NEHEMIAH GATEWAY University
Helping and empowering people to sustainably shape and determine
their lives in dignity and independence
Dr. iur. Elis Tarelli
After completing his law studies at the University of Tirana in Albania and his Master studies in International Trade Law at the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom, Elis Tarelli worked as legal counsel for the Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss in Tirana, Pristina and Wien, where he specialized in Company, Contract, Tax and Real Estate Law.
In 2006 he started working as Legal Advisor to the Governor of the Albanian Central Bank. Some of the most important projects which Mr. Tarelli led or co-led were the preparation of the regulatory framework for the creation and operation of the first Public Credit Registry in Albania, the drafting of the current Albanian Banking Law, the preparation of the regulatory framework of the Bank of Albania private pension fund, as well as the drafting of several regulatory acts on the functioning of the Albanian banking and financial sector.
Elis Tarelli has been a part of Nehemiah Gateway in Albania for more than 20 years. Over time he assumed a multitude of tasks, mostly in a voluntary capacity. Since 2013 he is responsible for legal issues of the international work of Nehemiah Gateway and in October 2017 he took on additional responsibilities as rector of Nehemiah Gateway University and Executive Director of Nehemiah Gateway.
Elis Tarelli received his Ph.D. in Banking and Company Law from the University of Hamburg in Germany. He has also published several articles on Company, Tax and Non-Profit Law issues.