In order to contribute to AIFC’s competitive edge as a financial centre over the longer term, the AIFC Governor announced the creation of the Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD Ltd) as a subsidiary of the AIFC Authority on the 29th of August 2016.



The AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD Ltd) is responsible for human capital development and plans to retrain over 5,000 specialists in the financial industry of Kazakhstan, ultimately creating a critical mass of professionals for the AIFC eco-system and beyond. In addition, the BCPD is responsible for investment and financial literacy programmes related to the AIFC’s core pillars including Islamic finance, fintech, capital markets, green finance, as well as asset and wealth management.


Vision and Mission

The BCPD’s vision is to become the leading professional development body in the fields of accounting, finance, legal, human resources, information and communication technology (ICT) and corporate governance, in Kazakhstan and the region.


Our mission is to invest in people development and to provide opportunities by building professional communities. In doing so, we want to contribute to the sustainable development of the Astana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan and the broader region. Our mission is driven by the ardent desire to promote the highest standards of professional excellence, integrity and accountability, and to advance human talent development through training and mentorship.


The BCPD’s values have three dimensions:

1.    Adhere to the highest professional standards by putting the interests of our stakeholders ahead of those of the BCPD.

2.    Significantly contribute to the professional and personal development of our students, through mentorship, and professional and soft skills development.

3. Create an environment where staff feel empowered, uphold the obligation to dissent, and feel valued for the contributions they make within the context of the BCPD’s vision and mission.


BCPD’s Organisational Structure