Mr. Azamat Akeleev is the Founding Director of Promotank LLC, a consulting company and leading think tank in the field of communication and research. Promotank’s clients include local private sector entities as well as international organizations such as Bosch Group, World Bank, GIZ, Eurasia Foundation, JICA, USAID and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The company provides these organizations with market research, economic and industry analysis, promotional campaigns and communication products. Mr. Akeleev is also Co-Owner of a private energy distribution company and is interested in investments in the renewable energy sector. He is an active member of the Bishkek Business Club. Prior to starting his own business, Mr. Akeleev taught marketing, branding and strategy at the American University in Central Asia (AUCA) while chairing and redesigning its MBA program. Mr. Akeleev holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (2006) and a BA from AUCA (2002).