Zhanna ZHAKUPOVA is an Executive
Director with the Asian Credit Fund (ACF), a non-depository, non-bank financial
institution headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is responsible for overall
ACF performance and strategic development as well as for its mission success.
Zhanna ensures long-term development impact by meeting the company's financial
goals and attaining financial sustainability.
In her professional career within the organization, Zhanna has gone through the
bottom of hierarchy line straight to the top. Her successful loan officer work
experience strengthened with theoretical knowledge from a local MBA school helps
Zhanna to effectively manage the organization.
Zhanna actively participates in international microfinance community life. She
is a working trainer for the Microfinance Center for NIS in Poland. This year,
Zhanna as a microfinance field practitioner, has been invited to Microcredit
Summit in New York.
Zhanna's previous educational background as a pharmacist from Tomsk Medical
Institute and subsequent MBA degree advanced her projects significantly. She is
strongly dedicated to aneconomic development mission and seeks for any
opportunity to make it successful.