American entrepreneur in Central Asia.
Work experience in private, government, NGO, business association and academic/university (teaching and admin) sectors. Includes almost 10 years in Central Asia, with 2 stints in Kyrgyzstan in the 90s and now Tajikistan.
Entrepreneur specializing in service businesses in developing countries, particularly Central Asia, and particularly in the education and tourism sectors.
Have served 5 years on the Board of Directors of AmCham Tajikistan (American Chamber of Commerce), during which time it has seen explosive growth due to me finding the current Executive Director and recruiting a number of members.
Founder and Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Tajikistan. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It takes place in 150 countries every November. Our campaign in Tajikistan, which included Women's Entrepreneurship Day, was nominated for Best Rookie Country in 2014.
Country Pricing Agent for Mercer, the world's largest HR consultancy.
Born and raised in NYC.
BA U of Michigan.
MBA and MIA degrees from Columbia University GSB and SIPA/Harriman Institute.
TESOL Certificate from SIT.
Certificate from Bogazici University Global Leadership Development Program.
Lead Tajikistan delegation to annual AIESEC international conference in Istanbul in 2007. AIESEC is the world's largest student organization.
Also, experience in New York City government and managing US government grants in excess of $1M in a US university setting.
Specialties: In developing countries: Management and administration, business startups, teaching and training, foreign investment.
Speaks Russian, Persian and some Uzbek and Turkish.
Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft (HR software), computer-based financial accounting, transaction processing and reporting software systems.