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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

Board of trustees

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July 16, 2018

EFCA Board of Trustees meeting was held in Almaty

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) hosted the regular meeting of the EFCA Board of Trustees on July 13, 2018 in Almaty.

July 4, 2018

USAID Project: Vacation for teachers and harmonious relationships with students

On June 29, 2018, the team of the USAID "TEENS - Accessible and Qualitative Assistance" project organized a webinar regarding psychological support

July 3, 2018

"3.2.1 Start!" project winners announced

On June 28, 2018, the final competition of the "3.2.1. Start!" project was held, the winner of which was Rahim Aybek with his project of Tazalyk

Nazir Sharifi

Chairman

Mr. Sharifi has been serving as the Director for Strategic Development of Gazpetro Poland. He previously held positions as a General director of Tethys Services Tajikistan Limited and the director of the Representative Office of Kulob Petroleum in Tajikistan. Before entering the oil and gas industry, Mr. Sharifi worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, serving at the Tajik diplomatic missions in Kazakhstan and the US. His last position with the MFA of Tajikistan was as the Head of the Department of Foreign Service. 

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William Horton Beebe-Center


William Horton Beebe-Center is the President of the Eurasia Foundation. Mr. Beebe-Center joined the Eurasia Foundation in 1993 as its first field officer, managing the Moscow Regional Office for two years and working to establish the Foundation’s first field offices in the region. Mr. Beebe-Center returned to the United States in 1995 to serve as the Vice President for Projects and Development before becoming Executive Vice President.

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Jan Kalicki


Jan Kalicki is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he leads its work on regional and global energy security. Previously, he served as the Counselor for International Strategy for 13 years at Chevron, where he advised the Chairman, Vice Chairman and other senior executives on regional strategies, international business opportunities, negotiations, and government relations.

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Daulet Akhmetov


Daulet Akhmetov is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Public Relations at the AES Group of Companies in Kazakhstan, and has also served as the head of the AES Representative Office in Astana since 2004. Previously, he served as the General Director of the AES Shulbinsk Hydroelectric Station and as the Finance Director of the AES Semipalatinsk Hydroelectric Station.

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Ivan Apanasevich


Ivan Apanasevich is a civil society capacity building and governance expert with over twenty years of experience managing international development programs. While holding various positions with ICNL, Counterpart International, USAID, the Soros Foundation, Chemonics, MSI, NDI, and other international and local organizations, he gained extensive experience in monitoring and implementing programs aimed at local civil society development.

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Kasim Abzhanov


From 2000 to 2002, Kasim Abzhanov served as Head of the Department of Planning and Analysis at the Accept Corporation. From 2002 to 2004, he was a leading accountant and the Deputy Chief Accountant with the AGIP Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company. From 2005 – 2006, Mr. Abzhanov was the Financial Manager and Chief Accountant for ERSAI, a Caspian contractor. He then served as President of the Lancaster Group, and is now a member of the Lancaster Group Board of Directors, http://www.lancasterholding.com.

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Nelli Simonova


Nelli Simonova is the director of the Senti Finance Company and a lecturer at the Academy of Management in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is an active member of a number of public associations, unions, and economic advocacy groups. She previously partnered with EFCA on a project regarding student loans, in which she served as an advisor on the development of standards and procedures for loans.