Board of Directors

STEPHEN MITCHELL

STEPHEN MITCHELL

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD

Vice President Financial Services, Mercy Corps

Steve has 35 years of domestic and international finance experience, and has worked extensively in the private sector for major U.S. financial and public accounting institutions, including U.S. Bank and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He has served as Chairman of XacBank and Kompanion Bank, two of Asia's most successful commercial microfinance organizations, and is an advisor on microfinance and microinsurance matters around the world. Steve is also the board chair of MiCRO, a specialty reinsurer that was created to offer risk transfer solutions against natural disasters in developing countries. Currently, Steve is the Vice President of Financial Services at Mercy Corps, a $450 million relief and development INGO. Steve received his MBA in Finance from the University of California at Irvine and his BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.

 

ROBIN CURREY

ROBIN CURREY

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTOR and PROFESSOR, SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, PRESCOTT COLLEGE

Robin Currey is an ethnoecologist specializing in biodiversity conservation in small-scale agricultural systems, or home gardens. Robin has twenty years of experience in interdisciplinary research focusing on natural resources management, especially of food plants and animals, with the implementation of sociological, anthropological, ecological and economic approaches to address food system sustainability. She has specific interest and expertise in agricultural value chain financing and community development financial institutions. In 2019, Dr. Currey joined the faculty of Prescott College and directs their sustainable food systems programs after having been the Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program at Green Mountain College. Prior to that, she served as Country Director, Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan.  She received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Florida International University and her MS and BS in Natural Resources Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan. Robin was a Fulbright Scholar (Kyrgyzstan) and a fellow of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results. Robin is the Science Advisor to Kompanion Bank, supporting its development initiatives.

 

ROSANNA SARKEYEVA

ROSANNA SARKEYEVA

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGIONAL MANAGER EASTERN EUROPE, CAUCASUS & CENTRAL ASIA,TRIODOS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT B.V., NETHERLANDS

Rosanna Sarkeyeva has more than 20 years of work experience out of which 15 years are in the financial sector. Educated in macroeconomics, banking and energy economics, she has been working at various positions in commercial and central banks, as a banking advisor and currently as an investment manager. Her expertise includes acquisitions, implementation and structuring investments (private equity, debt, mezzanine), in financial institutions (FIs) in emerging markets; portfolio and risk management, corporate governance and sustainable banking. Beyond that she has in-depths knowledge of economics of transition economies; energy economics; strong qualitative and quantitative economic analysis skills; her academic achievements include PhD in Economics and MA in Banking both from the University of Reading (UK), MA in Economics from the National State University of Kyrgyzstan (with honours). Rosanna has worked at both emerging markets (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan) and developed economies (Netherlands, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland). She possesses strong interpersonal and language skills (English, Russian, Dutch, Kyrgyz, Kazakh) and is experienced in working in a multicultural environment.

 

DAVID TSIKLAURI

DAVID TSIKLAURI

Member of the Board of Directors

Non Executive Director at JSCB Hamkorbank

David Tsiklauri is an experienced executive with over 15 years of experience in the financial sector. He is a professional in corporate finance, strategic planning, team building and transformation, risk management, and investor relations. David holds an MBA from the London Business School in the UK. He started his professional career in financing at TBC Bank (Georgia). He then continued it in various large international financial institutions in the CIS and Great Britain, including the transnational conglomerate Deutsche Bank, a global systemically important bank. At the moment, David is an independent director at JSCB Hamkorbank (Uzbekistan). 

 

Chnara Mamatova

Chnara Mamatova

Member of the Board of Directors

Economist at USAID Kyrgyzstan

Chnara Mamatova is an economist and certified financial analyst with extensive experience in the financial sector and government agencies. Chnara graduated from Kyrgyz National University and Bishkek International School of Management and Business, where she studied economics, management, and accounting. She also earned her Master's degree in Macroeconomics of Developing Countries (USA) from Williams College. Chnara has many years of teaching experience at AUTPKR combined with practical experience in managing commercial, financial institutions and implementing projects in international organizations such as USAID and UNDP. Chnara is currently an Economist at USAID Kyrgyzstan 

 

Vano Baliashvili

Vano Baliashvili

Member of the Board of Directors

Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors at TBC Bank

Vano Baliashvili has 28 years of experience in banking. Vano is a graduate of the Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Engineering and Economics. He also holds an MBA from the European School of Management and holds an MSc in Project Management from George Washington University (Georgia). Vano went through all career stages, starting his way as an accountant in 1993 and subsequently becoming the chief operating officer at one of the largest banks in Georgia - TBC Bank. Thanks to effective management, strategic planning, and innovation, TBC Bank has taken a leading position in the banking sector of Georgia under the leadership of Vano Baliashvili. He is currently an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors at TBC Bank (Uzbekistan) and a member of the Supervisory Boards at other financial institutions in the region. 

  

 

STEFAN MARIO QUECK

STEFAN MARIO QUECK

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Consultant

Stefan has over 25 years of banking and finance experience, including financial consulting. He started from International Projekt Consult, Germany, that provides consultancy, advisory and institutional development services to banks and other financial institutions in transition economies and developing countries and worked in top international banks and financial corporations, such as ProCredit Holding, Germany, and Inter-American Development Bank, USA. Stefan has served as Regional Director Latin-America in FINCA International/FINCA Micro Finance Holding. He received his MBA in Economics from Freie Universitaet, Germany. At the present moment, Mr. Queck is an international financial consultant.