Meet our Team

Message from the Chairman

The vision of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is to become the leading international financial centre in Kazakhstan and the region. To achieve this medium to longer-term objective, human capital development is crucial and the AIFC Bureau for CPD (BCPD Ltd), created in 2016 as a subsidiary of the AIFC Authority, has this objective in mind.

2018 was an instrumental year for the Bureau. We dramatically scaled both our programme scope and student reach. We today count more than 20 programme partners among our portfolio of training activities and we have opened a CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments) testing centre in Astana. This testing centre further ferments our strategic partnership with CISI and also enhances the Bureau’s value proposition as the preferred training and certification partner in Kazakhstan and the region. We also house a dynamic media centre that helps us promote the Bureau and professional qualifications among the AIFC community and our reserve pool of talented professionals now exceeds 6,000. These professionals provide a readily available recruitment pool to AIFC community companies.

Our achievements would not have been possible without the dedication of our full-time staff –15 young passionate professionals – and our independent trainers who go out of their way to make a difference and help shape human capital in the Central Asian region.

Given our initial success in offering professional qualifications in accounting, finance, legal and HR, we have revised our mission to also include technology and corporate governance programmes among our portfolio. After all, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has emerged and corporate governance is a key component of sustainable business growth. The demand from the market clearly indicated to us that these were gaps in our portfolio.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Professor Alexander Van de Putte

CEO, AIFC Authority

Nurlan Kussainov

Deputy Head of Business Development Group, AIFC Authority

Nursultan Serikbay

Legal Counsel/ Corporate Secretary

Ardak Zhumagaliyev

Management Team

Deputy CEO, Training & Development

Assiya Karibay

Deputy CEO, Media & Communication

Elmira Seidazimova

Bureau Team

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

Supervisor of Training Programs

Moldir Manatova

Supervisor of Astana International Campus

Merey Makhanova

Supervisor of mentorship, partnership programs

Diana Tsoy

Supervisor of Academic partnership program

Zhanat Kazbekova