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IX Almaty
Interbanking Conference


Fxall, London

Alex joined FX Alliance as a Director for Bank Sales in Eastern Europe. Prior to joining FXall, for over 9 years, Alex was a Senior Account Manager and ran sales & business development team at IDEA Limited (IDEAglobal) - a market leader and international supplier of independent economic research; real-time information; on-line market intelligence and data which are delivered via Reuters, Bloomberg and web-technologies. Alex was covering EMEA region with the clientele net from over 120 countries within the investment banking community.
Prior to this, Alex was an International Conference Director at Targetpoint Services Ltd in London serving financial, banking and energy industries for 3 years; prior to that he worked in the Central Scientific-Industrial Enterprise ”Cometa” in Moscow, Russia; and served as a Deputy Director of Research for the Institute of Aerospace Structures, Georgia. Alex has extensive experience of coordinating various business development, sales marketing projects and technology driven market research services.
Alex earned his PhD and MSc degrees from the State Technical University (Georgia) and Central Scientific-Industrial Enterprise ”Cometa” (Moscow, Russia). He was awarded scientific Kapitza Fellowship Grant from The Royal Society UK; he also performed joint research with City University in London. In addition, he has undertaken training programmes across a wide variety of business related topics.

Аlexander PICKER

Chairman of the Management Board
ATF Bank, Kazakhstan

Started his banking career in 1989 at Laenderbank, later Creditanstalt in Vienna, now UniCredit Group. Since 1994 he took various positions for the group in CEE starting at International Moscow Bank (Moscow) as Risk Board member, Bank BPH SA (Warsaw) as Integration Board member, UniCredit Bank Serbia a.d. (Belgrade) as CEO. Since 2007 to date Alexander Picker has been CEO (Chairman of the Management Board) of ATF Bank, Almaty, after finalization of its acquisition by UniCredit Group. Alexander Picker has a Degree in Law (Mag.jur.) and a Degree in Arts (Dr.phil.) of the University of Salzburg, speaks German, English, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, French and basic Italian.


First Vice-President
Association of Russian Regional Banks, Russia

Associate Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Russian Federation (1996); Doctor of Economic Sciences (Institute of the World Economics and International Relations, 1985); First Deputy Chairman of Advisory council of Deposit Insurance Agency; 1999-currently - Visiting Professor, Moscow State University, Economic Department; 1998-currently - Visiting Professor, Full Visiting Professor, Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation; August 1992- July 1998 - Deputy Chairman, First Deputy Chairman Central Bank of the Russian Federation; May 2001 – currently – President of «Banking.Finance.Investment.» Consulting Group; First Vice-President of the Association of regional banks (Association “Russia”).

Alexander СHERNYAK

General Director
ATTA Ipoteka, Russia

Since October 2005, Alexander Chernyak has been the President & CEO of 'ATTA Mortgage' – the largest Russian private non-bank refinancing organization, dealing with acquisition and securitization of housing mortgage loans. In the period from 2000 till 2005, he worked as a vice president JSC "Agency of Housing Mortgage Lending", created by Russian Federal Government. From 1992 till 2000, Mr Chernyak held various positions in the biggest Russian banks. Since 1997, he has been a member of Expert Councils of mortgage and housing at the State Duma, Federal Council, and Moscow City Administration. He is one of the founders and the vice-president of the International Academy of Realty and Mortgage. He is also an active member of International Academy of Investments and Building Economy. He has a PhD in Economics.Mr Chernyak is the author of 15 books on economy, investments, mortgage, realty, and building.Mr Chernyak graduated from Moscow Management University. He did his internship at the banks of the USA, Canada, Germany, and in Worton School (Pennsylvanian University, USA).


Director, Department of Financial Institutions
Fitch Ratings, Russia

Alexei Kechko joined Fitch Ratings as an Analyst in the financial institutions group in July 2004 and was promoted to Associate Director afterwards, and then to Director in January 2008. He is responsible for ratings of Kazakhstani banks in addition to dealing with banks and non-bank financial institutions in other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Prior to joining Fitch, Alexei worked in PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a senior consultant in financial institutions department. Alexei has a degree in International Economy from the St. Petersburg State University. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).


Managing Director/Office Head, Russia and CIS
Standard & Poor’s, Russia

Alexei Novikov is office head of Standard & Poor’s for Russia and the other CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries. Based in the Moscow office of Standard & Poor’s, Alexei coordinates Standard & Poor’s businesses including credit ratings and index services. He also acts as a senior spokesperson representing Standard & Poor’s in the local market and is a frequent contributor of analytical commentary to leading print and electronic media. Before his appointment as office head Alexei was an analytical director at Standard & Poor’s Moscow office. He coordinated analytical work relating to credit assessments of regional and local governments, corporations, infrastructure companies and financial institutions; managed new product development. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Alexei headed EA Ratings, Russia’s first independent credit rating agency, which was established in 1998 by the Institute of Urban Economics, a Moscow based public-policy organization supported by the U.S. Government (USAID) and The Urban Institute. He also was managing three-year technical assistance contract with the World Bank in the area of Russian regional fiscal reform. In the 1990s, Alexei was a consultant to the Analytical Centre for the President of the Russian Federation in the area of fiscal federalism. He holds a doctoral degree in country and regional studies from the Russian Academy of Sciences and a master’s degree in Regional and Urban studies from Moscow State University.


Managing Director, International Relations
JSC Alliance Bank, Kazakhstan

1999 - M.H.Dulati Taraz State University, International Economic Relations Department economist
2000-2001 – State Accumulative Pension Fund CJSC, key specialist, senior specialist on pension asset management, key specialist in the Trade Operations Desk.
2001-2005 - Bank TuranAlem JSC, key specialist in the Operations Analysis Desk of the Analytical Center, chief specialist of the “Treasury Customer Operations Center” Desk, key specialist of the Treasury Dealing Desk, Head of Securities Desk of the Treasury Dealing Desk, Head of Financial Institutions Division, Chief Financial Officer, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board.
2005-2007 – TuranAlem Securities LLC, Managing Director.
2007 February-October - RusInvest CJSC, Managing Director.
2007-2008 - StarBank CJSC, Managing Director.
March 2008 – Alliance Bank, Managing Director, International Relations.


Chairman of the Board of Directors Eurocommertz Factoring Company
Chairman of the Board of Directors Eurasia Logistic, LLC
Chairman of the Board of Directors Eurasia CITY, LLC
Member of the Board of Directors BTA Bank Russia

Born on June 4, 1967 in Buzuluk of Orenburg region.
In 1984 graduated from Minsk military college.
In 1988 graduated from Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command Academy.
In 1991 Graduated from the Institute of Cinematography, Department of Professional Development.
In 1997 graduated from the Academy of Executive Studies for bankers and financial experts.
Since 1991 has held executive positions at construction and trade companies.
Since 1994 has worked in banking, held the position of Russian Development Bank Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Since 1999 has worked for BTA Bank and Eurasia Group.
2003 through 2006 has been the president of Eurocommertz Factoring Company.

Batubay OZKAN

Managing Director Head of Debt Trading Global Markets
Deutsche Bank, Russia

Batubay Ozkan was promoted to Head of Debt Trading in April this year. Until recently he was Head of Derivatives Marketing and Flow Fixed Income Sales for Russia.
Before joining Deutsche Bank Batubay Ozkan spent 4 years as the head of Structured Products at Trust Investment Bank in Moscow. Prior to Trust, he spent 3 years at Goldman Sachs in New York first in Equity Capital Markets Group focusing on Convertibles and Equity Derivatives (1997 - 1999), and later as a propriety trader of convertibles (2001-2002).
Batubay Ozkan holds a BA degree in economics from Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning
Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1971. Graduated from Kazakh National Technical University, Kazakh State Academy of Management; majors in engineering and economics.
After graduation worked in the Ministry of Finance where he made a career from senior economist to director of department. Was appointed Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning, Chaired Statistics Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, served as Vice-minister of Finance.
Since August 2007 – Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning.


Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

He was born in 28 June 1957, in Altyn -Emel, Gvardeiskyi region, Almaty oblast.
In 1981, he graduated the Kazakh Agricultural Institute, postgraduate student of the Kazakh scientific research institute of economy and organization of agro industrial complex, Ph.D of Economics. After the termination of postgraduate study for a number of years till 1992 he was engaged in scientific activity. Then, working on civil service, occupied managing position.
1997 -1999 - Director of National Pension Agency of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
1999 - 2001 - First Vice –Minister of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2001 -2002 - Vice –Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2003 - 2004 - Vice-president of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2004 - 2006 - Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on regulation and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations.
2006 - Adviser of the Chairman of Management for maintenance of activity of administration of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2006 - 2007 - Vice-president of Board of the Eurasian Bank of Development - Managing director on project activity.
Since November 14, 2007 -Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
He has scientific publications in special and periodicals on economic issues.


Head of Federal Agency on construction, Russian Federation

- Candidate of economic science (regional investments);
- Professor;
- Author of 16 books and number of articles on management, economics and ecology, construction.

1998-1999 – Deputy Governor – Minister of Economic, international and internal economic relations of Rostov region;
2000-2003- Deputy Chairman of State Duma of RF
2000 – Empowered person of V. Putin – candidate for presidency;
2004-2005 - Head of Federal Agency on construction and housing and house-municipal economy;
2004-2005 Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Mosmetrostroi”;
2005-2006- Deputy Minister of Regional Development of Russian Federation.;
2006- till present time - Chairman of the Council, Academy of Contemporary Construction.


GALA Invest Consulting, Kazakhstan

Graduated Leningrad Financial-economic institute named after N.A. Voznesensky (1983) with honor degree, is an economist, candidate of economic science (theme of dissertation:«Kazakhstan model of securities market development», 1997).
After the graduation she was working as:

  • an economist in Revenues and customs Division of Ministry of Finance of KazSSR (1983-91);
  • head of new forms of management, money circulation and securities Unit;
  • head of securities management and financial market unit of Ministry of Finance of RK (1991-95);
  • she is a member of National Securities Commission of RK, executive director of NSC RK (1995-2001);
  • director of Department of securities market management of National Bank RK (August 2001 – September 2002);
  • deputy director of financial supervision department of NBRK (September 2002 – January 2004);
  • director of supervision for securities market entity and retirement saving plan Department of FMSA RK (2004);
  • adviser of Chairman of NB RK (2004 - 2006);
  • today she is a president of «GALA Invest Consulting».

Joint author and developer of all (till 2004) securities market bills.
Author of more than 30 of research articles and workbooks published in RK and abroad.
Author of «Securities market: government regulation mechanism» book, 1996, «Kazakhstan model of securities market: realities of development», 1997, "Kazakhstan stock market: organization, potential, growth imperatives" (1997 г., co-author) and other.


Program Manager Central Asia and Azerbaijan Mortgage Lending Advisory Project
IFC, Kazakhstan

Manages the Central Asia and Azerbaijan Mortgage Lending Advisory Project based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, focusing on working directly with commercial banks and mortgage companies in Central Asia and Azerbaijan to improve their mortgage operations.
Experience: Over 15 years experience working in the banking sector in North America and the CIS. He has been the Managing Director of several institutions and worked in the primary and secondary mortgage markets as an advisor to financial institutions and development agencies.

Education: MBA degree from McGill University, Canada.


Director, Financial Sector Research
Visor Capital. Kazakhstan

Jason joined Visor Capital's research team in January 2006 and was previously a Senior Consultant at Towers Perrin in New York doing research in the valuation and maximization of intangible assets. He also focused on derivatives and structured finance as an associate in the Global Risk Management Group at Bankers Trust and in the Financial Services Department at Arthur Andersen in New York. Jason holds a BS in mathematics from Lafayette College that included a year of study at Moscow State University and an MBA with honors from Columbia University.


Chief Strategy and Change Officer, Member of the Executive Committee
Troika Dialog, Russia

2007-present - "Troika Dialogг" (Moscow)
Chief Strategy and Change Officer, Member of the Executive Committee
Troika Dialog is the leading investment bank and asset manager in Russia. I am responsible for our strategy and change management/implementation processes. This includes formulating and implementing business strategy, organizing the business planning process and monitoring execution of key priorities, and managing the Information Technology function (90 people).
2002-2007 - "Oliver Wyman Group" (London) (a Marsh & McLennan Company)
Managing Director. Oliver Wyman is a business consulting firm focused on the financial services sector.
2000-2002 - "Goldman Sachs International" (London)
Managing Director, Investment Banking Division. Focused on identifying new investment opportunities for the Firm in financial services, particularly co-investments with clients. Responsible for providing investment banking services to European companies
1984-2000 - "The Boston Consulting Group" (Boston, London, New York)

1982-1985 Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
Master in Business Administration, Baker Scholar (top 5% of class)
1977-1981 Harvard University
AB, magna cum laude, in Physics


Senior Manager – International Business Development
London Stock Exchange, United Kingdom

Jon Edwards is responsible for developing the London Stock Exchange’s business in Russia. Mr. Edwards has been working to promote both Main Market and AIM to CIS companies and advisors. One aspect of his work is facilitating communication between the City investment community and the CIS countries. Mr. Edwards is a frequent traveler to Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine and has also organized conferences in London to promote CIS companies to the investor community in the UK.
Mr. Edwards studied at Columbia University where he received his BA degree in Russian studies and joint JD/MBA degree in business and law. He joined the London Stock Exchange in August 2003, before which he worked on private equity transactions for Incepta Ventures UK Limited, Delta Capital and BNP-Invest. Mr. Edwards has more than ten years of experience working with Russian and other CIS companies in the capital markets.

Ekaterina PETELINA

Senior Vice President – Head of the Corporate Development and Strategy Department
JSC Bank VTB, Russia

  • Since July 2007. JSC Bank VTB. Senior Vice President – Head of the Corporate Development and Strategy Department;
  • Since December 2007 - Member of the Board of Directors LLC ‘’Multikarta’; Since October 2007 – Member of the JSC VTB Bank (Ukraine) Board of Directors. Since September 2007 - Member of the Board of Directors of the CJSC VTB Bank (Belarus). Since January 2007: Member of the OJSC VTB Leasing Board of Directors;
  • Since January 2006. JSC Bank VTB. Vice President - Head of the Corporate Development Department.
  • 2003-2006. McKinsey&Company (Moscow). Consultant;
  • 2002-2003. John H. Harland Company, Atlanta, GA, USA. Expert of Marketing and Strategy Division;
  • 2000-2001. Praktika’ Russian Center (Nizhni Novgorod). Manager;
  • 1993 – August 2000. Nizhegorodsky Bankirsky Dom’ Joint Stock Bank. Expert of Department of marketing and banking products.


Deputy Director, Rating Groups, Paris office
Standard & Poor’s, France

Joined Standard & Poor’s Financial Services Ratings Group in 2000, Associate Director
Current position:
Based in Paris, Ekaterina is currently responsible for ratings on banks in some countries in the CIS, Eastern Europe and North Africa, with the main focus on Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Turkey. Before joining Standard & Poor’s, she worked in the Russian financial sector as a financial analyst for some time.
Ekaterina holds an advanced degree in Financial Management of Paris-based Sorbonne University. Ekaterina is also a graduate from the University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg, Russia.


The Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Regulation and Supervision of Financial Market and Financial Organizations, Kazakhstan

Born on February 27, 1962 in Rostov-on-Don.
The graduate of the Alma-Ata National Economy Institute.
She began her labor activity in 1983, and through 1993, had held various offices at enterprises of real sector of economy.
Since 1993, she worked in central staff of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, directed the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since April 2001, had worked as the Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since August 2002 had been the director of the Department for regulation of activity of accumulation pension funds of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since September 2002 had been the director of the Financial Supervision Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since January 2004 had worked as Deputy Chairperson of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on regulation and supervision of financial market and financial organizations.
In January 2008 was appointed Chairperson of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on regulation and supervision of financial market and financial organizations.


General Director
"Liter Media" company, Kazakhstan

He was born on 6th of May in 1963. He is an academician of Kazakhstan Academy of Journalism
Graduated from Kazakh State University in 1985, Department of Journalism and also Central-Asian University, Law Department ( in 2000)
He worked at Kazakh radio in 1985-1992, anchor of "Panorama dnya" information programme, during 1992-1994 he served as deputy editor of information programmes at Kazakh Television, anchor of information programmes at "Khabar" agency duriing 1994-1996, author and anchor of "Zheti kyn" information-analytical programme at "Khabar" agency (1996-1997)/ During 1998-2004 he worked as Director of "Mir "Intergovernmental teleradiocompany in Kazakhstan. Since 2004 he works as General Director of "Liter Media" company, publisher of "Aikyn" and "Liter" newspapers
He was awarded with number of prizes and awards such as: "Altyn Zhuldyz" in following nominations: "The Best journalist of the year" (1996), "Best information-analytical programme" (1999). He was awarded also with "Kurmet" order - State order of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2006). Mr. Erlan Bekhozhin is also a laureate of award from President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Media sphere (2008)


KPMG, Kazakhstan

Janat Berdalina is President of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Janat keeps working relationship with a number of Kazakhstan and foreign companies and coordinates KPMG operations in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
She has extensive experience in audit and provision of advisory services on tax, legal and accounting issues. She is an expert in the Tax Code and one of the authors of the first Law “On Auditing” in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Janat actively participated in the implementation of the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and International Financial Reporting Standards in Kazakhstan. Nowadays she keeps working over further improvement of the legislative acts governing operations of the audit firms.
Janat is the Honorary Member of Kazakhstan Association of Independent Directors and member of the National Council of Corporate Governance.
In 1999 Janat Berdalina graduated from Bristol University and got diploma in International Business. She also took Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France. speakss fluent English and French.
Janat Berdalina is the author of numerous articles and presentations devoted to the tax system, investment climate, corporate governance and audit.


Russian Institute of Directors, Russia

Cand Sc. (history), training on probation was in London University, holds a diploma in banking and insurance of Institute of advanced training of Finance Academy under the Government of Russia Federation and corporate management certificate of Schulich School of Business, York university (Canada)
He is a member Corporate management Expert Board under FFMS RF (The Federal Financial Market Service); member of Board of Directors of Institute of internal auditors; Chairman of investment and corporate management Committee of Associations of managers; member of International corporate governing network (ICGN), member of Board of Directors of "Lukoil" OJSC, "Akron" OJSC, "South Telecommunication Company" OJSC, "Sibirtelekom" OJSC. I.V. Belikov is a co-author of Russian Corporate Code of Conduct, National report («Belaya kniga») on corporate management in Russia. Mr. Belikov is one of the consultants for Corporate management problems of FFMS RF.
He is one of the well-known Russian specialists in Corporate management problems, author of the book “Board of Directors in the system of the company’s corporate management” and other numerous publications covering the issues of corporate management issued in Russia and abroad. I.V. Belikov has a rich experience in assessment of corporate management condition of Russian companies, provides consulting in different aspects of corporate management.


SmartMoney, Russia

Graduated from Moscow State University, Department of Journalism. During 1991-1995 he has been working in «Postfactum» information agency as parliamentarian correspondent. During 1997-1999 he worked in «Segodnya» newspaper, during 1999-2002 he worked as correspondent in «Vedomosti». He worked for 4 years for «Izvestiya» newspaper as head of financial markets and for «Kommersant» during 2006-2008 as head of banking group. He worked as Editor and Head of finance department at SmartMoney magazine starting 2008.


Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe
ВАСЕЕ, Hungary

1978-83 Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), International Finances Faculty

Work experience
1996- Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, between 1996 and 1998 based in Brussels, since 1998 in Budapest.
1993-96 Secretary General of the Clearing Bank Association, based in Brussels. The main task in this position was to supervise an EU-financed project on the creation of a multicountry ecu (later euro) clearing system, the launch of the system and act as clearing manager.
1989-93 Head of the International Division, Member of the Credit Committee at Inter-Europa Bank, Budapest (member of the SanPaolo–IMI Group)
1988-89 Head of Correspondent Banking at Budapest Bank, Budapest
1983-88 Area Manager, later Regional Manager at the International Division of the National Bank of Hungary. Areas covered: Yugoslavia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, financial relations within the COMECON, relations with the joint COMECON banks (IBEC, International Investment Bank)


Head of Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Was born in 1969. He graduated Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Market Institute of Kazakh State Academy of Management, National Higher School of Management attached to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Gorgetown University, Washington (USA); mathematician, economist.
He started his job experience as post graduate, assistant of Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University. He worked as chief examiner of the Secretariat of Supreme Economic Council attached to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputy director, director of Strategic Planning and Reforms Agency Department, Head Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan division.
In 1999 – 2001 – was a Chairman of Strategic Planning Agency, in 2001 – 2002 – was a first vice-minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2002 – 2006 – was Minister of Economy Affairs and budget planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From April 2006 – was a Chairman of the Board of «Kazyna» Sustainable Development Fund» JSC.
From January 23, 2008 he is a Head of Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Was born in 1965. Graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University, Law School of Wuhan University, and Kazakh State Academy of Management. Holds degrees in international law and economics. Doctor of Science in Economics. Speaks English, Chinese, and Arabic.
Started his professional carrier as Senior Economist at the Ministry of External Economic Ties of the Republic of Kazakhstan; served as Senior Specialist of the China-based representation office of the Kazakh Ministry of External Economic Ties in Urumqi; held position of the Managing Director of the Kazakh Trading House in Hong Kong. Went on to hold positions of the Chairman of the Board of Almaty Trade and Finance Bank and Chairman of the Board of the People’s Savings Bank of Kazakhstan. Was appointed Minister of Transport and Communications, Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From January 2006 served as Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From April 2006 - Vice Prime Minister-Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning. Incumbent Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan since January 2007.


Kasper Bartholdy, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Economics for Emerging Markets
Credit Suisse

Kasper Bartholdy is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is Head of Strategy and Economics for Emerging Markets in the Fixed Income Research Department.

Mr. Bartholdy joined Credit Suisse First Boston in January 1997. Prior to that, he was a Management Consultant in Denmark from 1984 to 1986. Following a five-year spell as a country-economist with the IMF in Washington DC (1986-1991), he became Lead Economist at the EBRD (1991-1996). Mr. Bartholdy temporarily left CSFB in 2003 to work as a portfolio manager in EMSO, Citigroup's emerging markets hedge fund, before returning to CSFB in May 2005.

Mr. Bartholdy holds degrees in Economics (MA) and Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen and a journalism degree from the Danish University of Journalism.

Christian KUEHNER

Rating Advisory
UBS Investment Banking, United Kingdom

Christian Kuehner joined UBS to head Financial Institutions EMEA within Ratings Advisory in 2005. Since then he was successfully working with banks, insurer and other financial institutions to obtain or improve their rating. The service includes transaction related ratings advice e.g. for hybrid issuance or M&A activity. The work has been acknowledged by issuers, who voted UBS' Ratings Advisory Number 1 and 3 in Euromoney's debt poll in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Before UBS Christian was a senior analyst in the European Financial Institutions department at Fitch Ratings. He was the lead analyst on several European Issuers, e.g. Allianz/Dresdner, BUPA, Credit Suisse/DBV-Winterthur. In addition, he developed Fitch's franchise in the German/European market. Prior to this, he was a Management consultant and project leader in the Global Financial Services practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Munich. Christian is Master in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and received a scholarship for actuarial science and statistics at the University of Trieste in Italy.

Magzhan AUEZOV

Managing Director, Member of the Board
JSC Kazkommertsbank, Kazakhstan

Since 2002 he is a Member of the Board of Directors at "Moscommerzbank" and "GRANTUM" pension fund.
From 1998 till 2002 he worked at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan, where he covered credit operations, credit structuring and analysis, trade finance, customer relations in raw spheres of economy. From 1998 till 2007 he worked as senior lecturer at Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, International relations department.
Magzhan passed internship at Deloitte & Touche (audit, managerial consulting) and at Newgate Management Associates (New York, asset management). He graduated from Columbia University (New York, USA, Master degree, "International finance and banking"), Georgetown university (Washington, USA, Bachelor's degree "International economics", Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, International Relations Department (Almaty, Kazakhstan). He is graduate from ABN AMRO Banking Academy (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Worton Business School (Philadelphia, USA). He is a Vice-president at Central Asian Club of Graduates of Georgetown University and Member of the Board of Trusts of "Kus Zholy" foundation and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trusts at "Eurasia" foundation.


Global Co-Head, Financial Institutions Group
HSBC, Kazakhstan

Mark Stadler has been in Corporate and Investment Banking for over 20 years, most recently at HSBC which he joined in late 2004 and has focused exclusively on the Financial Institutions sector for the majority of his career He returned to the UK in March 2007 following 7 years in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining HSBC, he ran the Emerging Markets Financial Institutions & Public Sector teams for ABN AMRO with responsibility for Asia, Emerging Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

This included responsibility for ABN's Investment Banking activities in these Regions. He joined ABN AMRO in 1993 in London and held various positions in Investment Banking including responsibility for ABN's Irish Advisory and Equity Broking businesses. He has worked on Financial Sector privatizations in Eastern Europe and demutualisations in Ireland and the UK as well as capital raisings across the spectrum of Developed and Emerging markets.


Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Tsesnabank JSC, Kazakhstan


Mr Aldashov started his career in 1998 with the National Bank of Kazakhstan in the areas of bank inspection and methodology & analysis. In 2001 he joined the Kazakhstan Mortgage Company as a senior specialist and over a short time was promoted to the position of Director of Treasury and Member of the Management Board. He was involved in the development of standards for acquisition of claims under mortgage loans, was responsible for securities transactions and capital management, and established a full-function Treasury.
During 2004-2006 he worked as Deputy Director of Strategy & Analysis Department at the FMSA (Financial Market Supervision Agency of Kazakhstan). He was responsible for strategy and methodology of supervision, supervision of financial institutions’ reporting, financial market analysis, organization of consolidated supervision, and supervision of risk management systems.
In 2006 he joined commercial bank Tsesnabank, which has revised its strategy from that time towards expansion of business and increase of market share. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and is responsible for retail banking, SME financing, payment card business, and marketing & public relations.
Education: economist, lawyer, Master of Economics. Mr Aldashov participated in various seminars and trainings, and is a holder of a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for insurance activities studies.

Dr. Michael GANSKE

Head of Emerging Markets research
Commerzbank, United Kingdom

Dr. Michael Ganske is Head of Emerging Markets research at Commerzbank’s Corporates & Markets Division in London. Before joining Commerzbank in August of last year Michael headed the emerging markets team at Frankfurt based Deka Investment GmbH, overseeing EUR4.5bn emerging nation’s debt. He started his career in the emerging markets in 2000 as a portfolio manager for emerging markets fixed income at Deutsche Bank’s DWS Investment GmbH, Germany’s biggest mutual fund company. Prior to this he worked as a project manager in the strategy department of Deutsche Boerse. Michael holds a PhD and a master’s degree in economics. His thesis was on intertemporal aspects of government debt and foreign trade. He is a chartered financial analyst and a certified financial risk manager.


ICC Commercial Crime Services, United Kingdom

Michael began his career working in a bank in the City of London. After just over a year, he
escaped into academia where he subsequently completed a degree in Politics and Economics. After his graduation and a well-deserved rest, Michael enjoyed a brief flirtation with the Civil Service before joining the ICC-International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in May 1994. Michael is the Assistant Director of the IMB and a Director of ICC Commercial Crime Services. He has been instrumental in identifying systematic international fraudsters, invited to provide evidence
and appear as a witness in trade related criminal cases and assisted in the investigation of the largest fraud in trade finance history. Michael oversees the daily operations of the Bureau’s activities. In addition to advising member banks with suspect or irregular presentations, Michael also closely co-ordinates with the IMB’s trading, shipping and insurance company members with regards to loss prevention and advice. Michael also heads the Transit Fraud Division (TFD). The TFD is a joint project with the International Road Transport Union or IRU. The TFD was created to identify transit fraud losses and offer proposals for prevention. Through the TFD's quarterly reports and data analysis, he has identified a number of important trends relating to transit fraud loss and fraud in Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has travelled on investigations to a number of countries, spoken at numerous conferences and seminars worldwide and written papers on areas connected with the subject of fraud and malpractice
in international trade.


General Director
«Interfax Business Services», Russia

"Interfax Business Services" company is a strategic partner of Thomson Financial in Russia and CIS countries and is specialized in providing with services and consulting services in sphere of maintaining of Investor Relations . Mikhail Matovnikov has more than 12 years of work experience in Russian financial market. He is one of leading and well-known financial analytics in Russia, quoted actively in russian financial media, incl. "Vedomosti" and "Kommersant". He is a member of Expert Council under the Chairman of Central Bank of Russian Federation, member of Expert Council of Deposits Insurance Agency, member of Expert Council under Federations' Council of Russian Federation, member of Expert Council of Russian Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs. Mikhail Matovnkiov holds also position of General Director of "Interfax-CER" , analytical centre of "Interfax" company providing with analytical services to various spheres of economics and to state bodies, incl. such services as support of direct investments into Russian regions, estimation of quality of asset management by management companies, analytical research works for russian and foreign companies , preparation of leading information-analytical products on banking and insurance market of Russia and CIS countries Interfax-100 and Interfax-1000. Earlier he worked as Vice-President , Head of Financial Institutions ratings in Moody's international rating agency, he was responsible for credit ratings for banks and insurance companies (more than 60 banks in Russia and CIS countries). He is also member of Rating Committees on rating of non-financial companies and regional administrations.

He is author and co-author of 5 books and more than 200 articles published in russian and international economic magazines

Mikhail HAZIN

Neokon, Russia

President of "Neokon" expert-consulting company was born in 1962. Graduated from Yaroslavl State University. In 1984 graduated from Moscow State University, Mechanical-Mathematics Department, and Theory of probability. In 1984-1991 he served in Science Academy of USSR. In 1992 - head of analytical department, "Elbim-Bank". From 1993 till 1998 he worked on state service. 1993-1994 - Working centre of economic reform under RF Government. 1994-1997 - Ministry of Economics, 1997-1998 - Economic department of RF President. Since 1998 - consultant. Starting from 2002 - president, "Neokon"expert-consulting company (specialization - strategic forecasting and GR).


Chairman of the Board of Directors
JSC "BTA Bank ", Kazakhstan

Was born in South-Kazakhstan region, Lenin District, Galkino village. In 1986 he graduated from Moscow engineering and physics institute, majoring in "Theoretical Physics", with appropriate qualification of "Engineer -Physicist". In 1986, M. Ablyazov began his professional experience in The Nuclear Physics Institute, as an engineer, until 1990. From 1993 till 1997 occupied the post of the President of "Astana-Holding" Kazakh Holding Company, in 1997-1998 he worked as the President of JSC "KEGOC". From 1998 till 1999, he headed Ministry of Energy, Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In June 2001, Mukhtar Ablyazov held a post of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Temirbank", since January 2005 – the President of the Investment- Industrial Group "Eurasia". In May 2005 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC "Bank TuranAlem" –(currently JSC "BTA Bank").


Head of Credit and Investments Department
Eurasian Development Bank

Was born in 1970. Graduated from Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, diploma with honours, Central European University (Chech Republic, Hungary), Georgetown University (USA) . During 1996-1998 he served at National Bank of Kazakhstan as Head of Department and Advisor to the Chairman. In 1998 he worked as Advisor to Chairman of State committee on investments - First Deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During 1998-2001he has been working as representative for Kazakhstan to IMF and World Bank. During 2001-2006 he worked in Kazakh financial institutions. He joined Eurasian Development Bank in June>


Partner, Business Advisory Services
Ernst & Young, Russia

Oleg Danilin is a partner in Ernst & Young’s advisory practice in Moscow, serving clients in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia and Middle East. Oleg manages efforts in Global Financial Services Advisory in CIS, being responsible for the team of banking and treasury advisors working in the CIS. His fields of expertise are corporate governance and investor relationships, financial restructuring, strategy development and implementation, investments and asset management, treasury operations, organizational reengineering, bankability studies and financial risk analysis. Oleg is covering interdisciplinary advisory engagements in treasury field, advising industrial companies on treasury and working capital issues and bank relationship management, bankability enhancement and deals structures.

Oleg is a member of Association of Corporate Treasurers of UK.


General Director
CIS Financial-Banking Council, Moscow

He was born on 5 January, 1959 in Kropotkin city. He graduated from University if , Engineering Department with major of engineer-mechanician, with diploma with honors. During 1991-2001 he was working in «Narodniy Bank Petrovskiy» JSC in St. Petersburg as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Starting from 2006 he is a general director of CIS Financial-Banking Council. Fluently speaks English.


Director Department of Financial Institutions Ratings
Expert RA, Russia

Born in 1981 in Moscow. Education: 1999-2005 Economic Department of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (bachelor and master) In 2005 entered National Institute of Business. 2002-2003 Economist in Department of complex insurance "Ingosstrah". 2003-2005 - expert of Department of insurance companies, "Expert RA" rating agency, analyst of Centre of Insurance Information. 2005-2006 December - Head of direction Banking ratings "Expert RA"
Now, Director of Department of financial institutions ratings, "Expert RA". Author of economic and financial magazines "Expert", BDM, "Atlas strahovaniya" "Bankovskoe obozrenie", "Auditor" and others. Member of expert councils of awards "Financial elite of Russia", "Golden salamandra"


Director, Editor

Paul Spendiff is co-founder and publishing director of Berlinguer Limited the London based financial publisher. Formed in 2003, in 2004 Berlinguer launched its first Global Markets title with a print run of over 22,000. FTSE Global Markets has now become a leading title for institutional investors as well as a respected independent and authoritative guide to the world's asset classes and investment markets. Berlinguer launched Emerging Markets Report in July 2005 to provide timely and comprehensive news and analysis of high growth markets. Prior to starting Berlinguer Paul spent three years as managing director of CWC Publishing, an oil and gas publishing company and was formerly associate publisher at IFR Publishing (now part of Thomson Reuters).

Raghuram G. RAJAN

Former Chief economist in IMF, professor
Chicago Business School, USA

Raghuram G. Rajan was the Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund from October 2003 until December 2006. Prior to holding this post, Rajan taught at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago where he is the Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance. His research is broadly on the role of institutions, especially financial institutions, in fostering economic development. In 2003, Rajan was awarded the inaugural Fischer Black Prize by the American Finance Association for contributions to finance by an economist under 40. Rajan is an electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He earned his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his Ph.D. from MIT.


Managing Director, Head of CEMEA Debt Capital Markets
UBS, London

Joined UBS as Head of CEMEA Debt Capital Markets in 2003. Prior to this spent 18 years at JP Morgan, including positions as Global Head of Emerging Markets Debt Syndicate (1995–99) and Head of CEMEA DCM (1999–2002). Richard has an extensive experience of working with many Emerging Market issuers on their financing strategies, as well as rating advisory and liability management. Richard has worked on a number of issues from CIS across the sovereigns, corporates and banks including Eurobonds for the Republic of Kazakhstan, Alliance Bank, Development Bank of Kazakhstan, Halyk Bank, Kazkommertsbank, Hurricane and Kaztransoil


President GlobalRating Group, General Director RusRating, President CFA Association
Globalrating Group, Russia

Richard Hainsworth has been resident in Moscow since 1982. He graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc in chemical engineering and a Masters in Economics from the Centre for Russian and European studies at Birmingham University. He has been studying banks since 1992 and in late 1996 was appointed Moscow Representative of Thompson BankWatch. In 2001 he founded Global Rating International Ltd. RusRating, a national bank credit rating agency, was set up later in 2001 with the support of Citibank, where he was a vice president in the Credit Risk Department. RusRating now has nine full-time analysts, rates over 40 Russian banks, updating the ratings monthly, and has achieved significant recognition among both Russian and international financial institutions. Richard lectures extensively on Russian banking, and has made presentations for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps in New York, the Department of Commerce in Washington, taken part in a round table at the Harvard Russian Investment Forum, and given keynote speeches to the Club for Banking Analysts in Moscow and various Banking Congresses. In 2006 Richard founded KzRating in Kazakhstan and AmRating in Armenia, and in 2007 AzeriRating in Azerbaidjan all of which are national credit rating agencies in the GlobalRating Group.


Chairman of the Management Board
JSC «BTA Bank», Kazakhstan

Was born in Almaty. In 1987 he graduated from Kazakh State Polytechnic Institute, majoring in "Metallurgy of base metals". In 1995 he graduated from Kazakh Institute of Management Economy and Prognosis (KIMEP) majoring in "Banking and Finance", MBA. From 1987 till 1991 he carried out scientific activity at the Institute of Metallurgy and Enrichment of KazSSR Academy of Science. Since 1991 till 1992 he worked as specialist in Kazakh Foreign Economic consortium at Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs of KazSSR. During the period 1992-1996 he worked as Representative of Canadian Expert Service CESO. From 1996 till 1998 he was Representative of International Financial Corporation. During the period of 1998-1999 he was appointed Chairman of Committee, which transformed at a later time into the Agency of Economy Planning of Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2000-2004 R. Solodchenko became Representative of World Bank in Kazakhstan. Since 2004 to 2005 he occupied the position of Head of ING Bank in Almaty. Mr. Solodchenko has been working at JSC Bank TuranAlem since June 2005, starting in the position of Adviseor to the Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Bank TuranAlem", and then from October 2005 till September 2006 he was Financial Director. From September 2006 to February 2007 he occupied a post of Vice-Chairman of the Management Board at JSC "Bank TuranAlem". Since February 2007 Mr. Solodchenko has been Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Bank TuranAlem". On December 13, 2007 Mr. Solodchenko was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" (currently BTA Bank).


Economic observer, special correspondent
"Kommersant-Ukraine", "Kommersant-Bank", "Kommersant-Finance", Ukraine

He was born on 10th of December in 1973. In 2000 he graduated from Kiev Institute of Communication, Ukraine State Academy of Communication with major in multichannel electric communication. During 2000-2001 he served as specialist at Ukraine State Committee of communications and informatisation. During 2001-2002 he was manager at "Blits-Inform". During 2002-2003 he served as Deputy Chairman of youth social organisation named "Unity of regions' youth".
Between 2003-2005 he has been working as head of press-service of Kiev City division of Ukraine Regions' Party. He started his work at "Kommersant" from 2005 as correspondent. Starting from 2006 he is special correspondent of "Kommersant-Ukraine", "Kommersant-Bank" and "Kommersant-Finance" newspapers


JSC BTA Ipoteka, Kazakhstan

Kussainov Sagyndyk Amankeldyevich is born 28.07.1972, Almaty.
1994 he graduated from Kazakh State Architecture Construction Academy. He obtained his degree in engineering-construction.
1995 he graduated from Kazakh State Management Academy and obtained his degree in economics.
Professional experience:
1994-1995 – Kazakhstan Academic Research Institute for Earthquake-proof Construction, Engineer.
1995-1997 – Astana-Automachine Ltd., Manager
1997-2000 – Kazautomachine Ltd, Executive
2000-2001 – JSC BTA Ipoteka, Front Office Head
2001-2005 – JSC BTA Ipoteka, Vice President
June 14th 2005 was elected by Board of Directors at the position of President of the Company.
A member of International Mortgage and Real Estate Academy, Moscow


Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the Committee of Ways and Means

Born July 1, 1964, in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
Graduated from the School of Machine Building and Metal-Cutting Machines and Instruments of the Kazakh Polytechnical Institute (1986) as mechanical engineer; also, from School of Marketing and Commerce of the Abay Almaty State University (2000) as marketing economist.
Fluent in Kazakh, Russian and English.
Appointed first deputy mayor of the city of Aktau in 1994, mayor of the city of Aktau in 1996, deputy governor of the Mangystau region in 1997, mayor of the city of Aktau in 1999. Since 2004, Mr. Ospanov has served in the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Committee of Ways and Means.
Date of beginning of plenary powers: 2nd of September, 2007.


Director in our Performance Improvement Group in Almaty
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kazakhstan

Simon Glancy is a Director in our Performance Improvement Group in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Simon has worked in the international financial services sector for nearly 20 years, spending the past four years working in Kazakhstan with leading financial institutions. His specialization is strategy development and implementation projects primarily with universal financial institutions. Before joining PWC this summer Simon worked for Scot Holland a property consulting company in Kazakhstan and ran his own independent strategy consulting company for ten years working on strategy development and implementation projects for financial institutions in Western and Central & Eastern Europe. Prior to this he spent two years as Head of Research at Irish strategy consulting company Prospectus working with several leading Irish financial institutions.


Managing Principal
Eurasia Policy Associates

Tanju Yürükoğlu has been one of the founders and managing principals of Eurasia Policy Associates, a consulting and risk assessment practice, since 2007. Before joining EPA, he was a senior advisor for the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank where he served as an economist, senior economist, division chief and country manager between 1976 and 2006. He has been involved in Central Asia since 2001 after he was appointed as the first Country Operations Division Chief of the World Bank covering Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. He was the World Bank’s Country Manager based in Almaty from 1997 to 2001. He has consulted for Asian Development Bank and a number of corporate clients since 2006. He received a doctorate in economics from University of Istanbul in 1975.


Executive Director, Head of CEEMEA Asset Securitisation,
Royal Bank of Scotland (ABN AMRO Bank NV), United Kingdom

Mr. Tim Vieth joined ABN AMRO’s Asset Securitisation team in London in 2003.
Tim now heads the CEEMEA Securitisation team within Royal Bank of Scotland and maintains a particular focus on the CIS. Recent team successes include the first RMBS transaction out of Kazakhstan, the largest DPR issuance out of Kazakhstan, and the first two credit card securitisations in Russia. Tim’s team is responsible for all ABS structures including true sale structures funded either through the conduit or the term securitisation markets.

Prior to joining ABN AMRO in London, Tim traded derivatives for STR Trading Partners in New York. Tim graduated from Duke University in 1993 with a degree in Economics and History and received a Masters of Accountancy from George Washington University in 2003.

Toshihiko SASAKI

Executive Advisor
Japan Securities Dealers Association, Japan

Mr. Toshihiko Sasaki has been Executive Advisor of the Japan Securities Dealers Association since July 2008. Mr. Sasaki began his career with the Bank of Japan (BOJ) in 1977. He was appointed General Manager of the International Department in 1999. In June 2002, he took up the post of Chief Representative of the BOJ Hong Kong Representative Office. He became Director-General of the Internal Auditors’ Office in March 2005 and Director-General of the Operations Department in May 2006. During his years at BOJ, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in February 1985. Also in January 2004, he moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was assigned the position of Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Born in 1953, he studied Economics at Tokyo University and holds a BA in Economics from that university.


Finance Director
JSC «BTA Bank», Kazakhstan

Halil Kamalov, born in Ufa, Russia. In 1995 he graduated from Ufa State Aviation Technical University, majoring in "Economics of scientific research and design" and received a qualification of Economist.
His professional experience started in 1991 from the position of Deputy Director Sales at "Olum Ltd". Next two years he headed finance department as Director at "ASB Ltd" and the following two years headed HR consulting agency "Kart-Blansh Ltd". From 1996 until 1998 he supervised Department of International Reporting at "BashKreditBank". In 1998 he joined "Agri Group of Companies" where he headed financial operations during the two years. In 2001 he held a position of Leading Specialist at International Relations Department at "JSC BashKreditBank" (the same year the bank was renamed to Ural-Siberian Bank). Next 3 years of Mr. Kamalov’s experience were with JSC Bank Petrokommerts" in the position of Assistant Manager Consolidated Reporting. In 2004 Mr. Kamalov joined Investment Bank "Renessans Kapital" where he headed Financial Analysis and Business Planning function, followed by the appointment as Deputy Director Finance at CSC "Bank Russkiy Standart" from April 2006 to August 2007.
In November 2007 Mr. Kamalov joined Management Team at JSC Bank TuranAlem as Managing Director. In December 2007 he was appointed Director Finance, Member of the Management Board of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" (currently BTA Bank).

Hiren Singharay

Managing Director, Head of Syndications Europe Africa and South Asia
«Standard Chartered»

Hiren has been involved in most aspects of banking business over nearly 30 years. He joined State Bank of India in Calcutta as Management Trainee after finishing University with First Class Masters Degree in Economics. A fluent German speaker, he moved with the Bank to Frankfurt Germany as Relationship Manager and then on to Continental Illinois Bank in Frankfurt which was followed by a long stint of 17 years at Citibank London. Hiren has covered Central Eastern Europe for Citibank Syndications between 1993-1999. During this era Citibank arranged first ever deals in Poland (Stocznia Gdynia), Hungary (Budapest Bank 1994), Czech Republic (CEZ in 1994), Romania (NBR in 1995), Slovakia (Slovak Telecom 1996) amongst others, including first Kazkommerts Bank deal in 1995. Hiren joined Standard Chartered Bank in late 2001 as Head of Syndications covering Europe, Africa and South Asia.


Senior Director
Moody's, United Kingdom

Charles Stewart is a Senior Director of Moody's Analytics. Charles joined Moody's KMV in early 2006 from Barclays Bank PLC where he worked in various capacities over a 28 year career. With his extensive risk management experience and familiarity with many of the challenges
associated with commercial and corporate banking, Charles is able to draw on his understanding of both theory and day to day practicality in order to assist banks, for example with their economic capital and credit portfolio management strategies.


Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking
Visor Capital

Stefan joined Visor Capital in February 2006 and is responsible for the Investment Banking business, including the Advisory, M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance divisions. Stefan has 17 years experience in banking and gained extensive experience in the origination and execution of investment banking transactions across different industries in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at both JPMorgan Chase and Dresdner Kleinwort.
Stefan’s experience in the financial services sector includes advisory services and transactions across the U.S., Europe and Asia with a variety of banks and financial institutions including, most recently, as exclusive financial adviser to Kookmin Bank, Korea's largest bank, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Bank CenterCredit in Kazakhstan.
Stefan studied Economics and Business Administration in Germany and the U.K. and holds a full-time MBA from the Henley Management College. He is an honorary speaker at major international conferences and member of the International Advisory Board to the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the regulation of activities of the Regional Financial Centre of Almaty (RFCA).

Anthony ESPINA

Managing Director
Goldride Securities Limited, HongKong

Is owner and managing director of Goldride Securities Limited, a HK based stock brokerage in business since 1990. He is also majority shareholder and director of Tri-State Securities Inc. a stock brokerage in the Philippines.
Before setting up his own stock broking business in 1990, Mr. Espina was partner in charge of the Consulting Division of Deloittes, Ross, Tohmatsu from 1986. From 1982 until 1986, he was a partner of Arthur Andersen & Co. He was seconded to assist the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in setting up the Central Clearing and Settlement System from 1987 until 1989.
Mr. Espina began his career as a computer programmer in 1969. He was a Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society from 1977 through 1980, and President from 1979 through 1980.
Mr. Espina graduated with Bachelor of Business from University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Head of Debt Origination Financial Institutions

Eric, with 18 years of banking experience, is Head of Debt Origination Financial Institutions with Commerzbank's investment banking division Corporates & Markets covering loans and bonds across the whole borrower and regional spectrum. Before that he was responsible for loan origination for Corporates and FIs in Russia & CIS, CEE and was involved in all transactions led by Commerzbank since 2003. Eric is a qualified Attorney At Law and a steady member of the German Bar Association.


Chairman of the Board
Open Joint Stock Company Rosselkhozbank, Russia

Was born on 30.07.1954. He graduated from Saratov Economic Institute and a special department of Moscow Finance Institute. He is a Ph.D. in economics and the author of many publications on crediting of the agro industry. Starting 1975, Yu.V. Trushin held executive positions in the State Bank of the USSR, Agroprombank of the USSR, he was the Chairman of the Boards of Rosselkhozbank, Agroprombank, ACB SBS-AGRO. In 2000, Trushin managed the creation of the state-owned Russian Agricultural Bank and was its CEO until 2001, and the Deputy Chairman of its Board until 2004. In June 2004, Yu.V. Trushin was reappointed Chairman of the Board of Open Joint Stock Company Rosselkhozbank. Yu.V. Trushin has been awarded with the Medal of Honor and other public prizes for his contribution to the development of the agro industry Yu.V. Trushin is the President of the Interstate Association of Agroindustrial Banks, a member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Russian Agricultural Movement and a member of the Central Committee of Confédération Internationale du Crédit Agricole. Rosselkhozbank was founded in 2000 by Order of President V.V. Putin. The Bank is the basis for the national credit and financial system serving agricultural commodity producers. Rosselkhozbank's 250 branches and back offices cover 70 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The Bank offers a broad range of banking services to the agricultural sector and the rural community. The Bank plans to establish its branches in all of the RF constituent entities to be able to increase the provision of crediting to the real economy.

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