Ms. Larisa Agiarova is a First Deputy Director and Global Operations Finance Leader at the General Electric International Inc. (GE) branch in Turkmenistan. Prior to joining GE, Ms. Agiarova worked for international, non-profit projects funded by USAID and the German International Cooperation agency, GIZ, which facilitated economic and legal reforms in Turkmenistan. Her professional expertise covers accounting, U.S. GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards, financial statement analysis, anti-money laundering and valuation. During her professional career, Ms. Agiarova has served both in governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Development, and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, as well as in non-profits such as the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan and the Union of Accountants of Turkmenistan. Ms. Agiarova holds an MA in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2011) and a BA in Economics from the Moscow Institute of Economic and Humanitarian Sciences, Russia (2009).