Aliya is Strategic Management professional with over 8 years of experience in Strategy and Operations consulting. She led a number of projects in the field of strategy and operational improvement for financial institutions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and took part in a large-scale capacity building programme for financial intermediaries, implemented by EBRD. Aliya also participated in a number of engagements with focus on MSME sector, such as preparation of the National Report for MSMEs in Kazakhstan for the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and elaboration of the MSME lending strategy for TOP-5 bank in Kazakhstan jointly with EBRD. Most recently she led a multi-disciplinary, multi-office engagement with focus on MSME finance for an international financial institution in six countries: Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. During her career at KPMG, Aliya collaborated on multiple occasions with KPMG offices in Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Hungary, Mongolia, and South Korea. Aliya’s industry experience includes banking & financial sector, state enterprises, small and medium businesses, retail, transport & logistics, oil & gas, power & utilities, real estate, and agriculture.