Ms Bonatti is the former Executive Director of Promoting Social Business Agency Albania and Advisor to the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, where she was leading the working group for drafting Albania’s National Strategy of Social Business/Enterprise and Social Inclusion.
She is a Member of the European Commission’s Experts Group for Social Entrepreneurs.. Since 2010, she has initiated and led the Holistic Movement for Social Business in Albania, provided advice and assistance to various social business initiatives, and managed the first Social Business Incubator in Albania.
Ms Bonatti graduated from the Faculty of Economics, at the University of Tirana, and holds an MBA from Las Vegas University, Nevada, USA. Currently she is pursuing her PhD on Social Enterprise, at St. Gallen University, Switzerland.
She started her career in the NGO sector, as the Director of the Financial and Human Resources Department in Caritas Albania, and continued working for EU projects with donors, foundations, corporations, and the private sector. In addition, she worked on different projects funded by the EBRD, ILO, UNDP, World Vision, UN Women, and the EU.
During her stay in the USA, she worked as a Manager in the Corporate Division of the Wells Fargo Bank, and extended her expertise in Finance and Accounting, Project Management, and Social and Solidarity Economy. Since 2014, she has held the position of part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.