Ilir Beqaj

Minister of Health

Ilir Beqaj

Mr. Ilir Beqaj was born in Tirana, on February 18, 1968. He is married to Ms. Adriana Beqaj and has a daughter, Deborah.

He holds a post-graduate degree in Enterprise Management at the French Management Institute at the Polytechnic University of Tirana (1999-2000).

He completed university studies in information technology at the University of Tirana (1985-1990).

He used to work at the Bank of Albania as information technology expert at the Bank of Albania from 1990 to 1993 and as part of the Fiscal Information Unit from 1993 to 1994. For the period between 1994 and 2006, Mr. Beqaj held various functions within the Social Insurance Institute. He was appointed Director General of the Institute from 2003 to 2006.

Mr. Beqja was elected as Member of the Assembly of Albania for Shkodra constituency in the 2009-2013 legislature. In the last 2013 parliamentary elections he was elected as Member of the Albanian Assembly for Durres constituency.

He is member of the Socialist Party Assembly since 2007.

From 2007 to 2011 he held the office of the assistant secretary of the programme of the Socialist Party.

He is member of the Party’s chairmanship and Secretary of Programme at the Socialist Party since 2011.

He is fluent in English, French and Italian.