First Directors Business Summit
Hilton Tashkent City|Uzbekistan
October 7 2022

«Corporate Governance on the Silk Road»

First Directors Business Summit
Hilton Tashkent City | Uzbekistan
October 7, 2022
hours of extensive business session
top executives, boards directors and entrepreneurs from the countries of Central Asia, Caucasus and Russia
sessions: renaissance of the Silk Road and governance transformation, global practices in a local context, business development in the region
In its heyday The Great Silk Road was a commercial and logistical reality which had a huge impact on the economies and cultures not only of the countries along its path, but also of the wider world. Today we are witnessing a new round of increasing interest in the region, a fresh proposition for international capital and investment, for modern technologies and intellectual resources. It is not fanciful to expect a sort of renaissance of the Silk Road.

The key goals of the Summit are to allow a deep exchange of experience and viewpoints regarding the Silk Road Region, and within this context to understand the relevance of international corporate governance standards to the culture and specifics of the region's development. We have high expectations for the forthcoming event, which will bring together over 150 top executives, members of the boards of directors and shareholders of leading companies from the region of Central Asia, Russia and nearby countries.

The Summit’s various sessions will explore the expectations of business and Government and will review trends in corporate governance and board practice in the Region. Strategic aspects of developing corporate governance practices from the perspectives of the State and of private business will be covered by a diverse range of speakers and topics at the event.
Will there be a Renaissance for the region?
How do those looking for new business opportunities find the right “keys” for the Silk Road?
What are the current situation and trends in corporate governance in the region?
What role should boards of directors play in business development of the Silk Road?

To deeply explore the social and business features of Uzbekistan – one of the most promising countries in the Silk Road region
To establish contacts with leading representatives of the business community, to resolve pressing issues on starting and doing business in this country
To discover Uzbekistan in a new way – in its full cultural and historical diversity
Directors and entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities in new
promising regions
Friday, October 7, 10:00 - 17:30
Business Summit "Corporate Governance on the Silk Road", Hilton Hotel, Tashkent City
The Renaissance of the "Silk Road": the role of the state, investors and business in the development of corporate governance
Corporate Governance Specifics in the Silk Road Countries: Exchange of Experience and Best Practices
Global Governance Practices and the Role of the Board of Directors
Business Beyond Borders. New Opportunities on the Silk Road
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Jamshid Khodzhaev

Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Foreign Economic Relations, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Alisher Miraliev

Deputy Director of the State Assets Management Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzSAMA)

Nodirbek Vakhidov

Managing Director of KPMG, Uzbekistan

Rustam Zhursunov

Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan (under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan)

Hikmat Abdurakhmanov

Entrepreneur, Co-founder of the first entrepreneurial university TEAM University

Adamas Linkevicius

Expert on the transformation of state companies of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Sergey Shvetsov

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Moscow Exchange

Zafar Khashimov

Serial entrepreneur, founder and owner of the Korzinka supermarket chain

Philip Gudgeon

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Silk Road Board and Governance Institute

Julia Solovieva

Managing Director for Emerging Markets EMEA, Google, Member of the Board of Directors of the Korzinka supermarket chain

Jan Bladen

Managing Partner Governance Creed, Dubai

Regina von Flemming

Independent Director of MTS PJSC

Firuza Iskhakova

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eskhata Bank

Alexander Ikonnikov


Alexey Evgeniev

Managing Director Alvarez&Marsal CIS LLP

Igor Rozanov

CEO of the IDA Academy

Alexander Picker

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ipoteka Bank

Mark Zingerman

Co-founder of the development company FDG

Akim Talibov

Co-founder AGS Trading (Astra-Unit)

Rano Adilova

CEO of Tashkent International Medical Center, co-founder of the Innova Expert clinic chain

Adalat Abdumanatova

Project manager and ESG expert, IFC

Askar Karimov

Founder of the "BREADLY" chain of cafe-bakeries

Nuriddin Lafizov

CEO Alif Uzbekistan, representative of Alif Bank

Richard Frederick

Governance consultant in public companies

Aliya Serikpayeva

Vice President and Head of FIABCI Office for Central Asia

Martin Elling

Еntrepreneur, independent director of a number of companies

The «SILK ROAD BOARD AND GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE» LLC (SR BGI) is an international professional community of directors, executives, business owners, investors and experts dedicated to promotion of best practices in corporate and board governance in the public, private and state-owned companies of the Silk Road Region, in the interests of supporting the region’s growth and economic development.

IDA is a platform where experienced top executives are provided with professional development opportunities, and where companies find cutting-edge solutions in the field of business, corporate governance and boards of directors.

TEAM University is the first private entrepreneurial university in Uzbekistan that trains young people with entrepreneurial thinking, competitive and technologically advanced leaders who are able to create start-ups and bring domestic products and services to foreign markets. The university, founded by representatives of a proactive business community, has become a landmark element in the country's business ecosystem and aims to take its place at the international level in the future.
KPMG is a Big Four company, a global network of firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Over 236,000 people work in KPMG offices in 145 countries, serving the needs of businesses, governments, public-sector agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Established in 2017, KPMG in Uzbekistan implements the highest standards, provides clear and relevant advice, and strictly follows the principles of professional independence. Through helping other organizations leverage their capabilities, KPMG in Uzbekistan contributes to positive and sustainable change in society at large.
IFC, part of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development agency specializing in working with the private sector in emerging markets. We operate in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, the IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the effects of global crises that are exacerbating one other. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
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Credendo – Ingosstrakh Credit Insurance LLC is a Russian-Belgian company founded in 2009, specializing in the insurance and reinsurance of commercial trade credits in the markets of Russia and the CIS countries. In 2021, the Expert RA rating agency assigned the company the highest reliability rating ruAAA, confirmed in 2022. Credendo-Ingosstrakh occupies a leading position in the credit insurance market of Russia.
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Ucell is one of the largest telecommunication operators in the market of Uzbekistan. In 2021, the Company became part of the Digital Holding joint venture. Investments of Ucell are directed to technical re-equipment and formation of telecommunication infrastructure in accordance with international standards. The goal: to provide subscribers with affordable high-quality communications and stable Internet in all regions of the country.

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