Shuhrat is a development economist and has more than 15 years of consulting experience in Central Asia on projects funded by the World Bank, European Union, DFID, ADB, USAID, and other bilateral and multilateral agencies. He specializes in public sector reforms, including public finance management, transparency, public-private dialogue and business environment. He has previously worked as an economist for the World Bank in Tajikistan, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) where he led a multi-million portfolio of programs across Central Asia, as well as IREX and OSCE. In the past decade, Shuhrat has led and supported reforms in fiscal transparency, policy-based budgeting, strategic planning, investment climate, aid coordination, and public sector oversight and accountability. Shuhrat is a Rumsfeld Fellow, active participant of the UK's Wilton Park dialogue, and a triple alumni of Chevening and Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation programs, including as an undergraduate student to Duke University, NC (USA). He holds an MSc with Distinction in International Strategy and Economics from the University of St Andrews, UK and a BSc in Economics from the Technological University of Tajikistan. Shuhrat is completing his PhD in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ (USA) and serves on the Board as the Non-Executive Director.