Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Ms. Cholpon Kokumova holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Exeter in England. She has more than 30 years of experience of work in financial and investment companies in European and Central-Asian countries in institution building and competitiveness of financial institutions and Small and Medium-sized enterprises by advising in strategic and business planning, risk management, market research, internal control, and investor relations.
Ms. Kokumova started her career at major banks in the Kyrgyz Republic (JCCB “Kyrgyzstan”, KICB). From 2009 to 2018, Ms. Kokumova managed an International Finance Corporation (IFC) consulting project and was responsible for achieving project goals – the transformation of microfinance institutions in Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. She is a certified Microfinance Expert.
In 2020, she became is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors оf “Bailyk Finance” Company.
Johannes Andreas Michael Feist
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Johannes Andreas Michael Feist graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany, with a degree in Economics
Mr. Johannes Andreas Michael Feist started his career as Senior Project Manager, Russia and Ukraine, Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KfW), Frankfurt, Germany. In 2001 he worked as Director of two offices in Pristina and Belgrade, Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KfW), Kosovo, Serbia.
He has extensive experience in many countries around the world.
From January 2006 to April 2015, he worked at the Bank for Reconstruction and Development (KfW), Frankfurt, Germany, in such positions as: Head of Advertising Tools and Financial Products, Vice President European Financial Institutions, Vice President Corporate Strategy, Head division of financial systems development in southern Africa and regional funds.
Currently Mr. Johannes Andreas Michael Feist is the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of MicroCapital Management S.A., Luxembourg.
Member of the Board of Directors
Ms. Raushan Kurbanalieva graduated from the Kazakh State Academy of Management with a degree in Economic and Social Planning. She is currently obtaining her MBA – Master’s degree in Business Administration from “Almaty Management University”. She has certificates from CAP, USAID/CAMFA II “Financial services for rural areas and agriculture”, MBA intensive course, and A. Galunin School of Business Management.
Ms. Raushan Kurbanalieva has more than 15 years of experience of work as a Chairperson of the Management Board of “MFI “Amur Credit” LLP. She was engaged in raising investments and grant funds from international investors. During work under the leadership of Ms. Kurbanalieva, the Company grew from a regional MFI to one of the largest MFIs in Kazakhstan.
Also, Ms. Raushan Kurbanalieva has a long experience as a member of the Board of Directors. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Microfinance Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan for more than three years; an independent member of the Board of Directors of “Shardara HPP” JSC for more than five years; a member of the Board of Directors of MDO “Humo” CJSC, one of the leading companies in the field of microfinance in Tajikistan, for more than four years.
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Kaiser Naseem Master of Asia Institute of Management, majoring in finance. Master of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
Mr. Kaiser Naseem has over 44 years of experience in international banking and financial development.
He has extensive experience in many countries around the world. He has held positions on the Board of Directors in a number of international companies, providing strategic advice to the top management of enterprises and their owners.
Held the positions of a certified director of the board in such organizations as:
– ABN-AMRO Bank, Kazakhstan;
– Uzbekistan Leasing Company, Uzbekistan;
– Engro Chemicals, Pakistan;
– Sarah Textiles Ltd, Pakistan;
– Demir Bank, Kyrgyzstan;
– Pakistani Microfinance Network, Pakistan;
– Pakistan Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Pakistan;
– Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation, Pakistan;
– Islamabad Stock Exchange; and AMZ-KHN Consulting, Toronto, Canada.
At the moment, he is an independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Halyk Bank Uzbekistan, as well as in a number of other international companies.
Shamshieva Gulnara Zhamankulovna
Member of the Board of Directors
Ms. Shamshieva Gulnara Zhamankulovna has a higher education – Frunze Polytechnic Institute, engineer-technologist, Kyrgyz State University, lawyer, Institute of Management and Finance, economist. ABA Stonier Banking Scholl – advanced training courses at the US Banking Association. CAP-certified accountant, certified risk manager-CRM.
Has over 20 years of experience in microfinance and banking in the Kyrgyz Republic:
• Experience of cooperation with IFI, DFI, USAID and other donors
• Experience of active participation in the development of the law “On Microfinance Organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic” in 2000-2002, active participation in the creation of the Association of Microfinance Organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic.
• Successful experience in establishing and developing the Bai-Tushum Financial Fund MFO, attracting the first investors to the microfinance sector of the Kyrgyz Republic, developing and strengthening institutional capacity.
• Carrying out the first international ranking of Bai-Tushum FF in Central Asia in 2003, the first international social ranking in Central Asia in 2009.
• Commercialization of a non-profit MFI in 2005.
• Experience in attracting capital investments in MFIs, 2009-2011.
• First in Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan – Successful transformation of IFC (depository) into a commercial bank in 2012, 6% share in the banking sector. MSME finance program with EBRD, IFC and other investors. Implementation of energy efficiency programs, women’s finance, financial education
• M&A – FMFC merger with KICB (2022)
• Good experience in corporate governance, membership experience (Association of MFIs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Union of Banks of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ishenim Credit Bureau, currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KMF (Kazakh Microfinance Company)
Mrs. Gulnara Zhamankulovna has excellent leadership and organizational skills, financial analyst, Honors Badge of the banking system of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Current Independent Member of the Board of Directors – Kazmicrofinance, Member of the Supervisory Board of MFIs in Uzbekistan.
PUSUR ТЕGIN ZAMIR
Chairperson of the Sharia Board
Zamir Pusur tegin graduated from Osh State University with a degree in “Information Systems in Economics”, he holds a master’s degree in Management. He has also completed numerous advanced vocational training pieces.
Pusur tegin Zamir has 20 years of experience of work in the financial and economic sphere. He started his career as a chief accountant and continued his career in leading positions in such large banks of Kyrgyzstan as “ЕсоIslamicBank” OJSC and Companion Bank in Osh. At present, he is the Chairperson of the Sharia Committee in the Micro-deposit organization “Humo” CJSC, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Zamir is an expert in principles of Islamic banking and finance, including the Sharia standards set by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB).
Member of the Sharia Board
Zailabidin Azhimamatov graduated from Osh State University, Osh, with a degree in “Religious Studies”. He received his master’s degree in Fundamental Islamic Sciences from Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. He received a degree in Theology from Ankara University, Turkey. He has extensive experience in teaching. Also, Zailabidin has attended courses on Islamic banking and finance under AAOIFI standards organized by the “International Association for Partnership Economics and Finance”.
Zailabidin’s total work experience is 16 years, including 9 years in the financial and economic sphere.
Member of the Sharia Board
Certified Sharia Advisor and Auditor (CSAA, AAOIFI), PhD in Economics. Experience in the field of Islamic economics and Islamic finance – 15 years.
Madina Kalimullina graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a degree in World Economics, as well as a postgraduate degree from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Madina is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE). Since 2010, he has been teaching as part of his own programs in Islamic economics and finance at Russian universities and other venues. In 2021, she participated as a teacher in a training program for the banking community in the Republic of Uzbekistan at the invitation of the Islamic Development Bank.
In 2010-2018 led a project to organize an international exhibition of halal products and services in Moscow, has more than 7 years of experience in the field of examination of contracts for compliance with Sharia standards and the creation of Islamic financial products. Since 2010, he has been coordinating the translation of AAOIFI Sharia standards into Russian. He is one of the founders and executive secretary of the Russian Association of Islamic Finance Experts, is a member of the Bank of Russia Working Group on Partner Banking (since 2016), and is also a member of the expert group of the Financial Market Committee on the regulation of partner banking (since 2022). Has a number of publications on Islamic finance in international journals.
Chief Executive Officer
Chinara Moldazhanova graduated from the Frunze Polytechnic Institute with a specialty “Process engineer” in 1984 and from the Kyrgyz State National University in 2001 with a degree in accounting and auditing. After graduation from the university, she started her career as an engineer/technologist and worked her way up to the Chief Financial Officer of Central Asia’s largest bakery plant.
With the arrival of the first microfinance institutions in Kyrgyzstan, Chinara Darkenbaevna started her microfinance experience as the Head оf Balykchy branch of Mercy Corps “Mercyco” and also served as a trainer-mentor in the establishment of microfinance in Uzbekistan and Russia (Chechnya and Ingushetia). Having gained solid experience in microfinance, she founded large Microcredit Company, in the development of which she participated from 2005 to 2013 not only in the Kyrgyz Republic but also in Russia and Azerbaijan. The total experience in the development of microfinance today is more than 20 years.
In 2013 she decided to join the Microcredit Company “Bailyk Finance” as Chief Executive Officer.
In September 2022, Chinara Darkenbaevna successfully completed training at the Ukrainian Institute of Corporate Governance under the “Corporate Director” program, aimed at strengthening the current management qualifications with world standards, best practices and building an effective corporate governance model.
Chief Regional Officer
Arzymat Derbishaliev graduated with honors from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University with a degree in “Finance and Credit”.
In 2009, he began his career as a credit administrator at a large local microcredit company, during which Arzymat participated in improving the lending process, carried out inspections of the credit staff work, and monitored and analyzed the loan portfolio. Purposefulness, constant striving for development, and improvement of professional and personal skills allowed Arzymat to establish the Microcredit Company “Bailyk Finance” in 2011. At present time Arzymat holds the position of Regional director of MCC “Bailyk Finance”.
In 2021 he successfully completed training at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, as a result of which he is a certified expert on risk management.
Chief Operating Officer
Ainura Maksutova has 30 years of experience in the field of formal and informal education, personnel management, organizational development and business development.
Work experience in the field of organizational development and personnel management – 17 years.
Ainura has experience in providing consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses on personnel management, development of development strategies and organizational development in the following areas:
in the financial sector;
in the manufacturing sector (production, processing, sales, logistics);
in the sale of construction and related materials;
Ainura has experience working in the non-formal adult education system, both from the point of view of organizing the learning process and as a trainer. She also has experience as a member of the Supervisory Board of CJSC MDO “Humo”, the Board of Trustees of the MFC “Nuri Humo”, a member of the Board of CJSC MFC “Bai Tushum and Partners”, Member of the Board/Secretary of the Board of the Adult Education Center/DANIDA
Chief Financial Officer
Aramyan Lyubov has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, of which 8 years worked in the Big Four international audit company as an auditor of financial statements of banks in accordance with IFRS and in accordance with the requirements of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. Lyubov is a graduate of the Russian-Kyrgyz Slavic University, Faculty of International Relations, majoring in world economics.
Lyubov has been a certified auditor of the Kyrgyz Republic since 2017 with membership in the Professional Auditing Association “Financial Reporting and Audit Council”, has a CAP degree and is a member of the Association of Accountants and Auditors (BBA), and is a student of ACCA international certification.
During her work at MCC Baylyk Finance CJSC, she implemented a large number of projects to attract international financing, as well as to optimize and strengthen business processes in the field of financial development and sustainability of the Company. Lyubov has participated in many professional development training programs, including training on green finance and ESG for financial institutions.
Head of Legal Department
Murakanov Janarbek is a lawyer with many years of experience in the financial system of the Kyrgyz Republic, including the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, leading microfinance organizations and law firms.
Janarbek graduated from the Republican Kyrgyz-Turkish Anadoli Lyceum in Bishkek and received a “gold certificate” based on the results of nationwide testing. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University with a degree in Civil Law (2008).
Holds an LLM in International Banking and Finance Law, City, University of London (2019). Chevening Program Fellow (2018-2019).
Currently he holds the position of Head of the Legal Department of MCC Baylyk Finance CJSC.
Head of Information Technology Department
Maxim Polevoy graduated from the Kyrgyz Technical University in 2003 with a degree in Engineering at the Faculty of Innovative Technologies.
He began his activities in the IT field back in 1999 as a database administrator.
Subsequently, he worked in various IT companies, including the largest telecommunications companies in Kyrgyzstan and Russia, reaching the position of Technical Director.
At the beginning of 2010, he began his career as the head of the information technology department in a large local microcredit company.
In 2019, I decided to join the Bailyk Finance team as the head of the IT department, which over the years has grown to IT management, which currently consists of 4 departments.
The total experience in the IT field is already 25 years. During this period, extensive experience was accumulated both in telecommunications companies and 14 years of work in the field of microcredit.