Mr. Abdullo Kurbanov is a Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Alif Capital, a microcredit organization based in Tajikistan. Previously, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Orienbank, one of the largest commercial banks in Tajikistan. Prior to joining Orienbank in July 2012, Mr. Kurbanov was Vice-President for Mining Investments at Origo Partners PLC, a private equity company with investments primarily in Mongolia and China. He was based in Ulaanbaatar and was in charge of Mongolia investments, managing the portfolio of existing assets (copper, coal, moly projects) and developing new deals. Earlier, Mr. Kurbanov was based in London working as an analyst in the Metals & Mining team of UBS Investment Bank, a Swiss global investment bank. He also worked for Oliver Wyman (Financial Consulting) out of London and Moscow. Mr. Kurbanov holds an MS in Finance from the London School of Economics, UK (2009) and a BA in Management from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey (2008).