Zarrina joined the SBAI in October 2009. in her role as Director for Operations and Stakeholder Relation, she is responsible for overseeing the operations of the SBAI and managing all aspects of the relationship with the stakeholders (Signatories, Investor Chapter Members and Core Supporters).
Prior to joining the SBAI, she worked in the telecom industry as Business Manager at NEC UK Ltd. Between 1995-2005 she worked at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as Liaison Officer/ Interpreter for His Highness the Aga Khan. She was also a member of the executive team responsible for preparing the AKDN’s international treaties and agreements for development projects in Central Asia. Prior to that (1992-1995), she was Protocol Officer/Translator for the American Ambassador in Tajikistan.
Zarrina has a Master’s Degree in International Business Management from the University of Westminster and a Master’s Degree in English as a Foreign Language from Dushanbe State Pedagogical University, Tajikistan. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Russian and Tajik (Persian).