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GBBC & GDF Global Leaders Series - Kairat Kelimbetov, AIFC

Jul 28, 2020



Global Blockchain Busines Council (GBBC) CEO and Global Digital Finance (GDF) Board Director Sandra Ro will host a town hall with special guest Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), on the creation of the AIFC, its role in positioning Kazakhstan as a global centre for business and finance, the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative, and AIFC’s work in the fintech and blockchain technology space.

This webinar is organized is part of the GBBC and GDF’s Global Leaders Series, a weekly global town hall with business leaders and policymakers to hear their insights on innovation, technology, and our global state of affairs.

Governor Kairat Kelimbetov Bio:

Mr. Kelimbetov was appointed AIFC Governor by Order of the President of Kazakhstan on 24 December 2015. He heads the AIFC and is a member of the AIFC Management Council.

From 2013 to 2015 Mr. Kelimbetov was Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. Between 2012 and 2013, as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, he was responsible for macroeconomics, fiscal policy, state assets management and financial sector, as well as tax and customs policy, and was Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, representing Kazakhstan. In 2011 he held the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.

From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Kelimbetov was Head of the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund which manages all of Kazakhstan’s state-owned assets. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Presidential Chief of Staff, Head of the Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund and Minister of Economy and Budget Planning. Previously, Mr. Kelimbetov was a member of Kazakhstan’s Presidential Supreme Economic Council, Head of Kazakhstan’s Agency for Strategic Planning and First Vice-Minister of Finance.

Mr. Kelimbetov is a graduate of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the National Higher School of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan, and Georgetown University (USA).