Professor Alexander Van de Putte is Recognized as an NACD Governance Fellow

NACD Fellows Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Highest Standards of Corporate Governance

Astana, Kazakhstan, January 22, 2019 – Astana International Financial Centre today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Professor Alexander Van de Putte, Chairman of the Board of the AIFC Bureau for Continuous Professional Development Ltd. as an NACD Governance Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®— stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom.


FRM info-sessions were held in Almaty and Astana

This weekend we have organized info-sessions “Benefits of FRM® Certification” in Astana and Almaty. The FRM program supervisor, Ruslan Muldashev, presented the BCPD professional courses, discussed exam passing strategies, as well as the professionals who have already passed the exam, shared their experiences and told about the changes in their careers that occurred after receiving international certification.


The start of FRM courses in Almaty and Astana is scheduled on February 9, the FRM exams will be held on May 18, 2019 at GARP test centers worldwide.



Preparation for ACCA in Astana and Almaty

BCPD provides ACCA trainings for the following modules:

• F5 - Performance Management (PM)

• F6 - Taxation (TX)

• F7 - Financial Reporting (FR)

• F8 - Audit & Assurance (AA)

• F9 - Financial Management (FM)

• P2 - Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)

• P7 - Advanced Audit & Assurance (AAA)


The start of the training courses is on February 2, there you will have:

- Highly qualified trainers, ACCA members

- Convenient timetable during weekends

- Consulting sessions

- Mock exams



Info session for future Financial Risk Managers this weekend

Info session for future Financial Risk Managers this weekend!


BCPD opens the third season of preparation to the FRM® certification and invites you to the info session: “Benefits of FRM® Certification”:


ASTANA: January 19, 11:00 - BCPD Office, EXPO, Block C4.4, 3rd floor

ALMATY: January 20, 11:00 - KBTU University


Info session is a great opportunity:

- to learn the secrets of successful pass of FRM®

- to ask questions about the Bureau’s professional programs

- to meet BCPD trainers - FRM® charter holders


Get ready to the CFA® with BCPD!

The AIFC Bureau opens the new season of preparation for international exams CFA® LEVEL I & II, which will be held on June 15, 2019 worldwide. BCPD preparatory courses will take place in Astana and Almaty, duration is 15 weeks.


In order to get enrolled, you should pass a diagnostic test on February 9:

Almaty: UIB University, 8A,Abay str.;

Astana: AIFC BCPD Office at EXPO



FRM Results

Let’s start the new year with the great news!

Congratulations to the financial risk professionals who have successfully passed the exams of the international certification FRM®:

FRM® Part I: Adilbek Ryskulov, Mukhtar Darkembekov, Aiman Dastan, Jandos Jumabekov, Nurbol Bakirov, Berik Beisenbekov, Aknur Kozhagapar, Alibek Zhanakhmetov, Aliya Khabdulina, Sagadat Bralin, Spandiyar Kulmetov

FRM® Part II: Ruslan Muldashev, Assel Mussagul, Yerkezhan Akylbekova, Timur Abilkassymov, Abzal Mukhamedzhanov


guest lecture by Simon Osborne

AIFC Bureau for CPD has organized the guest lecture by Simon Osborne, Chief Executive and a Fellow of ICSA: The Governance Institute at Nazarbayev University on December 7. The topic of discussion was "Technological innovation and the implications for good governance." The expert shared his ideas on the governance of the future, skills required for executives and managers, human rights and private data, challenges face by emerging governance. According to speaker, “There is a need need for “explorers” i.e.


official meeting with the ICSA

AIFC Bureau has organized an official meeting with the ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and the Higher School of Economics at KAZGUU University. Simone Osborne, Chief Executive and a Fellow of ICSA, specifically came to Astana to discuss prospects of building partnership between the ICSA and AIFC Academic Council and Bureau for CPD. The main discussion topic of the business meeting was introduction of corporate governance programs for Master’s degree students of KAZGUU University.


Lecture "Ruhani Zhangyru: Way to the Future"

Yernur Rysmagambetov, Managing Director, Member of the Board of the Astana International Financial Center, met with students from East Kazakhstan and South Kazakhstan under the program "Ruhani Zhanyru: Way to the Future" in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 7.



the start of SPHRi courses


Dear friends! The AIFC Bureau has launched the new preparatory courses for international certification in the field of HR management - Senior Specialist on Human Resources International ™ ️ (SPHRi ™ ️) in Astana and Almaty. SPHRi ™ is developed by the leading organization for the certification - HRCI.


Training in Almaty are conducted by Yevgeniya Ni, HR Vice President in Air Astana; and in Astana, Dana Zhakupova, a consultant in the field of effective management and organizational development of human resources.