Gayane Manukyan is the Editor of the English FinDev Gateway. She has 13 years of experience in international development, managing projects in microfinance, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and financial inclusion. Before joining FinDev Gateway, Gayane worked for a US-based NGO managing a USAID cancer research project in East and Central Asia, headed a global Educational Development project at the Osgood Center for International Studies, served as PR Team Lead for FINCA Armenia and as Project Manager for a multi-language SME development platform at International Finance Corporation.
Gayane has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Linguistics, and a Master's degree in Political Science and Development. Gayane is fluent in Armenian, Russian, English, Spanish and can communicate in Turkish and Mandarin Chinese. Gayane has lived in Armenia, Russia, US, China and has recently moved to Freiburg, Germany. She spends her free time traveling and exploring new cultures, and learning foreign languages.