- Information Technology
Areas of Expertise
- Data Mining and Analytics
- Digital/mobile payments, e-wallet, e-commerce
- Analyzing customers' behavior to offer new products
- Technical solutions to increase financial literacy among poor
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Execution of technical projects from the initiation to close-out.
- Management of technical projects to make them successful.
- Learning success stories from Silicon Valley executives and receive guidance.
Ideal Company Type
My ideal company would preferably be a mobile payments company that offers online/remote payments solutions and develops payment platforms. As I am currently engaged in projects that provide access to finances and financial services through digital channels, I assume the company should have similar projects that empower users to make payments and transfer money directly from their mobile phone without visiting shops or banks. E-commerce is getting very popular in my country, but implementing this type of project is very difficult due to the lack of expertise in these fields.
- Product development using Agile/Kanban/Scrum
- Fundamentals of Project Management and Planning
- Introduction to GSM/UMTS
- Not Applicable
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
TechWoman is a unique opportunity for me to develop technical project management skills and use this knowledge in my work to succeed with my projects. I am sure that in the motherland of tech giants, I will get the right guidance and support to achieve my goals. I am looking forward to meeting participants from Africa, where digital payments are more developed and successful, who will be a source of valuable firsthand information and expertise in this field for me. The opportunity to enhance my product development and leadership skills is another big asset that I will use after the program.
What will be your most valuable contribution to your TechWomen host company?
I will make sure that this will be a mutually beneficial relationship for both my host company and me. I have more than 10 years of working experience, and I am ready to share all my knowledge and expertise with my host company. I am known as an “initiator” to anyone with whom I have worked before, so I am very much looking forward to initiating something new and interesting together. At the same time, I am ready to fulfill all the assignments on time and thoroughly. I am a dedicated and hardworking person with a high sense of responsibility.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
I am actively participating in the development and promotion of e-commerce and mobile payments in my country. After the program, I aim to use the practical knowledge that I receive to help to create such an e-commerce ecosystem, where vendors and customers will feel comfortable and get an equal benefit from it. Staying for the period of five weeks among the leaders in new technologies, I will absorb the new information like a sponge and will pass it on to my colleagues, partners and team back in my country.
Years of Full-time Work Experience11
Primary Professional Focus
- Electronics or telecommunications
- Technical product manager
- Technical sales
Current/Most Recent Job
- Title and Company: Head of Mobile Financial Services, LLC "TACOM"
- Direct Reports: none
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- Dates: March 14, 2016 –
Working on launching the country's first mobile wallet with the capacity to make online payments, remittances, microloans and merchant payments in partnership with bank and payments service provider, defining the product roadmap, determining the technical, financial and juridical aspects of the partnership; responsible for managing existing MFS products, including local and international mobile-to-mobile money transfers, airtime loans, content payments; liaising with regulator and ensuring compliance with internal requirements and country regulations; managing development of local results and budgeting, forecasting and reporting, taking full responsibility for country MFS P&L; coordinating with local and international partners to provide new MFS services
- Title and Company: Head of Bank Cards Division, The First MicroFinance Bank
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- Dates: November 7, 2010 – March 11, 2016
Launched cards of business at the bank from the start resulting in installation of 10 ATMs, 32 POS terminals and 10000 active cardholders countrywide; carried out negotiations with embassies, local and international organizations resulting in attracting of 35 new corporate customers to FMFB payroll services; negotiated and implemented new financial services with QIWI and National Processing Center, including mobile top up, loan repayments, deposit and card accounts replenishment, money transfers through terminals; controlled the legality of the card payments, mitigated key risks, solving disputed transactions; developed and introduced the policy and procedure on non-cash payments and transactions
Highest Level of Education CompletedMaster's
- Institution: University of Leeds
- Degree Awarded: Master's
- Major: Development Studies
- Minor: Development Studies
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Completion Date: August 1, 2008