Ina Gjika is a committed professional in the fields of banking, finance and economics. She has been working for four years at ProCredit bank, part of the German development-oriented financial group. She has held several positions such as: Client Advisor for private clients, Client Relationship Manager for medium and large businesses and currently, she works as a Credit Risk Specialist for medium and large exposures. Ms. Gjika is also a CITF candidate (Certification for the International Trade Finance), as an EBRD scholarship recipient.
She has successfully graduated from the three-year Management Programme in Furth, Germany, an executive track within the ProCredit banking group, designed to be attended by a strictly selected number of employees with managerial potential.
She holds a double BA degree in Business Administration and Political Science and International Relations and a Minor in Economics, from the American University in Bulgaria, where she graduated with the highest distinctions. Ms.Gjika also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Corporate Finance and Business Ethics courses, as well as a Writing Tutor. She has been an active member and organizer of the Model UN simulations, and an Organizational Committee President at the Outgoing Exchange Functional Area, in the international student-run organization, AIESEC.
She is a scholarship recipient at the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program– a program sponsored by the US Department of State. As part of the program, she spent a high school year in the USA, living with an American host family and engaging in local community service. After returning to Albania, she served as a YES Alumni Coordinator for the Albanian YES Alumni and has been actively volunteering in organizing different youth - targeting projects. Ms. Gjika is highly interested into the sustainable development topics, seeking to specialize in the Economics of Development field and further contributing in the Albanian development.
Her extra-curricular interests include freelance writing, reading non-fiction books of politics and philosophy, as well as traveling and experiencing new cultures