The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is a project initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan that envisions creation of a regional financial hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe and aims to become an important financial platform, interacting with major regional and international financial centers. One of the top priority strategic directions for the advancement of the AIFC is the development and implementation of Islamic Finance program. Capital markets, asset management, private banking, fintech and alternative investments are among the various pillars envisioned to be part of the AIFC.   

AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development is responsible for human capital development and plans to retrain over 2000+ specialists in the financial industry of Kazakhstan and, ultimately, creating critical mass of professionals for AIFC eco-system and beyond. In addition, the Bureau is responsible for investment and financial literacy programs related to AIFC’s core pillars including Islamic Finance, Fintech, Capital Markets, Green Finance, as well as Asset and Wealth Management.


Managing Director, Astana International Financial Center Authority

Yernur Rysmagambetov

Chief of the AIFC Bureau for CPD

Nursultan Serikbay

Heads of Bureau's Centres

Head of Career center

Asiya Karibay

Head of Media Center

Elmira Seidazimova


Supervisor of Academic Programs (FRM, Islamic Finance)

Ruslan Muldashev

Supervisor of Training Programs

Aliya Baltabayeva

Supervisor of Academic Programs (CFA)

Nariman Alibayev


Supervisor of Academic Programs (CFA)

Alibi Sansyzbay


Coordinator of Training Programs

Moldir Manatova

Career Centre Coordinator

Aidana Tilenbayeva


Career Centre Manager

Bota Sadykulova


Media Centre Coordinator

Merey Makhanova


Supervisor of mentorship, partnership programs

Diana Tsoy

Supervisor of Academic partnership program

Zhanat Kazbekova