Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic

Gulmira Asanbaeva is the deputy chief of party of the USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic. In this role, she supports staff in identifying, soliciting, co-creating, and implementing partnerships with private sector companies to support small- and medium-sized enterprises. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2012 and serving two other ACDI/VOCA-led projects, Gulmira supported enterprise development for the United Nations International Labor Organization in Moscow and Geneva. She also worked to improve women’s access to finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and rural entrepreneurship with the United Nations Development Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic. Gulmira holds a postgraduate degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and an MA in international economics from Slavonic Kyrgyz-Russian University (Kyrgyz Republic). She also completed a research fellowship at George Washington University (United States). Gulmira is fluent in Kyrgyz, English, and Russian and has a basic knowledge of French and German.