At AG Consulting Partners, we are honored to work with a diverse group of people with a variety of talents and interests. This month, we are highlighting Aizhamal Akylbekova to learn more about her work and passions outside of the office.
What’s your background? Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. I’m very fortunate to have been raised in a country that has been influenced by multiple cultures: Asian, European and Middle Eastern. I graduated from the American University of Central Asia, with a Master’s in Business Administration focusing on Finance and Banking. I got my first job in the banking industry, then switched gears and became an entrepreneur. About seven years ago I sold my business and moved to Seattle.
Can you tell me about your current project?
I’m currently supporting an Enterprise Revenue and Strategy team. I provide operational and logistics support across several world-wide communities of Technical Sellers and Sales Leaders. Every day I learn a great deal from the talented professionals I get to work with.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I absolutely don’t like and can’t handle horror movies.
What’s your favorite place in the world and why?
Home, when everyone comes together at dinner time. The combination of good homemade food and my favorite human beings always brings me happiness.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Solomon – the king of the United Kingdom of Israel.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Jarkop prepared by my mom. It’s a traditional Kyrgyz dish with stewed meat, vegetables and homemade long noodles (cooked al dente).
How do you define success?
To me it means doing your very best to reach your potential consistently in all areas of your life.
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