Kosovo Intelligence Agency
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 4, 2009
Preceding agency
  • Kosovo Intelligence Group
HeadquartersPristina, Kosovo
Agency executive
  • Petrit Ajeti, Director

The Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA; Albanian: Agjencia Kosovare e Inteligjencës, abbr. AKI) is a civilian intelligence agency of Kosovo responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior Kosovo policymakers.[1] AKI mission is to identify threats detrimental to the security of Kosovo. A threat to the security of Kosovo shall in any event be considered a threat against the territorial integrity, integrity of the institutions, the constitutional order, the economic stability and development, as well as threats against global security detrimental to Kosovo.

We accomplish this Mission, through collecting and analyzing information about:

- Incitement, aiding and abetting or advocating terrorism - Espionage against Kosovo or detrimental to the security of Kosovo - Sabotage directed against Kosovo's vital infrastructure - Organized crime against Kosovo or detrimental to the security of Kosovo in any other way, including money laundering - Inciting the disaffection in security structures - Trafficking of illegal substances, weapons or human beings - Illegal manufacturing or transport of mass destruction weapons, or their components - Illegal trafficking of products and technologies under International Control - Activities that contravene international humanitarian law - Acts of organized violence or intimidation against ethnic or religious groups in Kosovo, and - Matters related to severe threats to public health or safety [2]


Name From Until
Bashkim Smakaj[3] 2009 January 2015[4]
Agron Selimaj[5] January 2015 27 January 2017[6]
Driton Gashi[7] 8 February 2017 10 April 2018[8]
Shpend Maxhuni[9] 20 April 2018 6 November 2019[10]
Kreshnik Gashi[11] 25 November 2019 22 December 2020 [12]
Petrit Ajeti[13] 15 April 2021 Incumbent


  1. ^ http://www.gazetazyrtare.com/e-gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=56&lang=en
  2. ^ "A K I".
  3. ^ "Kosovo names first Director of new intelligence agency". 10 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Jep dorëheqje shefi i AKI-së, Bashkim Smakaj". 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ "A K I".
  6. ^ "Jep dorëheqje drejtori i AKI-së Agron Selimaj".
  7. ^ "Biografia e Shefit të ri të AKI-së, Driton Gashi".
  8. ^ "Shefi i AKI-së i ofron dorëheqjen kryeministrit Haradinaj". 10 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Shpend Maxhuni emërohet drejtori i ri i AKI-së". 20 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Jep dorëheqje drejtori i AKI-së, Shpend Maxhuni". 6 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Profil/ Kush është Kreshnik Gashi, drejtori i ri i AKI-së?". sinjali.com (in Albanian). 2019-11-25.
  12. ^ "Shefi i AKI'së, Kreshnik Gashi ende nuk ka dhënë dorëheqje nga pozita". gazetametro.net (in Albanian). 2020-12-18.
  13. ^ "Kush është Petrit Ajeti, shefi i ri i AKI-së?". 15 April 2021.