Zarrina joined the SBAI in October 2009. She is responsible for the signatory process, investor enquiries, media and communication, budget and accounts management, contracting and procurement, communications, research, and HR.
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).