Chairman, independent

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Tirana University

Member of Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) of International Boards of Ethics and Audit and Assurance (IAASB and IESBA) – IFAC (International Federation of Accountants), NYC, USA

Holder of the professional title – Statutory auditor (CPA). Currently Tax & Advisory partner at Crowe AL, Member of the International Network of Accounting and Auditing firms – Crowe Global

Academic Titles: PhD in Economics (2002); Associated Professor (2011); Professor (2015).
Professional Titles: Certified Accountant (KM); Statutory Auditor/Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Prof. Cela has been working with various business entities both state owned and private ones.

His independent work on various businesses entities such as financial institutions, government and non-for-profit organization has helped him in accumulating a vast experience in the fields of financial reporting, audit and assurance, tax and other advisory services.

For the period of 2012 to 2019, he has exercised the audit profession in public practice, as partner of Crowe AL, Member of the international network of accounting and auditing firms, ranked the eight in the world.

In addition, for the period of 2015-2019, he has served as member of the executive committee (ExCom) at Fédération des Experts-Comptables Mediterranéens (FCM), Rome, Italy; Actually he is member of the Audit Committee of National Commercial Bank of Albanian (BKT); Member of the Supervisory Council of the Agency for Auditing the EU projects (IPA, IPARD, etc), Member of IAASB dhe IESBA CAGs, NYC, Usa.

After serving for a long time as the Executive Director of the Institute of Authorized Chartered Auditors in Albania (IEKA), Prof. Cela has served for two consecutive mandates (2012-2019) as President of IEKA Also, for many years he has served as a Deputy Chairman of the National Steering Committee for Financial Reporting Reform (RIG – Albania).

Prof. Dr. Hysen Cela has an active involvement in the academic field, serving for more than 20 years as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, and other private and public universities in the country and abroad etc. He is a lecturer for professional accounting organizations in Albania and Kosova, covering areas of auditing and assurance, including IASs, financial reporting, professional and business ethics, IFRSs etc.