Investing in Corporate Uzbekistan

November 27

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Jacopo Dettoni is the deputy editor of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication from the Financial Times. In his role, Jacopo produces multimedia content for the title’s print magazine and online portal, also hosting the fDi Podcast since its inception in December 2016.

Jacopo lived and reported from Europe, Asia and Latin America, keeping a close eye on patterns of investment during boom-and-bust cycles triggered by developments in the
commodity markets.

He is a frequent speaker at events focusing on foreign investment. He chaired the latest “Panama: The Gateway to Latin America” investment summit in London and co-chaired the past two editions of “The Mongolia Investment Summit” in Hong Kong. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, where he focused on trade policies and economic welfare.

Anne-Kirstine Moeller is a Financial Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC) within the Treasury Client Solutions Group where she leads the coverage for Central Asia. Her role is to provide financing solutions to IFC’s clients in the region with an emphasis on the development of domestic debt capital markets to help increase the capacity for long-term local currency financing. Her responsibilities also include trading and structuring of risk management products to help IFC’s clients manage their interest rate and currency risks and to hedge IFC’s own lending business. Prior to joining IFC, Anne worked as a fixed income portfolio manager at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), the largest asset manager in the United Kingdom, and as a trader for interest rate products at Goldman Sachs. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Copenhagen University and a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University.


John is the Chief Enterprise Architect for Temenos, the banking software company. He previously led the enterprise architecture practice at Atos consulting and before that alternated being chief architect for a software company, with being a consulting enterprise architect. John started his career at IBM after getting a degree in Physics and Philosophy at Oxford. He has taken over 30 program products to market in various product management roles and has run integration projects in capital markets, retail banking and insurance. 


Pawel Szaja is a partner in the London office. He advises issuers and underwriters on equity and debt capital markets, M&A as well as securities law and corporate governance. Pawel has extensive experience advising on a wide range of cross-border securities offerings, including initial public offerings, privatisations, follow-on offerings, rights issues and other equity and debt capital markets transactions. Pawel has advised in multiple jurisdictions across the EMEA region, with a particular focus on Emerging Europe, the CIS, Central Asia and the Middle East.


Aziza Umarova is a governance practitioner with an international expertise that spans across innovation in public sector, anti-corruption and integrity, regulatory quality. Aziza Umarova is CEO of a boutique consulting firm <> dealing with the public sector reform in Central Asia. Her team supports government’s structural transformation. She also worked as an expert for the United Nations, the World Bank and OECD ( assessed compliance of selected countries under OECD’s Anti-Corruption Network in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia). Member of the Tashkent city Public council under mayor’s office, led design of the Tashkent 2035 strategy and conducted functional review of the municipality. Lived and worked in Austria, China, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Frequent speaker on public administration reforms at international forums in Central Asia. Graduate of St Andrews University.