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Blond Gerqari is a member of Prosperity Initiative in Kosovo (PIKS) starting March 2014. He has been a Finance Officer for the KMUNA project until he started his Master studies at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in August 2015. He currently studies Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on General Business. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), campus Kosovo, having a double major in Management and Public Policy with a minor in Economics and Statistics. Prior to joining PIKS, Blond worked as a Product Developer for IPKO Telecommunications and as a Public Information Officer for Kosovo Banking Association (KBA).

One of the reasons that I joined PIKS was because I believed in PIKS’ mission to encourage youth participation in entrepreneurship, politics, and regional cooperation – a goal that I have highly been interested in promoting and achieving since I am certain that whatever investments in youth we make today, we will have a sustainable ROI in terms of investing in the youth’s involvement in key-decision making areas in the future.”