Abdullo Kurmanov

Co-founder and CEO of Alif Capital, an Islamic finance organization based in Tajikistan, Chairman of the Board of Spitamen Insurance and Co-founder of several online projects (e.g. the most visited Tajik website, somon.tj) Previously, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Orienbank, one of the largest commercial banks in Tajikistan. Before joining Orienbank in July 2012, Abdullo was Vice-President of Mining Investments at Origo Partners PLC, a London listed private equity company with investments primarily in Mongolia and China. He was based in Ulaanbaatar and was in charge of Mongolia investments, managing the portfolio of existing assets (copper, coal, moly projects) and originating new deals. Earlier, Mr. Kurbanov worked for UBS Investment Bank Metals & Mining team and was based in London. He helped advice EMEA clients, including Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti. He also worked for Oliver Wyman (Financial Consulting) out of London and Moscow, where he helped on advising clients on risk management, in particular modelling credit risk. Mr. Kurbanov earned an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics, London, UK in 2009 and his BSc in Management from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008. He is fluent in Tajik, Turkish, Russian and English.

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