Professor of the Day

TEAM University organizes guest lectures “Professor of the day“. This program connects students with professionals and providing students an opportunity to receive knowledge and experience from them. Guest professors visit classes related to their areas of expertise. Their involvement in this program allows them to empower students with the wisdom gained through their experiences. The “Professor of the Day” program is a great opportunity for students to get life lessons.

Visiting Lecturers


Sevil Sakaeva


2010 to present – Account Director of the specialized public relations agency Maslov PR Tashkent. Since 2018 co-founder and partner of the Agency. During her work at Maslov PR Tashkent in the field of PR and corporate communications, she carried out projects for such companies as Lukoil Uzbekistan, GM, Nestle Uzbekistan, JTI, Philips, Knauf, Promstroybank, TBC, MyTaxi, Humans and many others. Key competencies – writing a long-term PR strategy, brand presentation and brand support (including the personal brand of the head of the company).

Artur Pak-Vartanyan


Expert in IT business, investment and self-development. Сo-founder of “Growyme”. In the past, the head and co-founder of it-projects B1.UZ, head of the content business department at East Telecom; project manager, TPS marketing department; Director of “Brain Hub” company. Passed 4 levels of training of business trainers TOT “Training for trainers” in UJC. Head of the Committee for Trainings and Seminars of the Koryoin Business Club. Head of the Committee for Personal Growth of the Association of Korean Business Clubs of the CIS. More than 400 trainings and presentations. Conducted trainings and master classes at UJC, AKCCUz, Koryoin business club, Club11, Westminster, TechnoPlaza, Event-School, Education Center of the Republic of Korea, Softline Education. Columnist of business magazine

Madina Tursunova


Ms. Tursunova is a Senior Lawyer in Tashkent office of Legalmax law Firm. Her experience includes work in the field of intellectual property protection, corporate law, competition law, civil law and commercial law. She has extensive experience in the field of collective management of copyright and related rights and a number of national and international publications.

Ms. Tursunova has a Master of Intellectual Property Rights (University of Turin, Italy/WIPO Worldwide Academy) (2016) and Master of Commercial Law (2010). Ms. Tursunova also is alumni of Harvard Law School CopyrightX distance learning program. (2016)

Michael Shamshidov


Silkroad Expert, Tourism trener, Tourpreneur

Expertise Area – Sustainable Tourism Development – providing consultancy and advising, Capacity Building – conducting training, webinars, panels, blogging, and mentoring travel startups, Professional Networking – organizing tourism events and conferences, moderating online communities. 10/2019 – present Samarkand Tourism Forum Tourism B2B-events platform Co-organiser & Moderator. 2018 – present Travel Advisory Service Travel Consultant. 2018 – present Strategy Consultant, Advisor & Trainer for tourism organizations in Silk Road destinations. 2003 – 2016 & OTPUSK.UZ Regional Tour Operator & Travel Agency Co-Founder, CEO, Director Business Development. 2001 – 2003 First Babur International Ground Tour Operator Marketing Manager. 2000 – 2001 Uz-Texaco Uzbek-American J/V, Motor oils production & distribution Sales Executive. 1999 – 2000 Hotel Inter-Continental Tashkent Corporate Sales Representative. 1997 – 1998 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International B.V. Sales & Marketing Representative.

Akmal Paiziev


Co-Founder at IMPACT.T (2022–present)

CEO and Co-Founder at Express 24 (2017–present)

CEO and Co-Founder at MyTaxi (2015–present)

Co-founder at Maxtrack – GPS Vehicle Monitoring (May 18, 2006 – present)

CEO and Co-Founder Newmax Technologies (2006–present)

CEO and Co-founder Workly (2012 – 2022) is a cloud-based employee time and attendance solution.

Advisor – Sterling Educational Media (2007 – 2007)

General manager – online store (2005 – 2007)

Nigora Akilova


Founder of “Good Communications”.

IT Project Manager 2021-present.

Operational Director Fom Group (2018-present) Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Public Relations & Corporate Affairs Manager Nestlé (2015 – Sept. 2018).

Trade Manager RETAIL AND WHOLESALE COMPANY FMCG, Tashkent (2012 2018) Managing the trading process, marketing activities, marketing strategy development, sales tracking, tracking cash flow, the overall management of the sales process, business planning, pricing, merchandising , reporting. Translator – EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN UZBEKISTAN (2011-2012).

Farhod Tashtemirov


K7 Hotel Management LLC – CEO, 2) FT Hotels Group – CEO, 3) Grand Bek LLC – General Director 4) Lumiere Hotel & Spa – General Manager 5) HFG Hotel Management LLC – Advisor. City Palace Tashkent Hotel – General Manager. (2016-2017) Dedeman Park Izmailovo Moscow Hotel, General Manager, (2014-2016). City Palace Tashkent Hotel – General Manager. (2016-2017). Dedeman Park Izmailovo Moscow Hotel, General Manager (2014-2016). Resident Apart Hotel Novosibirsk, General Manager (2014). The Residence & Villas at the Seaside, Baku, Azerbaijan, General Manager (2013-2014). Citadines Freedom Square Tbilisi Apart Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia (2010-2013). General Manager The Ascott Limited Europe Head Office, Paris, France, General Manager Trainee, 6 months (2009-2010). Citadines Arnulfpark Munich, Germany, 3 months acting General Manager (2012).

Arsen Dlyanchev


Arsen Dlyanchev – founder and head of the Unique Presents media holding that provides a complete product – from concept and production to the implementation of the most daring ideas in several directions: event, audio-video and post-production, SMM and PR, design, business development. Arsen’s creative business project has already won the hearts of users, because its main motto is “Impression as a gift!” – meets the needs of the modern consumer as well as possible. Nowadays, the Sound Live project is gaining popularity – a talent laboratory created on the basis of the Unique Present media holding. The main task of the Laboratory is to popularize the live sound of voices and instruments.

Alisher Isaev


Businessman, marketer, investor.

Founder Sales Doctor, robokidsuz, 2shop.

From 2017 to the present, he has been working as a sales manager at SAP Uzbekistan. SAP is currently being sold by the following clients: Sam Antep Gilam (SAG), Korzinka, GrandFarm, Infinbank, NBU, Kapitalbank, Promstroibank, AKFA and others.

Procter & Gamble – Sales manager certificate “4th quarter of 2002 for the highest sales in Central Asia and the Caucasus”. Internet provider TPS – as a commercial director, introduced round-the-clock Internet cards, increasing sales by 400%. As commercial director of Marwin Brands, he took Dena Juices from number two to number one. Including the market share increased from 14% to 21%. Sales up 183% year-over-year. He increased sales by 40% in 2014 as head of Balton Trading (Asia) (distributor of brands such as Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive, Heinz, Generous Summer, Makfa, Impra, Oleina). In October 2015 General Director of Marwin Brands (Dena), which, despite the crisis, led to a record sales volume in Tashkent.

Hilola Suleymanova


Hilola Suleymanova is Management Consulting professional with focus on Human Capital Management, Business Process Development, and Talent Mamagement. She has strong expertise on Labor Market of Uzbekistan and Central Asia region.
Currently she is managing HR-tech startup and own company DaVinci Management Consulting.
From 2018 till 2021 Hilola was HR Director of TBC Bank in Uzbekistan. She was part of stratup team, who succsessfully launched the First Digital Bank in Uzbekistan.

Previously she was Country Manager for Uzbekistan at Pedersen & Partners. She also worked as a Consultant within the Enterprise Management Development section of the International Trade Centre/UNCTAD/WTO and held various legal and business development roles for international companies in Uzbekistan.

Daniyar Niyazov


IT Entrepreneur and co-founder of the international IT company ‘Green Light’ ( graduated from 2 higher educational institutions with a degree in software engineering and investment law. Company ‘Green Light’ operates in the markets of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation. The head office is located in the Czech Republic. For 9 years of work, they have become one of the leading companies in their industry. They continue to actively develop, scale, enter new markets and develop new services.


Olga Igamratova


Founder and Director of BALANS PLUS (2005–present)

The company provides a full range of financial management services in business – from setting up a financial department and accounting, to implementing IFRS, Kanban method and system business.

Forensic audit won the hearts of owners by preventing theft and maximizing profits in the enterprise

Management accounting allows us to see the whole picture of the state of affairs in a business.

Trainer of courses for entrepreneurs at UJC, author of articles in Aktion.



Oleg Shvyrkov


Ph.D. in Organisation & Strategy, Tilburg University, Netherlands

M.A. in Organisation & Strategy, Tilburg University, Netherlands

M.Sc. in Economics, RUDN, Moscow, Russia

Corporate governance advisor and educator. He is a Director for CIS at Morrow Sodali, a global corporate governance and ESG consultancy. He specializes in advising governments on the matters of corporate governance regulation, and corporate boards, on various matters of board effectiveness. In Central Asia, he advises several governments and some major businesses on governance policies and practices.

From 2018 to 2021 Oleg led the Corporate Governance Services group at EY in Moscow, leading the firm’s policy advisory projects, board assessments at listed companies, providing governance advice to non-public companies and helping clients prepare for an IPO. Prior to this, Oleg held a similar position with Deloitte in Moscow for six years where he led Deloitte CIS Center for Corporate Governance. From 2004 to 2011 Oleg was employed by Standard & Poor’s, where he was analytical director for the Governance Services Group.

He holds a PhD in Organisation and Strategy from Tilburg University (Netherlands, 2004) where he conducted research on the intersection of international strategy and governance. His work was published in the leading US research outlet, the Strategic Management Journal. Since 2014, he has been teaching courses on corporate governance and sustainability with the Higher School of Economics and the New Economic School.

Academic Awards – Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award by Columbia Law School’s Ira Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership (2014)


Alisher Khodjaev


Alisher Khodjaev has been an entrepreneur since 1992.
Education: Tashkent Institute of National Economy, ExMBA IBDA of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Founder of the first joint Uzbek enterprises with India, Turkey 1990-1993. Development of an assortment and placement of orders at enterprises in Southeast Asia and Turkey with further implementation in the markets of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The author of a tolling scheme for the supply of cotton to Ukrainian enterprises with the production of specialized fabrics and tailoring of products for export to Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy. Co-founder of the company for the introduction of packaged sunflower oil to the markets of the countries of the former USSR and far abroad. Sales Director of the industrial group “Kreativ” (Ukraine). In 2007, he was included in the TOP-10 leading managers of Ukraine in the oil and fat industry. Co-founder of trading companies in Vietnam, Israel, China, Georgia, Armenia. Lecturer in practice at KPMG conferences on entering the markets of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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