Auleda's Team

Mirela Koci

Eexecutive Director


MIRELA KOÇI has completed her university studies at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tirana. She holds the scientific degree “Doctor of Science” in advanced composite materials. She is currently completing the process of obtaining the academic title of Associate Professor. Since 2010, she has been leading the AULEDA Local Economic Development Agency, while also working as a Lecturer in the Department of Marine Engineering and Technologies, in the Faculty of Technical and Natural Sciences at “Ismail Qemali” University, Vlorë.


She has 23 years of experience in NGO civil society in the position of project coordinator and director. Since 2010, he has been leading the AULEDA Local Economic Development Agency. She was a member of the National Council of Civil Society for a period of two years.

She is a member of the Board of ILSLEDA – Network of Non-European Local Economic Development Agencies and Coordinator for Local Economic Development Agencies in the Western Balkan Countries.

Her professional experiences are related to the management of European projects, the drafting of strategic development plans, the drafting of sectoral and territorial economic studies, public procurement according to European Community standards, human resources management, the creation of partnerships at the national and international level, participation in international conferences as experts in discussion panels for sustainable tourism, creative industry, smart cities, innovation in education and economy, etc.

Nikolla Pulla

Project Coordinator

Nikolla completed his studies at the University of Tirana, Bachelor in Political Science and Master in International Relations. After that, he followed a master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Resources at Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

His experience is extended to the private and public sector.

Nikolla is part of the team since 2019 in the position of Project Coordinator. He is responsible for writing, implementing, coordinating projects, also with an active contribution in the communication part.

Amarda Mema

Financial Manager

Amarda is graduated from the University of Tirana (Albania) in the field of Finance – Accounting, achieving the title of financial qualification – accountant. Her professional interests focus on the economic field and her current projects include the financial management of EU funded projects.

She holds the title of Financier and has considerable experience in organizing seminars, various consultative meetings with stakeholder community groups.

Her previous experiences relate to financial institutions (banks and insurance companies). She has participated in various seminars and trainings.

Aldiona Gjikondi

Project Assistant

Aldiona is Project Assistant  at the Auleda Agency and she is graduated at the master level on “Administrative Sciences”, at the University “Ismail Qemali” in the city of Vlora.She has completed of her Bachelor studies at the same University in the Department of Justice. She has always been active in trainings, seminars, open lectures and has been volunteering in various court hearings. The most important activities were entitled: Information and Privacy, Women’s Rights in the Labor Market, Local Democracy and Young Leaders. She has a wide experience on the institution of the First Instance Court in Vlora as a monitor in the court hearings near the department of Social Education and Environment Protection.

Andi Andoni

Business consultant

Andi graduated in Finance at the “Ismail Qemali” University of Vlora, Bachelor’s level. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance.

Previous work experiences are focused on business development, market analysis, sales expansion, marketing and accounting system.

The work experience as a credit analyst at the “Besa” Fund has created the opportunity to get to know the needs of individual and business customers for financial support and technical assistance in the preparation of business plans.


Ana Taushani

Specialist IT

Ana completed her studies at  “Pavaresia University” of Vlora, Bachelor in Computer Engineering and Master in Information Systems in the Economy at University of Tirana. Now she is attending an online training on Business Analytics. 

She has been a Specialist IT at Auleda for one year (2015-2016) and she has been part of other projects in the few past years. Part of the Swiss Contact project: Training of students to create web pages using HTML and CSS.  Part-time teacher at
University “Ismail Qemali Vlore”
Subject: Information and Communication Technology, Information Systems in
Economy. Now she works at University Ismail Qemali Vlore as Specialist IT, and part-time at Auleda.

Tomor Agolli

Logistic Support

Tomor has been supporting the staff in the logistics department for more than 10 years.

Carlo Mondani

Project Assistant Intern

As Education, I have obtained in 2022 a master-degree in International Cooperation – Development and Emergencies at ISPI School, Milan, focusing on Project Cycle Management, Europlanning, Humanitarian Aid, Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction themes. Also, I have been graduated in Law in 2021 at Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Milan, with a final thesis in International Public Law.
As work experience, I worked as legal assistant for migrants and refugees in 2022 for Mobile Info Team, Thessaloniki, focusing on the Greek Asylum Service and the complementary assistance (non-food items, medical care, psychological assistance).
Furthermore, I attended 2 specific trainings, the so-called UN BSAFE and OSCE/ODIHR election monitoring certificates, to improve my professional skills.
I speak 3 languages: Italian (Mothertongue), English (Fluent / Working knowledge) and Spanish (Intermediate).

Fiorella Valenti

Project Assistant Intern

Fiorella is a project assistant intern as part of Servizio Civile Universale from the Italian ministerial programme.

She began her studies in Italy in plant biotechnology and continued in Germany, where she studied renewable energy engineering and management, focusing on renewable energy management and planning.

Meanwhile, she worked as a solar panel testing lab and as an assistant to a business and management professor. In the future, she would like to work on topics such as sustainable development and the circular economy, always with the aim of protecting the environment.