Maya is a senior executive with strategic and business development expertise. Educated and experienced in the area of financial management and organisational experience. She has worked for successful companies in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan as well as on donor funded programmes within UN system, USAID, FCO/DFID, DCA, Open society, INGOs and NGOs managing all aspects of finance and operations. She has a proven track record of effectively working in dynamic and challenging environments. A successful history of integrating the financial, commercial, regulatory and technical aspects of large companies as well as donor funded programmes, operations projects and grants. She has the experience to work with diverse teams across multiple international locations.
She has worked on several start-up activities related to launching new projects and opening the representative offices in Bishkek. Launched the SFCG/DFID funded project on “Strengthening Capacity to Prevent Violent Extremism” and JSI/SPRING/USAID/Save the Children Central Asia funded project on nutrition SPRING/Kyrgyzstan. Managed all operations and logistics and supervised the entire operations team.
Together with the working group she has implemented United Nations Development Group (UNDG) reform in Kyrgyzstan on UN Common premises and Common Services. She has managing administrative and financial issues of The UN Refugee Agency Liaison office in Kyrgyzstan. Performed role of Internal Auditor at The UN Refugee Agency offices worldwide, developed recommendations and conducted training for finance staff and implementing partners.
She was involved in fundraising activities in the gold mining sector in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Using her analytical and project management skills defined the business needs and implemented the projects from discovery through deployment. Implemented a change management system, business process re-engineering of IT and associated services in order to achieve Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 compliance for the gold mining company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange( NYSE) including continuous business process improvement of services to ensure ongoing international law compliance and ISO requirements.
Coordinated investor relation issues and provided guidance on accounting and financial reporting in accordance with IFRS standards in accordance with the stakeholders’ requirements where some of the issues had a confidential character. Experienced in IFRS, asset management, planning, project management control and implementation, risk management, auditing and fraud examination, reviewing and assessing financial management systems and business processes with the ability to provide recommendations for improvement, knowledge of HR procedures, policies and rules for international donors.