Global Outreach Manager
Peter M. Tase is a renowned writer, speaker, author, and expert on international affairs whose research encompasses geopolitical regions, their histories, and their economic development. His presence in LSIA’s governance lends to its ability to expand its reach in the search for cultural and humanitarian partnerships. He has published over 800 articles, in over 40 news publications and agencies, across seven languages. Mr. Tase uses his public relations craftsmanship to mentor and guide LSIA’s outreach approach.
Middle East and Africa General Manager
Karima Rhanem is an international expert in Public Policy and Strategic Communication with over 20 years of professional experience in youth and civil society policies, strategic media and communication, diplomacy, and international development. She is a Panafrican multi-award winner with over 34 national and international awards and is also the CEO of Africa My Home & president of the International Center for Diplomacy. She was recently ranked among the top 30, 50, and 100 Most Influential Young Leaders in Africa and and among the Top 100 African Women CEOs. She has also been named a Humanitarian Ambassador in Africa by the World Habitat Ambassadors Arter Foundation.
Head of Digital Marketing for LSIA
Fatima Gorezi is a journalist, PR and Press Expert and Social Media Specialist. She graduated in media and communication in 2015 and is the editor in chief for Star Magazine, a national magazine dedicated to lifestyle, art, culture, and diplomacy based in Tirana, Albania. She is passionate about writing and confident at researching a topic and sharing her new-found knowledge. Journalism and writing is her passion, but in the last three years, she has been involved with Executive Branding, Social Selling, and Social Media Strategy as well. She has experience with blogging, email marketing, social media content (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), and account management. She has worked with companies in the development of their digital strategies, as well as choosing the correct social channels, effective storytelling through content strategies, defining brand personality, and how to engage with their communities.
Korea Country Manager
Hyunseong Sim (Brian) is the Country Manager for LSIA in the Korean education market. Graduating in 2017 from Southville University in Manila with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, he afterwards maintained a significant interest in International Relations and Management, leading him to become a bridge for cultural exchange, and now acting as LSIA’s liaison with Asia.
Ledio Milkani received his Master’s of Legal Science from the University of Bucharest, Romania. As the Director of our Legal Department and a member of the Tirana Bar, he brings 22 years of legal experience to LSIA. His expertise in serving as a legal expert and advisor to over 30 companies, from public administration to private firms, includes drafting laws, business contracts and mediation, and labor relations.
Head of Content
Zane Dean is one of the recent additions to LSIA's web team. As Head of Content, he is responsible for managing the content across LSIA's online user experiences. Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Zane studied Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs. A former MUN and MAL alumni, he brings his disciplinary understanding of communication, audiences, and subject delivery to the web experience. Professionally, he has curated content for user audiences in industries of healthcare, consumer audio, residential and commercial energy, and online learning.
Head of PR
Rudina Hoxha is LSIA’s new Public Relations Manager. She holds extensive experience as a journalist, editor, and publisher, having produced two online magazines in English. Considered a pioneer by her peers, she is a welcomed addition to the organization and will lead efforts to surface LSIA’s seasoned in-house talent.
Assistant to Middle East and Africa General Manager
Abdessamad Belgada has currently joined LSIA team as Assistant to the Middle East and Africa General Manager. He is a young researcher, project manager, math teacher, a coach and professional debater. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Hassan II University of Casablanca in Morocco and Yale University in the USA. Abdessamad has developed a set of interpersonal skills with demonstrated history of voluntary work. He has also led few startups in the educational field. In addition, he has organized and moderated several webinars engaging stakeholders on different questions. His strong cultural awareness and flexibility to work in different cultural contexts allow him to accept challenges.
Indrit Balliu is one of LSIA’s first administrative staff members, joining the organization during its formation. Since 2006, he has served as the leading office manager for one of our most active schools located in Shijak, Durres. After spending ten years as a human rights activist with the SG of the Union of Civil Society, in 2016, he resumed the head position of Relationship Management at the Durres chapter. Mr. Balliu’s substantial experience in management is recognized in the organizational management community, where he is active both as an educator and humanitarian.
Onsite Manager for Operation in Albania
Heraldo Bogdani is LSIA’s acting General Manager at the Tirana headquarters, beginning his service in 2016. Before his stewardship, Mr. Bogdani amassed a multi-industrial experience in organizational management during his roles across several renowned international firms. He is tasked with governing the organizational affairs of LSIA’s central branch, onboarding news students, and meeting the needs of staff and students alike through the acquisition, maintenance, and continual development of curriculum, resources, opportunities, and social outreach.
Head of Finance
Xhemi Vrapi serves as LSIA's acting Financial Officer at the organization's headquarters located in Tirana. Received his diploma in Finance and Accounting and a Master's in Marketing, he brings his deep financial experience from his position at the University and Higher Scientific Institutions. He is responsible for for financial management of all LSIA's branches across Albania.
Shpetim Drymishi is a film editor, actor, anchor, social activist with a generational body of work. In 1999 he became a founding member of one of LSIA's largest schools, the Berat chapter. Mr. Drymishi is the vital and proactive force behind incorporating artistic mediums and philosophies into the existing academic curriculum. LSIA’s students and colleagues have and continue to benefit immensely from his diverse background and experiences
Joel Topulli is part of the newer generation. He is still in high school and enjoys physics & chemistry. In his free time he likes to go out with his friends, read a book, edit videos or play chess. Joel enjoys making videos for LSIA beacause he sees this as a golden opportunity to learn new things, while providing good education for students and adults worldwide.