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EUROBAK pages Gordon Haskins EUROBAK Board Member / CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan Gordon Haskins is CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan, having joined AHBK in November 2016. AHBK is now part of the UAE’s third largest banking group, which has operations in nine countries in Europe, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and China. He has more than 27 years of experience in banking and law. Before to joining AHBK, Gordon was Country Executive, Chairman of the Management Board, and member of the Board of Directors of RBS Kazakhstan for three years prior to its sale by RBS Group in 2016 and, previously, was Chief Operating Officer for the DCM & derivatives business for the EMEA region. He worked with RBS Group for over 13 years, having also been Managing Director in Regulatory Developments and Head of Transaction Execution in the Secured Corporate Debt business. Erlan Dosymbekov EUROBAK Board Member / Managing Partner for Kazakhstan and CA, EY Erlan supervises a variety of EY projects in the region most of which are aimed at public sector reforms, including development of infrastructure, cleantech, regional integration, tax and customs administration and many others. Erlan has supported EUROBAK dialogue with the government side on a variety of issues, pertaining to the investment climate. Currently Erlan also co-chairs the FIC Investment Policy working group. Erlan is committed to the enhancement of the investment environment through his personal engagement in business and professional associations and EY corporate projects. Erlan is a part of EY Emerging Markets global network. Dr. Timothy L. Barnett EUROBAK Board Member / KIMEP University, Provost and General Deputy to the President Timothy L. Barnett joined KIMEP University in 2016 as a vice president for research, international and strategic affairs. Prior to coming to Kazakhstan, Timothy worked in other universities for over 30 years in California, Illinois, Louisiana, South Dakota, Alaska, Singapore and China. Timothy Barnett graduated from the University of Nebraska, USA with a BA degree and from the Azusa Pacific University, USA with a MA degree. He has a PhD from the Claremont Graduate University, California, USA. Timothy holds a CELTA certificate. His motto is: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu Saken Zhumashev EUROBAK Board Member / KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Managing Partner Saken Zhumashev joined KPMG in 2008, and has been leading KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia as a managing partner from 1 December 2018. Mr Zhumashev has professional experience for more than 15 years and most of his career devoted to KPMG where he started development of Management and Risk consulting and as a result led business to the largest consulting practice in Central Asia. Saken specializes on complex projects related to transformation and automatization of the companies’ operations, as well as on promoting institutional and economic reforms in Central Asia, Russian Federation and countries of the European Union. Sven-Olov Carlsson EUROBAK Honorary Board Member / Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson is a European diplomat with his professional origin in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked from 1982 to 1996. Since then he has been working in different positions as an official of the European Commission and within the European External Action Service. During his career, he has been posted in the Swedish Embassies in Moscow, Tunis, Warsaw and Copenhagen. Within the Commission he has held positions in the areas of EU enlargement, in particular the accession of Poland, and in the sphere of foreign policy. Since 2010 Mr Carlsson has been working on relations with Russia, first in Brussels and during the period 2013-2018 in Moscow as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Russia. Since October 2018 Mr Carlsson is Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is an economist by education and speaks English, Italian, French and Russian. Julie Kussidi EUROBAK Board Member / Executive Director Julie started her career working for a European company. She has worked in various sectors including the quality and verification control programme with the Customs Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the oil and gas industry during times of massive privatization in Kazakhstan, and banking. As of November 1999, she has been in charge of the Secretariat Office of the European Business Association of Kazakhstan, working closely with the government of Kazakhstan. In this role with EUROBAK, she also works with European companies present and those planning to do business and invest in Kazakhstan. Her role also includes working with embassies represented in Kazakhstan as well as Kazakhstan embassies in other countries and the Delegation of the European Commission in Kazakhstan. She also works with various charity and business associations and chambers of commerce in Kazakhstan and worldwide. supported by EUROBAK 75