Supervisory Board

Board Chair

БезымянныйJim Anderson                                                                                     
Senior Technical Advisor, Kompanion Bank, Kyrgyzstan

Jim Anderson has extensive field based experience in Central and Southeast Asia and Mongolia with a focus on SME and microfinance. He worked for the IFC in Central Asia and Vietnam and was Mercy Corps’ Senior Technical Advisor at XacBank, Mongolia and Manager Financial Services based in Ulaanbaatar supporting Mercy Corps’ MFI network. He also worked for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) where he was Chief Technical Advisor, Inclusive Finance in the Lao PDR. From 2005-2011 he served as a member of the Board of Asian Credit Fund. He also has over 15 years of commercial banking experience with leadership positions in New York and Tokyo.


Board Members


Ulanbek Termechikov
On March 2, 2018, an ACF Supervisory Board member, Mr. Ulanbek Termechikov, the former CEO of Kompanion Bank, passed away at the age of 44.
We will remember him as a top professional, talented and respectful manager, and a cheerful and friendly person.


Stephen-MitchellStephen Mitchell
Vice President of Financial Services, Mercy Corps

Stephen Mitchell has 29 years of domestic and international finance experience, having worked extensively in the private sector for major U.S. financial and public accounting institutions, including U.S. Bank and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has served as Chairman of XacBank, one of Asia’s most successful commercial microfinance organizations, and is an international microfinance advisor. At Mercy Corps, Stephen has overseen the agency’s international finance, accounting, information technology (IT), regulatory compliance, internal audit, administration, and legal functions.

Stephen holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of California at Irvine, USA, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, USA. Stephen is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.


Jamila-AssanovaJamila Assanova
Executive Director, Civil Society Development Association (ARGO)

Jamila has more than 15 years of professional experience, specifically in civil society development in Kazakhstan. Prior to her role with ARGO, she worked for Counterpart Consortium, Kazakhstan, as a trainer and Senior Program Manager. Jamila has served on numerous grant committees, including at the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a member of numerous international and national associations and networks, including the American Evaluation Association, and the International Society for Third Sector Research. At present, Jamila heads a public committee for the Akimat (district) of Almaty.

Jamila holds two Master’s degrees, one in Economics and Management from the Kazakh Institute of Management and Marketing, and one in Biology from the Kazakh State National University.



Christian Andersen
Chief Executive Officer, BOPA

Christian has more than 15 years experience in business management in Asia and has been involved in microfinance since 2005.

He has personally visited more than 60 MFIs in Asia and Latin America in connection with searching for suitable partners for Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA), which Christian co-founded in 2013. BOPA is a Holding company that focus on equity investment in smaller and early stage microfinance institutions in Asia.

Christian holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from IMD, Swizerland and is a World Bank / Asian Development Bank certified Microfinance Trainer of Trainers (MFTOT). He has further attended microfinance training courses at CGAP, BRAC and Boulder Institute of Microfinance.


Senad Sinanovic
Director of “Partner microcredit foundation”, Partner Microcredit Foundation

Senad Sinanović is the director of Partner Microcredit Foundation (Partner MKF) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and has 20 years of experience in the microfinance sector. He started his career as a Loan Officer in 1997 and then worked as a branch manager, a credit manager, and has been leading the organization since 2000.

He was member of several Board of Directors among other, the AFK Kosovo Board of Directors, Association of Microfinance Institutions (AMFI) and NGO Center for Financial and Credit Counseling (new name “U plusu”).