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Member of the Board of Directors


Member of the Board of Directors



Member of the Board of Directors



Member of the Board of Directors

Graduated with honor diploma from the Kyrgyz National University, Master of Laws and Master in Economics . Has almost 19 years of experience in such leading banks in Kyrgyzstan as RSK-Bank and Demir Kyrgyz International Bank. In 1997, having started her career as a lawyer of the state bank, later she headed the legal and organizational activities in the first international bank of Kyrgyzstan as Deputy CEO. She participated in establishment of the Credit Information Bureau “Ishenim”, subsequently took an active part in its development as a member of the Board of Directors. She was one of the developers of draft normative legal acts regulating banking activities, including the Law on Pledge; Law on the exchange of credit information; changes in the Civil Code and Tax Code of the Kyrgyz Republic; the draft Banking Code, which is the basis of the new banking law; co-author of the commentary to the Civil Code of the Kyrgyz Republic; has more than 15 scientific articles and publications. For cooperation and contribution to development, she was awarded by appreciation letters and a Certificate of Honor of the Union of Banks of Kyrgyzstan; for the contribution to the development of the anti-money laundering system she was awarded the jubilee medal of the Financial Intelligence Service of Kyrgyzstan. She was repeatedly recognized by her colleagues as the best banking lawyer in Kyrgyzstan according to the Edition “The Best Lawyers”. More than 10 years she is the arbiter of the International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the last two years she is part of Sky Mobile LLC (TM Beeline) Management, leading the legal and regulatory functions, the direction on government relations and corporate social responsibility, a member of the Board of the International Business Council and the Association of Telecommunications Operators.


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Independent consultant representing ResponsAbility Social Investments AG (Switzerland) and Practice Leader Risk Management at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany). Joachim is an expert in Treasury, Credit and Operational Risk in emerging / developing markets. Since 2001, he has built up an extensive track record with microfinance institutions, banks and microfinance investment funds in more than 30 countries.

Joachim started his career in 1990 in the International Banking Division of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt. In 1995 he accepted an international faculty appointment at Oregon State University in Corvallis. From 1999 to 2004, he worked for Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT division of the German stock exchange and international derivatives markets operator. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Vice President of the Deutsche Börse US subsidiary in Chicago.

Joachim holds a German MBA (Dipl.-Kfm), a doctorate in economics and is also a US Certified Management Accountant. Joachim is fluent in English, French, German and Russian.


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Senior Risk Manager, Expert Advisor and Consultant in the area of Risk Management, Treasury, and Efficiency Management for banks, funds, and MFIs. He is the Risk and Compliance Manager of Bamboo Finance, a Geneva based Private Equity Fund for impact investments with global presence.

Christian has over 25 years of experience in banking and has worked in several large international banks, primarily in the areas or Risk Management, Treasury, Credit Portfolio Management, and Investment Management in various locations. Between 1991 and 2005 he worked for Deutsche Bank where, among others, he was the Deputy Treasurer of Deutsche Bank in Spain, headed the Deal Management Team of the Bank’s Loan Portfolio Management Group and worked as an Assistant to the Management Board. At WestLB, he headed the Investment Management Team in the US and managed the Work-Out and Restructuring practice.

Since 2001, Christian also worked as consultant for Risk Management and Efficiency Management where he advised over 70 MFIs and banks as well as several international organizations. He has supported institutions with the implementation of Risk Management Frameworks and, Treasury operations

Christian is the founder and president of Proyecto Horizonte, a community development program in Bolivia, which serves over 800 children and their families with programs in education, health care and community services since 2004.

He graduated from Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft in Frankfurt, Germany with a Diploma in Banking and Finance is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).


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Ms. Orsolya Farkas is a Regional Manager for Triple Jump B.V, one of the leading microfinance fund managers in the world. Ms. Farkas is responsible for a portfolio of debt and equity investments in microfinance institutions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Previously, she had worked for the Council of Europe Development Bank situated Paris as Country Manager for Bulgaria and Hungary. During that time she managed a portfolio of loans to commercial banks and governments aimed at financing environmental, social housing, municipal infrastructure and small enterprise projects. In her current position, she regularly performs due diligence missions covering strategy, governance, risk management, lending methodology and social performance. She sits on the board of three microfinance institutions in Africa and one in Central Asia.