Asia Leadership Trek VII (Summer 2016)

For the seventh Asia Leadership Trek, Trekkers ventured for the first time into Central Asia, covering Bishkek and Osh in Kyrgyzstan; Dushanbe in Tajikistan; Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan; and Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, as well as to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • May 31 – June 18, 2016

  • Bishkek, Osh, Dushanbe, Almaty, Astana, Tashkent, Samarkand and Dhaka

  • Harvard scholars

  • john.lim@asialeadership.org

Tajikistan – Dushanbe (May 31-June 2, 2016)

Site Visit

  • Spitamen Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Tajikistan
  • Kazkombank
  • RSM Tajikistan

Leadership Engagement

  • Dialogue with State Committee on Investment and State Property Management
  • Dialogue on “Implementation of Energy Investment Projects in Tajikistan” with Vice President & the International Department

Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek, Osh (June 4-8, 2016)

Asia Leadership Conference “Central Asia 25 Years Since Gaining Independence: New Perspectives on Leadership and Practice” in Bishkek

Site Visit

  • Transparency International Kyrgyzstan & Red Crescent Kyrgyzstan
  • Bishkek International School

Leadership Engagement

  • Dialogue on “Ways to Promote a Public Participation in Social Change” with Osh youths
  • Dialogue with Former President H.E. Roza Otunbayeva
  • International Business Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce; meeting with Board Members
  • EBRD; meeting with Associate Banker Mr. Azmat Ibraimov
  • Kyrgyzstan Parliament; meeting with Member Honorable Omurbek Babnov
  • ProKG, Club of Professionals & Alumi of Ivy League Institutions; meeting with Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan Executive Director Mr. Shamil Ibragimov; Helvetas-Swiss Intercooperation Representative Ms. Aida Kozhalieva; Business Association JIA Board Member Mr. Temirbek Azhykulov & QuantX CEO Mr. Sharshekeev Chingiz
  • American University of Central Asia; dialogue with President Mr. Andrew Wachtel
  • Dialogue with Kyrgyz Concept CEO Mr. Emil Umetaliev; NISR CEO Mr. Azamat Dikambaev; NBKR CEO Mr. Tolkunbek Abdygulov; HKS MCMPA Mr. Umar Shavurov
  • Association of Software Developers; meeting with CEO Mr. Azis Abakirov
  • Shoro Corporation; meeting with Senior Leaders

Kyrgyzstan – Almaty (June 8-11, 2016)

Asia Leadership Conference

Site Visit

  • Globalink
  • Kazkommertsbank

Leadership Engagement

  • Almaty Universiade 2017; meeting with Organizing Team
  • Business Oligarchy in Kazakhstan; meeting with Mr. Margulan Seisembaev
  • JSC Investment Financial House RESMI; meeting with Chairman of the Board Mr. Kairat Mazhibaev
  • EBRD Almaty; meeting with Senior Consultants
  • Verny Investment Holdings; meeting with CEO Mr. Timur Issatayev
  • Aspandau Foundation; meeting with President Mr. Kanat Nurov
  • Kimep University; dialogue with Assistant Professor of Department of International Relations and Regional Studies Professor Dina Sharipova

Kyrgyzstan – Astana (June 12-14, 2016)

Site Visit

  • Expo 2017 Sites
  • AIFC Academy
  • Samruk-Kazyna Fund
  • Continental Logistics

Leadership Engagement

  • Nazarbayev University; meeting with President Mr. Shigeo Katsu; Vice President of Students Affairs, International Cooperation & Government Relations Ms. Kadisha Dairova; Director of Department of International Cooperation Mr. Arman Zhumazhanov; Senior Management and Students
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan; meeting with Deputy Minister Honorable Yerzhen Ashikbayev
  • Kazatomprom; meeting with CFO Mr. Meizhan Yussupov
  • Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Railway; meeting with CFO Mr. Maxat Kabashev
  • Astana International Financial Center Authority; meeting with CEO Mr. Nulan Kussainov
  • Continental Logistics; meeting with CEO Mr. Asset Yerali
  • Senate Administration of the Parliament of Kazakhstan; meeting with Deputy Head Mr. Talgat Zhumagulov

Uzbekistan – Tashkent (June 15-18, 2016)

Asia Leadership Conference

Site Visit

  • United National Development Program

Leadership Engagement

  • Inha University of Taskent; dialogue with Rector Dr. Sherzod Shermatov
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency in Uzbekistan; meeting with Chief Representative Mr. Fushimi Katsutoshi
  • The World Bank; meeting with Senior Economist of Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management of Europe and Central Asia Region Mr. Eskender Trushin; Senior Agriculture Economist Mr. Olivier Durrand
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