Jennet Akmyradova is a Senior Program Manager at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), where she manages and develops programs to advance private sector-led advocacy, governance norms, business ethics, integrated compliance, investment screening, and women’s economic empowerment in Central Asia. Prior to her role at CIPE, she served as a Deputy Director at the Central Asia Program (CAP), hosted by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), where she managed program development and partnerships, initiatives, publications and fellowships. Akmyradova launched CAP’s first public fundraising effort and currently serves as a Vice-Chair for the program’s Executive Leadership Circle.
Akmyradova has over 12 years of multidisciplinary experience in diverse environments within the public, private and nonprofit sector in Turkmenistan and the United States. She served as an active member of the Ashgabat Womens’ Network and developed a tailor-made educational program for the “Hemayat” Business Organization, for which she ultimately gained approval from the Ministry of Education in Turkmenistan. She holds an MS in Education Leadership concentrated in International Affairs from Syracuse University and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University. Jennet is a native speaker of Turkmen and is fluent in Russian and English.