Guest Info

Temirlan M. is an accomplished financial leader and the current acting Chairman of the Management Board of the Astana International Financial Centre Authority. With an extensive background in the financial sector, he has proven his expertise and leadership in various roles.

Temirlan’s journey includes serving as the CEO of AIFC Business Connect Ltd. and as the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at the AIFCA Authority. During this time, he focused on the strategic development of asset management and private banking markets, contributing significantly to the growth and success of these sectors.

His professional experience extends to key positions in renowned organisations, such as the National Investment Corporation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, the “Al Falah Capital Partners” investment company, and the “Samruk-Kazyna” Fund.

Temirlan M. is a distinguished graduate of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP), and in 2009, he earned a master’s degree from the prestigious University of Edinburgh. Notably, he holds the esteemed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, having successfully passed all three levels of the CFA exam, showcasing his commitment to professional excellence.

With a proven track record and a wealth of experience, Temirlan M. continues to drive innovation and success in the financial landscape, making him a noteworthy figure in the industry.

About the Show

Welcome to a new Brown Business episode, where we explore the untapped potential of Kazakhstan, a nation nestled between Europe and Asia, serving as a pivotal trade and investment hub. Despite its challenges, Kazakhstan has thrived with an average economic growth of around 4.5% over the past decade, propelled by a youthful and expanding population, setting the stage for promising opportunities.

Picture this: vast oil and gas reserves, ranking 12th and 8th globally, make Kazakhstan a powerhouse in the energy sector. Add significant uranium and coal deposits into the mix, and you have a country fueling not only its own energy and mining sectors but also contributing about 20% to its GDP and government revenues. Exporting these resources not only generates foreign exchange but also ignites a multitude of industries.

In a strategic move towards transparency and enticing foreign direct investment, the government has initiated reforms, and at the heart of this transformation lies the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). This financial powerhouse provides special economic zones and regulatory flexibility, making it an attractive destination for investors.

Enter Temirlan M., the dynamic Acting CEO and Chairman of AIFC, our guide through the wonders of Kazakhstan’s investment landscape in this episode. Discover why Kazakhstan is a beacon for investment opportunities, offering a myriad of prospects.

While the nation has traditionally been resource-dependent, Kazakhstan is actively diversifying its economy. With a keen eye on sectors like IT, asset management, fintech, tourism, and agriculture, the country is forging a new economic path. The government’s proactive stance, offering incentives, streamlined procedures, and infrastructure development, further underscores its commitment to attracting foreign investment.

With a colossal domestic market, a strategic location, abundant resources, and ongoing reforms, Kazakhstan presents an irresistible landscape for growth and returns. The combination of economic dynamism, resource abundance, strategic positioning, and continuous reform efforts makes it an alluring investment destination, particularly for those seeking opportunities in emerging economies.

The question lingers: Would you consider investing in Kazakhstan? 

Tune in to Brown Business to delve deeper into why Kazakhstan should be on your investment radar. The journey promises to be enlightening, engaging, and filled with insights into the vast potential that this Central Asian gem has to offer.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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