Ilir Dugolli currently serves as Ambassador of Kosovo to the United States, having previously served as Ambassador of Kosovo to Turkey. Following Kosovo's independence, he was among the first group of diplomats charged with establishing Kosovo's diplomatic missions. He previously held ambassadorships to Pakistan, Jordan, Afghanistan, Sweden, and Belgium. He has also served as Director for NATO and Security Policies at the Kosovo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ilir has been involved with a number of civil society initiatives, including as president of the board for the Project on Ethnic Relations - Kosovo, as co-founder of KIPRED (Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development), and as co-founder of D4D (Democracy for Development).