NFID implements core principles of democracy and transparency in its governance.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected for 3 years from experts who have at least 10 years of experience in the field of educational reform and international development assistance. The Board oversees financial, expenditure and immediate operational issues.

Members of the Board of Directors for 2019-2021:

Aleksei Ovchinnikov,


Muratbek Kasymaliev

Gulzat Kazieva

Vardan Parsamyan

Mukhsiddin Davlatov

Executive Director

Executive Director of NFID is appointed for 2 years by the Board of Directors. Candidates for this position must have at least 5 years of experience in senior positions in the field of education, governance or development aid programs.

For 2020-2021 the Executive Director approved by the Board of Directors is:

Evgeniy Zubarev

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board consists of at least 5 members. The Board is elected for a period of 5 years. Its members are experts in the field of education and educational development. The Board is NFID’s governmental and policy-making entity. It has a right to evaluate and revise the general activities of NFID.

Members of the Supervisory Board for 2018-2022:

Dmitriy Ershov,


Salidin Kaldybaev

Mirtsa Aladgyan

Vasiliy Rusetskiy

Lola Mansurova