AIFC and are teaming up to train IT professionals

Astana International Financial Centre and signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of education of IT specialists at the Digital Almaty Forum, held on February 5, 2021. The memorandum was signed by AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov and Co-founder and head of Mikhail Lomtadze.

The initiative is aimed at the further development of the national and regional markets of FinTech, E-commerce and The Internet of things. Cooperation will in particular focus on training of software engineers, web developers, data specialists and architects of IT ecosystems. Training will be provided also through the automated cloud platform QWANT School of Advanced Technologies.

Yernur Rysmagambetov, CEO of AIFC Authority:

“The Government and the market are in urgent need of qualified specialists in IT and related industries. The implementation of major reforms and a high-quality digital reboot, including the creation of the Data Driven Government, will not be possible without the consistent training of experts in the field of innovative technologies. We should provide all possible assistance to this process ”.


Mikhail Lomtadze, Chairman of the Board of

” Our team is happy to support and join the initiative to develop highly qualified specialists in IT and data analysis. We deeply believe that the more high-quality specialists in technology spheres in Kazakhstan, the more innovative services will be created to improve our life “.


Reference Information:

 The Astana International Financial Center was created by the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Leader of the Nation, Nur-Sultan Nazarbayev as part of the “100 steps to implement five institutional reforms” national program. The Centre’s development strategy until 2025 was approved by the Management council of the AIFC during the council’s meeting on July 2, 2020. In accordance with the strategy, the vision of AIFC is in becoming the leading financial center in the region that includes Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU countries, western China, Mongolia, and Eastern Europe.

 The mission of the AIFC is in assisting the sustainable and long term development of the region. As the head of state Tokayev noted, “AIFC, with its unique opportunities, can act as a universal platform that connects the countries in the region.”

 The strategic directions for the sustainable development of the AIFC include the development of a circular economy, financial technologies, and “digital financial center.” – The mission of is to create innovative products and services that improve the lives of our beloved customers. The heart of the company’s innovations is the one-of-a-kind and the country’s most popular Super App, Kazakhstan’s most popular mobile app with 9 million active users. With the help of the super-application, customers make payments and transfers, manage personal finances and make profitable purchases online with delivery. Every day each of the nearly 10,000 employees makes huge effort to improve the lives of their beloved customers and constantly surprise with innovations.

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