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Board of Directors
Hugo Minderhoud – President
AKTE LLC

Hugo Willem Minderhoud serves as a Country Representative of AKTE LLC in Uzbekistan. He has over 20 years of experience in the CIS and Uzbekistan. Prior to establishing AKTE LLC, Hugo worked for ABN AMRO group as General Manager and Chairman of the Management Board at ABN AMRO Bank Uzbekistan; Manager of Corporate Finance at ABN AMRO Bank Russia as well as Vice President of Corporate Finance Central and Eastern Europe at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (The Netherlands). Currently, Hugo serves as Senior Advisor to Ipak Yuli Bank Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Korzinka Group of Companies, Non-Executive Director of Advans Microfinance Bank Pakistan and Independent banking/ financial consultant in Central-Asia and the Caucasus. Besides that he is representing two countries serving as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Kingdom of Belgium and is President of the Tashkent Consul Club and the AmCham in Uzbekistan. Hugo holds a degree in Law from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Tõnu Grünberg – Vice-President
Ucell

Tõnu Grünberg is Chief Executive Officer of Ucell (TeliaSonera Uzbekistan). Tõnu has 17 years of experience leading telecommunications companies strategy and execution, with the special skillset in technology. Tõnu’s holds Master of Science (MS Digital Communication Systems and Technology from Tallinn Technical University. He is also a graduate of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, London Business School and Swedish Institute of Management. Tõnu is an inspirational leader who challenges colleagues and staff to look beyond established technology and business models, identify opportunities to expand organisational capabilities, and drive business growth and innovation.
David Le Blond
UZBAT JV

David Le Blond is the Finance Director for the UZBAT JV between British American Tobacco Plc. and the Republic of Uzbekistan. He has lived in nine countries with over 15 years of international business experience with BAT as well as other FMCG companies. Originally from Kentucky he is a Pennsylvania Certified Public Account with an MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Otabek Muhammadiev
PwC

Otabek Muhammadiev is a General Director of a PricewaterhouseCoopers Uzbekistan. He started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers Uzbekistan 15 years ago by actively being involved in audits of key local and multinational manufacturing, banking, telecommunications and public utilities companies across Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Russia. Starting from 2007, he joined IFRS technical group in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Moscow and was able to successfully consult a large number of PwC clients in Russia, Kazakhstan and CIS countries. After 2 years of his experience, he proceeded with IFRS technical group in Almaty with focus on Caucasus and Asia. Before moving to Uzbekistan in 2012 as an assistant to the office leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers, he practiced audit in Almaty with client portfolio consisting of mainly oil, mining and tobacco manufacturing clients. From July 2015, Otabek took over the position of Uzbekistan office leader. He holds a Master`s Degree by Karshi State University, certified ACCA fellowship as well as statutory office license by Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan and Central Bank of Uzbekistan.
Mirpayoz Mirsaatov
OLSOFT

Mirpayoz Mirsaatov is a long-standing professional in Uzbekistan. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of policy advice, securities/commodity markets, privatization, and agro-industrial development. Since 2002, he has worked as director and ‘crisis manager’ for a number of companies, often brought in to develop and implement new strategies and structural changes before moving on to his next assignment. In 1995, Mirpayoz was selected to serve as Chairman of the Board for Uzbekistan’s newly forming Republican Stock Exchange. At the time, this made him the youngest person in the world serving as Chairperson of a national stock exchange.
Gabil Ahmadov
Coca-Cola Country Operation Manager for Uzbekistan

Gabil Ahmadov took over his Tashkent position in May 2016 in a capacity of Coca-Cola Country Operation Manager for Uzbekistan. Gabil has over 19 years’ experience in the sphere of FMCG with multinational companies in CIS countries including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Turkey. Before moving to Tashkent Gabil held a position of Market (Country) Manager in Azerbaijan with The Coca-Cola Company, Caucasus and Central Asia Region. Gabil ‘s previous work experience include leading positions in big multinationals in the sphere of FMCG like Henkel Central and Eastern Europe, Colgate – Palmolive Central Asia, Caucasus and Belarus among others. Gabil speaks Azeri, English, Russian and Turkish.
Nazi Aripdjanova
Executive Director at AmCham Uzbekistan

As Executive Director Nazi works closely with business leaders representing over 100 US, multinational and Uzbek corporations in Uzbekistan. Nazi organizes work of AmCham office, AmCham Uzbekistan programs, supervises staff, and coordinates membership drive efforts while managing membership relations and retention. Ms. Aripdjanova holds MA in International Business Management from Westminster International University in Tashkent, MA in International Economic Relations (2001) and BA in Japanese Philology from Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies (1999), diplomas in the intensive MBA type course (professional management program, 2003), MBA Summer School in German state University of Applied Sciences as well as numerous certificates and trainings. Nazi is dynamic business leader with many years of experience in business promotion area. She worked as an consultant and market analyst in MBM Group, regional coordinator for business development in Tashkent representative office of Japan External Trade Organization and the head of the department of external economic activity in the Center for Economic Research. Nazi has extensive network of high-profile business and political contacts. Networker +4000 business and social entrepreneurs, academics and professionals in the United States, Central Asia, Japan, Australia, Afghanistan and Middle East.
Timothy Bugansky
U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan

Timothy Bugansky represents the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan as an ex officio, non-voting member on the AmCham Board of Directors. He is a State Department Foreign Service officer covering economic and commercial matters, and he also assists with implementing U.S. Department of Commerce programs in Uzbekistan. He arrived in Uzbekistan in May 2015. His previous Foreign Service postings were to Tijuana, Mexico, and Islamabad, Pakistan. He holds degrees from Kent State University and Ohio University.