AADF Chairman Michael Granoff was honored with the title Dr. Honoris Causa from the University of Tirana for “his valuable contribution to the promotion and development of sustainable models and best practices in the fields of economy, culture and education in Albania”.
The ceremony was attended by former Presidents of the Republic of Albania; the Minister of Education, Ms. Lindita Nikolla; H.E. Donald Lu, US Ambassador to Albania; Mr. Lulzim Basha, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Albania; Mr. Gent Seiko, Governor of the Central Bank of Albania; University of Tirana representatives as well as friends of the AADF.
The rector of the University of Tirana, Prof. Dr. Mynyr Koni thanked guests and along with Prof. Dr. Dhori Kule, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Prof. Sulo Hadëri, acknowledged Mr. Granoff for his contributions to Albania in the last 20+ years.
Mr. Granoff was appointed by President Clinton to the Board of the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, a US-sponsored private sector development initiative, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Granoff has engaged and cooperated with Albanian educational institutions in order to implement projects that provide and guarantee quality standards in curricula and teaching, he has promoted enhancing entrepreneurial skills for students in the pre-university system, as well as assisted with improving the transparency of student assessment and enhancing the quality of education in public and private universities in Albania.
Mr. Granoff has shared his experience in business and leadership with students and young entrepreneurs by participating in forums for economics and academia.