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H.E. Dr. Vjosa Osmani

President of the Republic of Kosovo
Dr. Vjosa Osmani Sadriu is the sixth President of the Republic of Kosovo.
President Osmani was elected on 4 April 2021, having previously served as the Speaker of Parliament
and after being elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) of the Republic of Kosovo in five consecutive
mandates. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina, and received her
Masters and Doctorate degrees in international law from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania,

United States.


The President of the Republic of Kosovo is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kosovo Security
Force and leads the country’s foreign policy, as per Kosovo’s constitution. As a staunch advocate for
an impartial and professional justice system, President Osmani has strongly supported extensive rule
of law reforms in Kosovo.
As President, Vjosa Osmani has relentlessly championed women’s rights, in particular with regards to
their participation in processes of peace and security as well as their economic and political
empowerment. The President is devoted to raising awareness for and supporting children with special
needs. She is also committed to the empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized groups in
Kosovo. The President’s work has also focused on ensuring that action on climate change starts from
the individual and gains further support at the highest political levels. In addition, empowerment of
youth in different areas, from information technology to political decision making, has been an
important part of the work of the President.
In the February 2021 elections, she achieved a historic level of popular support, becoming the most
voted politician in the history of elections in the Republic of Kosovo. Prior to that, Vjosa Osmani was
the first woman to have served as the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo having
been elected to the post on 3 February 2020, and has also served as Acting President of the Republic
of Kosovo between November 2020 – March 2021. In previous terms as an MP, she chaired the
Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on European Integration and was the
Deputy Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Reform.
From 2006 to 2010 Vjosa Osmani served as Chief of Staff to President Fatmir Sejdiu and Senior
Advisor on Legal and International Affairs, and represented the President in the Commission which
drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo. She also served in the team that represented
Kosovo before the International Court of Justice in the historic case regarding Kosovo’s declaration
of independence.
Since 2006, President Osmani taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina, and later she
also joined the faculty of the American University in Kosovo (RIT). Moreover, she taught at the
University of Pittsburgh in the U.S. as a visiting professor. In 2017, she was awarded the Sheth
International Award by the University of Pittsburgh. During her political career she has also received
a number of other recognitions.
President Osmani previously served as a member of the Board of the Parliamentary Network on the
World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and a member of the Steering Committee of the
Global Young MP’s Initiative of the World Bank and the IMF.
Vjosa Osmani was born on May 17, 1982 in Mitrovica, and also completed her studies in elementary
and high school in her hometown. Apart for her mother tongue Albanian, President Osmani speaks
English and a few other foreign languages. She is married to Prindon Sadriu and they have two twin
daughters, Anda Elisa Sadriu and Dua Tiara Sadriu. President Osmani and her family live in Prishtina.