Our Management Board is passionate about development and is committed to set the standards for a young company dedicated to delivering results and value in development. The Board ensures that IRSHAD Consulting is serving its overarching mission to achieve greater economic progress, prosperity and development impact in countries where we work. In line with the company's Charter, the Board sets the direction and pace of the use of resources, business operations, and the executive team.

Co-Founder Ilhom Abdulloev

Ilhom is one of Tajikistan's most distinguished economists and researchers. He brings 20 years of expertise in development, academic research, migration, and labor markets. Ilhom is also the Executive Director of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation - Tajikistan, research fellow at the European Institute for the Study of Labor, and the corresponding member of Engineering Academy of Tajikistan. Previously, Ilhom was an economist at the Agency for Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and deputy head of the Dushanbe Executive Committee's Department of International Relations. He has previously held consulting assignments with the World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), chairs the supervisory board of CJSC "Humo," a microcredit and deposit organization operating in Tajikistan. Ilhom graduated from the Tajik National University in International Economic Relations, and subsequently completed MLitt in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews (UK) and PhD in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ (USA). His PhD dissertation won Rutgers University's Alfred S. Eichner Prize in Economics and the Monroe Berkowitz Memorial Award.

Ilhom Abdulloev

Co-Founder Shuhrat Mirzoev

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.

Shuhrat Mirzoev

Co-Founder Ravshan Sobirzoda

Ravshan is the Chairman of the Board at IRSHAD Consulting. He has extensive experience as the Regional Economist for Central Asia at the UK Department for International Development (DFID); Managing Director at Inculerate LLP, a Kazakhstan-based global investment holding group; and as a consultant on economic development and private sector development for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Tajikistan. He also served as the Country Officer and Country Economist at the World Bank in Tajikistan, Economic Adviser at the Embassy of the United States in Tajikistan, senior lecturer at the School of International Economics and Law at the Tajik State University of Commerce and School of International Economic Relations at the Tajik National University, and Board Member of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation. He also worked for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the UN Headquarters, UNDP, UNICEF, Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, and private businesses. Ravshan holds a Diploma in International Economic Relations from the International University of Tourism and Entrepreneurship (Tajikistan), MSc in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK), and MA in International Affairs from Ohio University, OH (United States). He received professional training from Harvard University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Central European University, and other universities in the United States and the EU.

Ravshan Sobirzoda

Executive Director Madina Dodojanova

Madina is a senior executive and management professional with more than 18 years of experience in business and consulting firms. Most recently, she has worked as Country Manager in the Louis Berger's representative office in Tajikistan. Madina is experienced in preparation of tender documentation, technical evaluation and procurement activities. She also has a sound track record in technical assistance projects, large infrastructure projects and fundraising from international multilateral institutions. In the last five years, Madina has coordinated an EU-funded Public Finance Management Project which is implemented by Louis Berger in the Republic of Tajikistan. She is a graduate of the Tajik Technical University with the specialization in IT management.

Madina Dodojanova