Board of FIAA

Tom Kristian LARSEN

Board Member and President of FIAA elected on March 6th, 2018

Tom Kristian Larsen is a professional with international experience in Europe and Asia, in important sectors such as telecommunications and renewable energy in global companies such as Telenor, Statoil and Statkraft.

Mr. Larsen is skilled in Financial Management, Engineering Management, Management of Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Legal Compliance. He has Master in Business and Economics from Norwegian School of Management, as well as completed International Executive Program with INSEAD.

Since July 2015 he is CEO and Country Head of Statkraft in Albania. Statkraft is a state-owned Norwegian company and is present in Albania since 2008 with its investment, Devoll Hydropower, which represents one of the country’s largest foreign investments in the renewable energy industry. Statkraft is a leader in business conduct, anti-corruption policies and integrity values and has practical, hands-on experience in its implementation.

Mr. Larsen’s current mission in Albania is to bring the construction of 256MW Devoll Hydropower projects into operation, ensure market access for generated electricity from the project and establish a long term sustainable and efficient organization that will maximize the contribution from the investment. This, while managing stakeholders and contractors to safeguard the high ethical, safety and environmental standards of Statkraft. Mr. Larsen actively introduced measures to strengthen anti-corruption management within the company.


Board Member of FIAA elected on March 28th, 2017

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 21 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.


Board Member of FIAA elected on March 6th, 2018

Turker Sengonul was born and raised in Turkey. After graduating as Electrical Engineer in 1980 from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turker worked in the oil sector as Field Engineer with Schlumberger, a large multinational, based in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, UK and Ireland.

In 1991 he received MBA degree from Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. Subsequently joined Lilly, a major US pharmaceutical firm, as Marketing and Sales Manager for key products covering the Middle East and Africa region, based in Geneva, Switzerland. During 1993 and 1994, Turker has established Lilly’s country organization in Turkey.

In 1996, he moved to the Netherlands and continued his career in consulting sector. As Senior Project Manager, he managed the implementation of many business improvement programs in large scale international manufacturing plants in various industries. Turker joined Shell with the same role in 2003, based in The Netherlands.

In 2007, he took on the responsibility of Strategic Relationship Manager developing Shell’s relations with other international oil and gas companies.

In 2013, Turker moved to settle in Tirana, Albania as Country Manager representing Shell in Albania.

Turker has Dutch citizenship, is fluent in English, Dutch, Turkish, Arabic, French and speaks basic Albanian.

Bozhidar TODOROV 
Board Member and Treasurer of FIAA elected on March 28th, 2017

Born 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.


Patrick PASCAL
Board Member of FIAA elected on March 28th, 2017

Mr. Patrick Pascal is the CEO of Selenice Bitumi Sh.a, a mining company that produces natural bitumen which is unique in Europe.
Selenice Bitumi Sh.a is an economic and social driver of the city of Selenice, located in the east of Vlora.
Mr. Pascal negotiated and acquired the mine on behalf of the French group KLP Industries in 2000 and was appointed to assume its management as well as re-launch the production starting from February 2001.
Since then, the Company Selenice Bitumi Sh.a, has experienced rapid growth and has been steadily expanding, becoming a success story and giving to Mr. Pascal the vision and experience to fully grasp and understand the Albanian reality and particularly the business sector.
Mr. Pascal is a member of FIAA since 2001. In 2007 he became FIAA’s Vice President and in 2009 he was elected as its President
by the Board, a mandate which was renewed in 2011 until 2015.
Being for a long time in Albania and within the FIAA’s Community, he has understood and learned the needs of the foreign business
community and has fully committed himself to the improvement of the Albanian business environment.
Mr. Pascal has also been committed to philanthropic activities by participating and taking the lead as the President of the Lions Club
of Tirana.
Mr. Pascal is also founder and President of the French School of Tirana since April 2011.
He’s appointed as an official Foreign Trade Advisor of France since January 2014.
He was elected in 2015 for 6 years as Conseiller Consulaire by the French Community for 6 Countries in the Balkan (Bosnia,
Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria) and he’s de facto a great elector for the French Senate. On decision by the
French President François Hollande, he was awarded the title of Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.
Because he believes he can share his experience in responding to the challenges of the economic development of this country,
in 2017 FIAA Elections he submitted candidacy and was elected to the Board.


Jean-Alain JOUAN
Board Member of FIAA elected on March 28th, 2017

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

Aleat is producing and distributing the Identity Cards and Biometric Passports for Albanian citizens on the Albanian territory and abroad in the major Albanian Embassies, in Greece, Italy and US (8 countries). Early 2009 Aleat has deployed its enrolment and distribution services all around the country and has employed up to 800 people. The company has been a key stakeholder for the visa liberalization regime, awarded to the Republic of Albania end of 2010. End of year 2016, 3.7 M ID Cards and 3.5 M Passports have been produced. More recently, Aleat activity has been further extended to implement Trusted Identity Services, using the high security standards of the biometric Identity Card.

Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN has been working in the high technology environment (Aeronautics and Security), for more than 30 years and has occupied technical and management positions in France, and abroad, Africa, Brazil, Italy. Mr. JOUAN has played an important role in several companies of SAFRAN Group. In 2008, Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN joined Safran Identity & Security (former Sagem Sécurité) to set up and develop Aleat Company and its activities in Albania.

Safran Identity & Security, the mother company of Aleat, a high-technology company of SAFRAN, is one the world’s leading suppliers of Identification, Detection and e-Document solutions. Safran I&S is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, particularly those based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader. Safran I&S integrated Systems are deployed worldwide and contribute to the security of transportation, data, people and countries.

Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN holds a Master of Engineering from “Arts & Metiers” ParisTech (French Engineering School).

Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN has been appointed “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France” (CCEF) by the Prime Minister of France, François Fillon, in April 2011. Since January 2012, Mr. JOUAN is one of Founder and Administrator of the “Club d’Affaires France Albanie”, now the “Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie France Albanie” (CCIFA), and has been re-elected Board Administrator in February 2016. More recently, Jean-Alain has received an award, as foreigner, from the President of the Republic of Albania, for his contribution to the Country.

Mr. Jean-Alain JOUAN is Member of FIAA (Foreign Investors Association of Albania) since Jan 2010, and has been elected Board member of FIAA in January 2015.

Being for a measurable time in Albania, Mr. JOUAN has understood the needs of the foreign business community. After being Member of the FIAA for five years, Board member for two years, Jean-Alain would like to propose his contribution to the FIAA Board of Directors in order to offer and share his knowledge and experience for further improvement of the business of the Country, especially by supporting the Foreign Investment. Representing a worldwide high technology company in Albania, is an outstanding asset for FIAA Board of Director.



Board Member of FIAA elected on March 6th, 2018

Mario Bracci joined the Titan Group in 2017 and is currently the General Manager of Titan Antea Cement in Albania.

Mario Bracci is an Italian business executive with over 25 years of global experience in the cement manufacturing business. During his career he covered various managerial positions, from operational to general management, in Italy, USA, Switzerland, Thailand, Spain and Morocco.

Mr. Bracci holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence and has completed the PMD executive program at Harvard Business School.

He is a member of the Board of the Hellenic Business Association and of the CSR Network of Albania.



Marinela JAZOJ, MBA
Executive Director of FIAA

Ms. 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.