Daria Utesheva


ex Head of HR Department, Mad Devs

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


With 15 years of work experience, including 5 years specifically in HR within the IT industry, Daria has developed a strong background in process building and talent management.

Daria has worked in diverse roles, including executive recruiting specialist, HR generalist, and freelance consultant. She was responsible for a wide range of HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, training and development, and policy implementation. As a consultant, she has implemented many projects that have helped companies grow and develop.

Daria's impressive career journey led her to her most recent role as the Head of the HR department at Mad Devs. Here, she successfully implements agile HR practices, streamlines processes, and fosters a transparent and trustworthy work environment.

Throughout her career, Daria has demonstrated expertise in process building, particularly in organizations aligned with the Agile methodology. She has a keen understanding of both local and CIS markets, enabling her to navigate the intricacies of different industries and adapt HR strategies to meet organizational needs.

Automation and optimization of HR processes are integral to Daria's approach, allowing her to save time and resources while enhancing efficiency and transparency. She has a proven track record of forming and leading effective HR teams that contribute to overall company development and employee well-being.

Daria is skilled in building a positive HR brand for companies, understanding the importance of creating a strong employer value proposition and ensuring employees feel engaged and valued. Her ability to communicate effectively with business stakeholders helps her find a balance between HR and business objectives, ultimately fostering productive partnerships.


Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University
Bachelor’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology


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