XX Eurasian Bond Congress

June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Istanbul
InterContinental Istanbul (Asker Ocagi Caddesi No. 1)
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Speakers

Mohammad Ahsan
Managing Director, Rates & Fixes Income, Mashreqbank
Ahsan is a highly qualified financial markets professional with over 24 years of experience in the areas of investment banking, capital markets and research and...
Ahsan is a highly qualified financial markets professional with over 24 years of experience in the areas of investment banking, capital markets and research and asset management. He is based in Dubai, working for Mashreqbank PSC since December 2004 and is currently heading the Rates, Fixed Income & Structured Solutions team in the Treasury & Capital Markets Group. Ahsan’s areas of expertise include credit analysis & trading, interest rate derivatives structuring & trading, and structured solutions. He has keen interest in global and regional macro-economic developments and closely monitor key industrial and financial trends emerging in the GCC in general and the UAE in particular. He is regularly advising clients on investment and risk management strategies based on global macro developments especially related to monetary policies. He has represented Mashreqbank at various regional and international seminars covering the economic and capital markets outlook. He has been associated with Mashreq for over 18 years and during that time also carried out the roles of fixed income portfolio manager and head of international treasury sales. Prior to joining Mashreq, Ahsan worked in the area of M&A advisory and Corporate Finance for 5 years for UBS Pakistan and was involved in a wide range of public and private advisory and fund-raising transactions. Ahsan has achieved professional qualifications such as the CFA Charter awarded by the CFA Institute in 2003 and the FRM Charter awarded by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 2007. He completed his Masters in Risk Management from Stern School of Business at the New York University in 2018.
Igor Akulov
Managing Director, Head of EM Macro Structured, Barclays Bank UK
20+ years of experience in various Emerging Markets with Dresdner Bank, Deutsche Bank, UBS and now Barclays. Serviced institutional clients with structured solutions both for...
20+ years of experience in various Emerging Markets with Dresdner Bank, Deutsche Bank, UBS and now Barclays. Serviced institutional clients with structured solutions both for asset side products and liabilities across various geographies and client groups. Most recently particular focus on distressed and frontier markets.
Dr. Ekrem ARIKAN
MKK Chief Executive Officer and Board Member (CSD & TR of Türkiye), AECSD Chairman & WFC Board Member
Mr. ARIKAN earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University and his MBA at Yeditepe University. He received his PhD degree from Istanbul...
Mr. ARIKAN earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University and his MBA at Yeditepe University. He received his PhD degree from Istanbul Ticaret University in Business Administration with his thesis “Factors Affecting Corporate Governance Maturity Level and Analysis of Digital Maturity Level: A Research on Companies Traded in Borsa Istanbul”. He speaks advance level English and German, also beginner-level Arabic. He started his career at Microsoft as a Support Engineer in 1998, and then he worked as a Program Specialist in 1999, and as a Program Manager in Windows International Product Development Group in 2000. Until 2006, he was responsible for the development of Windows operating systems in Turkey and for the “Turkish markets”. Mr. ARIKAN worked at Ziraat Teknoloji A.Ş. which provides IT services for Ziraat Finance Group as IT Architecture Manager in 2007. He worked as a Project Management Office Manager in 2009, IT Security Manager in 2011, and was then appointed as Corporate Development Director in 2013. In 2014, he worked at “Ziraat Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş” as IT and Corporate Development Group Manager responsible for Information Technologies, Customer Services and Call Center, HR and Support Services. In 2015, he started to work at the EPİAŞ (Energy Exchange- Enerji Piyasaları İşletme A.Ş.) as a Consultant to Chairman and then he was appointed to the Strategy Development Director role. He led establishment of the Transparency Platform, preparation of the first 5-year strategic plan and memberships and relations with the international associations such as EUROPEX. In 2016, he started to work in Borsa Istanbul Group at Takasbank as the Executive Vice President for Information Technology. He led and actively took part in projects such as the BISTECH transition, the blockchain technology based digital assets project BiGA, establishment and structuring of the Takasbank R&D center, takeover of check clearing system from the Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye, establishment of the EPİAŞ Natural Gas Market Clearing and Collateral Management services, opening of the SWAP market, and development of the TEFAS and BES mobile applications. He played a significant role in the implementation and management of various business development and infrastructure transformation projects. Since April 2019, he has been working as the General Manager and Board Member at Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu, the Central Securities Depository of Türkiye. He pioneered the development of numerous new products and services such as; custody services provided to the Turkish Mercantile Exchange, establishment of the Omnibus Account structure and membership of Euroclear Bank and the Azerbaijan CSD (Milli Deposit Merkezi), founding of the Crowdfunding Platform, development of the Electronic Trade Repository, implementation of the Electronic General Meeting system in the Indonesian capital market and acquisition of the MKK GABİM company from the Turkish Association of Appraisers. Moreover, he led development and establishment of the Data Analysis Platform, Investor Information Center (e-YATIRIMCI) application, Bearer Shares Registry System, Investor Risk Monitoring System, Pusula and the GEFAS platform. Dr. Ekrem ARIKAN, as the CEO and Board Member of MKK, has assumed the Chairmanship of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) starting from September 2023. By virtue of this duty, Dr. Ekrem ARIKAN has become a Board Member of the World Forum of CSDs (WFC).
Erhan Aslanoglu
Prof. Dr., Vice-Rector, Istanbul Topkapi University
Dr. Aslanoğlu was awarded a B.A. on Economics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1987 and an MSc on Economics in 1990 from the...
Dr. Aslanoğlu was awarded a B.A. on Economics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1987 and an MSc on Economics in 1990 from the same university. He was also awarded an MA on Economics from Reading University, UK in 1992, and a Ph.D from The Department of Economics of Marmara University, Istanbul in 1997. He served as a member of Marmara University from 1993 to 2015. Then he worked as a Vice -Rector of the Piri Reis University, Istanbul between 2015-2024-January. He recently joined to Istanbul Topkapı University by February 2024 as a Vice-Rector. His field of specializations are macroeconomics and international economics. He is the author of a book, lots of international articles and book chapters on Macroeconomics and International Economics. Apart from academic studies and conferences, he has been a speaker of the Turkish and World Economy for the conferences of financial and non-financial corporations as well as international institutions.
Nadir Babazade
CEO, ABB Invest
Holding 10+ years of experience in the Capital Markets of Azerbaijan, Nadir Babazade is CEO of ABB Invest Investment Company and a member of the...
Holding 10+ years of experience in the Capital Markets of Azerbaijan, Nadir Babazade is CEO of ABB Invest Investment Company and a member of the Supervisory Board of the National Depository Center. Under his supervision, ABB Invest was founded as a subsidiary company of the ABB Bank in 2020 and became the second biggest investment company in Azerbaijan. Currently taking EMBA at IE Business School, Nadir is also a member of CFA Institute.
Andrew Bluemental
CEO & Co-Founder, Lemon AI
Mission-driven and accomplished executive with 10+ years of expertise in digital marketing, Andrew co-founded Lemon AI with his friend and ex-colleague Gregory Potemkin in 2023,...
Mission-driven and accomplished executive with 10+ years of expertise in digital marketing, Andrew co-founded Lemon AI with his friend and ex-colleague Gregory Potemkin in 2023, inspired by the idea of making smart AI-powered ad campaigns available to every business on the globe. Andrew’s previous roles include Global Managing Director, Head of Business Development & Customer Service Analytics, and SME Development Director for digital and performance marketing agencies, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and a relentless drive for innovation and growth. Besides having a degree in economics, Andrew is a passionate marathon runner and professional swimmer, which helps him to overcome business challenges, inspire his team with a goal-oriented mindset, and develop a culture of challenging the impossible.
Ahmet Collu
Head of International Banking, Vakif Katilim Bankasi
Ozlem Derici Sengul
Founding Partner, Spinn Consulting
Started her career in Globalsource Partners Turkey as Assistant Economist and having worked for eight years, she continued her career as Chief Economist in Erste...
Started her career in Globalsource Partners Turkey as Assistant Economist and having worked for eight years, she continued her career as Chief Economist in Erste Securities Istanbul, Ata Investment and finally Deniz Invest brokerage house. Currently, she provides macroeconomic consultancy and training services in her own venture Spinn Consulting to corporates and NGOs. Ozlem is also a professional commentator in all national economy channels while she is a permanent guest on both BloombergHT TV channel's Küresel Piyasalar live show every Tuesday night and Bloomberg Radio’s live radio show on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Additionally, she works as Research Director in Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Financial Studies. Having graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Economics with full scholarship and holding a MSc degree in Financial Economics from the same university, Ms Sengul is currently a Phd student in Istanbul University working on Macroeconomic Impacts of Digital Currency System.
Xenia Dmitrieva
International Business Developer, Cbonds
Esra Kabaklarli
Prof. Dr. in the Department of Economics, Selcuk University
Esra Kabaklarlı is Professor in the Department of Economics at Selçuk University. She finished her PhD on 2013. She is currently a...
Esra Kabaklarlı is Professor in the Department of Economics at Selçuk University. She finished her PhD on 2013. She is currently a member of COST action, WG1, WG3 and Diversity Group CA19130 - Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance - Towards a transparent financial industry, She is also currently a member of CA20138 - Network on Water-Energy-Food Nexus for a Low-Carbon Economy in Europe and Beyond, WG Member. Her research areas are econometrics, time series, digital economy, Green FinTEch and Sustainability. Publications & Awards: Erdal Tümer, Abdullah, and Esra Kabaklarlı. "Forecastıng Gross Domestıc Product (Gdp) Of Oecd Countrıes Based On Dıgıtal Transformatıon Indıcators: Ann Approach." Edpacs (2024): 1-15. Awards Given by Universities, Institutions or Organizations, National, Economic Research Foundation Prof. Orhan Dikmen Research Award, THE ROLE of Industry 4.0 in the FUTURE OF TURKISH MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY'S GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY, Awarded Institution: Economic Research Foundation (Not registered in the system), TURKEY, 21 December 2016. Awards Given by Universities, Institutions or Organizations, National, 14th International Economics Students Congress, TC Central Bank award for the paper titled "Youth Unemployment Problem in Turkey and Long-Term Co-Integration Analysis of Its Economic Determinants", Youth Unemployment Problem in Turkey and Economic Long-Term Co-Integration Analysis of Identifiers, Awarded Institution: TC CENTRAL BANK (Unregistered Institution) (Unregistered Institution), TURKEY, 10 May 2011.
Esma Karabulut
Director of Investment Banking & Investor Relations, Turkiye Emlak Katilim Bankasi
Born in 1989, Ms. Esma Karabulut graduated from the Faculty of Financial Sciences, Department of Capital Markets at Marmara University in 2011 and completed her...
Born in 1989, Ms. Esma Karabulut graduated from the Faculty of Financial Sciences, Department of Capital Markets at Marmara University in 2011 and completed her MBA at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2013. She began her professional career at Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank in 2011, where she served as the Manager of the Sukuk and Syndication Service in the Active-Passive Management Department. Karabulut possesses extensive experience and expertise in areas such as sukuk, participation-based (Islamic) capital markets, syndications, structured finance, investment banking, investor relations, sustainable finance, and portfolio custody activities. Since July 2019, she has been serving as the Director of Investment Banking and Investor Relations at Türkiye Emlak Participation Bank. Additionally, she holds board member positions in two different asset leasing companies within Emlak Participation. She also provides training on Islamic capital markets and participation banking at various public institutions, including the Participation Banks Association of Türkiye, and serves on various committees related to these fields. She has written book chapters, articles, and academic papers on Islamic finance, capital markets, and sukuk.
Alessandro Lombardo
Head of Client Relationship Department, Cbonds UAE
Graduating from the University of Genoa in 2014 in Modern Language and Culture, and going on to gain a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation in...
Graduating from the University of Genoa in 2014 in Modern Language and Culture, and going on to gain a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation in 2016, Alessandro Lombardo gained experience in international relations through managing the reports of the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) between 2012 and 2017, for the members from Central and Eastern Europe. In September 2017 he began his collaboration with Cbonds, a company providing an online bond research and analysis platform. In August 2018 he was appointed head of the company’s international department.
Sebastian Niehaus
Chief Technology Officer, SEKASA Technologies Ltd
Sebastian, co-founder and CTO of SEKASA Technologies, drives pioneering solutions in the financial industry and specializes in AI-powered price predictions for equities, commodities and FX. Dismissing...
Sebastian, co-founder and CTO of SEKASA Technologies, drives pioneering solutions in the financial industry and specializes in AI-powered price predictions for equities, commodities and FX. Dismissing the notion of a one-size-fits-all AI model as a myth, Sebastian oversees SEKASA's unique approach of combining 1,000+ AI models into one predictive tool to meet the standards of institutional quant traders and make them accessible to the entire financial industry. Designed as a customizable white-to-grey API tool, SEKASA's AI-Driven Price Prediction Tool quickly adapts to specific B2B client requirements, integrates APIs and output preferences, and seamlessly integrates with existing processes. Sebastian's expertise includes algorithm and systems development, drawing inspiration from a diverse network within and outside the financial sector for innovative solutions. With a background as head of data science in a MedTech company, his deep understanding of market behavior complements his extensive experience in developing innovative AI solutions for highly regulated environments. Sebastian moved from Germany to Cyprus to establish together with his co-founder SEKASA Technologies, which combines machine learning and finance to develop a ground-breaking software product for the financial industry.
Tulay Salva
Head of Capital Markets Funding Department, Albaraka Turk
Mrs Şalva graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Business Administration. After working nearly three years in the private sector, she started her banking career in...
Mrs Şalva graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Business Administration. After working nearly three years in the private sector, she started her banking career in the Financial Institutions Department of a participation bank at the end of 2006. She joined the Investment Banking and Structured Finance team at Financial Institutions Department of Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş. in 2015 and was appointed as the Head of Investment Baking in 2018. In addition to her role as Head of Capital Markets Funding Dept. at Albaraka Türk, Mrs Şalva is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bereket Varlık Kiralama Şirketi and Değer Varlık Kiralama Şirketi which are the subsidiaries of Albaraka Türk.
Emir Sarpyener
General Manager, Tera Yatirim
Emir M. Sarpyener completed his undergraduate studies in the International Business/Marketing department at Marmara University and obtained his master’s degree in Business/International Finance from The...
Emir M. Sarpyener completed his undergraduate studies in the International Business/Marketing department at Marmara University and obtained his master’s degree in Business/International Finance from The American University, Washington D.C. Embarking on a 30-year career in the finance sector, Sarpyener took his first step in banking. He later continued as a Research Analyst and held positions as Head of Research Department at various institutions. Since 2004, Sarpyener has been the CEO of Raymond James Turkey Inc., guiding the company to become one of the leading players in the Turkish Capital Markets. During this period, he was appointed to the company's Board of Directors. From 2014 to 2021, Sarpyener continued his career in Portfolio Management. He was a Portfolio Manager and Business Development Director at Aura Portfolio Management Inc. until 2021. He then joined Tera Yatırım Securities Inc., first as a Board of Directors Consultant and subsequently, as of October 2021, assumed the position of General Manager. As of April 2023, Sarpyener is a Board Member of the company. Throughout his career, the departments he has managed, including Research and Sales, have consistently ranked highly in international assessments. He has played an active role in numerous primary and secondary public offerings and block sales. With extensive experience and knowledge spanning 30 years in the Turkish Capital Markets, Research, Asset Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Sarpyener possesses significant expertise in introducing and marketing Turkish Capital Market instruments to institutional investors operating in various regions around the world.
Emil Shikhiyev
Quantitative researcher, Arrow Partners SA
Quantitative researcher specializing in quantitative investment and asset allocation strategies Experience in European power trading, algorithmic trading and factor investing B.S. in Financial Economics and...
Quantitative researcher specializing in quantitative investment and asset allocation strategies Experience in European power trading, algorithmic trading and factor investing B.S. in Financial Economics and M.S. in Finance & Investments at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam with Dean’s and EEF Scholarships Native speaker in four languages
Satyajit Singh
CFA, Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Emirates NBD Bank
Experienced Fixed Income Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the Investment industry. Skilled in Portfolio Analysis, Derivatives and Credit Analysis. Strong finance professional...
Experienced Fixed Income Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the Investment industry. Skilled in Portfolio Analysis, Derivatives and Credit Analysis. Strong finance professional with a PGDM focused in Finance from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
Remko van Ekelen
Head Financial Markets, Amicorp Group
Remko brings over 25 years of experience in financial markets, working with institutional clients (banks, funds, third-party asset managers) and private clients. He has held...
Remko brings over 25 years of experience in financial markets, working with institutional clients (banks, funds, third-party asset managers) and private clients. He has held senior positions at renowned banks in Luxembourg and Switzerland, including Deutsche Bank, ING Bank, and Banque Pasche. His expertise spans project finance, syndicated loans, defaulted debt trading, and wealth/asset management. Based in Zurich, Remko has been part of the management team at Amicorp Financial Markets since 2011, a global financial group engaged in capital markets, asset management, brokerage, and wealth management. At Amicorp, he played a key role in founding the asset management business under the Amergeris label, advising institutions on trade execution and asset management. Additionally, he collaborates with corporates and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) on investment strategies, holding structures, and private wealth management. Remko has a strong affinity for emerging markets, particularly in capital markets. He guides clients on strategies for actively managed certificates and securitization needs. Together with his team, he manages several investment products with significant exposure to Turkish equity markets, an area in which he has been actively involved throughout his financial career.
Guzem Yilmaz Ertem
Portfolio Management / Strategy Director, Istanbul Portfoy Yonetimi
After graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Engineering, she completed her master's degree in the Finance Department of the Faculty of Business Administration of the...
After graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Engineering, she completed her master's degree in the Finance Department of the Faculty of Business Administration of the same university. She entered the finance sector in 2010 and took part in economic research of international financial institutions. In 2013, she started working at Bloomberg HT television as a Senior Research Specialist and Economy Anchor. She has been working as the director, responsible for strategy development at Istanbul Portfolio Management company since 2023
Terry Zhang
Head of Global Strategy and Business Management, CSPI Ratings, CSCI Pengyuan
Terry Zhang is the Head of Global Strategy and Business Management at CSPI Ratings, which is the Hong Kong-based international arm of the Chinese credit...
Terry Zhang is the Head of Global Strategy and Business Management at CSPI Ratings, which is the Hong Kong-based international arm of the Chinese credit rating agency group - CSCI Pengyuan. Terry is responsible for the company’s strategy, regulatory affairs, and business management. Served in several key global rating functions including analytics, regulatory and government affairs, and sales and marketing in Asia Pacific and Europe, Terry has been an active advocate and catalyst of the internationalization of the Chinese credit rating agencies and industry. In addition, Terry was one of the founding staff of the Universal Credit Rating Group, a nationality-neutral rating agency venture that emerged post to the Global Financial Crisis. In 2024, Terry co-chairs the credit rating working group of the China Chapter of the BRICS FSWG. Terry is also a professional translating author in China, specializing in global financial literature. His key translation works include “To the Brink of Destruction: America's Rating Agencies and Financial Crisis”, “Investing in Frontier Markets: Opportunity, Risk, and Role in an Investment Portfolio” and “In the Combat Zone of Finance: An Insider’s Account of the Financial Crisis.”, which is recommended by the Financial Times China and Oliver Wyman in 2023. Terry receives his tertiary education in Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore respectively.
Meerim Ascarbekova
Director, FC Senti
Bakhodir Atakhanov
Chairman, National Association of Investment Institutions
Bakhodir Atakhanov headed the Center for Coordination and Development of the Securities Market of Uzbekistan (2012 - 2017, 2017 - 2019), was Deputy Minister of...
Bakhodir Atakhanov headed the Center for Coordination and Development of the Securities Market of Uzbekistan (2012 - 2017, 2017 - 2019), was Deputy Minister of Health of Uzbekistan (2017) and Executive Director of the Digital Economy Development Support Fund (2019). The Center for Securities Market Coordination and Development (1996 - 2019) was the authorized state body to regulate Uzbekistan's securities market. In January 2019, its powers, tasks and functions were transferred to the Capital Market Development Agency of Uzbekistan (ARRC). Since May 2021, ARRC is abolished, with the transfer of powers, tasks and functions to the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan.
Manas Gizhduaniyev
Deputy CEO, AIFC Green Finance Centre
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, October 2018. Bolashaq International Scholarship. Bachelor of Science in Economics, Eurasian...
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, October 2018. Bolashaq International Scholarship. Bachelor of Science in Economics, Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2012. CERTIFICATION: Green and Sustainable Finance Professional Certificate (GSFP), Chartered Banker, London, UK, March 2021. Green Bond Executive Boot Camp Certificate, Climate Bonds Initiative, Astana, Kazakhstan, May 2019. Green Finance Training Session Certificate, GFLP, Astana, Kazakhstan, September 2019. "Green Bonds Training" Online Course on Coursera, United Nations Development Programme, March 2022. "Islamic Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals" Online Course on Coursera, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), April 2022. SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS: First green bond by Damu Fund in the Republic of Kazakhstan (August 2020, AIX). First social bond by Damu Fund in the Republic of Kazakhstan (September 2021, KASE). First social bond by Bank of Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic (November 2022, KSE). First green bond by DosCredo Bank in the Kyrgyz Republic (May 2023, KSE). First Sustainability-linked bond in Central Asia by Almaty Electric Stations (November 2023, AIX). First Certified green bond in Central Asia by the Climate Bonds Initiative, with Development Bank of Kazakhstan as the issuer (December 2023, AIX). First green corporate bond by Saipro Group in the Republic of Uzbekistan (December 2023). MEMBERSHIP: Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve (December 2023). Qazaq Independent Directors (December 2023). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: AIFC Green Finance Centre - Deputy CEO (January 2023 - current), Astana, Kazakhstan. Responsibilities include providing leadership, direction, and management on the development of the sustainable finance market in the Central Asia region. Serving as the primary point of contact for AIFC GFC’s key clients, building and maintaining strong relationships. Representing the AIFC GFC in conferences, seminars, and other public forums. Reviewing and signing strategic documents such as MOUs, NDAs, and Engagement Agreements to facilitate partnerships and collaborations in line with sustainable finance objectives. Providing comprehensive support to companies interested in raising funds through sustainable finance instruments. JSC "Moynak HPP n. a. U.D. Kantayev" - Board of Directors, Independent Director (June 2023 - current). Responsibilities include participating in board meetings, committees, and discussions to provide input on strategic decisions, policies, and initiatives. Reviewing and approving governance policies, procedures, and codes of conduct. Assessing risks associated with the plant's operations and ensuring appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Reviewing and approving financial statements, budgets, and financial forecasts. Overseeing the plant's environmental and social performance. AIFC Green Finance Centre - Green Projects Department, Director (January 2020 – January 2023), Astana, Kazakhstan. Responsibilities included developing and implementing strategies to attract new clients and expand the AIFC GFC's client base. Negotiating, meetings with top management, and presentation of the benefits of attracting investments using sustainable financial instruments. Collaborating with internal teams to develop compelling proposals and presentations tailored to the needs of prospective clients. Presenting proposals to clients and developing internal documents and frameworks in the field of green finance. AIFC Authority - Green Finance Department, Senior Manager (February 2019 – January 2020), Astana, Kazakhstan. Responsibilities included scheduling appointments and presentations for senior staff. Conducting outbound calls and emails to potential issuers to introduce green finance mechanisms. Assisting in identifying and qualifying potential green and social issuers. Collaborating with internal teams to develop proposals and presentations. Researching in green and
Sergey Lyalin
Founder, Cbonds
Sergey Lyalin started working in the securities market as bond analyst in IC Deviz in 1995. In 1997 he joined IC Energocapital (worked there as...
Sergey Lyalin started working in the securities market as bond analyst in IC Deviz in 1995. In 1997 he joined IC Energocapital (worked there as Client Relations Manager and then as Head of Marketing Research). In 2000, he organized the Internet portal Cbonds.Ru. He has been CEO of Cbonds.ru LLC since 2001. Under the leadership of Sergey Lyalin Cbonds News Agency has become the leading source of information on the Russian and CIS bond market. He started publishing Cbonds Review magazine in 2006 and was its Editor-in-Chief in 2006-2007. He is the author of Corporate Bonds: Global Experience and Russian Prospects (2001) and a number of articles on the securities market. Sergey Lyalin graduated from St. Petersburg University, Department of Economics (a diploma of economist - mathematician). Holds a PhD in Economics. Finished Executive MBA at Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Saint-Petersburg State University in 2018.
Vusal Mammadov
Director,
Vusal Mammadov boasts over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial sector. His professional journey commenced in 2008 as a Leading Specialist at Kapitalbank,...
Vusal Mammadov boasts over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial sector. His professional journey commenced in 2008 as a Leading Specialist at Kapitalbank, the largest bank in Azerbaijan. Subsequently, he advanced through a series of prominent roles across various financial institutions, including Senior Specialist at the National Depository Center and the Central Depository of Azerbaijan, Senior Specialist at Caspian Bank Development, Chief Fund Manager and Head of the Currency Department at the BTB Capital investment firm, Head of Operations and Liquidity in the Currency Market at Gunaybank, Deputy Director at the Plato Kapital investment firm, and Head of Trading Platforms at ABB Investment. Since January 2021, Mr. Mammadov has held the position of Director at Freedom Finance Azerbaijan, the representative office of the international financial institution Freedom Holding Corp. in Azerbaijan. Currently he also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Freedom Finansal Hizmetler (Turkey), a subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. in Turkey.
Mansur Mammadov
Chief Investment Officer, Moonwake Investment
Mansur Mammadov, currently serving as the Chief Investment Officer at Moonwake Investment, has an extensive background in high-level roles within the finance industry. His professional...
Mansur Mammadov, currently serving as the Chief Investment Officer at Moonwake Investment, has an extensive background in high-level roles within the finance industry. His professional journey includes a stint as a managing partner at several investment and brokerage firms in the UK and Azerbaijan. He also played a crucial role as the Chief Risk Officer at the largest corporate bank in Azerbaijan. Further expanding his international experience, he offered his expertise in Russia, managing portfolios for both Hedge Fund and Long only Fund.
Kadriddin Negmatov
Director, Prime Invest
Scott Osheroff
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Frontier Capital
Rustam Rakhmatov
Founder, IMAN
Rustam Rahmatov is a Product Manager, CEO & Founder of IMAN. An ex-investment banker with a wide range of buy-side and sell-side experience across Uzbekistan,...
Rustam Rahmatov is a Product Manager, CEO & Founder of IMAN. An ex-investment banker with a wide range of buy-side and sell-side experience across Uzbekistan, Luxembourg, and the US. He has worked at leading consulting firms and investment firms like EY, IFG, and IFC (World Bank Group). Prior to IMAN, Rustam was involved in advising and evaluating startups in industries such as fintech, auto loans, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, renewable energy, real estate, and many others both in the local market & abroad. Rustam defines the key principles of IMAN’s strategy, which are developed based on the three core values – Ethics, UX excellence, and disruptive technology. Rustam’s vision is to spread the ideas of Islamic Finance globally but starting in Uzbekistan. Vision: Spreading IMAN as a one-stop super-app for ethical investments & installments globally Education: Oxford Brookes University, ACCA Candidate
Alexey Rudenko
Executive Vice President - Head of Debt Market Instruments Department, Gazprombank
Alexey Rudenko has been working in investment banking since 2007. Prior to joining Gazprombank’s team in 2013, Alexey  worked in DCM departments at leading Russian investment...
Alexey Rudenko has been working in investment banking since 2007. Prior to joining Gazprombank’s team in 2013, Alexey  worked in DCM departments at leading Russian investment banks. Alexey has extensive experience in origination and execution of ruble bonds transactions on the local debt capital market and has worked with corporates, banks and municipals. Alexey graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2005 with bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Adil Tabyldiyev
Member of the Management Board, Halyk Finance
Munir Yakubov
CEO, Portfolio Investments LLC
Munir Yakubov has over 15-year experience in corporate finance and investment banking. His vast track-record includes equity and debt financing deals in Uzbekistan and across...
Munir Yakubov has over 15-year experience in corporate finance and investment banking. His vast track-record includes equity and debt financing deals in Uzbekistan and across borders. Under Munir’s leadership, Portfolio Investments has become an underwriter in three IPOs, the first in the history of modern Uzbekistan. Prior to founding Portfolio Investments, Mr. Yakubov held various executive positions both in government and private organizations and was able to build a strong network of contacts among influential, high-level executives. Mr. Yakubov is a Board Member of several local companies. He holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economic Relations from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent.