Hon. Irena Hadžiabdić

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Irena Hadžiabdić has spent the past 17 years in the field of election management, first with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), then as Executive Director of IFES in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). She was also the Executive Director of the Association of Election Officials in BiH (AEOBiH). In 2007, she was appointed by the BiH Parliamentary Assembly as a member of the BiH Central Election Commission (BiH CEC). From January 2010 to September 2011 she was President of the BiH CEC.

She represents the BiH CEC at the Executive Board of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) and is currently a member of the Oversight and Audit Committee of the Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB). She has observed and assessed elections in 14 countries with OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute. In 2013, she received an International Electoral Award for outstanding achievements in election management.

Irena Hadžiabdić graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Law and holds a M.S. in European Union Policy, Law and Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.


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