Deniz Selmani is one of the founder of Romalitico and first Executive director in the period 2016 – 2018. Selmani has graduated in Public Administration at the South East European University in Tetovo. He continued his master studies at the same university in the study program of Diplomacy. In the period May 2016 – January 2017, the Center for Economic Analyses – CEA hired Selmani to conduct research on otherness and entrepreneurship. Selmani has participated in the Mother Teresa School of Public Policy, which is supported by the Council of Europe. Selmani also took part in the First Public Policy Forum organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation – Skopje and the Progress Institute and in cooperation with a group of young researchers prepared a policy study on the student standard in Macedonia. Selmani, as a national expert of the OSCE Mission to Skopje worked on comparative analysis of the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Macedonia, as well as a draft methodology for identifying persons without documents. His research interest is political parties, electoral models, as well as monitoring the implementation of public policies aimed at inclusion of the Roma community.