Mr. Orozbek Kenjetaev is the general manager of the Kenai Finance Micro Credit Company, which specializes in the social and economic development of both rural and urban sectors in the Kyrgyz Republic. They provide sustainable financial services to small private entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Kenai Finance, Orozbek worked for the International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank) where he provided consulting services to local financial institutions that develop and improve mortgage-lending capacity and raise public awareness of mortgage finance.
Mr. Kenjetaev holds an MBA from the Kyrgyz Academy of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Frunze Polytechnics Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He also participated in the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Housing Finance Program that was conducted in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for more than 50 state officials and top executives of regional banks.
During his Humphrey year, Orozbek will focus on studying urban development, housing finance and entrepreneurship. He plans to gain practical experience in developing modern practices and procedures in the US lending industry. Mr. Kenjetaev will continue to be actively involved with the working group under the Prime Minister that is establishing an organizational and legal framework for the mortgage market. He would also like to create a long-lasting partnership between Fannie Mae and the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic in order to develop a Kyrgyz housing finance system based on the secondary mortgage model.