Albanian lawyer Elona Ganaj has joined CentralNic as Group General Counsel.
She began her career at Osce in 2003. From 2005 to 2008 she was a consultant at the International Finance Corporation. In February 2008 Ganaj joined Vodafone, where she was Senior Lawyer until 2012 and then Head of Legal until 2018. Parallel to that role, she was also Acting Head of Legal at Vodafone M-Pesa between May 2013 and December 2017 and Board Trustee of the Vodafone Albania Foundation between March 2017 and January 2018. Finally, she spent over three years as General Counsel and Company Secretary at Play, from 2018 until joining CentralNic in March 2021.
Ganaj received her Master of Laws in Commercial and Corporate Law from the Queen Mary University of London in 2016 and her Master of Business Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2021.
The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the economy into digital and this shift shall have lasting effects when the economy starts picking up," Ganaj commented, adding: "The lockdowns and the restrictions triggered more businesses, organizations, start-ups, individuals, and governments to move their operations and services online to limit physical interaction and contain the spread of coronavirus. It is incredibly positive to see digital platforms thriving as people seek new ways of connecting and consumers seek education, training, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. With the acceleration of the uptake of digital solutions, I am thrilled to continue my long journey in tech, contributing to speeding up the global transition towards a digital economy, so that everyone is ready and can have the opportunity to embrace the digital existence. I am happy to be part of CentralNic and contribute to connecting individuals, SME-s, and large enterprises to take advantage of technology and the immense power of the internet as a critical tool in maintaining business and life continuity."