Board of FIAA


Board Member and PRESIDENT of FIAA elected on February 18th, 2015

foto 1Silvio Pedrazzi is the CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, one of the major banks of the country. The Bank is part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, one of the top banking groups in the euro zone. Leader in Italy, in all business areas (retail, corporate and wealth management), the Group offers its services to 11.1 million customers through a network of approximately 4,500 branches. Intesa Sanpaolo has a selected presence in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas with approximately 1,400 branches and 8.4 million customers belonging to the Group’s subsidiaries operating in retail and commercial banking in 12 countries.

Silvio Pedrazzi as an Intesa Sanpaolo’s Senior Officer has held managerial positions for more than 19 years. He was appointed CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania in October 2013. Before coming to Albania, during 2012 – 2013, Mr. Pedrazzi was Head of C.I.S. and South Mediterranean Area Department in charge of Coordination of three banks operating in Russian Federation, Ukraine as well as Egypt. During 2008 -2014 Mr. Pedrazzi was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pravex Bank, Kiev Ukraine (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group). 2012 – 2013 Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Governance Committee of Bank of Alexandria (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group) Egypt. During period 2006 – 2008 he held the position of First Deputy President of the Executive Board and Chief Business Officer of Banca Intesa ad Beograd, Serbia.

During period 2000 – 2006 Mr. Pedrazzi was appointed General Manager of Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno S.p.A. (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group). During period 1996 – 2000 he worked as General Manager of Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto S.p.A.

Silvio Pedrazzi is married with Maria Irene and has a daughter. He has a Diploma in Accounting and a university Degree in Economics.He is fluent in Italian and English.


Dietlof Ziegfried MARE
Board Member and VICE PRESIDENT of FIAA elected on March 23rd, 2016

Dietlof MareBorn in December 1966 in South Africa, Dietlof started his professional path at the “The Graduate Institute of Management and Technology”, where in 1988 he graduated with excellent results. Afterwards with the same dedication and passion he completed with impressive results the Baccalaureus Commerciand theGlobal CEO programs.

Mr.Mare joined Vodacom South Africa in 1995, prior to his joining Vodacom he worked with Pricewaterhouse Cooper for three years. From the time he joined Vodacom he has held several executive positions within the Vodacom Group. In 2003 he became the Finance Director for Vodacom Democratic Republic of Congo, culminating in him becoming the Managing Director for DRC, a position he held for four years.

In April 2007, he joined Vodacom Tanzania, Vodacom’s second largest operations, as the Managing Director, a position he held up for 5 years till March 2012.

In April 2012, Dietlof relocated in Albania to undertake a new challenge:working with Vodafone Albania – the market leader of the country –as its CEO.


Bozhidar TODOROV 
Board Member and Treasurer of FIAA elected on February 18th, 2015

btBorn in June 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He started his professional path at the “University of National and World Economy”, Sofia, Bulgaria where in 1997 he graduated with excellent results and holds a Master degree in Finance.  Mr. Todorov started his career in banking industry in 1995 and has had a successful professional career in this industry, after holding several managerial positions.

In October 2007, after 12 years of successful banking experience in Bulgaria, he became Chief Executive Officer of First Investment Bank, Albania Sha, part of Albanian banking system. In February 2011, Mr. Todorov was elected member of Executive Committee of Albanian Association of the Banks. In October 2013 he joined Supervisory Board of MKB Union Bank in Bulgaria as Vice Chairman during the merging process with Fibank AD and he’s Chairman of Bulgarian – Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Being for a long time in Albania, he has gained a thorough understanding of the Albanian economy, business legislation, and business community. As a banker, has faced and is aware of issues encountered by foreign and local businesses and has fully committed himself to the improvement of the Albanian business environment.


Adamantios FRANTZIS 
Board Member and Secretary of FIAA elected on February 18th, 2015

scan0003Mr. Adamantios Frantzis is a Greek business executive who is currently the General Manager of Titan Antea Cement in Albania. He joined Titan Group in 2004 and prior to his assignment in Albania, he has served Titan Group from various commercial & administrative positions in Egypt, Bulgaria and Serbia. Prior to Titan Group he hold various commercial and managerial positions in IT and Telecom companies in Greece, while he initiated his career as a Civil Engineer working in US and Italy.

He holds a diploma in Civil Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and a MSc from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA.  Active in the business community, he is the President of Corporate Social Responsibility Network of Albania and a member of the Board of Hellenique Business Association.  He speaks Greek, English, German and some Italian.


Jean-Alain JOUAN
Board Member of FIAA elected on February 18th, 2015

Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN is the CEO of SAFRAN Aleat shpk, a joint Company of SAFRAN Morpho (former Sagem Sécurité) and the American Albanian Enterprise Fund (AAEF), established on 28 August 2008.


Board Member of FIAA elected on March 23rd, 2016

Aida NaniMrs. Aida Nani, MBA – She is currently the County Director for Enso Hydro Energy, which is one of the largest private foreign investments in Albania with over €80m projected investment and has been an active member of FIAA since operations began in Albania. Enso Hydro Energy is part of the Austrian-based ENSO group and has IFC as a minority shareholder.

She has over 20 years’ experience in private sector business in Albania in different sectors and during that time she has delivered short inputs to projects funded by IFC, World Bank, EBRD and the European Union. She has been an active member of FIAA for many years, including participation in a number of sub-committees.

She was appointed Country Director of Enso Hydro energy in 2014 and acts also as the Managing Director of two Albanian project companies: Lengarica Energy and Mati Hydro Power. Enso Hydro has been co-operating with FIAA to participate in meaningful dialogue to draft energy sector legislation and renewable energy law.

Her experience of doing business in Albania has demonstrated that credibility and transparency towards all stakeholders delivers effective results. With this extensive background in doing business she believes that her election to the board will add significant value to FIAA’s effectiveness towards achieving its objectives.


Board Member of FIAA elected on March 23rd, 2016

DSC_5051Mr. Andreas Galatoulas completed his studies in the University of Economics in Athens, and continued his graduate studies in London. His work experience started as a Consultant for major companies in Greece.

He continued working in the Banking Sector for two of the main Banks in Athens. He be-came the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Bank Albania and has also been the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Bank in Skopje, as well as the President of Board of Directors.

With over 12 years of experience in the Albanian market, in 2015 Andreas Galatoulas be-came and continues to hold the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the University of New York in Tirana which is part of the New York College Educational Group with Universities in Athens, Thessaloniki, Prague and a University in London which is under process.


Marinela JAZOJ, MBA
Executive Director of FIAA

MarinelaMs. Marinela Jazoj (Albanian) holds a Master Degree in Investment Management from University of Wales (London School of Business and Finance, UK). Since 2004, she is the Executive Director of the Foreign Investors Association in Albania (FIAA). During the last ten years she acts as a contact point for the International Investors aiming to know about Investment Opportunities in Albania. She is also active on the management of the Cross Border Economic Co-operations through EU funded projects.