Gent Salihu is a senior strategic advisor, focusing on public sector and rule of law matters. Salihu is currently advising the Government of Kosovo through USAID to conduct a functional review of the justice sector and to develop commercial justice interventions for more effective commercial legislation and dispute resolution mechanisms for businesses and foreign investors.
Previously, Salihu served as an Advisor to the President of Kosovo, Minister of Justice, and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been an integral part of major state-building initiatives, from amending Kosovo’s constitution to transforming the new country’s property rights regime to address pervasive informality and empower women. Salihu graduated A.B., magna cum laude, in Philosophy and Government from Dartmouth College, and as a recipient of Weidenfeld and Chevening scholarships, he holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford.
Salihu is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security, which is sponsored by the European Leadership Network.