Fatos Nano was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania. Prof. Dr. Nano served for more than 5-years as Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania in four different legislatures between 1991 and 2005. He has been in leadership positions for over two decades, including as a Member of Parliament for almost 20-years.
He was the founder and first leader of the Socialist Party of Albania. Under his leadership and reforms, the Socialist Party of Albania made the shift towards a modern social democratic agenda. He oversaw the membership of the Socialist Party of Albania in the Socialist International and Party of European Socialist.
As Prime Minister of Albania, Prof. Dr. Nano was in charge of the transition of the country towards the democratic order. He reinforced Albania’s relations with the West, in particular with the European Union and the U.S. government. He worked closely with the European Parliament, European Commission, European Council as well as the State Department. Former Prime Minister Nano maintains strong relationships with regional and international leadership as well as business leaders.
Former Prime Minister Nano began his political career in 1990 to work as Secretary General of the Council of Ministers. He holds a Degree in Political Economy and a PhD in Economics from the University of Tirana.