"Gail Buyske has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 2003. Ms. Buyske acts as an independent Director. Prior to joining the Board, she held the position of Senior Banker with the EBRD. She also worked as a Consultant to the World Bank and as a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Buyske holds a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, a master’s degree in international relations from Princeton University and a degree in Russian studies from Middlebury College." 
She is the author of Banking on Small Business: Microfinance in Contemporary Russia.
She is an "advisory board member, Great Circle Fund; adviser to Grassroots Microfinance Equity Fund. Past experience includes 5 other bank boards and 3 audit committees; advisory board positions on private equity funds; extensive consulting in banking, risk management, microfinance and financial sector development with World Bank, USAID, Standard & Poor's, ADB, CGAP, etc.; 3 years in Moscow with EBRD; 12 years in international division at Chase Manhattan Bank (7 as VP)"