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. Otabek Muhammadiev
PricewaterhouseCoopers (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.
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.
Agricultural Sub-Committee under Trade and Investment Committee
Mr.Dale Henry
OASIS FES LLC

Dale Henry and his wife Jean own Oasis FES LLC, a consulting company registered in Uzbekistan since 2008. Dale has an MSc in Irrigation Engineering. The Henry’s have previous development experience in Pakistan and Egypt. They raised their family of two sons in Uzbekistan, beginning in 1996. Oasis develops personnel in the water resources, environmental, agricultural production and agroprocessing sectors by offering training in English language, academic, practical internships and study tours abroad, and joint projects with international experts in Uzbekistan.