Emir Hasanovic is the Programmes Lead for the Strong Cities Network Western Balkans Hub at ISD, responsible for Young Cities and Strong Cities coordination in the region, research and analysis, communications, and expansion. He is a strategic communications professional and project manager with international experience in consultancy, government and the non-profit sector.
He has worked for communications agencies in the Middle East and the US, primarily advising premier clients in government, environment, corporate social responsibility, human rights. Emir has also served as Special Adviser to the Deputy PM and Minister of Defence of North Macedonia for Communications and International Relations. He has also been Program Development Officer for the USAID/OTI North Macedonia Support Initiative.
Emir is a graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and is fluent in Albanian, Macedonian, Bosnian and English, and he speaks conversational French.