Ron brought terrific tenacity to the role…He took it beyond the limits of normal market systems programmes and really delivered clear thinking outcomes translated into the hands of the market. It became the only programme I have seen that was restarted and extended for a year – after full and formal closure – in recognition of extraordinary achievements.

DFID Head of Growth and Economic Management

It was great working with you and your team. The PSP4H was ‎a great initative and I hope the lessons learned continue to feed into new initiatives.

DFID Head of Technical Office

USAID-Central Asian Republics presented me with an Eagle Award for Outstanding Service to the SMEs of Central Asia.

I am recognized as a ‘Thought Leader in Health Markets’ by the global Health Systems Hub, a knowledge platform supported by the African Development Bank, DFID, IFC, USAID, the World Bank et al.


The report is great, and thanks again for all your work on it

Responsible Officer from Major Bilateral Development Agency

My sincere thanks for your commitment and support…Also for your all the passion, openness and experience you put during the session. I really enjoyed working with you.

Professional Conference Organizer

The programme has met or exceeded all scheduled log frame deliverables, submitted substantial additional deliverables, and has delivered in time in accordance with contract milestones. Programme score: A+

Official UK Government Programme Annual Review

Mr. Ashkin possesses outstanding technical abilities and is credited for integrating the various components of the project into one standardized approach. Mr. Ashkin made it clear that his priority was to get the best value for USG resources. When he presented issues that the project was experiencing, he also offered solutions and closely consulted the mission before proceeding. Mr. Ashkin also promoted talented local professionals to key positions in the project.

Official US Government Key Person Evaluation

Ron is truly one of the outstanding professionals with whom I have worked in the business development field. He combines extremely strong technical skills with a no-nonsense attitude towards getting the job done that is refreshing and highly unusual.

USAID Mission Director

He is exceptionally capable. He is a leader. He is extremely intelligent and quick, an excellent product developer, a good team builder, highly efficient, hard working, and a good writer and presenter. Of the 45 different expatriate consultants who have worked on our project over the past three years, I consider him clearly the most effective.

Project Director

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the effort that you have expended on this project. I am convinced that it is a better project for having you as team leader…and thank you for your patience and diplomacy in handling [the client]

Consulting Firm Chairman