Gulnara Karimova

Uzbek Businesswoman and Social Activist
Born Jul 8, 1972

Gulnora Islomovna Karimovais founder and the chairperson of the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan Foundations Board of Trustees and a number of NGOs focused on cultural and social aspects She is the eldest daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gulnara Karimova.


1972 Birth Born on July 8, 1972.


1987 14 Years Old During 1987 she interned at the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics.
1989 16 Years Old From 1989 to 1994 she attended Tashkent State University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree from the International Economics department. … Read More
1991 18 Years Old In 1991, she married Mansur Maqsudi, an American businessman of Afghanistan Uzbek origin. … Read More
1992 19 Years Old In 1992 she completed a course of jewellery design in New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.


1994 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1994 and 1996 she was enrolled at Institute of Economy at the Uzbekistan Academy of Science where she pursued a master's degree.
1995 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Afterwards, from summer 1995 until 1996 she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan at the department for political analysis and forecast, where she was assigned to write analytical reports for the State Security Council and the Presidential Administration. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old In 1998 and from 2000 to 2003 Karimova served as counselor at Uzbekistan’s Mission to the United Nations in New York.
2001 29 Years Old When the marriage started to crumble in July 2001, Karimova took the two children and left the United States for Uzbekistan. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2003 until 2005 she was minister-counselor at the Uzbek embassy in Moscow, and served as adviser to the minister of foreign affairs from 2005 to 2008.
2008 36 Years Old In February 2008 she was appointed deputy foreign minister for international cooperation in cultural and humanitarian affairs. … Read More
In January 2010, she was named Uzbek Ambassador in Spain. … Read More


In 2012 Karimova was honoured with the "Silk Road and Humanitarian Cooperation" Award of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old In March 2014, the Swiss Prosecutor's Office announced that it had extended a money laundering investigation to include Karimova.
2015 43 Years Old In 2015, an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reported that Karimova had taken over $US1 billion in bribes from Scandinavian and Russian telecoms companies wanting involvement in the Uzbek market. … Read More
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