Board of directors for FINCA Azerbaijan
Supervisory Board Chairman, Vice President and Regional Director for Eurasia
Florin joined the company in 2012, first as Deputy Regional Director for Eurasia and then as Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Kosovo before becoming Vice President and Regional Director in 2017. He is a member of the Management Team (MT) of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) and Chair of the Boards of Directors for Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Florin spearheaded successful financial turnarounds at FIF subsidiaries in Kosovo and Tajikistan, with the former achieving profitability during his tenure as CEO and the second under his leadership as vice president & regional director. He has also overseen the implementation of a number of innovative digital financial solutions to increase efficiency and better serve clients. Most recently, FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan launched a mobile wallet and FINCA Bank Georgia and FINCA Armenia launched online and mobile banking.
He brings a wealth of banking experience and a distinguished academic background. Prior to joining FIF, he had 13 years of experience in the banking sector including multiple roles at the Executive Management and Board of Directors level in Kosovo and in Ghana.
Florin holds an MA degree in Economics for Business Analysis from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
Supervisory Board Member, Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer, FINCA Impact Finance
Mr. Smith has worked in both the public and private sectors. He has been an independent consultant and held global positions at Citibank and Ford Motor Company. Most recently, he was the Chief Auditor at Rotary International.
Mr. Smith is a Certified Risk Professional and earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan, USA). He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA).
Supervisory Board Member
Jerrold has been responsible for driving strategic development with finance institutions engaged in rapid growth economies, and has led structural turnarounds to offset a host of countrywide operational challenges that included economic recession, significant local currency devaluations, and high levels of sector wide non-performing loans.
He has been recognized by the United States of America President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for support of financial sector development in Azerbaijan, as well as IFC and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for his contributions in establishment of the first National Credit Bureau of Tajikistan.
Jerrold has attended universities in Austria, France, Sweden, and the United States; with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Supervisory Board Member
Sridhar is a financial services expert with over 30 years of experience gained internationally and in India. He was with Citigroup for 28 years and has worked in 6 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. Some of the leadership positions he held with Citi included being CEO for three countries, Corporate Bank Head for India, Transaction Services Head for Africa and Bank Services Group Head for Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sridhar brings deep banking experience and track record from around the globe in areas such as Corporate and Investment Banking, Product management, Risk Management, Governance and Regulatory compliance.
Sridhar lives in Mumbai, India. He is a graduate of Delhi University and is also a Chartered Accountant.
FINCA Azerbaijan Management Board
Our management board brings vast experience, professional skills and expertise from various industry backgrounds.
FINCA AZERBAIJAN CEO
Timothy Tarrant joined FINCA Azerbaijan in December 2013 as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before joining FINCA Azerbaijan, Tim worked the last 12 years as CEO for 3 FINCA subsidiaries, including FINCA Siberia, FINCA Georgia, and the combined FINCA Russia (ZAO FINCA). He has also served on various FINCA subsidiary Boards and Audit Committees.
Prior to FINCA, Mr. Tarrant worked as a Director at the American Business Center, an organization that provided consulting and market research services to Western companies operating in the Russian market. He also worked as a Business Analyst in the Corporate Finance division of MCI, a global telecommunications company. Mr. Tarrant has over 20 years of management experience in Russia and the CIS countries.
Mr. Tarrant holds a MBA with a focus on International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in International Relations from the University of Memphis. He also completed the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 2007. He speaks English and Russian.
Muhammad Mobeen Yaqoob
Muhammad Mobeen Yaqoob
Muhammad Mobeen Yaqoob joined FINCA Azerbaijan in September 2014. He has more than 16 years of years’ experience in Banking and non-banking industry. Before joining FINCA Azerbaijan he served as a Deputy CFO in FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd. Pakistan. He was part of management team in acquisition of bank (Kashf Microfinance Bank) by FINCA in Pakistan. He was also part of management team, as financial controller, in successful transformation of Kashf (NBCO) into Kashf Microfinance Bank.
Prior joining FINCA, he worked for few large commercial banks, MCB bank Ltd. and ABN-AMRO Bank Ltd. (formerly Prime Commercial Bank Ltd.) in Pakistan at senior positions in central Finance & Accounts functions for more than 6 years. Besides banking industry, he also acquired 4 years’ working experience in engineering and textile industry of Pakistan.
M.Mobeen holds MBA in Banking & Finance from University of Punjab, Pakistan.
GENERAL LEGAL COUNSEL
Before joining FINCA Azerbaijan, Mr. Rahimov worked the last 5 years in public and private sectors including Assistant judge in the Baku Appellate Court, Senior advisor of the International Relations Department in the Ministry of the Transportation of Azerbaijan Republic, Corporate lawyer in the Vision Fond “AzerCredit”, “Caspian İnvestment and Development” and “Synergy Group” Limited Liability Companies.
Mr. Rahimov holds a degree with a focus on International Law from Kafkaz University. He has successfully passed short term courses on “Legal documentation” in the USA, on “Contact law” in the Great Britain. He also holds rank of civil servant”. He speaks English and Russian.
FINCA AZERBAIJAN SUPERVISORY BOARD
Our Board of Directors brings a breadth of expertise and dedication to providing access to responsible financial services.
FINCA IMPACT FINANCE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
The FINCA Impact Finance leadership team manages a global organization of more than 10,000 employees