Mr. Daniel Kadyrbekov currently works as a Market Expansion Consultant at Tokyo-based machinery exporting company, Nikkyo Co. Ltd. He is in charge of creating opportunities for the Japanese export company abroad. He is also a political columnist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Bishkek Office. Prior to this, he was an Aide to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic on economic reforms. Before his time in the Prime Minister’s office, Mr. Kadyrbekov worked as an Aide to the First Deputy Prime Minister on economics and as a Senior Expert in the Department of FDI, Foreign Aid and Public- Private Partnership at the Ministry of Economy. He holds an MA in Political Science from the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan (2011), a BA in Finance and Taxation from the Department of Economics of Osh Trade College (2003), a Certificate in Political Science from Berea College, Kentucky (2007) and a BA in International Relations from Osh Technological University (2008).