Board of Directors

STEPHEN MITCHELL

STEPHEN MITCHELL

Vice President Financial Services, Mercy Corps

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD

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

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Robin Currey is an ethnoecologist specializing in biodiversity conservation in small-scale agricultural systems, or home gardens. Robin has over ten years of experience in interdisciplinary research focusing on the effective use of natural resources with the implementation of sociological, anthropological, archaeological, ecological and economic approaches. In 2013, Dr. Currey joined the faculty of Green Mountain College as an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems after serving as Country Director, Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan. Prior to joining Mercy Corps, she was a Fulbright Scholar 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

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.

 

STEFAN MARIO QUECK

STEFAN MARIO QUECK

CONSULTANT, SELF-EMPLOYED

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.

 

ZAKIR ABDRASHITOV

ZAKIR ABDRASHITOV

Member of the Board of Directors

Zakir Abdrashitov is an accounting, internal control and corporate governance consultant with more than 10 years of experience. At the present moment Zakir is a member of the Board of Directors of HamkorBank in Uzbekistan, and is an independent member of the Board of Directors in MDO Imon International in Tajikistan. Previously he worked in senior positions in major large non-profit organizations and on the board of directors in leading microfinance organizations and banks in Kyrgyzstan. During his career, he worked on projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the field of civil and tax legislation. Zakir Abdrashitov has Bachelor degree in accounting from Gwynedd Mercy College and MBA in international economics from Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University. 

 

CONSTANTINE TSERETELI

CONSTANTINE TSERETELI

Member of the Board of Directors

Constantine Tsereteli currently is a CEO of Belarusky Narodny Bank. Prior to moving Belarusky Narodny Bank, a subsidiary of Bank of Georgia, he held the position of Head of Strategic Development and later became Head of Retail Business in Bank of Georgia. Before working for Bank of Georgia, Constantine Tsereteli worked as a Deputy Director for a Georgian leading micro finance organization Constanta (subsequently it reorganized into Constanta Bank). Constantine has a vast experience in working for different international organizations. Constantine Tsereteli has degrees and diplomas in Law and Literature (Tbilisi State University), Byzantine Studies (Oxford University), and Mediaeval Studies (Central European University).