Mr. Bahtiyor Mirzabaev is a Project Management Specialist at the USAID Uzbekistan Country Office. In this capacity he oversees technical assistance projects in trade and agriculture. Before his current position, Mr. Mirzabaev worked as a Planning Executive at KNOC Ferghana Operating Company, an Uzbek subsidiary of Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). He also served as the Secretary of the company’s Management Committee and its two Subcommittees jointly run with Uzbekneftegaz. Prior to joining KNOC, Mr. Mirzabaev worked for UNDP’s “Improving the System of Customs Administration in Uzbekistan” Project. Mr. Mirzabaev has an extensive background as a public officer both in local and central state bodies. From 2003 to 2007, he held different positions at the Ministry of Economy, as well as from 2001 to 2003 at Namangan Province Administration of Economics. Mr. Mirzabaev holds an MBA from Tashkent State University of Economics (2004) and a BSc in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Duquesne University, Pennsylvania (2000).