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Who We Are

We are here not for income, but for outcome

Tourism Investment and Finance Fund is a multi-partner, member-owned, nonprofit investment fund in the area of tourism and its derivatives. It is an initiative supported by highly valued partners such as: USAID, Embassy of Sweden, Center for Business and Economic Education, Ministry of Urban Development, the Regional Economic Development Agency, the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship, the mayors of Belsh and Korca. Over the period of several years, the fund aims to provide a new model of access to capital and know how to enable a more vibrant private sector in Albania.




Our Achievements

It always seems impossible until it’s done

0 New enterprise supported
0 New high paying jobs created
0 Million in new investment
0% Increase in property value
0% Average fund ROI

Our History

Enabling others is not a job, it is a calling

  • Where It All Began

    In 2016, a small team at CEBE Albania envisioned a new way of enabling business growth in Albania. TIFF was born as the first inclusive model.

  • Every Single Investment Counts

    Big or small, opportunities in tourism in Albania are everywhere. To build our destinations, everything matters.

  • So Much More to Achieve

    TIFF is working in 3 areas so far, knowing fully well that so many more communities need our business driven growth model. Help us expand our reach.

  • All People Matter

    Our Fund is an unprecedented example of how public-private partnerships create such a powerful tool for public good.

  • The Big Movement

    This is a new model in access to finance. Equity investing that is member-owned, perpetual, and locally driven is envisioned to reach other areas.

  • There is Good in The World

    In the very core of TIFF is the development of our communities in a way that provides greater prosperity through entrepreneurship and employment.

Our Team

These wonderful people make it all possible

Ilia Kristo, PhD

Ilia Kristo, PhD

CEBE Board Member
Helping TIFF build strong investments and a lean structure within
Ingrid Shuli, PhD

Ingrid Shuli, PhD

Board Member
Assisting our investment committee with robust financial analysis
Jonel Kristo

Jonel Kristo

Chief Executive Officer
With an economics background, Jonel leads our team
Sara Cikuli

Sara Cikuli

Investment Analyst
Contributing strong analytical insight to TIFF investments
Ina Xhakolli

Ina Xhakolli

Investment Associate
Energetic investment associate, with an eye on quantitative analysis

Our Partners