Mr. Yernur Rysmagambetov is a Managing Director, Management Board Member of the Astana International Financial Centre Authority.
Yernur is a graduate of California Institute of Technology with a degree in Business, Economics and Management. Yernur also studied at the University College London under the student exchange program and he is a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Rysmagambetov started his career in 2006 as a financial analyst at the JP Morgan Chase investment bank and at Wilshire Associates, Inc. investment management firm.
Upon return to Kazakhstan, from 2008 to 2013 Yernur worked in the Samruk-Kazyna Real Estate Fund, and at the Falah Growth Fund Direct Investments Fund, where he held various positions from an investment analyst to an investment director. In the period of 2014 to 2016 Yernur was a Deputy CEO of the National Investment Corporation, the trust manager of part of foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
Additionally, Yernur is involved in the educational and professional development sector and from 2009 to 2015 he was a coach of the Kazakhstan’s National Team in Physics. As a result of his coaching almost 200 students were accepted to the top universities of the US, UK, EU and Singapore. Yernur is fluent in Kazakh, English, Turkish and Russian languages.
Additionally, Yernur is a Treasurer of the International Physics Olympiad Committee, an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Non-profit JSC “National School of Physics and Math”, and the Managing Director of the Fizmat Endowment Fund.
Nurlan KUSSAINOV was born in 1976 in Karagandinskaya region. He graduated from Kazakh State Academy of Management, with major in foreign economic relationships in 1997. In 2009 he accomplished his Master’s degree in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business (Sloan Master Program).
He started his work experience in 1996 as an economist with Kazakhmys (Zhezkazgancvetmet), after that he worked for the Strategic Planning Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan and served as a Head of Strategic Planning Department for the Development Bank of Kazakhstan.
Then, since 2002, he was the Counselor Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and took part in creating state development finance institutes. He also was the Head of WTO Accession Team in Geneva, Switzerland, as representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, aiming coordination of the negotiation process of Kazakhstan’s WTO accession.
In 2004 Nurlan became CEO for the Center of Marketing and Analytical Research, government-owned corporation, which was macroeconomic and industrial thinks tank. This Center was actively involved in development of key strategic programs of the Government of Kazakhstan, consulting municipal governments and large private conglomerates.
In 2007 Nurlan Kussainov became a CEO for investment company CNRG Capital, and in 2009 he was invited to be managing partner of Al Falah Partners, managing a joint UAE and Kazakhstan private fund of 500 million USD to target CIS market.
In 2010 Mr. Kussainov was appointed as the first deputy CEO, then CEO for the Development Bank of Kazakhstan. In order to Presidential Decree in January 2014, Nurlan Kussainov was assigned as a Deputy governor for the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
In order to Financial Ministry's Decree in January 2016 Nurlan Kussainov was assigned as a Member of the board of Directors of Astana International Financial Center Authority. Later in February 2016, with the decision of the Board of Directors, Nurlan Kussainov was appointed as the CEO for AIFC Authority.