Ms. Kichkova is a Principal and Controller in the Ares Finance and Accounting Department. Additionally, Ms. Kichkova serves on the Ares Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Ms. Kichkova was an Associate Director at GlobeOp Financial Services. Previously, she was a Financial Controller at Palmer Capital Partners. Ms. Kichkova holds a B.S. from the University of National and World Economy in Accounting and Control. She is also a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).