Chairs of Amcham Committees

AmCham Uzbekistan’s goals and activities are determined by the membership. The most direct way for a member company to influence the formation of our goals and professional activities is through participation in our extensive committee system. Committees work to generate ideas and promote solutions in areas which are of mutual interest to the entire membership. AmCham Uzbekistan also encourages cooperation between companies within the same industry, enabling them to achieve common goals.
AmCham Uzbekistan currently has 5 committees and 2 sub-committees (which meet when environmental conditions necessitate):

Tax and Accounting Committee
Ms. Vera Bell
AUDIT-AS

Vera Bell has 20 years of experience providing the accounting and audit services for the businesses, government and non-profit organizations. Vera was the youngest Director in the history of Audit industry development in Uzbekistan becoming a Director of AUDIT-AS in 1997 from the moment it was created. The Company provided services to a wide range of clients including such international businesses Chevron, Rio Tinto, Lukoil Overseas, Intercontinental, Wyndham, Calik, Ziraat Bank, ADB, USAID, etc. as well as large Uzbek national companies like Uzbek railways, Uzbek airways, Navoi Mining Combinat, etc.. In August of 2014 the Company joined the Crowe Horwath Int, International accounting network ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks. She is one of the few specialists who understand the order of taxation and accounting of permanent establishments of foreign companies in Uzbekistan. Vera Bell co-authored the first Uzbekistan Handbook, “Finance, Accounting and Taxation for NGOs in Uzbekistan”.
Membership Committee
Mr. Shadab Khan
Coca-Cola Franchise Director – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

As Franchise Director of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Shadab provides Franchise Leadership to our Bottlers and manages The Coca-Cola Company’s business in these markets and is the Head of the Representative Office for Coca-Cola in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has been based in Tashkent since November 2018. Shadab joined Coca-Cola India in 2007 as the Sr. Manager (Key Accounts) for India and Sri Lanka and has post that worked in various roles in Customer Management, Commercial Strategy and has been in General Management roles since 2012 first as the Country Manager for Nepal and Bhutan and then as Managing Director for Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd. Shadab has actively represented Coca-Cola and has been involved in public-private platforms representing industry issues across South Asia over the last 6 years and is proud to now represent Coca-Cola on the Board of AmCham Uzbekistan. In 19+ years of his work experience Shadab has worked at start-ups and small firms and also in Multi-national companies across Telecom, Packaged Food and Non-Alcoholic Ready to drink Beverage sectors notably Unilever and now Coca-Cola. Shadab holds a PGDM from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, India and has completed the Certificate Program in Strategic Retail Management from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. In his spare time Shadab enjoys traveling, listening to world music, trying new cuisines and photography.
Tourism and Hospitality Industry Committee
Mr. Puneet Tandon
Hyatt Regency Tashkent

Puneet Tandon is an Indian national who started his assignment in Tashkent in March 2016. With close to 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, 10 of which have been within the fold of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Puneet leads the team at Hyatt Regency Tashkent as the General Manager of the hotel. Additionally, he also holds the position of being the Area Vice President for Hyatt hotels in the CIS that include Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Puneet holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, a post graduate diploma in hospitality management from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, Delhi and an MBA from Cornell ESSEC, Paris. His years in the industry have presented him with the opportunity of working in various countries including India, Mauritius, France, Egypt, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. Puneet is married with two teenage children and, when not at work, thoroughly enjoys travel and the outdoors.
Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee
Ms. Nodira Yadgarova
Tashkent International Clinic, a division of Tashkent International Health and Education Service (TIHES)

Nodira Yadgarova is employed by the Tashkent International Clinic, a division of the Tashkent International Health and Education Service. She began her work at the clinic as a receptionist and today she leads the clinic as the Chief Operating Officer. She holds a Masters in Health Administration from Walden University in the USA and a Postgraduate Degree of Hospital Administration from Medvarsity Online Limited. Ms. Yadgarova has seventeen years of experience working in health care and serves on the TIHES Board of Directors as secretary. Nodira is the mother of two children.
Trade and Investment Committee
Mr. 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.
Intellectual Property Rights Sub-Committee
Mr. Makhmudov

Mr. Makhmudov is a chair of AmCham Intellectual Property Rights Sub-Committee since October 2018. Mr. Makhmudov is a Managing Partner of Legalmax since 2003 and has extensive experience with both national, and foreign and transnational companies. His practice covers areas such as intellectual property law, competition law and leading litigations in national and international arbitration courts. He is a professional patent attorney whose services are marked by the international rankings "CHAMBERS GLOBAL» and «THE LEGAL 500" For more than ten years, he has been advising leading companies in pharmaceutical and oil-and-gas sectors, food production and international catering networks and representing their interests of in the field of intellectual property protection. In addition, he has provided legal support to a number of leading foreign companies present in the region, as well as current structures of the UN. He is also a legal expert in publications of the authoritative business publications in related projects.
Corporate Governance Committee
Yuriy Voytsitskiy
Head of Compliance/ Compliance Officer

Yuriy was born on February 25, 1977 in the city of Lvov (Ukraine). Graduating with honors from the Kiev Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University, Yuriy specialized in International Law. He also studied compliance at the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School/ICA. Yuriy has extensive experience in the areas of Anti-corruption and Compliance law and is co-founder and Chairman of the Compliance Club of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (2010-2017). In 2011 Yuriy received the first prize "The Best Compliance Function of a Production Company in Russia and the CIS 2011". Since 2010 Yuriy Voytsitskiy has been the head of services and departments of anti-corruption compliance in leading companies of Ukraine, focused on the global market.