Shemshat works as a Procurement Manager & Project Coordinator at the EITI International Secretariat.
Prior to joining the EITI, Shemshat worked in the forestry industry in Turkmenistan, for the American University Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic and for the the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Norway.
Shemshat holds a B.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the American University Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic) and a M.A. in Political Science from the OSCE Academy (Kyrgyz Republic). Under the aegis of NUPI, Shemshat conducted rigorous research on developing countries.