Mergim Cahani

Founder & CEO, Gjirafa, Kosovo

Mergim Cahani is the Founder and CEO of Gjirafa Inc – Gjirafa is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Central Europe (Deloitte Fast 50 2021 in CE position #11), with a mission to build the Internet economy in the Balkan region. Gjirafa’s ecosystem of services encompasses e-commerce, video streaming, online marketing, cloud computing, and entertainment production, and it is one of the most well-funded tech startups in Europe. Previously, in New York, Mergim worked for Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR), an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University, and an executive management consulting program at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Regionally, Mergim was teaching at various universities, was the President of the Board of Governors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, a board member of ATOM Institute and GAP Institute, an advisory board member of several startups, accelerators, and funds. His education includes a BS and MS degree in Computer Science, and an MBA in Management, from St. John’s University and New York University.