Joined Valmont in 1992 with a background in agriculture and industrial engineering. Having 27 years’ experience developing mechanized irrigation project around the world. Overseeing educational programs that teach Valley customer the benefits and capabilities of our equipment for maximum crop production.
Rose works with the Secretariat of ADB’s South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program. She is responsible for ADB’s trade facilitation program in Bhutan, and also leads subregional SASEC initiatives in customs valuation, and sanitary/phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade in South Asia. Rose previously worked with the Secretariat of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program, focusing on development effectiveness and results delivery.
Javier Piedra serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia, where he provides oversight and management for the South and Central Asia and Technical Services portfolios, with the exception of USAID/India.
Piedra brings 35 years of private and public sector experience to USAID. He has also spent several years in Asia working on investment banking, USAID-funded credit initiatives and as a Senior Advisor on the World Bank’s Central Asia Trans-Biodiversity Project. He has 20 years combined experience living in Central Asia and Latin America.
Piedra received his master’s degree in international affairs from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a bachelor’s degree in history from Boston College and attended Manufacturers Hanover Bank’s Management Training Program in Finance, Economics, and Banking. He is fluent in Russian and Spanish.
Arsen Rysdauletov, Head of Almaty Region Apple Growers Association | GCCA in Central Asia | Dutch Fruit Solutions Kazakhstan
Mr. Geoff Wright is a private sector development advisor with 20 years of experience advising governments and the private sector on regulatory, trade policy and facilitation reform in emerging markets.
He began his career with New Zealand Treasury and then worked for that country’s largest investment bank. He has subsequently served in long and short-term field roles across Asia and the Middle East and is currently Chief of Party for USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs in Central Asia project, implemented by DAI. He is admitted to practice law in Australia and has masters’ degrees in law and economics.
Sabit Narbayev, C5+1 Initiative Lead, USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia
Mr. Narbayev is a Master of Business Administration (marketing) and an international trade specialist. Не has seventeen-year experience in education and private sectors, international organizations and a government agency, including internship programs in the U.S., Malaysian and Korean trade promotion agencies.
As the Head of the Representation Offices of Kazakhstan’s export and investment agency (Kazakh Invest) in Almaty and Russia, he was involved in state-funded export development and promotion activities at both institutional and enterprise levels. Successfully implemented projects are supplies of Kazakhstani producers within the UN World Food Program and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency’s procurement in Central Asia and Afghanistan.
Currently, Mr. Narbayev is supervising implementation of the C5+1 projects in Central Asia – Central Asia Business Competitiveness and Transport Corridors Development. The C5+1 activities, agreed by all member countries broadly, fall into two areas of activity (1) customs and phytosanitary support to governments; and (2) transport and logistics as well as export promotion activities for the private sector.
Oleksandr Khorev is a Head of Fruit-Inform Project, which is a fruit and vegetable subsidiary of APK-Inform Group of Companies that provides services to agrarian companies throughout the world and focuses on market information, market analyses and coordinating and organizing high-profile fresh produce industry events.
Oleksandr Khorev has a deep knowledge of the Ukrainian horticultural market; extensive experience in Ukrainian fruit and vegetable value chain analysis; organization of business events for professionals.