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The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born July 6, 1940. In 1967, he graduated from the Highest Technical Educational Institution at the Karaganda Metallurgic Factory. He is a Doctor in Economics, Academician of the National Academy of the RK, International Academy of Engineering, Russian Federation Academy of Social Sciences, Honorable Professor of the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University, Honorable Member of the Academy of Science of the Republic of Belarus, Honorable Professor of the Lomonossov Moscow State University. In 1960-1969, he worked at the Karaganda Metallurgical Combinat. In 1969-1973, he was involved in the Party and Komsomol work in Temirtau of the Karaganda region. In 1973-1977, he was a secretary of the party committee at the Karaganda Metallurgic Factory. In 1977-1979, he served as secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party in Karaganda. From 1979 through 1984, he served as Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of the RK. From 1984 through 1989, he was a Chairman of the Ministers Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1989-1991, he served as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. From February to April 1990, he concurrently worked as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. At the first general elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1991 N.A. Nazarbayev received 98,7 percent of votes. On April, 29, 1995, through a popular referendum, the term of office of the President has been extended until 2000. In the elections of 1999, 2005 and 2011 was re-elected as the President of the Republic of of Kazakhstan.

The Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Services of the Republic of Kazakhstan.The Chairman of the World Association of Kazakhs.

Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Graduated in 1984 the Moscow Mining Institute, a mining engineer.Candidate of Technical Sciences.

He began his career in 1984, a master, then the head of mining plant Chilisaysk phosphate mines.

In the years 1993 -1995.labored senior fellow at the Scientific Center of integrated development of mineral resources of the West Branch of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan.

In 1996 - 2003 he worked as Head of Administration for Industry and Commerce, Deputy, then Head of Aktobe regional management of the economy.

In 2003 - 2004 years worked in the Atyrau region - was appointed as Head of the Economic and Business Support, then director of the Department of Industry, Commerce and Small Business.

From 2004 - 2007 he worked as Deputy Head of Aktobe region. 
From December 2007 - Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC National Company "Socio-Entrepreneurial Corporation Batys. Then Chairman of the Committee of Industry Min-va idustrii and Trade.

From April. 2010 - Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of Kazakhstan. 
Awarded "Kurmet" (2006), and medals.

Rector, Eurasian National University named after L.Gumilev

Doctor of Law, professor. Date and place of birth: May 13, 1965 in Karatau, Zhambyl region. Bakhytzhan Zh. Abdraim graduated from S.M. Kirov Kazakh State University on the specialty of Law (1990), as well as from Turan University on the specialty of Finance and Credit (1997). He acquired postgraduate degree at S.M. Kirov Kazakh State University (1992) and Doctor’s degree at the State and Law Institute of the Russian Science Academy (2001). He was conferred the title of “Honorary Judge of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and awarded an honorary judicial community symbol “Ush Bi” and an honorary symbol “Sot zhuyesinin kurmetti kyzmetkeri”. B. Abdraim was granted gratitude of the Chairman of the RK Supreme Court, the Chairman of the RF Supreme Arbitrage Court, and the International Union of Lawyers. He was also awarded the order “Kurmet”, anniversary medals “10th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “10th anniversary of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1965. Graduated from the Dzhambul Technology Institute of Light Industry and Food Processing; PhD in economics. After graduation worked as senior inspector and headed a department at the Kzylorda oblast Administration for Social Protection. In 1994-1995 was a consultant on social protection issues with the Kazakhstan’s Supreme Council; In 1995 - 2003 worked in the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection holding positions of vice chief of department, chief of department of pension plans, Vice Director of Department of Human Services, Director of Department of Human Services. From March 2003 to December 2005 served as Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection. From December 2005 to October 2006 was Chairman of the Board of the State Annuity Insurance Company. From October 2006 to October 2007 served as Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection. From October 2007 to January 2008 was Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. From January 2008 to March 2009 was advisor to President of Kazakhstan and chaired the National Committee for Women’s Issues and Demography under the directorship of President. In March 2009 was appointed Minister of Labor and Social Protection.

Rector, Kazakh economic university named after T.Ryskulov

Born September, 11, 1962 in Kyzylorda. Labor activity has begun to work at the Guryev machine-building factory of Petrovsky. In 1981 has arrived in KazGU of S.Kirov on a specialty "political economy". Since 1986 worked as the teacher at the Guryev teacher training college. In 1989 has arrived in internal postgraduate study of the St.-Petersburg state university upon termination of which has protected in the same place the master's thesis. Since 1993 till June, 1st 2005 worked at the Kazakh national pedagogical university of Abaj. Since 2005 – rector KazEu of T.Ryskulov. In 1998 has been awarded by the Certificate of honor of the Minister of Education and Science of Republic Kazakhstan. In 2003 it is awarded by a sign «Honourable educator of Republic Kazakhstan». He is the assistant to the editor-in-chief of scientifically-analytical magazine EvrAzEs «Problem of modern economy» (it is published in St.-Petersburg). The Associate editor of "News of National Academy of Sciences». The active participant of various international educational and scientific programs, is a deputy head of the fundamental scientific program on reforming of the Kazakhstan formation, a member of educational-methodical association Treasury of Al-Farabi. Within the limits of a government program "Cultural heritage" is the associate editor of the edition «Economic heritage».


Counsel, Heenan Blaikie

He has extensive expertise advising individuals, businesses and governments on these issues, and serves as an invaluable asset to clients in a wide range of industries including oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, manufacturing, consumer products, and banking and financial services.

Prior to joining Heenan Blaikie, Mr. Abramov worked for 11 years in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce as senior advisor for International Trade and as director of the Good Governance Program. In this capacity,

Mr. Abramov is a Lecturer in Law, Stanford University Law School on Ethics and Corporate Governance.

President of Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences

Born May 15, 1947 in Dzhambul district Almaty region. Graduated from Ural Polytechnic Institute named after S.M.Kirov, Alma-Ata High Party School, graduated from the Academy of Government Service under the President of the Russian Federation. Doctor of Economic Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, state politician of Kazakhstan, diplomat. 1972-1976 - engineer at the Almaty Plant of Heavy Mechanic Engineering. 1976-1988 – work at the Soviet party. 1988 - Assistant to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR. 1989-1990 - Assistant of the 1-st Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. 1990-1995 - Chief of Staff of the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, member of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 1995 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in combination - in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In 1996 - first assistant of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 1998-1999 – a Chairman of the National Security Committee, has the rank of major general. 2000-2002 – 1-st Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. 2002 - Head of Presidential Administration RK. In 2004 - Chairman of the Senate of Parliament of RK. 

2007 – by Presidential Edict appointed to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation. 2008 – 2010 - 1-st Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chairman & CEO, Oz Companies

Mr. Advent’s myriad hotel and leisure projects include such projects as New York New York Hotel & Casino, Terrible's Casino& Hotel in Las Vegas and River Rock Casino, California. For Starport project, he lined up an impressive roster of international partners including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Vera Wang, Deepak Chopra, Alain Ducasse, Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino and AIG. Additionally, Mark is the creator of Orange County Choppers Roadhouse, a brand new premium casual American restaurant, Chairman and CEO of Oz Companies, an international hotel and development company, has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan to develop, own and operate an 11,500 hectare site located 70 kilometers north of Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of building out a new 21st century tourism-led destination, called OZ, complete with a new international airport, Las Vegas-style hotel casino resorts and residential community, among other amenities.

Senior Executive Advisor, Booz & Company; Ex-Minister of Finance of Lebanon

Dr. Azour holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in International Economic and Finance and a Master's in Applied Economics from Dauphine University, Paris, France. Ph.D. in International Finance from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris in France. Dr. Azour has a long teaching experience at the American University of Beirut.

In 2006–2008 chaired the G8-BMENA Ministerial Group, which regroups Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks of the G8 and MENAcountries. Dr. Azour also occupied senior positions in the government (senior advisor to the Minister of Finance), international organizations (project director of the UNDP/World Bank at theMinistry of Finance), and the private sector, (including McKinsey and Cie, Booz Allen Hamilton, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and Caisse des dépôts et consignations), He also consulted for the International Monetary Fund's Fiscal Affairs Department. Author of several books and articles on economic and financial issues.  

President, Agency on Recruitment and Support of Foreign Investments under the Prime Minister of Turkey

Aycı graduated from the Ankara-based Bilkent University’s department of political science and public administration in 1994. He later continued his academic career as a researcher at the University of Leeds in the UK. He received his master’s degree in international relations at the İstanbul-based Marmara University in 1997. He previously worked at Kurtsan İlaçları A.Ş., the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Universal Dış Ticaret A.Ş. and became general manager of Başak Sigorta, one of Turkey’s leading insurance companies. He left his post at Başak Sigorta A.Ş. and started working at another leading insurance company, Güneş Sigorta, until his appointment to ISPAT. During his career, Aycı also served as chairman or board member of various organizations, including the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK).

Secretary of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kuanysh Aytahanov is a member of the Senate of the Parliament, Republic of Kazakhstan, from August 2005. Graduated from the Moscow Veterinary Academy, Alma-Ata Higher Party School.Analyst.Doctor of Economics.Worked as Akim of Arys, Suzak, Sairam and Otrar regions of South Kazakhstan region.Kuanysh Aytahanov was a member of the Committee for Economic and Regional Policy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, since December 2008 has served as Secretary of the Committee on Agriculture and Environmental matters, Member of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a member of Constant Committee on State Regulation of Economy of the Common Economic Council Parliamentary Group, member of the group co-operation with the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, House of Councillors of Japan, the Islamic Republic, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of France.He was awarded the “Order of Honour","Kurmet”, “Parasat”, five medals. Aytahanov Kuanysh contributed greatly to the development and prosperity of Kazakhstan.

Vice chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for competition protection (Antimonopoly agency)

Born in 1961, Karaganda region. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, PhD at MISA. Previous experience: 1990-1992, research fellow of Chemicometallurgical Institute,  Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan; 1992-1995, General Manager of a private business company “Paritet”; 1995-2001, President of regional Karaganda Charity Fund for protection of holders of an annuity and disadvantaged population stratum; 2001-2003, President of the private company limited by shares “Economic Board”; 2003-2010, Deputy Director of Manufacture department of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice chairman of the Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan for competition protection, Managing Director for Entrepreneurship development, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for competition protection (Antimonopoly agency). 

Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) under the Foundation of the first President of Kazakhstan

PhD in History.Served as the political observer of the “Panorama” newspaper (Moscow, Almaty), supervisor of the direction at the “Kazakhstan” Information and analytical center at Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.Editor-in-chief of the “Continent” and “Center of Asia” magazines.
He is the Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) under the Foundation of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan since July 7, 2010.

Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan

Born May 25, 1976 in Almaty, kazakh. In 1996, he was graduated with honors from the Kazakh State Academy of Management by specialty economist (specialization – organization of banking system). Since 1996 to 2007 had taken part in courses and seminars which were hold by international organizations and institutes of different countries as USA, Japan, South Korea, Austria, Turkey and others. Since November of 1995 to November of 1996 he worked as a senior economist on Central-Asian stock market. Since November 1996 to august 2007 he worked at the Department of research and statistic of the National Bank of Kazakhstan on different positions. Since July 2003 to august 2007 he worked as a director of the Department of research and statistic. On August 28, 2007 he was appointed as the deputy Governor oh the National Bank of Kazakhstan by decree of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan. Government awards:Breastplate «Honored Employee of the National Bank of Kazakhstan» (2006).

World Bank Country Manager for Kazakhstan

S. Akkaya received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Economics at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, Ph.D. in Economics at the Bilkent University, Turkey.

In 1989-1994 worked at the Statistical, Economic Social Research & Training Center, Organization of Islamic Countries. Since 1994 was ResearchEconomist of World Bank Country Office in Turkey, Country Economist and Senior Country Economist at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA. Her concentration was Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Kyrgyz Republic’s country policy. Later she represented the World Bank in Lebanon Regional Office, covered the West Bank and Gaza Program.

From 2006 she is the World Bank Country Manager for Kazakhstan.

S. Akkaya has a few publications on Productivity and Wages, Balance of Payments, Telecommunication and other issues.

Governor, Central Bank of the UAE

Mr. Sultan Bin Nasser Al Suwaidi is a UAE national, born in Abu Dhabi in 1953. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Finance, and started his career at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in 1978.

In 1982, Mr. Al Suwaidi moved to Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC), where he served as General manager of the Company. His mandate was to restructure the Company and stream-line its operations.

In early 1984, Mr. Al Suwaidi was nominated for the position of General manager of Gulf International Bank (Bahrain), and his nomination was accepted by the 7 Gulf countries shareholders. At GIB Mr. Al Suwaidi redirected the strategy of the Bank towards doing more business within the region.

In late 1985, Mr. Al Suwaidi was offered the position of Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

He joined Central bank of the UAE as Governor on 18th Dec. 1991.

Director of Development Policy, Statistics and Research, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

In 1976 graduated from the Universidad del Pacífico, Lima (Peru); (Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics); in 1990 graduated from the Universidad del Pacífico, Lima (Peru) (Licenciatura in Economics); In 1983 graduated from the University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, (UK) (Master of Philosophy (MPhil in Development Studies). In 1998-2008 he worked as a professor of economics, technology and innovation in the Maastricht School of Management (MSM) - Maastricht, Netherlands. Since 2008 - Director of Development Policy, Statistics and Research, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

DeputyEditor, The Financial Times

Born October 10, 1979.Deputy Editor of fDi Magazine, special bimonthly publication of the Financial Times and its online portal, www.fDiIntelligence.com. A trained journalist, he frequently interviews political and business leaders about economic and investment issues, and contributes features and in-depth special reports to the magazine. He also has extensive public speaking experience, having chaired conferences, moderated panels and made presentations to large audiences in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Anderson has been with the FT Group for the past four years, working in various titles related to finance, investment and politics. He has a master's degree in international journalism from City University, London, UK Class of 2005and a bachelor's degree in both French and history from Trinity College, Hartford CT, USA Class of 2002.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, 2005 “for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis”

Born June 8, 1930юIsraeli-American mathematician, a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

Aumann's greatest contribution was in the realm of repeated games, which are situations in which players encounter the same situation over and over again.

Scientific researches of Yisrael Robert John Aumann were marked by a great number of honorable awards. In 1974 – Honorable member of the American Academy of Science and Art; in 1985-1995 – Member of the National Academy of Science, USA; member of Israel Academy of Science; correspondent-member of the British Academy. Has several Prizes: Harvey Prize in Science and Technology, Israel prize for Economics, Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, Emet Prize for Economics.

In 2005 he shared the 2005 economics prize with Thomas Schelling of the USA for “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis”.

Chairman, Financiers Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in October 30, 1951.Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor.

1990-1991. - Consultant of the State Commission of the Council of Kaz. SSR on the economy.February 1997 - March 1999 - Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.In 1998-1999 - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eximbank Kazakhstan, the head of the Council of Economic Advisers WEC under President Republic of Kazakhstan.March 1999 - Deputy Minister of Finance.Октябрь 1999 - 2000 - Deputy Minister of Economy. December 2, 1999 - appointed Deputy Governors of the Islamic Development Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 1999 to 2001 - Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Small Entrepreneurship Development Fund, a member of the Board of" Eximbank Kazakhstan ".June 25, 2001 - Advisor to the Chairman Kazkommertsbank. September 30, 2002 - October 20, 2003 - Member of the Board of Directors of Kazkommertsbank .1 October 2002. -Advisor to the Chairman of the Board - Board Member Kazkommetszbank. October 20, 2003 - present (in 2004) - Advisor to the Chairman of Kazkommertsbank.from April 19, 2004 - Chairman of the Board of the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan to the present (in 2009). 04.05.2006 - joined the Board of Directors of Zangar Invest Group "as" independent board member. " From December 2008 - Member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Economists in Kazakhstan. April 13, 2009 - Independent director of pension fund UlarUmit. For the year 2009 - he went into the Academic Council of the Academy of RFCA. Independent member of the Board of Directors Accumulative Pension Fund "GNPF.Author of several articles on macroeconomics, the number of which is measured in tens.

Director in Central Asia and Africa, CNN

Mr. S. Imran Ahmad has been actively involved with the Marketing Association of Pakistan for the past many years. He has been the Vice President of MAP in 2006. 
Mr. Ahmad has over two decades of experience in selling international media. Mr. Imran Ahmad is the Director of Pace (Pvt) Limited - the exclusive advertising sales representatives of some of the leading international titles like CNN, Time, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, etc. He has worked on planning and execution of a number of international advertising campaigns both locally as well as internationally. 
Mr. Imran Ahmad is also the Chief Executive of Adspace Sales Corporation LLC - a Dubai based company that exclusively handles advertising sales activity of CNN in Africa and the Central Asian Republics.

Minister of environment protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Was born on October 10, 1959 in Shymkent.Graduated from Moscow economic - statistical institute (1981), engineer - mathematician; postgraduate study of Moscow economic - statistical institute.Candidate of economics (1989). Since 1981 - Junior scientific employee of scientific research institute at Gosplan of Kazakh SCR. Since 1987 - Head of the department of ASPM scientific research institute at Gosplan of Kazakh SCR. Since 1990 - Senior teacher of Republican institute on personnel retraining at Council of Ministers of Kazakh SCR, senior teacher of Kazakh chemical-technological institute. Since March, 1992 - Adviser of the Head of Southern-Kazakhstan regional administration.Since August, 1992 - Assistant of Head of Southern-Kazakhstan oblast administration - the chairman of Southern-Kazakhstan territorial committee on state property.

Since December, 1993 - Assistant of Head of Southern-Kazakhstan oblast administration.Since 1996 - Head of Southern-Kazakhstan regional management of National bank.Since 1997 - Vice-minister of Economics and Trade of RK. Since 1997 - Vice-president of board of closed joint-stock company "Bank TuranAlem". Since 1998 – Deputy Akim of Kostanai oblast.

Since February, 1999 – Akim of Kostanai city.Since July, 2000 - Vice-president on commerce and marketing of JSC "Кaztransgaz". Since November, 2000 - General director of JSC "Intergas CentraI Asia". Since January, 2001 - President of JSC " Кaztransgaz”. Since September, 2002 - First vice-minister of energy and mineral resources of RK.Since November, 2003 – Akim of Western-Kazakhstan oblast.Since August, 2007 – Akim of Southern-Kazakhstan oblast.Since March, 2009 - Minister of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Managing Director, “Nazarbayev University”

Dr. Baigarin took his undergraduate studies in engineering and physics at Moscow Physical and Technician Institute. He gained Ph.D. in physics and mathematics in 1989 at I.V.Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy in Moscow. He has more than 60 scientific publications.

Dr. Baigarin started his working career in 1975 at I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow. Since 1990 he was the Head of Laboratory of the Institute. Dr. Baigarin was the associate of the International Program Leadership on Environmental and Development (LEAD) in 1993-1994. In the latest years he has worked as a consultant to the Global Environment Division of Rockefeller Foundation on energy efficiency and renewable energy project in the CIS, to the UNDP and the Word Bank on Renewable Energy in Central Asian countries. In 1997 he jointly with ECN (Netherlands) finalized Market Development Study for Wind Energy in Kazakhstan.

Since 1999 negotiator on RK status on UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. In 2008 Dr. Baigarin was appointed as the Consultant of the Strategic Development and Analysis Centre of the President Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As the Managing Director initiate and supervised a number of development projects within higher education, further education for professionals, and internationalization.

Director of Research Institute of financial-banking management

Doctor of Economics.Principal economical scientist, well-known, eminent science organizer, leader of education, statesman and public figure.Author of elaborations on efficiency of investment and scientific and educational advance, nonlinear economy, social and market economy, economical priorities and other methodology-theoretical researches.A founder of several scientific schools. Was awarded to prize of Ch. Valichanov for the research circle: “Efficiency of scientific researches: (methodology of estimation and problems of improvement)” and scientific production complexes: (on Kazakhstan’s materials)”. Made a report and has held lections in Russia, USA, China, England, and Switzerland and in another countries.

Academician of National Academy of sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born November, 17, 1940.Graduated from the Leningrad State University named after A.A.Zhdanov on specialities "historian-archaeologist", postgraduate study of Institute of history, archaeology and ethnography of Ch.Ch.Valihanov of Academies of sciences of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (IHAE AS Kaz SSR). 1966-1971. Junior scientific employee of IHAE AS Kaz SSR. 1971-1973. Senior scientific employee of IHAE AS Kaz SSR. 1973-1988. The manager of medieval archaeology department of IHAE AS Kaz SSR. 1988-1991. The head of Archaeological centre of IHAE AS Kaz SSR. 1991-2010. The director of Institute of archaeology of A.H.Margulana of Committee of a science of the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic Kazakhstan. Since2011 -the Honourable director, the head of department on studying of an urbanization and nomads of the Institute of named after A.H.Margulan of the Committee of a science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Associate professor, Bang College of Business, KIMEP Director, Central Asian Tax Research Center

Dr. Balco isinternationally known and recognized tax expert and has over 10 years experience in both private and public sectors in different countries and continents. He holds 3 law degrees - Magister in Law Degree, Postgraduate LL.M. Degree in International Tax Law and Doctor in Law degree from International Public Law. His private sector experience was with Deloitte, where he also qualified as ACCA, first as a member and since 2009 already Fellow of ACCA. He came to Almaty back in late 2006, when he joined Tax & Legal Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to coming to Kazakhstan he workedas Senior Research Associate at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam. He joined KIMEP in 2007 in the role of Adjunct Associate Professor. His public sector experience was with the Ministries of Finance in Chile and Czech Republic, as well as European Commission and until now is actively involved in the tax policy work with the UN and other international bodies. He is also carrying on research on Central Asian Tax Systems – Establishing a Central Asian Tax Research Center. He is active in the professional community both at local and global levels.Dr. Balco chairs the Tax Working Group of American Chamber of Commerce and regularly holds meetings in the cities of Almaty, Astana and Atyrau. In 2008 Dr. Balco was awarded with the Best Education/Training Program Award by American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.

Rector, Institute of Economy ECOMEN

Born July 30, 1933 in Leningrad. In 1956 he ended with awards thefaculty of power and energyof the Leningrad engineering-economic institute of Palmiro of Tolyatti. In 1973 has received the candidate degreeat Tartusk University (on Estonian classification – the doctor of economics). The rector of Institute of management and economy ECOMEN, member of the Round table of national minorities at the president of Estonia, one of leading scientists in the field of energy. Hanon Barabaner is honorable professor of International Academy of tourism, the honorable doctor of Petersburg state engineering-economic university INZHEKOM. He isacademician of the International Academy of biospheric sciences (a recognition of merits in researches in the field of power and ecology).

Professor assistant, School of hotel and tourism management, Hong Kong

Born in Australia.Permanent Hong Kong resident.His previous Academic Positions were: since 1999-2000 as associate Professor and Senior Associate (representing the university in Hong Kong) (Victoria University); since1994-1998 as Senior Lecturer and Tourism Course coordinator, Department of Hospitality and Tourism (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia); since 1989-1994 as lecturer in Tourism, Department of Hospitality and Tourism (Victoria University of Technology); since 1988 as tutor, Department of Hospitality and Tourism (Footscray Institute of technology (Melbourne, Australia). He also took other Relevant Professional positions: since 1971-1973 as Apprenticeship in hotel management Carlton hotel and hotel deutscher hof (Nuremberg, Germany); since 1985/1986 as Motel Manager (grovener’s INN (Carmel, California); since 1983-1985  as Business Manager, Holder of California Real estate (KGW Development (a real estate developer, Marina, California).

Managing Partner of Mas|contour

Matthias Beyer was born in 1970 in Germany. In the period of 1994-2002 he graduated Technical University of Berlin, Germany and obtained the diploma of Master of Landscape Planning and Architecture. During the period of 1989-1992 he obtained the diploma of Fully Qualified Graduate of the Hotel and Catering Business in Hotel Berlin in Lutzowplatz. His present position since 2006 is position of Managing Partner of Mas|contour (consultancy for sustainable tourism and regional development). Since 2008 Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde. Since 2005 he takes the position of self-employed/ freelance Consultant for (Sustainable) Tourism Development and Planning. Also he worked at Aera Nova Consult (Office for tourism management and planning), Berlin/ Germany in 2001-2002. In BTE Tourismusmanagement und Regionalentwicklung (Office for tourism management and regional development), Berlin/ Germany, during the period of 2000-2001. In the period of 1992-1998 he worked at the Planungsburo Schacht und Schacht (Office for landscape development and planning), Berlin/ Germany and Planungsburo Landschaft Planen & Bauen (Office for landscape development and planning), Berlin/ Germany.

Chairman of the Board of Directors “Bazis-A”

Born on 1955 in Frunze city (Kyrgyzstan).Graduated from Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.Lenin.

Since 1974 worked as a technic of “KazpromNIIproject”. Then, from 1976 to 1992 as an adjuster, master, foreman, chief foreman, chief engineer of SMU-2, head of SMU-3 of Almaty integrated house-building company. 1992-1994 – Director of “Bazis” small enterprise, President of “Bazis” Construction Company. 1994-1996 – Deputy Head of Akim Administration of Almaty city.Since 1996 – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding company “Bazis-A”.

Since 1996- Chairman of the Board at Bazis-A holding.

Director-General, National Council for Applied Economic Research

After schooling in India and the U.K., Mr. Bery graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). His Ph.D. dissertation research (also at Princeton) was on the monetary policy instruments of the Reserve Bank of India.

Prior to this assignment, he was working at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., USA as the Lead Economist for Brazil. Other experience on Latin America included work on Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador and Peru.

Between 1992 and 1994 Mr. Bery held the position of Special Consultant to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, based in Mumbai.

Mr. Bery's publications include papers on Indian Financial Sector reforms; Reforms of Public Sector Banks; Banking Crises in Latin America and the Political Economy of Economic reforms in developing countries. Mr. Bery serves on the Central Board of the State Bank of India, India's largest bank. He has been a member of several government committees and task forces.

President, China Tourism Academy

In 1989 graduated from Anhui Junior College of Business. In 1995 got the master’s degree in economics of Anhui University of Finance and Economic. In 2005 got the doctor’s degree in economics of the graduate school of China Academy of Social Sciences. PhD in Economics, Professor.
From July, 1989, worked as teaching secretary, assistant, lecturer and associate professor of the department of trade and economy of Anhui University of Finance and Economics.From January, 2001, worked as associate professor, professor of the department of tourism management, director of the department of restaurant management, deputy director general, director general of the scientific research department, standing subeditor of the academic journal, assistant to the principal and president of the college of Sino-Swiss restaurant management in Beijing International Studies University.Since April 2008, vice-president of China Tourism Academy. He has published over 250 theses in both domestic and foreign media.

Vice-Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born November 4, 1980.Graduated  from Kazakh State Academy of Management, Almaty (1999),  M.H.Dulati Taraz State University. (2001), University. George Washington in Washington, the program "Bolashak" (2001) Master of Business Administration, PhD in Economics (2007). Manager of the Office of borrowing and structured finance, general manager of the Office of Treasury Bank of Development of Kazakhstan "(2001). Head of the functional analysis of the Department of Budget Policy and Planning, Deputy Head of Investment Planning and Analysis Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2002-2003); Managing Director, Member of the Board of JSC "National Innovation Fund" (2003-2004); Deputy chairman, board member of the JSC "Center for Marketing and Analytical Research" (2004-2005); Vice-President of JSC "Corporation" Ordabasy, chairman of the board of directors of JSC "Intercomshina" (02.2005-10.2005); Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005-2006); Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (02.2006-10.2006); President of JSC "Center for Trade Policy Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2006-2007); Vice-Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2007); Head of the Socio-Economic Monitoring of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan (02.2008-03.07.2008);

Chairman of the Board of JSC "National Information Holding "Arna Media"(from 03.07.2008).

Acting President, “Economic Research Institute“ JCS of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Doctor in Economics, associate professor, Certified Accountant Practicioner CAP.She is a Member of Dissertation Board on Doctoral thesis defense at the Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade, Independent Director of the JSC “Astana finance and economic college”, member of the International IPEN assessment network, member of the Advisory Board on scientific and advisory issues of the KMGC company. Zhamilya Bopiyeva has scientific publications with economic subject. She has led research projects related to transition to State Planning and Budgeting, effectiveness assessment of State, Sector programs, and programs financed by the State and result oriented in the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK); state assets management improvement  in the RK; designing of space development and population settlement prognostic layout.

Chief Economist, Trusted Sources Research

Larry Brainard has more than thirty five years’ experience as an international economist and investment strategist working for major global financial institutions.
Mr. Brainard was Global Head of Emerging Market Research at Chase Manhattan Bank and before that Co-Head of Emerging Debt Markets at Goldman Sachs. During his career he has covered emerging markets on a global basis, with special focus on Russia, Brazil and China.  During the 1980s he was the head of economic committees responsible for advising creditor banks on restructuring the sovereign debt of Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Yugoslavia and Nigeria. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1971.
Trusted Sources is an investment intelligence service with a focus on 'top-down' risks in the emerging markets, such as public policy, economics and other components of the business and investment climate.

Deputy director on science “Uniskan” LLC

Born in 1958. Education – Moscow physics and technology institute, faculty of aerophysics and space research. Speciality – compressible aerodynamics. In 1986 he worked in the Institute of automatics and electrometry CO RAN. In 1986 he left RAN and went in private industry and since that time develops and produces apparatuses of different assignment. Since 2009 Mr. Bryzgalov is the main ideologist of Technopark of Novosibirsk Akademgorodok.

General director of the group of companies International Holding “NT-MDT”

Faculty of Physical and Quantum Electronics, specialty automation and electronics MIPT.
Doctor of Technical Sciences.Academician of the Academy of Technological Sciences of Russian Federation.
Chairman of the Guild of high technologies and innovations of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce.President of the All-Russian Public Organization "Nanotechnology Society of Russia ".
Member of the Editorial Board of "Molecular Materials" Journal, member of the Editorial Board of Microsystem Technique (rus.), member of Scientific and Technical Advice of Russian Ministry of Industry Science and Technology.
Author and coauthor of more than 160 scientific papers, including applications for inventions and patents - 52.

Senate Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born March 26, 1948 in Kustanai region, Kazakhstan.Graduated from Kazakh Polytechnic Institute.

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Doctor of Philosophy (RҺD).From 1998 to 1999, prorector of the Kazakh National Technical University.From 1999 to 2000 - Director of the National Center for retraining and advanced training at Kaz NTU.From 2000 to 2001 - prorector for Research and External Relations Commission of the North - Kazakhstan National Technical University.From 2001 to 2008 - Rector Kostanay State University named after A.Baytursynov.Since 2008 deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the  Republic of Kazakhstan.

Author of more than 120 scientific papers.

Correspondent, International Herald Tribune

Born July 18, 1952 in Hague, Netherlands. Journalistic highlights: 1977-1980: Het Vaderland, The Hague - cultural reporting, commenting. 1980-1984: Haagsche Post/De Tijd a.o. - cultural reporting. 1984-1987: Elsevier's Weekblad - business, Middle East reporting. 1987-1989: war correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon for Dutch radio/television  VARA, Veronica, Belgian state radio/television correspondent for BRTN, The Independent (UK) Haagsche Courant (Nitherlands), etc. 1990-1992: correspondent BRTN, Haagsche Courant, Madrid. 1992-2000: correspondent various media in Baku, Azerbaijan, covering southern Caucasus. 2000-2005: editor/deputy director Caspian Business News, Baku/Almaty. 2005-2009: editor Caspian Publishing House, Almaty. From 2009 summer: correspondent at the Creative Solutions Department of the International Herald Tribune, Almaty office.

Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Currently HU Wei, PhD Distinguished Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Founding Dean SJTU School of International and Public Affairs, Vice President, Shanghai Federation of Social Sciences,

Scientist of Australian university, deputy director of the Institute of Public Administration and Policy Fudan University, vice president of China Association for International Science, Vice-President Shanghai Organization of Public Administration, Vice-Chairman of the Shanghai Political Science Association.

Wei Hu is the author of numerous publications. Professor Wei Hu was the recipient of numerous academic awards in China, including a national award in the social sciences "Best Project". The professor also participated in many conferences and gave lectures at leading Universities in United States, UK, Russia, Portugal, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Chile, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was a visiting professor at Harvard (1999) and Stanford (2002) Universities, and in 2002 he was a visiting professor at the University of Bergen. He is also a permanent member of the delegation to the VIP conferences in the north-east Asia.

Chairman, Malaysia tourism promotion board

Previously served as Advisor to the Ministry of Finance. In 2010, he served as the leader for the Tourism Lab. In 2007 he chaired the officials meeting in the 17th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at Cartegena de Indias, Columbia. At the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, he was responsible for the preparation of the Third Outline Perspective Plan, 2001-2010 and served on the editorial board for Malaysia’s Five Year Development Plans. He was Deputy Head in the National Economic Action Council during the Asian Financial Crisis (1997-98) and was responsible for the preparation of the National Economic Recovery Plan which served as the Blueprint for Malaysia’s economic recovery from the crisis. He went as consultant on several economic missions to other countries under the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

He obtained his Bachelor degree in Economics from University of Malaya, Master of Arts from Brown University, U.S.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Bristol University, United Kingdom. Dr. Wee had also received training at Harvard University, Institute of Manpower Studies at University of Sussex and the East West Center in Hawaii.

Executive Director, US-Kazakhstan Business Association

Over the past 12 years he has more than tripled corporate membership and established the Association as a premier business organization for promoting interest and investment in Kazakhstan. He has spoken in Kazakhstan at World Economic Forum, Asia Society, and U.S.-Kazakhstan events, as well as at Kazakhstan-focused investment conferences, in London, New York, Washington, San Diego, Omaha, and Kansas City. A retired American diplomat and Army officer, Mr. Veale served with the Department of State from 1971-1998, with assignments covering counter-proliferation assistance, international space cooperation, Burma, Cold War-era Berlin, economic-commercial work in France, arms control, and political-military, Soviet, and African affairs. He also taught political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His earlier military service included Germany and Vietnam. Mr. Veale holds MSFS and BSFS degrees from Georgetown University.

Deputy to Chief Executive Officer, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

In 2000 Mrs. Wilmańska was employed in the Ministry of Economy where she participated in the preparation of the Sectoral Operational Programme - Improvement of the Competitiveness of Enterprises (SOP ICE) within the National Development Plan for 2004-2006. At the beginning of 2004 she was appointed a Deputy Director in the managing department of SOP ICE, in which she was responsible in particular for the programme, monitoring, reporting and the evaluation issues. At the beginning of 2006 she was appointed a Deputy Director in the Department of Economic Development in the Ministry of Economy where she was responsible for coordination of the Lisbon process in Poland and other issues. In the scope of the competence of the Ministry of Economy she coordinated the programming works on the Operational Programme Innovative Economy in 2007-2013. She participated in the works of the Economic Policy Committee at the Council of the European Union for Economic and Financial Affairs.

Dean, Faculty of Tourism of the Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism, Director of the Research Institute of Tourism

Professor, Doctor of Education, international master of sports of Kazakhstan of sports tourism, a senior instructor of mountaineering.

Major publications: Through the Northern Tien Shan mountain hiking trails in Trans-Ili Alatau Alatau and Kungei Ouch. allowance. -Almaty, 2006. - 400 p.; Халыкаралык туризмнің тарихы және теориясы (History and theory of international tourism) .- Astana, 2005 .- 202.; Basics of technique and tactics of active forms of tourism. Ed. 2-E, App. and added .- Almaty, 2005 .- 200 p.

Awards: The winner of the state grant "The best University teacher " in 2006, three-time champion of Kazakhstan on sports tourism, the bronze medalist of the USSR in sport hikes in 1990, Honorable instructor of Tourism of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Deputy Director of China National Engineering Research, Center for Geomatics

Professor, Academician, Director of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (PRC).Born on November 15, 1935 in PRC.Professor Cui Wei Hong was educated in Moscow (Soviet Union) at the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, 6 years studying in the U.S. 15 years working in the U.S., then at the invitation of the Government of China has returned to work in China.

Academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Full Professor of GIS, GPS, RS and economics.Scientific director of the Remote Sensing Center of the Academy of Sciences of China.Scientific Program Manager for the construction of clean and intelligent city for 250000 habitants.Scientific Program Manager for Climate Change in the PRC. Co-director of academic support programs in border areas of the Far Eastern part of Russia and China.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SILPORT

Member of the Presidium of International Congress of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (ICIE, Moscow).

He was born on January 10, 1947 in Valga county.

He graduated from Tallinn Polytechnic Institute, majoring in fine mechanics and the Estonian Business School.1991-2001. worked in the United Party of Estonia, of which 4 years as Chairman. 1972-1989 - Director of Road Transport Base Number 9, 1989-1990 - Chairman of State Committee on Transport, Minister of Transport of the ESSR, 1990-1992 - Minister of transport of Estonia, 1993-1995 - Chairman of the Tallinn City Council, 1995-1997 - Prime-Minister of Estonia (twice), Since 1997 - Chairman of the Board JSC Valga Grupp, since 1998 - Chairman of the Board, JSC Silmet Grupp, since  2003 - Chairman of the Board of Directors, SILPORT

He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples, an annual prize for the development of Estonian economy, the Order of the State Emblem of the First Degree.

Founder and Managing Partner of "Almaz Capital Partners"

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Regional obschectvennoy the "Center of Internet Technologies" (ROCIT).President of the NGO Russian Tech Tour.Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fund Skolkovo.PhD in engineering.
He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology. 
In 1991 he founded and headed the company "ELVIS +. 
Until 1992 he worked in the NGO ELAS (satellite radio-electronic systems), served as Chief Designer. 
Leading the development of on-board computing facilities of the new generation in the national program "Salute-90" and the international project of low-orbit satellite communication system Courier.
In June 2010, Alexander Galitsky joined the Board of Trustees of the Fund Skolkovo.

Ambassador of Mexico to the Republic of Turkey

Jaime García Amaral was born on October 21, 1952 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He is a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1976. He studied sociology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and at the Institute for Social Economic Development at the University of Paris, France, and he continued his studies in Urban Sociology at the Institute of High Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, France. 
From 1992 to 1996 he was commissioned by the Mexican Foreign Ministry to the National Council for Culture and the Arts, as Coordinator of International Affairs. From 1996 to 1998 he served as Director General of Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1998 to 2002 he was General Consul of Mexico in Montreal, Canada. From 2002 to 2004 he served as Director General for Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2004 to 2010 he was Consul General of Mexico in Barcelona and in March 2010 he was appointed as Ambassador of Mexico to the Republic of Turkey and to Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan with residence in Ankara.

Managing partner for Central Asia and Caucasus, Ernst & Young

Over 20 years of public accounting experience; prior to his current role was the leader of Ernst & Young’s Financial Reporting Group in the CIS; has been advising clients on complex financial reporting issues for the past eight years; for the last 16 years has been working with clients reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); has supported many clients with their international debut public offerings. Chartered Public Accountant of Canada; member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.Member of the Board of Kazakhstan Foreign Investors Council Association.

Director-Coordinator of the Russian Venture Fair, Executive Director of the Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development of St. Petersburg

Born in 1972 In 1995, he graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. Has 14 years experience in the organization to support innovation activities (RFNTR since 1996). Participated in the creation of technological infrastructure and information and methodological support to the companies scientific and technical sphere, searching, selection and preparation of innovative projects and companies to attract private investment, including Since 1996, he participated in the creation, development, and since 2001 in the management of innovative technology centers RFNTR. Participated in organizing and conducting Russian Venture Fair, as the Director-Coordinator to work with companies. As Head (Key expert) participated in a number of research papers devoted to the analysis of the functioning of venture capital in Russia and the development of incentive measures of the Russian venture industry and innovation. Work performed on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Industry and Ministry of Education and Science, the World Bank and others.

Member of the German Bundestag, Ex-Federal Minister of Economics and Technologies

As member of the conservative party CSU, based in Bavaria, Michael Glos since 1979 is Member of the German Bundestag. After being Chairman of the CSU Group and First Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary Group for 12 years since 1993 he has been Federal Minister of Economics and Technologies in the first Cabinet of Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel from 2005 to 2009. For years, he was one of the most influential conservative politicians in Germany.
Using his broad international network and contacts all over the world, Michael Glos today besides his political career is member of several boards of directors and senior consultant for German companies investing in emerging markets. His preferred interests are energy policy and commodity trade. He is familiar to the CEOs of nearly all large-scale enterprises in Germany.

Former Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Indonesia

Miranda S. Goeltom was born in Jakarta on 19th June 1949. She is a graduate of Economics from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta and was awarded her MA and PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. From 1993-1997 Mrs. Goeltom was appointed as Assistant Deputy Minister of Monetary and Fiscal Policy for the Economic and Financial Development of Republic Indonesia. Subsequently, from 1997-2003, she was nominated as the Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia and selected as the Alternate Governor for Indonesia at the World Bank. Miranda S. Goeltom was named Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, based on Presidential Decree on 26th June 2004 and sworn in on 27th July 2004.

Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan

1949 – 1953 Student of Kotyrkol Veterinary College, specialty "agronomist”. 1953 – 1959 -     Machinery, junior scientific specialist of Kellerovskii base of KazSRIA named after V.Williams. Agronomist. 1959 – 1961 –junior scientific specialist of agrology. 1961 – 1962 – senior scientific specialist of agrology. 1962 – 1969 - Head. Lab. Erosion preventive assessment tools and till ageplanter.1969 – 1982 – Deputy Director for Science. 1982 – 1984- Deputy Chairman of Presidium, All-Union Academy of Agricultural Science named after Lenin Almaty. 1984 – 1991     - First Deputy Chairman of Presidium, All-Union Academy of Agricultural Science named after Lenin Almaty. 1991 – 1992    - acting first vice-president of Kazakhstan Academy of agricultural sciences.1992 – 1996 - Academic – secretary of the division of land, water, wood and agroecology, Kazakhstan Academy of agricultural sciences. 1996 – 1997 - Professor, Department of Agriculture and experimental work, Kazakh State University. 1997 – 1999 – Leading researcher at the Department of Agriculture of Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture named after V. Williams. From May 1999- pensioner.

Head of Moscow representative office of HTSPE/ Manager of CNCP Program

Patrick Gray was born in 1947, graduated from Oxford University and London School of Economics. He is a Manager of CNCP Program and Head of Moscow representative office HTSPE. In the 80's and 90's, he took an active part in creating the British system to promote innovation as a parliamentary adviser on industrial strategy, has been Chief Economist at the Industrial Council of the West Midland region (Venture Fund, which supports the development of small and medium high-tech business in the center region of England), was a member of the Board of the network to develop strategies for local economic development and was Chairman of the other network of local government regions interested in the development of the automotive industry. Patrick was a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford Science Park, and many times acted as an expert in the evaluation of an innovative program that is included in the European Framework Programme. For the first time, Patrick began working in Kazakhstan in 2000, and since 2004 has been regularly visiting Astana, Almaty and Semei with working visits within CNCP program, with the aim of working sessions, evaluation, and as an invited speaker at various conferences.

 CEO and Chairman, Executive Board of Sberbank

Herman Gref was born in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (now Kazakhstan) into a family of ethnic German deportees who were exiled there in 1941. After fulfilling two years of military service, he studied law at Omsk State University in Siberia from 1985 to 1990.

He then moved to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and taught law at Leningrad University until completing his post-graduate degree in 1993. In 1992 – 1998 Gref worked on several positions at the Saint Petersburg City Administration.

In August 1998, Herman Gref was appointed First Deputy Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation, and was a member of its board until 2000. He was also appointed to the board of the Federal Commission for the Securities Market of the Russian Federation and the board of state-owned Svyazinvest and Gazprom in 1999.

Gref was first appointed as Minister of the newly formed Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on May 18, 2000 and was reappointed to the position in the succeeding Cabinet in 2004.

Herman Gref was a major advocate of Russia’s joining the World Trade Organisation. He is also responsible for creation of the Stabilisation Fund.

Gref was considered as one of the liberal reformers in Vladimir Putin's administration of the early and mid-2000s, besides Alexei Kudrin.

In November 2007 Gref was elected as president of the state-owned savings bank Sberbank at an extraordinary general meeting. Under Gref’s leadership, the bank has undergone a number of radical changes aimed at improving its efficiency and corporate culture.

Herman Gref is member of boards and supervisory boards of a number of companies, including Yandex

Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Born February 26, 1934, in Germany. He was graduated in Rutgers University in 1958. B.A., Economics. PhD in Economics, Yale University, 1962. From 1961 to 1966 he worked as Assistant Professor in Yale University, Stanford University and University of Chicago. From 1966-1970 - Associate Professor in University of Pennsylvania.From 1969-1971 - Research Fellow in Australian National University.From 1971-1974 - Senior Policy Analyst in U.S. Treasury, International Division.From 1974-75 - Visiting Research Fellow in Nuffield College, Oxford.From 1978-79 - Visiting Professor in University of Nairobi, Kenya, CIDA.
During 1984-1989 worked as Visiting Professor in University of Cape Town.
In 1990 - Visiting Professor of International Finance in Free University of Berlin, Bundesbank.From 20.10.1993 till 01.06.1997 - Member of Parliament of Canada for Capilano-Howe Sound, Ottawa.From 1972-99 - Professor of Economics in Simon Fraser University, Emeritus after 1999.From 1999- 2004 - David Somerville Chair in Taxation and Finance at Fraser Institute. In 2008 - Agip Chair in International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy.
Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute, 1998 – present. He has published 27 books and more than 130 professional articles in economics.

President, European Company of Strategic Intelligence CEIS

Olivier Darrason has a master’s degree in law and was a high-ranking civil servant (graduating from l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration-ENA-) who served the French administration as a government representative in the French West Indies (Guadeloupe-1982) and in Provence (Var-1983-1986). Olivier Darrason was a member of the French ministerial cabinet from 1986 to 1988. Between 1990 and 1993, Olivier DarrasonwasappointedManaging Director of SVP, France. Elected to the French Parliament (National Assembly 1993-1997), Olivier was a member of the Defence Committee, speaker for the Air Force Budget and speaker for the National Assembly select Committee for Military Service Reform. Olivier Darrason has been appointed in March, 2007 by the French Prime Minister as the Chairman of the board for the institute for higher national defence studies (IHEDN).

Managing Director, Roubini Global Economics

Studied at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.Prior to joining Roubini Global Economics, Arnab was responsible for emerging markets research and strategy and global foreign-exchange research and strategy at Dresdner Kleinwort, the investment banking arm of the Dresdner Bank Group, where he served as co-head of Global Economics and Strategy. Prior to Dresdner, Arnab worked at JP Morgan as a strategist in emerging markets research focused on Latin America, and headed up the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa strategy efforts. He achieved or led teams to repeated No. 1 rankings in emerging markets and foreign-exchange strategy as recognized by Euromoney, Credit Magazine, Global Investor, and FX Weekly.

President, Interface tourism

Born November 13, 1943, Murs Erigné, France. In 1965 graduated High Business School of Nantes. Have the degree of Bachelor (5 years university studies). 
Since 2000, founderandpresident of Interface Tourism – the leader representative network in Europe specialised in PR, Marketing, Consulting and Sales (based in Paris – France). From 1990 to 1994 took the position ofVice President of the National Association of Travel Agencies (SNAV), Vice President of the International Federation of Tour Operating(IFTO), from 1987 to 1990: member of the “Maison de la France” board (French Tourism board), from 1971 to 1989 President of the National Association of Tourism Residences (SNRT), Vice President of the National Association of Ski resorts (SNO), Co-creator and general director of the International Film Festival of the Fantastic.M. de la Porte du Theil has held several top level positions in the international travel industry over the last 37 years. From 1971 to 1988 he took the position of General Manager of the Tourism branch in Pierre et Vacances organization. From 1988 to 1997 he was in position of President in Chorus Tours organization. From 1997 to 2000 he held the post of Administrator and development manager of Interface International. Since 2000 he was President of Interface Tourism.

President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy

Hernando de Soto is currently President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy an internationally-recognized think tank headquartered in Lima, Peru committed to creating legal systems to help the poor access property rights.Named one of the leading innovators in the world by Time and Forbes magazines, more than 20,000 readers of Prospect and Foreign Policy ranked him as one of the world’s top 13 “public intellectuals”.  He has served as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization, as CEO of Universal Engineering Corporation, as a principal of the Swiss Bank Corporation Consultant Group, and as a governor of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank.  He has advised heads of state in several countries on property reform programs, and is the author of The Other Path, in the mid-1980s, and his seminal work The Mystery of Capital.

Anchor CNN and Global Emerging Markets Editor

John Defterios is CNN's Emerging Markets Editor and since 2007 has been anchor of ‘CNN Marketplace Middle East’, a weekly business programme featuring in-depth analysis and top newsmakers from across the Middle East.

Defterios has more than two decades of financial news and current affairs experience covering some of the landmarks events during that period including the Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the World Trade Centre bombings and G8/G20 summits from his postings in London, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Rome and the Middle East.

Defterios started at CNN in New York as correspondent on “Moneyline with Lou Dobbs”, anchored CNN’s “World Business Today” and the top rated U.S. morning business program “Ahead of the Curve”.

Defterios has secured numerous exclusive interviews including: European Central Bank Presidents Jean-Claude Trichet and Hans Tietmayer, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, UAE Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Saudi Arabian Oil Ministers Ali al Naimi & Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani and many of the top CEOs in the Fortune 100. He has travelled on assignment throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Prior to CNN, Defterios worked for Reuters Television as European Correspondent, West Coast Correspondent and special series producer in a joint-venture with The Nightly Business Report on PBS-TV.

He graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Journalism and Economics.

President, Daedeok Innopolis

1976 – 1980 - Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Seoul National University. 1982  –  1984 - Master’s Degree in Management Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology(KAIST).
June, 1998 – Director, Fair Trade Commission (Representative to the U.S. Department of Justice, International Law Institute, Fair Trade Commision). May, 2003 – Director General, Business Cooperation Bureau, Fair Trade Commission. March, 2008– February, 2009 - Chief Policy Officer, Planning & Coordination Office, Ministry of Strategy and Finance.February, 2009– September, 2010 - Deputy Commissioner, Lottery Commission, Ministry of Strategy and Finance.Since October 26, 2010 - President Designate, Daedeok Innopolis.

Vice-President, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey “TUBITAK”

Omer Cebeci is the Vice-President and Member of the Science Board of TUBITAK, since 2004, and professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Marmara University, since 1989. Dr. Cebeci has received his BS and MS degrees (1972 and 1974) in chemical engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), and PhD degree (1977) from Iowa State University (USA). He has research and industrial consulting experience in the fields of characterization of porous solids and materials, cement and concrete technology, performance and total quality management. His earlier appointments include Vice-Dean of Engineering, Chairman of Materials Engineering and Vice-President of Marmara University and senior consultant at Turkish Institute for Industrial Management. Professor Cebeci participated as Quality Council Member in Total Quality Management implementation at Marmara University, Faculty of Engineering (Finalist, EFQM European Quality Award Public Sector Category in 2000).

Head of International Cooperation Team, KRIHS, Republic of Korea

Bachelor of Arts in German language and literature of Korea University, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) of Oklahoma State University, USA, Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning of Ohio State University, USA, Doctor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning of Portland State University, USA.
He was in posts Geographic Information System(GIS) Researcher, Transport a Researcher in the State of Oregon's Transportation Agency, A Fellow Researcher at the division of World and Urban planning in the Korea Development Institute, a Deputy Director in Government Reform office in the Ministry of Planning and Budget, an Evaluator of the Government Investment company, a committee member of Jeollabuk-do city renovation, a technical committee member in Urban Planning Division of Korea Land Corporation, a Research Fellow of Korea  Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS).

Professor of Iowa State University; Ex-Director, Center of Agricultural and Rural development (CARD); Assistant to the Dean, University of Missouri

Born August 26, 1938, Burlington, Iowa, USA.B.A., Agricultural Economics, Western Illinois University, 1961. M.S., Agricultural Economics, Texas Technological College, 1962. PhD, Agricultural Economics, Texas A & M University, 1966.
1990 - 2006 - Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University. 1996 - 2006 - Chair of the Board, Long-Yi Transportation, Design and Engineering Company, Lanzhou, P.R. China. 2002 - present - President, United American Partners, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. 2002 - present. - Vice Provost for Extension, Iowa State University. He was also the Chairman of the Institute for Policy Reform, Washington, DC, USA and the Executive Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI). 2003 - present - Chair, Board of Directors, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP), Washington DC, USA. 2006 - present - Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University.

CEO and Chairman of MTPV

Brings 29 years of experience in the energy field to the company. Before joining MTPV, Bob served as the Program Manager and Technical Director, MTPV Power Sources at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.  Prior to joining Draper Laboratory and while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bob pioneered the field of Micron-gap ThermalPhotoVoltaics.  At MITRE Corp, Bob investigated new energy applications during his tenure and was awarded the American Helicopter Society Lichten Award for developing lightweight energy efficient composite materials while working for United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft.  He also founded Econo Technologies, a $10M start-up company which became a leader in CSG Corp.’s Energy Crafted Homes Program for New England Electric Utilities. Bob earned a bachelor degree in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University, masters of science in both electrical engineering & computer science and technology and policy program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Bob also received his master of business administration in innovation and global leadership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Fellows Program.

Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University

James W. Dean (BSc, Mathematics, Carleton and MA, PhD, Economics, Harvard) is Distinguished Visiting Professor at The College of William and Mary. He has published six books and monographs and about 100 scholarly articles, mostly about international macroeconomics and finance. He is now writing about financial meltdown and paradoxes surrounding globalization. In addition to his tenure at Simon Fraser, he has held 34 short term consulting, research and lecturing positions at universities and research institutes world-wide. He plays jazz tenor saxophone with the James Dean Trio, which recently recorded its first CD.

Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Born 1.08.1938, Saint-Louis, Senegal.Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the Ecole nationale d'agriculture, Grignon-Paris (France) Master of Science in Tropical Agronomy from the Ecole nationale d'application d'agronomie tropicale, Nogent-Paris (France). Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences of the Rural Sector (Agricultural Economics) from the Faculté de droit et de sciences économiques, Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris (France).
8 November, 1993 was elected Director-General of FAO. From May, 1991 to December 1993 was Ambassador of the Senegalese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York. In 1990-1991 was Special Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank for West African States, Dakar (Senegal). During his career, Dr. Diouf has also held other positions of responsibility, including: Representative of Africa to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Washington, D.C. (USA), Member of the Board of International Agricultural Centres: ICRAF, Nairobi (Kenya), ISNAR, The Hague (Netherlands), IITA, Lagos (Nigeria), as well as the International Institute of Scientific Research for African Development, Adiopodoumé (Côte d'Ivoire) and the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm (Sweden).

Chief Researcher of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Doctor of Economics, born on July 31, 2010 in Almaty. Graduated from Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy, specialty of National Planning in 1990, with honors diploma. Doctor of Economics, dissertation defended in 2004 (in Academic Council of Economy Institute of MES of RK). Candidate dissertation defended in 1995. Published more than 100 scientific works. In 1990 he started work as research fellow in the Economy Institute of Academy of Sciences of Kaz.SSR. Following stage of work activities: 1990-2007 – Economy Institute of MES of RK – Economist, Junior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Economy Regulation Problems Department; 2007-2008 – “Economy Research Institute” JSC, Chief Researcher.

Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born on March 8, 1949 in Kostanai region. He graduated from the Kazakh Institute of Physical Culture as a teacher of physical culture and the Kazakh State University. Al-Farabi, has qualified as a lawyer. Ph.D.. Professor. He began his career as a teacher of the Kazakh State University in 1973. From 1985 to 1991 he worked as Chairman of the Kazakh National Council VDSO "Labor Reserves". Later - Director General of the national company "Intourist Kazakhstan", President of the State Company for Tourism "Yassaui" (1991-1996). 1996-1997,. - Minister of Youth, Tourism and Sports. 1997 - Director of the Department of Tourism and Sports of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Of 1997-1998. - Chairman of the Committee of Tourism and Sports of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Health of Kazakhstan. 1998-2003 - Managing the affairs of the President of Kazakhstan. 2003. - Akim of Astana. Since March 2004 he again served as Administrator of the President of Kazakhstan. March 2006 - April 2011 - Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the 12th convocation, President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice-President of the World Tourism Organization and the Vice-President of the Asian Olympic Committee. He is the owner of the state awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation: The Order "Barys» II degree, two letters of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR, winner of the Order of "Friendship of Peoples of the Russian Federation." Winner of the honorary titles of "Kazakhstan Yenbek sіңіrgen kairatkeri", "Honored coach of the USSR." "Honored coach of the Kazakh SSR".

Minister of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1969, in the city of Almaty. Has higher education, graduated from Almaty Engineering Institute in 1993, majoring in industrial and civil construction. In 2004 he graduated from the Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications with a degree in organization of railway transportation and management. In 2009 he graduated from the State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Health  named after Lesgaft (St. Petersburg, Russia) with a degree in physical culture. He holds a Ph.D. in economics.

From 1993 to 1998 he worked as Deputy director and Executive director of the Almaty branch of the International Fund for Economic and Social Reforms ("Reform" Foundation). From 1998 to 2002 he served as Deputy general director of the Kazakh-Austrian joint venture "Rakhat". From 2002 to 2005 - Advisor to the Director general, Executive director, Managing Director for the construction of JSC "National company" Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ". From 2005 to 2006 - Vice-President of JSC National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy". From 2006 to 2008 served as First Vice President of JSC National Holding Company "AlmatyKurylys. February 2008 - April 2011 served as Vice Minister of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Professor, Honorary President of Economic Research Institute

As a Doctor in Economics, he is an “Honored Person of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Since 2007 he has been a Professor in the Kazakh university of Economics in Finance and international Trade, member of Board of Directors, independent director of the JSC “National analytical center at the Government and National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, Honored President of the JSC “Economic Research Institute” of the Ministry of Economy and Trade. 1989-1996 he was head of Economic Research Institute.

1996-1999 manager of the Parliament Majilis, counselor of Majilis’s chairman M. Ospanov. 2002-2004 – counselor of the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning. Dr.Yessentugelov has actively participated in the development of many economic policy issues: prices liberalization, state property privatization, tax, budget and industry policy in period of market economy formation. Dr. Yessentugelov focused problems of planned economy transition to the market, macroeconomic stabilization, and small and medium business promotion. Currently he focuses on diversification of the Kazakhstani economy, contestation with world crisis consequences.

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1957.Graduated from the Kazakh Agricultural Institute.Candidate of Economic Sciences. Upon graduation from the Institute he was engaged in scientific activity. Worked as the deputy director of a Department at the National Bank.Was appointed Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population, the first Vice-Minister of Finance, Vice-Minister of the Interior, Deputy Governor of the National Bank, Chairman of the Agency on regulation and supervision of financial market and financial organizations. Lately, he was the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Development Bank. In November 2007 he was appointed Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Director of RAKURS Center for Economic Analysis

He was born on October 26,1961. He graduated from Department of Economics of Moscow State University and Graduate Studies of Department of Economics of Moscow State University. From February  1987 till October 2008 he worked as Research Associate, Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan; Adviser, then Head of Division, Supreme Economic Council under the President of Kazakhstan; First Deputy Minister of Economy and Chairman, National Agency on 
Foreign Investment; First Deputy Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan; Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan; First Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman, State Committee on Investment; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; President, KEGOC (Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company); Deputy Prime Minister; Chairman of the Board, Kazakhstan’s Association of Financial Institutions; Assistant to the President Kazakhstan (economic and financial issues);  Chairman, Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition; Co-Chairman, Democratic Party of Kazakhstan “Ak Zhol”.

Project Manager at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan

She was born in 1981. Ms. Zharylgassova graduated from Kazakh National Al – Farabi University and got BA in „International Relations”, and has Master of Arts: “Intercultural Communications and European studies”from University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany. She has internship experience at Kazakh Institute for Strategic Researches, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and German Society for Foreign Policy. She worked as Research Analyst at the Center for Foreign Policy and Analysis, Manager at the Representative of German Economy in Central Asia, Project Coordinator at the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Project Manager at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Acting Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic  

Jeenbaeva Baktygyl was born July 31, 1960. Education:June 2008, Candidate of Economic Science. July 1982 - September 1984, Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan Higher education diploma in the sphere of economics.September 1977 - July 1982, Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan) Higher education diploma in the sphere of applied mathematics.Work experience:July 2010 up to date. Appointed by Decree of the Kyrgyz republic President No. 54, dated July 22, 2010. Organization: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. Position: Acting Chairman. From May 2007 – to July 22, 2010. Organization: OJSC «Commercial Bank Kyrgyzstan». Positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Auditing Committee, Member of the Board of Directors. March 2010 - July 22, 2010. Organization: World Bank Project «Cotton sector rehabilitation»  Position: Senior international counselor on financial issues. Location: Tajikistan. October 1996 - February 2006. Organization: Kyrgyz Rural Financial Corporation. Position: Executive Director. March 1992 - October 1996. Organization: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. Positions: Head of the Foreign Exchange Department, Economist/Chief economist/ Head economist of the Foreign Exchange Department. February 1985 - March 1992. Organization: Industrial association «Ak-Tilek». Position: engineer-economist.

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

He graduated from S. M. Kirov Kazakh State University in mathematics achieved a Doctorate of Engineering Sciences, is Professor, Academician of National Academy of Science of the RK, Laureate of “Outstanding Figure of Labor of Kazakhstan” State Award of the RK in Science, Technology and Education. In 1979-1991, he held posts ranging from assistant to professor, department chairman and vice rector. In 1991, he became the President of the National Engineering Academy of the RK. In 2001-2005, he acted as the first Vice Minister of Education and Science of the RK, the chairman of the Internal Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of the RK and the Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural Development of the Government of Kazakhstan. On 18 August 2007, he was elected as deputy and vice chairman of the Majilis, the lower house of the Kazakhstani parliament, where he became the leader of the “Nur Otan” block. He has been awarded the Grand Gold Medal by UNESCO, honored by the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries and accepted into the prestigious “Engineering Glory” order. He is an Honorable Engineer of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

H.E. Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

Mr. Norbert Jousten, a Belgian citizen born in 1947, has been with the European Commission since 1980. He has served in Luxemburg, Brussels, Vienna and, from 2001-2004, as the Head of the European Commission Delegation to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in Kiev and from 2004-2008, as the Executive Director of the International Science and Technology Centre in Moscow. He holds a masters degree in Physics from Université de Liège and a post graduate management degree from Institut St Louis, Bruxelles.

Corresponding member of the German archaeological institute

Doctor of historical sciences, professor of archaeology (Higher Attestation Commission of RK), corresponding member - of the ASN RK, corresponding member of the German archaeological institute in Berlin, the Head of educational and scientific center of archaeology and ethnography of the north Kazakhstan State University named after M. Kozybayev. Born in 1947 in the north Kazakhstan region, he graduated   Petropavlovsk pedagogical institute, majoring in history teacher. Postgraduated the Institute of archaeology of the USSR in Moscow, defended his Ph.D. thesis on "The Neolithic of Northern Kazakhstan ", was an intern at St. Petersburg, Moscow, defended his doctoral dissertation of the Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk USSR. He is the author of several books and over 100 articles on ancient history and archeology of the northern Kazakhstan.

President, Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism

Up tothis appointment,3yearschaired thesectors of domesticpolicy of the Administrationof Presidentof the Republicof Kazakhstan. Titlesand degrees: Professor, Ph.D. in Physicsand Mathematical Sciences,Doctor of Education,Masterof Sportsboxing, candidatefor master of sportsof athletics, President of theInternational Association of Universitiesof PhysicalCultureand Sports, Academicianof International Academyof Higher Education,Academician of PetrovskyAcademyof Arts and Sciences. Majorpublications: The Turkicsagaof Genghis Khan. Sacred Legendof the Kazakhs: Documentaryresearch - Almaty, 2008 .- 292pages. Awards: HonoredWorker of the Republicof Kazakhstan".

General Director, Visitors and convention Bureau of Nice

Born in France, 1962. Since 1984 till 1990 he was in charge of Marketing and promotion in Visitors and convention bureau located in Chamonix mont Blanc. Since 1990 till 1998 he took the position of the  Manager of the convention bureau (Visitors and convention bureau) in Annecy, France. Since 1998 till 2005 he worked in International marketing organization of  Ski France International , France as General manager. Since 2005 till 2008 he held the position of Général Manager at Ski resort Tourist board (Courchevel, France). Since 2008 – current he is working as General Manager at Visitors and convention Bureau (Nice Cote d’Azur, France).

Asia Editor, The Economist

Dominic Ziegler joined The Economist in 1986 as a financial reporter. He went on to become Finance Editor, then Washington Correspondent from 1991-94. He was the paper's China Correspondent from 1994-2000, based first in Hong Kong and then Beijing. He went back to London as Finance and Economics Editor in 2001. In 2004 he returned to the States as an acting Washington Correspondent, and after that stood in for half a year as editor of the Books and Arts section, before serving as deputy editor of Intelligent Life, an Economist publication. He was Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2005-09. He is now author of The Economist's new Banyan column on Asian affairs.

Chairman of the Executive Committee, International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS)

PhD, professor, correspondent-member of the Kazakh Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
1969-1978 - Student, graduator, postgraduate of Taraz and Moscow Reclamation University. 1979-2004 - Reader, docent, professor, Chairman of Scientist department, Vice President of the Taraz State University. 2004-2008 - Director of the Kazakh Research Institute of Water Economy, Taraz. From November 2008 - Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS).
Under his supervision and active participation the following documents have been developed: Methodological bases and principles in using the water resources of the transboundary rivers for the sustainable development, Development program for the irrigated farming in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Drafts of Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Water System Safety" and "Land reclamation", Activities for safety of hydro technical and other water facilities from flood, desertification control, etc.

Director of the Center of breakthrough materials, Houston, Texas, USA

Director of the Research Institute for Alternative Energy, University of Houston .Member of the technical support of the Union Semiconductor Corporation, San Jose, Canada.Emeritus Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Electric and Computer engineering.Professor of Physics and Chemistry, Houston University.Chief technologist, technology, metal oxide, Houston.2002-2005 - Director of the Texas Center superconducting and Advanced Materials, University of Houston. 1998-2003 - Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Electric and computer engineering. 1988-2002 - Director of the Space Vacuum Epitaxy, Houston University.1987-2008 - Head of the Texas Center of Superconductivity. 1986-1988 - Associate Director, Center of Space Vacuum Epitaxy, Houston University. 1984-1989 - Associate Director, Laboratory magnetic and information researches.

Director General, Ukrainian Federation of employers

He was born on May 23, 1977 in Sakhalin region. In 1999 he graduated Kiew National University named after Т.G. Shevchenko. From 1998 he worked as an economist and FEA manager in “Prolog Semikor” Ltd. From 2001 he worked as an analyst, editor and deputy of chief editor in “Business” newspaper and «Money Power» magazine. In 2009 he became Director General deputy, Ukrainian Federation of employers. Since 2010 up today he has been working as the General Director of Ukrainian Federation of employers.

Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Holds the rank of the Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of First Class of the USSR, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic, PhD in History. Served as the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the People’s Republic of China, Head of the International department of the of the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of foreign affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Advisor to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Professor of American University of Central Asia and the Director of the Institute for Public Policy of Kyrgyzstan.
He was appointed as the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) by the decision of the Council of Heads of SCO member states for the period from January 1, 2010 till December 31, 2012.

Professor, Eurasian National University named after L.Gumilev

PhD., professor, managing chair "Management" of L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Took part in creation of national programs "Metallurgy", "Cable", «the State support and business development in Kazakhstan», «Formation and development of national innovative system». The 8 monographies are published.

Acting Dean of Lally School of Management & Technology of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), Profesor and Director of the International Center for Financial Research, Scientific Advisor at the Central Bank of Finland.

Professor Hasan focuses his research on international banking issues, the economics of stock exchanges, privatizations in emerging markets, and new ventures. He brings a unique perspective to the classroom, having held visiting faculty positions in several European and American universities including the University of Rome, Robert Schuman University at Strasbourg, EPFL at Lausanne, Carlos III at Madrid, National Taiwan University, and Stern School of Business in New York. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, United Nations, Italian Deposit Insurance Corporation and a number of other foreign central banks and regulatory authorities.

Founder and Managing Partner J’son & Partners (J&P)

Mr. Johannesson is a very active Consultancy Partner and though-leader across numerous communications businesses. He has personally lead more than 1,500 consultancy projects for media and telecom holdings, investors, vendors, operators, equipment suppliers, service and content providers, governments and banks across 40 country markets. In 1996, Karl Johannesson set up the Moscow office of J’son & Partners (J&P).

Chairman of DFC Associates LLC, Ex-Chairman of the Central Bank of Argentina, Ex-Minister of Economy, Ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina

PhD in Economics from Harvard. Honorary Doctorate of the University of Bologne, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Turin, the Ben Gurion University and the Genoa University Honorary President of Fundación Mediterranea. He is also a Member of the Group of Thirty and a Correspondent Member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of Spain. He was elected National Congressman in two opportunities (1987-1991 and1997-2001). Served as Chairman of the Central Bank of Argentina in 1982, Professor of Economics in the National University of Córdoba, Visiting Professor of Economics at the Stern Business School at NYU, and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting professor of Latin American Studies at Harvard University Author of books and publications.

Deputy CEO, OSEO Group

Since 2005 held a position of Deputy CEO of OSEO garantie.From October, 2005, Deputy Chief Executive Manager of OSEO garantie.(OSEO garantie is a financial institution specialised in guaranteeing credits to SME, and early-stage venture capital investments, with € 6 billion of outstanding guarantees).
From March, 2003 to October, 2005, Risk Department Manager for OSEO garantie (ex SOFARIS).This department is in charge of risk management, product innovation and information systems. This includes responsibility for the recent enhancement of MIS, risk assessment, balance sheet management, relationship with shareholders and partner institutions, development of new products such as securitization. 
Six years’ experience (1997-2003) as a consultant in two top ranking consultancy cabinets: Accenture and A.T. Kearney, related to process, strategy and organization, in various fields of activity: telecommunication, industry, energy, personal management.
Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ponts et Chaussées, the two main French scientific high schools, with a specialization on scientific computation and economy, networks and redevelopment.

Vice-Chairman, Maxim LLP

Waheed Qaiser is considered a pioneer of Islamic Banking movement in the West for over a decade having taken various Banks’ start-up initiatives in Europe and North America. He held executive management positions at Citibank, HSBC, UBS, IIBU, IBB and QCC. Also he is Founder, CEO & Chairman designate of an Islamic Bank being established (not yet licensed) in France. Mr. Qaiser is a founding member of the Bank of England working party on Islamic mortgages, founding Member UK technical group at Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments for Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) London.  And he co-authored a book on Islamic retail Banking & Finance – global challenges published by Euro-money UK.

Environmental Affairs Officer at UN ESCAP

She has MBA degree. She is the main coordinator of ESCAP on development of conception and program of Partnershipto implement inter-regional programme of Astana “Green Bridge” Initiative. During her assignments at UNDP country office in Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) from 1998 to 2005, Aida was actively involved in development and operationalization of environment and sustainable development portfolio, and significantly contributed in acquiring grants to Kazakhstan. As an outcome, RK has signed several international environmental conventions;   undertook a series of reforms in the country and has enabled the institutional framework for sustainable development in RK. As an Environmental Affairs Officer at UN ESCAPshe has assisted in delivery of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development of Asia and the Pacific.

Professor of the Economics of Agribusiness, University of Copenhagen

Born December 4, 1958 in Greece. In 1982 had graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and in 1989 from the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 
2000 - Guest Professor, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece. 2004 - Guest Faculty, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen University. From 2005-2006 - Visiting Researcher, Walter Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. 2007 - Professor of the Economics of Agribusiness, Organizations and Cooperatives of the Institute of Food Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen. 2007 - Guest Professor of Industrial Organization within the Agricultural Sector, Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). He is a member of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF), American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), and Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES).PhD. Speaks Greek, English, Dutch, and Danish languages.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Finance Corporation.

Prior to joining MFC, Keba was Managing Director, Head of the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Iran at BNP Paribas for four and a half year. Prior to that, he spent four years at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington ("IFC"), where he was in charge of privatisation transactions in Africa; four years at Lehman Brothers in New York and London, where he worked in the telecommunications investment banking department; one year at the IFC in Washington DC as an investment officer in the telecommunications division; and three years at IBM France. Keba has been advising numerous governments and international corporations, such as DP World, Mittal, MTC/Celtel, the SavolaGroup, Etisalat and DIB. Keba holds a graduate level engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech, the premier French telecommunications engineering school, and an MBA, with majors in economics and finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Boston). Keba Keinde was recently awarded the “Builders of the African Economy”prize held in Cote d’Ivoire on 4th February 2010, for his achievements over the last few years.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, "for the contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles", 2004

Born December 1, 1943 in Norway. He is a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (shared with Edward C. Prescott), "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles".
With a freshly awakened interest in theoretical economics, Kydland earned a B.S. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in 1968 and a Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon in 1973. 
He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in 1977, where he served as a Professor of Economics until 2004, when he became a faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara and founded the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at this same institution. He is a Research Associate for the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas, Cleveland and St. Louis, and a Senior Research Fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the NHH, and has held visiting scholar and professor positions at, among other places, the Hoover Institution and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

President of Science and Technology policy Institute

Dr. Suk Joon Kim has been appointed the President of Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) since August 2008. He has been a member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea from 2004 to 2008 contributing to the development of policies through working in the Science, Technology, Information and Telecommunications Committee. In 2004, he served as President of Korean Association for Public Administration and until March 2002 he was the executive member of the Citizen’s Coalition for Economic Justice. He was a professor of Public Administration  at Ewha Woman’s University from 1989 to 2004. During 1993-1998, he was the Dean of Graduate School of Information Science, Ewha Woman’s University. He holds a B.E. in Engineering and M.A. in Public Administration from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA.

President of Ukrainian Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs

Born on August 4, 1954, and since 1997 has served as President of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 1997-2009 he was the First Vice-president of International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In October 5, 2009 at the IX meeting of the Assembly of International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Vilnius, he was unanimously elected as President of the Board of the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2001-2002 he served as Prime Minister of Ukraine, and in February 2005 became the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. In September 2005 he was appointed Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. In 2007, he worked as Minister of Economy of Ukraine. Since November 2007, he has headed the subcommittee on the development of MIC Committee of the Supreme Council of Ukraine on National Security and Defense. On March 11, 2010, he became Advisor to the President of Ukraine. He has been awarded the Order of Yaroslav the Wise V stages, the Order of Yaroslav the Wise IV stages, Commander's Cross of the Order of the Republic of Lithuania.

Director, Head of Europe and Central Asia World Economic Forum

1988-92, BA in Modern Languages, Queens' College, University of Cambridge; 1992-93, MA in European Studies, College of Europe, Bruges. 1993-94, Research Assistant, European Parliament, Brussels; 1994-96, Consultant, Lancashire Enterprises, Brussels; 1996-99, Business Development Manager, British Council, Brussels; 2000-02, Director, British Council, Brussels; 2003-05, Programme Manager, British Council, London; 2005-08, Director British Council, St Petersburg, Russia; March-October 2008, Interim Director, British Council, Sierra Leone; October-December 2008, Programme Leader, British Council, London; since January 2009, current position. Expertise and interests: international politics, cultural relations.

Ex-President of Bolivia, Member of the Club de Madrid

BornMay, 5, 1960 inCochabamba, Bolivia. Quiroga graduated summa cum laude in Industrial Engineering at the College Station of Texas A&M University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Edward’s in Austin Texas. Upon completing his studies, Mr. Quiroga worked in the private sector for IBM, in Austin, Texas. In 1988 he returned to Bolivia where he worked for Mintec, a Bolivian mining company. He later became Vice-president of Projects and Investment at the Merchant Bank of Bolivia. Quiroga began his political career when he joined the Acción Democrática Nacionalista (ADN) party. In 1989 he became Under-Secretary of Public Investment and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Planning and in 1992 he became Minister of Finance.  Thereafter he was named governor of the World Bank, IFC and the IMF, as well as of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF). In 1998, at age 37, he was elected Vice President of Bolivia under President Hugo Banzer, making him the youngest Vice President in the history of Bolivia. He succeeded Banzer as President in 2001, serving until August 2002.

Director of the G8 Research Group, Co-director of the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto

Director of the G8 Research Group and co-director of both the G20 Research Group and the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. A professor of political science, he teaches Canadian foreign policy and global governance. He has advised the Canadian and Russian governments, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the International Bankers’ Federation on G7/8 and G20 participation and summitry, international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G7/8 and G20 summitry. Author of numerous publications.

Director of INNO AG, Technological Park of Sofia-Antipolis, ISTOK-SYUZ project coordinator (EC 7th Frame program)

Graduated from Moscow State University in 1990, University of Avignon, France (1994-1995), University of Glasgow, UK (Local Economic Development Qualification) in 1999, had MBA Programme – selected modules, CERAM (High Commercial School), France, 2000-2001. Her key qualifications: extensive project management and consultancy experience in EU and in transitional economies; extensive experience in coordination of 7th Framework programmes’ international projects; International expert for UNIDO for innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship issues; In-depth knowledge of innovation and competitiveness issues, including clusters, technology transfer and commercialisation issues; over 10 years of EU-based experience in innovation policies and strategies, technology transfer, support to innovation infrastructure, science and technological parks, manager, moderator and trainer / capacity building programmes in innovation and economic development, consensus-building professional on innovation and economic development projects involving multiply stakeholders.

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

Born August 24, 1981 in Sukhumi, Georgia.In 1999  she graduated from high school  King George, and in 2004 received a diploma of the Technological Institute of British Columbia in the specialty business administration and information technology. Experience minister began in 2001, the Canadian Society for International Health, International Health, as a specialist project. From 2004 to 2006, Vera Kobalia worked for Global TV as a producer, and in the period from 2007 to 2008 in the company of Boston International in the position of manager of marketing and sales. Beginning in 2008, she was a partner company, established in Vancouver, Canada, and in February 2010 returned to Georgia, where he became head of the Coalition for Justice"non-governmental organization that worked to protect the rights of internally displaced persons. July 2, 2010 Vera Kobalia was appointed to the post of Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development.

Associate professor, College of Management, Long Island University

Ph.D. in Management, Rutgers University; MBA in Management, Rutgers University; Master of International Management, Baylor University; Bachelor of Science and Minor Economics, University of Houston; Certificate in teaching, learning and technology, new Jersey Institute of Technology ( Focus on developing and teaching on-line/Distance learning courses)
Previous work experience: Consultant at the United Nations Development Program: Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS; Energy and Atmosphere Program; United Nations Capital Development Funds - Special Unit for Microfinance; and the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.
Dr. Kobeissi has presented papers at various national conferences in Italy, Argentina, Netherlands, Lebanon, and Tunisia.

Managing Director, Institute for Budget Decisions of Russian Federation

He was born on May 24, 1972. He graduated from Moscow State University named after Lomonosov and had postgraduate study at Russian Governmental Financial Academy. Mr. Kovalevskiy has an experience of more than 18 years in project management and project implementation in different areas of public finance and public administration. He has an eleven-year experience of working with international financial organizations and charities, such as  World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, US AID, CIDA, DFID, World Bank Institute, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Center on Budget & Policy Prioritiessand others. He is a member of UNDP Vetted Experts Roster и UNDP Vetted Experts Roster for Area of Public Finance. Consultant of World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO.Guest-lecturer at Skolkovo Business School. He realized projects in consulting and training in the countries of European Union.

Nobel Prize Laureate in chemistry "for the studies of the process by which genetic information fromDNAis copied toRNA", 2006, Professor of Stanford University, Co-chairman of the Skolkovo innovation center

Born April 24,1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His father, Arthur Kornberg, was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and his mother Sylvie Ruth Levy was biochemist. 
In 1967 he graduated from the Harvard University with Bachelor degree, in 1972 he got his PhD at Stanford University. From 1976 he worked in military-medical School of Harvard University and in 1978 he returned to the Stanford University as a Professor.
Roger Kornberg is the member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1997, Kornberg was awarded Harvey. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for studies of the translation of genetic information from DNA to RNA molecules”.
Roger Kornberg is a co-chairman of the scientific and technical council of the Skolkovo innovation center in Russia, with Zhores Alferov.

Governor, Authority Cayman Islands, Consultant and Ex-Deputy director, International monetary fund (IMF)

B.A, UC Berkeley; Ph.D. in Economics University of Chicago.Before retiring from the IMF after 26 years’ service in May 2003 to join the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Dr. Coats led IMF technical assistance missions to more than 20 central banks. He was chief of the SDR division in the Finance Department of the IMF from 1982–88. 
His latest book is One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He currently advises the Central banks of Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya and South Sudan.

Managing Director at Metro Cash & Carry Kazakhstan

Managing Director at Metro Cash & Carry Kazakhstan.Retail, from September 2008 – to present. Nearly twenty years of international experience, in the sale/distribution of food products - retail and wholesale. Education: London Business School Accelerated Development Program (Executive Education). From 2008 – 2009 Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management MBA, Finance & International Business. 1982 – 1983, Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs, PhD program, International Relations, Russian Studies. His work experience include: Retail industry from May 2001 – September 2008 where he supervised 70 employees in performing at optimal levels. Contributed to all aspects of strategic planning involving growth efforts into new markets.Coordinated the successful negotiation and administration of 5000 supplier contracts.Vice President, Director of St. Petersburg office from July 1999 – April 2001 - Independent consulting for food industry.Particular focus on Russia and Baltic States.Produktiy Pitaniya/Tyson CIS.Food Production industry from July 1997 – February 1999 where he was responsible for distribution of frozen foods throughout Northwest Russia.

Senior Investment Strategist and Member of the Advisory Board, IJ Partners SA; Ex-Member of the Board, International Monetary Fund, Greece

She is a member of StealthGas Incorporated Board of Directors. She previously worked as a staff member at the International Monetary Fund where she focused on the design and monitoring of stabilization programs, focusing particularly on Latin America. Ms. Xafa also served as chief economic advisor under Prime Minister Constantin Mitsotakis in Athens, Greece from 1991 to 1993. Following her service to the Prime Minister, Ms. Xafa worked at Salomon Brothers in London, initially as an emerging markets strategist and subsequently as an Athens based market analyst covering Greek and global economic prospects. Ms. Xafa has also served as an adviser to the management of Piraeus Bank and was a director on the board of S&B Industrial Minerals, a public international group of companies listed on the Athens Stock Exchange that is primarily involved in the mining, processing and trade of industrial materials and ores.

Ms. Xafa holds both a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught economics at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University and is the author of several published articles on international trade policy, the Latin American debt crisis and European monetary unification.

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Mr. Kubis was born in Bratislava on 12 November 1952. On 19 December 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Jan Kubis of Slovakia as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has outstanding qualifications and numerous accomplishments in his own country and internationally, in the area of diplomacy, foreign security policy, as well as international economic relations. He served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia from 2006 to January 2009, as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, from 2007 to 2008, and as Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), from 1999 to 2005.  Among his previous functions, he was the European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia with the office in Brussels from 2005 to 2006. In 2000, he was the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of OSCE for Central Asia, and from 1994 to 1998, Director of OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Centre. From 1998 to 1999, he was Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Tajikistan and Head of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan.  A graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former Czechoslovakia from 1976 to 1992 and thereafter in 1993 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. In 1993-1994 he served as Permanent Representative of Slovakia in Geneva to the UN Office and other International Organizations, including the ECE.

President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

Born August 29, 1938 in Moscow.Graduated from the Geophysical Department of the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute.Ordzhonikidze in 1962. 1967-1969 – studied at Moscow State University named M.V. Lomonosov at the Physics Department, "engineering the flow" (the second special higher education).Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor.1994  –rector of the International University of Nature, Society and Human “Dubna”,co-chair of the National Committee of the Intellectual Resources of Russia, Vice-president of the Russian National Committee of the UNEP UN.
Author of over 300 scientific publications in domestic and foreign editions.

Chief Executive Officer of Joint Stock Company “Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”, Chairman of the Presidium of “Atameken” Union” National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan

Born September 10, 1966 in Almaty. In 1988 he graduated from the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, specialty – economist. He began working in 1988 as an economist, junior research associate of the Economic Research Institute for Planning and Standards (ERIPS) under the State Planning Committee of KazSSR. From 1990 to 1992 he served as a Director of Research-Consulting Center of the Fund of Cultural, Social, Scientific and Technological Development of Kazakhstan. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as General Director, President of “Altyn-Alma Concern” JSC. In 1995 he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Council, Member of Credit Committee of Trade and Financial Bank of Almaty. In 1997 was appointed Director of the the State Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Investment Issues. From 1997 to 2002 served Vice President  of the National Oil and Gas Company “Kazakhoil” JSC. From 1999 to 2002 was appointed President of KazTransOil CJSC. From 2001 to 2002 served as CEO (General Director) of National Company “Transportation of Oil and Gas” CJST. In 2002  was appointed First Vice-President of NC “KazMunayGas” JSC. From 2005 to 2008 chairs KazEnergy Association, incorporating enterprises of oil and gas and energy sectors, operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan. From April 2006 to August 2007 served as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of “Kazakhstan Holding for the Management of State Assets ”Samruk” JSC. 20082011 - Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Joint Stock Company “Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”. He holds Ph.D. in Economics and is the author of numerous scientific publications. He has been awarded with Kurmet order in honour of the 10th  anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, he was cited by the Russian President V. Putin, for his contribution to the development of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC “National Innovation Fund”

Mr. Kulseitov has worked in executive bodies as head of departments at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RK. He has served as Deputy Head of Social and Economic Monitoring Department at the Administration of the President of the RK.
Mr. Kulseitov was appointed Chairman of the JSC “National Innovation Fund” in 2009.

Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-63). He was also chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1990-92), and Vice-Chairman of the Global Development Network (2001-2007). As a Marshall Scholar, he studied at the London School of Economics, and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Author of books and publications on Economy, Management and Ecology.

Akim (Governor) of Mangystau Oblast

He was born on May 20, 1955. Mr. Kusherbaev held such positions as First Secretary of Kyzylorda Municipal Committee of LYCL of Kazakhstan; Deputy Head of the Department of Komsomol Organization; Assistant of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Head of the Department of Internal Policy of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Press secretary - head of the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Education, Culture and Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Health, Education and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Education, Akim of West Kazakhstan Oblast, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Finland (with concurrent accreditation); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Armenia (concurrently). From January 24, 2006 - Akim of Mangistau oblast.

Head of the Department of Economics and State Regulation of Market Economy of the Russian Academy of State Service under President of Russian Federation

Doctor of economics, Professor. Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, member the International Informatization Academy, Academician of the Academy of Management and Market. 
Deputy of President of International Fund of N.D. Kondratiev.Head of Dissertational Council.Member of the editorial boards of “The Economist” and “State Service".Honored Economist of the Russian Federation.
Has over 310 publications, including six individual monographs, numerous articles in prestigious scientific journals, several textbooks.

Director, Kazachstan Reizen

Born March 22, 1967, in Venhuizen, the Netherlands. Married, has 3 daughters. 1985-1990:Masters Study (and Degree) in Business Economics at ‘Vrije Universiteit’ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 1999-2001:owner-director of Discover Kazakhstan in Almaty with local partner, dedicated to offer tours to expats in Kazakhstan. 2001-2006:while living in The Netherlands and working as a vice-director for publishing company Interchess bv in Alkmaar, creating and offering toursto Kazakhstan in free time. 2006-present:establishing company Kazachstan Reizen in 2006 and professionally creating and offering tours in Kazakhstan to customers in the Netherlandsand abroad.

President, «NITON Capital»

Prior to Niton Capital, where he raised financing for many clients, including trade finance facilities (over USD 500 million), refinery working capital (USD 250 million) and created an investment fund, Yves was at Litasco (Lukoil).  He was responsible of the shipping strategy, the evaluation of green field projects and the acquisition of Oil & Gas assets.
Before joining Lukoil, he worked at Forus Services where he was responsible to advice, structure, negotiate and implement financing in the range of USD 100 million to 1’500 million related to the acquisition of new commercial aircrafts (Boeing & Illyushin 96 M/T) and airline related industry, industrial projects development and barter operations in Russia.
As Managing Director of International Fintrade Services in Singapore, he structured and raised funding for several large industrial groups based in South East Asia. 
Yves holds an Executive MBA from Thunderbird University in Phoenix and a Degree in Business Administration of the University of Geneva.

President of Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)

June Seung Lee studied Plant Hormone-mediated Physiology (auxin), 1982-1984 Post–doctorate, Department of Plant Physiology, Ohio State University, 1981 PhD Department of Plant Physiology, Yonsei University, 1977 M.S. Department of Biology, Yonsei University, 1975 B.S. Department of Biology, Yonsei University
Since 2009 – Director of the Korean Fundamental Research Board, S&T; 2008, President of Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP); 2008, Member of National Science & Technology Council and Member of Ministry of Strategy & Finance Fund Policy Consideration Committee; 2008, Director, Korea Federation of S&T Societies; 2009, Director, Korea Research Council of Fundamental S&T; 2008, Director, Korea Polytechnic University; 2007, Adviser, The 17th Presidential Transition Committee; 2006, Chairman of an arrangement committee, Korean Federation of Industry-Academy Cooperation; 2006, President, Seoul Industry-University Collaboration Council; 2005, Adviser, The Federation of Korean Industries Special Committee on Education. In 1972 he was honored with the In-Heon Merit Medal.


Thierry Laurent was born in Chaumont, France in 1951. Mr Laurent holds an electronics degree from ESIEE in Paris, and did advanced research studies in microelectronics at Louvain University in Belgium. 
Started his own company in Switzerland (LATIFONDS AG) in Financing, Consulting and Expatriation for Foreigners.Vice-Chairman of T3G, Chinese joint venture in Beijing between Datang, Samsung and Philips, from 2002 till end 2007.Thierry Laurent was appointed to head Philips Semiconductors’ Telecom Terminals Business Unit in June1999 and spring 2001 the Mobile Communications Business Unit. Before the merger with VLSI, Mr Laurent was Senior Vice President and General Manager of VLSI’s Communication Products Group for 7 years.Mr Laurent was with VLSI for 18 years, in California USA (5 years), in Munich Germany (11 years) and in France (2 years). Before joining VLSI in 1981, he was with Advanced Micro Devices in the United States where he was working in the Telecommunication Division and with Texas Instruments in France.

Director of the Center for the Eastern Asia and SCO research under the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Russia

Doctor of History, PhD in Politics, member of the Russian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), Adviser to the Governor of the Moscow region for Foreign Economic Relations, Supervisor of the project on the creation and functioning of the SCO University in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia). He worked at the Soviet foreign ministry, Soviet Embassy to the PRC, and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Soviet Academy of sciences, served as an elected deputy of the Moscow City Soviet (Council). He also worked at Harvard University, at Brookings Institution (USA), served as an Associate Professor of the Comparative Politics department in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia), and as a Research Associate at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian studies at George Washington University (USA).  
He is the Director of the Center for East Asia and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia) since the moment of its foundation in 2004.

President Swedish Travel and Tourist Industry Federation

Jan holds a MBA from Stockholm University. Jan has a long and vast experience from the travel industry and has held several senior positions both in Sweden as well as internationally. Jan started out his career in the Tour operator and Airline Industry holding several Sales and Marketing positions. Jan has also hold a senior commercial positions in the world largest travel distribution company Amadeus Marketing. Jan has also founded several companies and was one of the pioneers in spearheading the mobile commerce arena and founded a company developing mobile travel applications. In his role at the Swedish Travel and Tourist Industry Federation he is working everyday with business development in the Swedish travel and tourist industry focus in building national development programs for entrepreneurs as well as financing.

Managing Director, COMPASS GmbH

During the period 1985-1992 graduated University in Cologne, obtained the diploma of Geography and Ethnology. Also graduated the University in Bonn and obtained the diploma on Urban Development. 
Her present positions are Managing Director of COMPASS GmbH, Cologne/Germany, Head of Tourism Consulting at CBS – Cologne Business School, Lecturer at CBS - Cologne Business School and Lecturer at ISM –International School of Management. 
She specializes in planning and development of tourism destinations, sustainable tourism and Eco-tourism, trade fair marketing and event management (ITB Berlin), capacity building in tourism destinations, development of curricula and study programmes for tourism programmes at vocational schools and universities.

President, Employers of Poland

Graduated from Poznań University of Economics, and is PhD in Economics. 
He worked in the Government as the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Internal Market and the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1996 Andzej Malinowski was authorized by the Prime-Minister to lead the mission of establishment the Ministry of Economy, where later he was appointed as the Secretary of State. Member of the Parliament, acting as the Vice-President of the Commission on Foreign Economic Relations as well as holding managerial positions in commercial law companies.Member of the Polish parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council. As the leader of Polish Employers he worked as the President of BIAC Poland - The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. Member of the National Council for European Integration and the representative of Polish employers in the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2005 he was elected the first Vice – President of the European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest. He is also the representative of Confederation of Polish Employers in the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Head of Operations, European Union Delegation in Kazakhstan

He was born in 1966. Mr. Mally received his Master degree in Economics at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany). During the period from 1993 till 2008 he worked as Junior expert in a rural development project in Benin/West Africa, funded by the German government, Desk officer for humanitarian aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Economic Advisor of the European Commission Delegation in Sierra Leone, First Secretary of the European Commission Delegation in Argentina, also he worked in Diplomatic training School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Since 2008 he has been Head of Operations of the European Union Delegation in Kazakhstan.

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born September 17, 1968 in Shymkent city, South Kazakhstan region. Graduated from the Kazakh State University named after Al-Farabi and Kazakh State Management Academy. 1998-1999 - Deputy Chairman of Kostanay regional committee on land resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 1999 - Deputy Head of Kostanay regional financial department. 1999-2000 - First Deputy Director of Finance department of Kostanay region. Head of Kostanay regional department of Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 2003-2004 - Deputy Mayor of Kostanay region. 2004-2006 - Deputy Mayor of Astana city. 2006-2007 - Deputy Mayor of South Kazakhstan region. 2007-2008 - Deputy Head of Chancellery of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 2008-2011 - Chairman of the Executive Board of “KazAgro” National management holding” JSC. From April 2011 - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics “for the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of optimum currency areas”, 1999

Born October 24, 1932 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In 1953 graduatedfrom the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He earned MA at the University of Washington in Seattle. Attended the Mass In 1961, he went on to staff the International Monetary Fund. Achusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he obtained PhD in Economics in 1956.Professor of economics at Columbia University. Well known as creator of theory of optimum currency areas. He obtained the deserved recognition for the contribution to economic development. Mundell was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1971 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1999. In 2002 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.In 1992, Mundell received the Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Paris. Mundell's honorary professorships and fellowships were from Brookings Institution, the University of Chicago, the University of Southern California, McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Bologna Center and Renmin University of China. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998. In June 2005 he was awarded the Global Economics Prize World Economics Institute in Kiel, Germany.

Ousmene Jacques Mandeng, Head of Public Sector Investment Advisory, Ashmore Investment Management Limited.

He joined Ashmore in January 2008 to head the expansion of Ashmore's public sector franchise focusing on new investment products for financial public sector institutions and international monetary system issues. Ousmene was the Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and had several assignments in Latin America, including as a resident representative, and on IMF member and lending policies. He worked in investment banking economic research for Credit Suisse on Eastern Europe and Africa and for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL). His recent external publications include Reserve Currencies and Solving the New Triffin Dilemma (March, 2009) and The Case for Reserve Currency Competition (forthcoming) in Central Banking Journal. Ousmene did his post-graduate studies in economics at Cambridge University.

Secretary-General, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)

Born January 1, 1948 in Samarkand, Kazakhstan.Politologist, PhD in Political Science.
Graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute with a specialization in Constructing Engineering, as well as Higher Party School by Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Former positions held: Engineer, Engineering Manager of “Almatacenterstroi” Construction Department; senior positions in State Departments of Almaty, Karaganda and Moscow. 1994, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Russian Federation. Ambassador-at-large of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Counselor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.December 2003-October 2007, Akim of North Kazakhstan.  2007, Secretary-General, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
He is an author of several books, a holder of honor medals given by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Government of Russian Federation.

President of the “Sofia Antipolis” company.

Born December 30, 1943 in Tunis.President of the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis.Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economic Sciences and Management of Nice Officer of the French Order of Academic Palms’.
His Academic Titles: Docteur d’Etat in Economic Sciences (April 1974):State Thesis entitled ‘Essay on the Concept of Structure as Leverage of economics Theory; University of Nice, awarded highest mark with jury congratulations, Thesis Prize of the Faculty of Law and Economics Sciences of Nice; Higher Degree in Business, Administrative & Financial Studies (Higher School of Commerce), 1966; Master in Sociology, University of Nice, June 1969. His current Fields of Research:Dynamics of financial Systems and financial Globalization, Liberalization and Regulation Processes, financial markets’ crises and instability; Regional integration processes, trade liberalization, adjustment policies, exchange policies; Mediterranean countries’ and developing countries’ economics. He directed over 80 theses and participated in over 150 theses juries. He was responsible for the organization of the ‘Euro-Mediterranean Meetings’ (RIME/CEMAFI) since 1997: an event gathering every year academics and researchers from E.U. and southern & eastern Mediterranean countries.

Head of the special economic zone “Astana – New city”

Born on June 7, 1980 in Almaty. In 2004 he managed the Department of communications and public relations of “Kaztransgas” JSC. Council of Akim of Aktobe city, managed issues of housing and communal sector and youth policy.Deputy Head of Eurasian economic community (EurAsEC) during the preparation of documents on formation of the Customs Union. For a long time he coordinated trade and industry development, housing and communal sector in Astana city, being in position of Director Deputy of trade and industry department of Astana akimat. At present time he is in charge of Administration of the special economic zone “Astana – New city”. 
Was awarded the “10 years of Astana” medal, Acknowledgement of the RK President for the OSCE Summit organization.

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.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, 2007, “for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory”

Born December 12, 1950.American economist, bachelor, magister and doctor of philosophy. At the age of 26, Maskin was a research fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. After that he taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technologyfrom 1977–1984 and from 1985-2000 at Harvard University, where he was the Louis Berkman Professor of Economics. In 2000, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Maskin has worked in diverse areas of economic theory, such as game theory, the economics of incentives, and contract theory. He is particularly well known for his papers on mechanism design/implementation theory and dynamic games. 
In 2007, Maskin shared the Nobel Prize in Economics along with Leonid Hurwiczand Roger Myerson “for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory”.
Eric Maskin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Econometric Society, and the European Economic Association, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He was president of the Econometric Society in 2003. Recently, Maskin has become chief editor of the economic magazine “Economics Letters”.

Howard Cowden Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Interim Director, Division of Applied Social SciencesUniversity of Missouri

Born November 24, 1941 in USA.PhD. In 1963 had graduated from the Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. In 1972 - University of the Philippines, Los Banos, in 1977 - the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
December, 2003 – to present - University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, May 2010 – to present – Co-Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia. January 2010 – to present – Howard Cowden Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.January 2004 – to present – Adjunct Faculty - teaching Agri-Food Policy, Food Safety and International Trade, Iowa State University, Department of Economics, Ames, Iowa.
He is a Consultant to FAO for the preparation of paper for the 27th FAO Regional Conference for Europe, Yerevan, Armenia. Also the consultant to FAO for the preparation of paper for the UN Ministerial Conference on the “Social Impact of the Economic Crisis in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey” Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ex-President of Croatia

Stepan Mesich was born December 24, 1934. Before his ten-year presidency, he held the posts of: Prime Minister of Croatia, President of the Croatian Parliament, Mayor of Orahovica, the final president ofYugoslavia, Secretary General ofNon-Aligned Movement, andjudgein Našice city. Mesich was a deputy in theCroatian Parliamentin  1960s, and then in 1990 he joined to theCroatian Democratic Union (CDU), and was named thePrime Ministerafter CDU won in the elections. He was elected as the Croatian member of theYugoslav Federal Presidencywhere he served initially as Vice President and then in 1991 as the lastPresident of Yugoslavia. After Yugoslavia disintegrated, Mesich served asPresident of the Croatian Parliament from 1992 to 1994, when he left the CDU. With several other members of parliament, he formed a new party - Croatian Independent Democrats (CID). In 1997 the majority of CID members, including Mesich, merged into theCroatian People's Party(CPP). AfterFranjo Tuđman died in December 1999, he was elected in two rounds to be the President of the Republic of Croatia in February 2000. He was re-elected in January 2005 for a second term.

President, China Council for International Investment Promotion

Mr. Miao majored in economics and trade in Tianjin Institute of Finance and Economics and graduated in 1966. He took up his post as Deputy General Manager and General Manager of Shanghai Metals & Minerals Import & Export Company, Deputy Director General of Shanghai Foreign Economics & Trade Commission. From September 1997 to December 2004, he was President of China Minmetals Corporation (formerly called China National Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corporation) and Chairman of SINOTRANS & CSC Holdings Co., Ltd. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the 10th National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the CPPCC. Now he is the President of China Council for International Investment Promotion (CCIIP), Vice Chairman of China International Trade Society, and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Section of China-Brazil Business Council.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics "for the fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information", 1996

Born July 5, 1936. Mirrlees was educated at the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College, Cambridge. Between 1968 and 1976, Mirrlees was a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
In 1968 he taught at Oxford University where he closely worked with  tax system of the USA, namely with the theory of income taxation. James Mirrlees worked a lot at the different Universities of the country and cooperated with the state authorities, consulting specialists from different countries.  
In 1996 Vickrey and Mirrlees shared the Nobel Prize for Economics "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information".
In 1998 he was knighted. He is the President of econometric society (1982) and President of International Atlantic Economic society (1988-89).
Since 2002 he has been Distinguished Professor-at-Large at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and in 2009 he became Master of Morningside College, established in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Chairman, Public Association «EcoForum NGO»

In 1985 graduated from Tomsk State University. Specialty – Geography. 2000-2004 – studied in post-graduate school (aspirantura) Optical Monitoring Institute of Russian Science Academy Sibir Department in Tomsk. Candidate of Geographical Sciences, specialty – Geoecology.
Since 2001, Chairperson of the Public Association “ECOM”. In 2002 – 2003, was working as an expert of the working group on the realization of Russia-Kazakhstan with the financial assistance of France. In 2006 – 2007, an expert in the project UNDP, “the Plan on Integrative Management and Conservation of Water Resources for the Irtysh River Basin in Kazakhstan” was worked out. 2008 – a member of the Coordination Committee of the project “Public Participation and Civil Society Support in the Aarhus Convention Realization”. Since 2004, a member of the Consulting Council at the Environmental Programs Department in Pavlodar region.Since 2006, a member of the Irtysh Basin Council.Member of Expert Council at Maslikhat of Pavlodar region. Since 2007, Member  of Interstate Comission Public Council on sustainable development of Central Asia. A permanent participant of the Russian scientific seminar  “Selforganization of Sustainable Systems in Nature and Society”. At present, an associate professor (docent) of Biology department at Innovation Eurasian University. Since October, 2009 - Chairman ofPublic Association «EcoForum NGO»

Managing Director Business Development “Rio Tinto” company

In November 2009, Tim Moody was appointed Managing Director, Business Development for Rio Tinto and based in London. This is a corporate role including appraisal and advice on business development opportunities, acquisitions and growth strategy. Tim was a Managing Director for Rio Tinto’s Exploration from 2005 to 2009, which included responsibilities for Rio Tinto’s mineral exploration and associated business development activities in the Asia Region (principally the Middle East, China and countries of the former Soviet Union). His experience spans more than 20 years in the mining industry, including Australia, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Tim has a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of New England in Australia and is a Fellow of the Society of Exploration Geologists.

Vice-President of the Russian Union of industrialists and Entrepreneurs

President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and as Chairman of the Council of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia. He is Doctor of Economics and has a degree in history. Mr. Murychev also serves as Professor of the State University – Higher School of Economics.
Mr. Murychev chairs the International Coordinating Council of Banking Associations (CIS, Central & Eastern Europe), the Expert Council of the Brussels International Banking Club. He is a member of the Central Bank Chairman Advisory Board, a member of the RSPP Board, a Co-Chairman of the RSPP Banking Commission, the Chairman of the Banking Public Awards Council, member of the Expert Councils on Banking Legislation, Monetary and Industrial Policy of the State Duma and the Federation Council, member of the Russian Audit Chamber Chairman’s Expert & Advisory Council.
Mr. Murychev is the author of over 150 articles and 5 books on banking, monetary and investment-related issues. 
He is a holder of many public awards.

Minister of oil and gas of the republic of Kazakhstan

In 1985 he graduated Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov with the degree of economist-cyberneticist; a candidate of economic sciences. From 1995 worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan holding positions of a vice-minister, director of the treasury at the ministry of finance of RK in Almaty,a first vice-minister of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty. In 1998 was appointed as a Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1999 was appointed a deputy chief administrative officer of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1999-2001 was a Minister of agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2001-2002 was a President of the CJSC Kazakhstan Development Bank. In 2002-2003 - a General Director of Caspian Industrial & Financial Group Ltd. In 2003-2004 - a deputy to the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, from 2004 – also Minister of industry and trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2006 - 2007 - a Chairman of JSC Kazakhstan Holding for Governmental Assets Management Samruk. Since August 27, 2007 is a Minister of energy and mineral resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was honored with Barys order of third level and commemorative medals for the 10th anniversary of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From March, 12, 2010 – Minister of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Head of the European Affairs and International Financial Organizations Division in the Oesterreichische Nationalbank

After university he served in the Austrian Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Industry dealing with Foreign Trade and European Integration, later in the Cabinet of the Secretary of State. He also served in the Cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry dealing especially with agricultural trade matters. In the Austrian National Bank he was Special Adviser to the Board for European Integration – responsible for the negotiations with the EU concerning liberalisation of capital movements and financial services in the European Economic Area and EU membership negotiations, preparations of EMS and ERM membership. After EU membership, in the run up to EMU he served as Economic Adviser (especially for budgetary and financial markets matters) in the Cabinet of three Ministers of Finance. He was member of EFTA e.g. EFTA Economic Committee and EU Committees e.g. Economic Policy Committee and of supervisory boards e.g. Austrian Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse AG) and is member of Eurosystem/ESCB Committees and Groups e.g. International Relations Committee. He is the President of the sports club of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. He has published extensively on European Integration, Monetary Matters, Trade and Agriculture. Also Mr. Nauschnigg lectures at the University of Linz.

CEO, Director, Russian Association of Direct and Venture Investment

Albina Nikkonen has served as the Executive Director of RVCA since 1998, promoting the establishment and development of the venture capital industry in Russia. She is an organizer of the first Russian “Fund-of-Funds” Venture Capital Innovation Fund (VIF) which was established in 2000 under the Government Decree. The main goal of VIF has been to promote venture funds with national capital in Russia. 
In 2006 Albina Nikkonen served as a member of the work group for preparing the Russian Venture Company (RVC), chairman of the organizing committee for The Russian Venture Fair (2000) and Russian Venture Forum (2005). In 2005, under the direction of Albina Nikkonen, regional coaching-centers for entrepreneurs were organized in Russia with a goal to promote venture businesses. RVCA realizes 5-6 Regional Venture Fairs a year. Albina Nikkonen initiated the distribution of the Entrepreneurship Education Course, prepared by EVCA: “Private Equity and Venture Capital” and developed for study in Europe universities.

Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics ”for the analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games”, 1994

Born June 13, 1928. After the school, Nash attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he became interested in the theory of “problem of negotiations”, and then he studied in Princeton University, where he heard about the theory of games for the first time.  
At the age of 21, he wrote his dissertation on the theory of games, the mathematics of competition, which known as “Nash Equilibrium” later brought the Nobel Prize.
In 1987, Nash was awarded the John von Neumann Theory Prize for his discovery of non-cooperative equilibrium. In 1994, he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for “his analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games”, which he shared with Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
Today he is working on new opportunities of computer usage. Princeton gave him the appropriate research position. Nash has developed work on the role of money in society.

Chairman of the Accounts Committee for control over execution of the republican budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born December 22, 1954. In 1975 he graduated from the Almaty Institute of National Economy, specialty – economist. In 1991 studied in France (Paris) with specialization in “The audit service in market economy”. He is a candidate of Economic science. He worked in Main Controlling Review Administration of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic on the following positions: senior comptroller, Chief comptroller, Head of the Organizational Controlling Department, Deputy Head of the Administration. From October 1992 to February 1996 he worked as a Head of Administration of the State Committee on Financial Control of the RK. From February to April 1996 – he worked as the Head of the Administration on Intergovernmental Relations in the Ministry of Finance of the RK. From 1996-1998 - Member of the Accounts Committee on the Control over the Execution of the Republican Budget.From 1998-2000 - Member of the State Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Struggle with Corruption.From 2000-2002 - Deputy Head of the RK Security Council Secretary.From February 2002 - Head of the Main Controlling Inspectorate of the President’s Administration.From July 2002 to June 2003 Secretary of the RK Security Council.From June 14, 2003 - Chairman of the Accounts Committee.Was awarded with 4 Commemorative Medals and the Order “Kurmet”.

Chief Executive Officer, L.N innovative technologies

Initiated and founded the incubator in 1993 Worked as science officer in charge of Physics and Mathematics in Israeli Air Force for 17 years MA Degree in Mathematics from Chrnovich University, Ukraine (1971) Serves as a Director in several leading Israeli companies Mrs. Klara Oren served in air forces in Israel, holding position of scientific officer, in that position Mrs. Oren was responsible for physics and mathematics in air forces.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

He was born in 1971. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Lawyer. He began his career as a specialist in «Ak-BastauBank» located in Shymkent. Then he worked as Deputy Chairman of «Future» Moscow Joint Stock Commercial Bank. From January 1996 to December 1997 was appointed as a Deputy Akim of South Kazakhstan region, worked as Chief of Administration in the Republic of Kazakhstan Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms, Deputy Head of the Department for the Socio-Economic Reforms of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Department Director of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service . From September 2002 to August 2003 - Vice-Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan; from April 2004 to January 2007 - Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From January 2007 –the Head of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 29 October 2007- Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chairman of the Agency for regulation of the regional financial center of Almaty city (RFCA).

1988 - Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of economics.

1994 - 1996 - National Bank of Kazakhstan, Deputy Director, Department of currency regulation; Director of department of foreign affairs.

1996 - 1998 - Almaty Trade and Financial Bank, Adviser to the Chairman, head of Commercial Department, Vice-Chairman.

1998 - 2000 - Halyk Bank, first Deputy Director of regional division, Head of Credit Department — Managing Director, Director of Credit Risks Department, Adviser to the Chairman.

2000 - 2006 - Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of Kazpost.

2006 - 2011 - Chairman of the Agency for regulation of the regional financial center of Almaty city (RFCA).

2011 - 2013 - Chairman of Kazpost.

Deputy Director in the Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

He has worked at the IMF since 1994, focusing on transition countries, including as head of the teams working on Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. He also headed the work of the Brazil team in the Western Hemisphere department during 2004/5. He is editor of the book "Russia Rebounds" (IMF, 2003). Before joining the IMF he worked for 14 years at the UK Treasury, where he focused on macroeconomic forecasting, research and policy advice on the UK and other industrial countries. He is a UK citizen and holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and an MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from LSE.

Professor and Director, Center of International Commerce in Korea

Yung Chul Park is distinguished professor in the division of international studies, Korea University. He previously served as the chief economic adviser to the President of Korea, as president of the Korea Development Institute, and as president of the Korea Institute of Finance. He also worked for the International Monetary Fund. He has written and edited several books including “Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Relavance of European Experience” (Oxford University Press, 2010).

General manager, “Compass” Consulting Company

Born June 8, 1970 in Austria. In 1997 graduated RWTH Aachen Institution. Geography of Economics, M.A. Geography of Tourism International Management and Co-operation.Lecturer at several vocational schools and high schools.Specialist for Capacity Building in Tourism Destinations, planning and Development of Tourism Destinations, destination Marketing and Destination Branding, tourism Development in post-conflict regions, nature Tourism and Eco-Tourism, facilitation and Mediation, participative and Integrated Regional Development, train-the-Trainer in the Service Sector, tourism Policy in Developing Countries and Merging Markets. 
Professional regional knowledge and experiences: Rwanda and Eastern Africa, Brazil, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Central Asia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium.Membership of professional or political bodies includes German Association of Tourism Research (DGT) and Supporters Club of Cologne Business School.

Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007«for efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change», Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India

Mr. Pachauri did his graduation from La Martiniere College in Lucknow. He started his career at the Diesel Locomotive Works (Varanasi) serving various managerial positions. Dr. Pachauri went to North Carolina State University, USA for higher studies. He did his MS in Industrial Engineering (1972), PhD in Industrial Engineering and PhD in Economics. He had been the Member of Board of the International Solar Energy Society (1991-1997), World Resources Institute Council (1992), while Chairman of the World Energy Council (1993-1995), President and then Chairman of the International Association for Energy Economics (1988-1990), and the President of the Asian Energy Institute (Since 1992). In 2001, R.K. Pachauri was honored with the Padma Bhushan, one the highest civilian awards of India, for his contribution to the field of environment. He is presently the Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also the Director-General of TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute) - an institute dedicated to sustainable development. Dr. Rajendra has also written about 21 books, numerous papers and articles. Dr. Pachauri was awarded ‘NDTV Global Indian of the Year’ for the year 2007.

Academician at the Russian Ecology Academy, Member of the Supreme Environmental Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

Dr. Renat Perelet is a research leader at the Institute for Systems Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, a member of the RF State Duma Supreme Environmental Council. He is an expert in environmental and sustainable development economics and management and has worked for e.g. the Brundtland Commission, World Bank, OECD, European Union, UNDP, UNEP, UN ECE, NATO. Participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002). In particular, as a UNDP expert he has worked in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and contributed as author to UNEP’s recent Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-4) and the UNDP Human Development Report for 2007-2008. He is author of several papers on climate change in Russia and Central Asia. Since 2006, he has been an expert of the Working Group on development of national sustainable development policy under Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister.

Chairman of the “Atameken” Union” National Chamber of Economy of Kazakhstan

PhD, a laureate of Young Researchers Award of “Cultural Initiative” Soviet-American Fund (Moscow, 1991), an honorary professor of the South-Kazakhstan State University named after M.Auezova, of the East-Kazakhstan State University named after S.Amanzholov and of the Taldy-Kurgan Institute of Economy. On graduation he worked in different managerial positions: in the Panfilov district committee of the party, in the Taldy-Kurgan Oblast administration, in the office of the President of RoK.
In 1998-2000 he was a deputy general director, in 2001-2005 – a vice-president of JSC “Aluminium og Kazakhstan”. In 1999-2006 he was the leader of the Civil Party of Kazakhstan. In 2006 he was elected to the position of the chairman of the board of the “Atameken” Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of Kazakhstan, and in 2007 he became the chairman of the “Atameken” Union” National Chamber of Economy of Kazakhstan. In 2007 he was entered on the list of American encyclopedia “WHO’S WHO of Professionals”.
Azat Peruashev has been awarded the “Dostyk” medal (II degree), Russian medal of Community, “Barys” medal (III degree).

Anchor, KTK

Member of the Public Council on Mass Media under the President of Kazakhstan, member of the Public Council for the Fight against Corruption at the Nur Otan People's Democratic Party, Academician of Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, Professor of International University of Information Technology, winner of the Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan, winner of the IX Eurasian television forum in the "information-analytical programs." 
First Prize at the XII Eurasian Media Forum in the category "Information and journalistic program. Choice 2009 - Best TV journalist. " 
5-time winner of the title “Man of the Year”, Laureate of the Nur Otan party for his contribution to the fight against corruption, Laureate of the Foundation of the First President,  Award NurSunkar, has been awarded a grant from the President of Kazakhstan, was awarded by “Kurmet” Order, has Honorary Mention from a head of Country.

President, Center for Environment and Sustainable Development «Eco-Accord»

She directs the program "Globalization, WTO and Sustainable Development", carried out since 2002 for countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. Twice awarded the title of National awards "Green Man of the Year”, and in 2008 - for the work on trade and sustainable development. Participates actively in the processes of sustainable development in Russia, the CIS level, UNECE and ESCAP. Participated in the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio 1992), the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2002 (Rio +10). In 2001-2004 was a member of the Asia-Pacific (a group of experts led by former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hosimoto). Was a member of the expert group that won the contest for the best concept for Russia's transition to sustainable development (1996). Served as a member of the National Preparatory Committee for the Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (Rio +10), coordinated by an expert group to prepare the National Report Rio +10. Was a member of the International Preparatory Committee of the "Civil" during the presidency of Russia in the G8.Guided the direction of "trade, financing for development, the problems of Africa."Member of the Advisory Group on the promotion and interaction with the G8 and the G20.Member of the Expert Group under the Government of the Russian Federation to prepare proposals on actual problems of socio-economic strategy of Russia for the period until 2020.

Member of the Board of Directors, National holding "KazAgro" JSC; President, Agrotecnica S.R.L.

Born 03.02.1947 in Bergamo city, Italy. Has graduated from the Bologna University, electrical-engineer. In 1972 he got his Doctor of Engineering Science degree. 
In 1984 he was running a business in Russia, supplying the equipment for public food service establishments, including the buffet of the White House. In 1989 he works in the sphere of agriculture. In 1994 the Italian company Agrotecnica S.R.L., which belongs to Ponzi becomes an official dealer of “Case New Holland” international corporation. 
For carrying on business in Russian Federation and CIS countries the Agrotecnica S.R.L. has several resident structural subdivisions, namely: Headquarters in Russian Federation (Moscow) and several service centers (Ufa, Tula, Rostov). Headquarter in Belarus Republic (Minsk). Headquarter in Kazakhstan (Astana), acting from the 1992 and service center. 
Mister Giorgio Ponzi is a Counselor of the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on implementation of new technologies. In 2007 he was awarded by the Government.

Principal «Bauman Innovation», a Member of Competitiveness Institute, Global Competitiveness Program Coordinator in Russia

MSc (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering; PhD in International Development.Experience in biotechnology, life science, entertainment, nanotechnology, new materials, automotive, travel and tourism. Consultant, World Bank; coordinates Global Competitiveness Program, Russia, World Economic Forum; Teacher, Competitiveness and Economic Development: Firms, Clusters and Regions, an executive level course in collaboration with Harvard Business School Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Member: Competitiveness Institute; Northern Cluster Alliance. Expertise: competitiveness, economic development and public sector productivity issues.

Deputy Director of the Institute of Physics of Semiconductors of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Born May 20, 1946 in Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai, Russia.BA 1971, Novosibirsk State University.Candidate of Sciences, Doctor of Sciences, Professor of Solid State Physics. Deputy Director and Head of Department, Professor of Solid State Physics, Dean of the Department of Semiconductor Physics, Omsk State University, Dean of the Department of Technical Physics, Siberian Aerospace University. 
Winner of the Russian State Premium, Professor of Solid State Physics.A member of the joint scientific community in nano- and information technologies of SB RAS.Member of the Community Space Materials Sciences RAS.Member of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials.

Member of Management Board,  Managing Director of German International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH

He was born on November 25, 1956. 1986 - 1988 - expert in career enhancement, GTZ. 1990 – 1993 - project manager in the group of Peru, GTZ. 1993 - 1996 - government advisor in politics and management, Ecuador, GTZ. 1996 - 1998 - freelance consultant in politics and strategies. 1998 - 2003 - government advisor in regulation of political and management processes in Ethiopia/ ministry of the Prime Minister, GTZ. 
Coordinator in public administration in Ethiopia.Administrative secretary in public management / Africa and Middle East. 2004 – January 2010 - Freelance consultant. Counseling in politics and strategies; Training specialist for executive staff in political and management reforming and private sector as well (MSM, promotion, banking sector); 2010- Project’s Leader of the proactive reforming, National Department  of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

First Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan

He was born in 1960. In 1982 he graduated from Rudnensk Industrial Institute with the profession of mining engineer-electrician. In 2004 he graduated from Russian State Service Academy under the President of Russian Federation with the profession of state and municipal administration manager. Albert Rau is a Doctor of Economics. He started his professional activity in 1984 as a power engineer, a chairman of the professional committee of Kurzhunkul mine group SSGPO in Lisakovsk city, Kostanai region. Then he was appointed as  Deputy Chief, and then as Chairman of Lisakovsk City Soviet of working people’s deputies of Kostanai region. From 1993 till 1994 he had been Deputy Head and then Head of Lisakovsk city administration of Kostanai region. From 1995 till 2004 he worked as Mayor of Losakovsk city of Kostanai region. In 2004-2007, Albert Rau was Deputy Akim of Kostanai region. In 2007-2008, Chairman of  Board of Directors of the SC “NC “Saryarka” Social-entrepreneurial corporation”. From 2008-2010 he worked as Akmola region Mayor. Since March 16, 2010 he has been First Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is awarded by the “Dostyk” medal of the II degree and by other medals.  

Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe

His research focuses on economic policy issues, especially R&D and innovation policies in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. He has consulted for international organizations (ILO, UN, IMF), Canadian, CEE, German and EU government agencies, research organizations and corporations. In 2007 he served as a member of the Polish-German High Level Group on Research for Sustainability. In 2005 he held the position of a Jean Monnet Visiting Professor for European Integration in Vancouver (CAN). Before joining the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he was a Research Fellow and Project Coordinator at the Department of Economic Policy Research at the University of Leipzig. Mr. Rauch studied Economics, Political Science and Law in Leipzig. He also holds a MA degree in International Studies from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). In addition, he is a certified Business Mediator, specializing in inter- and transnational business mediation.

Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Born in 1949 in Jordan. Taleb Rifai was the Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO). From 1999 to 2003, he served in several ministerial portfolios in the Government of Jordan, as Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan and Minister of Information. In 2001, his portfolio was expanded to include the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity.
From 1993 to 1997, Taleb Rifai was actively involved in policy making and developing trade and investment strategies, initially in his capacity as Director of Jordan’s Economic Mission to Washington DC promoting trade, investment and economic relations between Jordan and the USA.  In 1995 he became the Director General of the newly established Investment Promotion Corporation (IPC), responsible for developing and implementing policies aiming at attracting Foreign Direct Investment into Jordan. He was a professor of Architecture at the University of Jordan in Amman and taught several courses in Philadelphia, Chicago and MIT.He received his PhD in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1983, his Master’s degree in Engineering and Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago in 1979, and his BSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Cairo in Egypt in 1973.

Senior Vice President Central Asia BG Group President, BG Kazakhstan 

Mark Rollins has overall responsibility for all BG Group's activities in Central Asia including the Karachaganak joint venture in Kazakhstan, as well as several upstream and downstream business development ventures, and is based in BG Group’s main office in the region situated in Astana. 
Before joining BG Group in 2008, Mr. Rollins was Chief Executive and board member of a private exploration and production company with operations in South America. He also held senior management positions in the deregulated utility sector, based in the Netherlands, with Nuon and Reliant Energy. 
Mark Rollins has a long history in the Caspian region with previous experience from key commercial and strategy positions in both the upstream and downstream sectors with ARCO, based in the United States, and Clyde Petroleum of the UK. He was also engaged in business development with Shell in the early 1990’s, when he worked primarily on projects in the former Soviet Union, including the Sakhalin II project in eastern Russia and several ventures in the North Caspian. 
Mark was awarded a DPhil in Engineering Science by Oxford University in 1989 and a MA in Mathematics by Cambridge University in 1985

Academician of the NIA, Director of the Institute of Economy Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born May 20, 1947. In 1970 he graduated from Shymkent Chemical-Technology. Doctor of economic science (1989). Professor (1999). Academic of International Engineering Academy in Moscow and in Kazakhstan (1996). Academic of МЭА"Eurasia”(1998). The president of Republican public association the Scientists Union (2006).
1973-90 - At the Institute of Economy AS Kaz SSR Orazaly went all steps of growth, from economist till the main research assistant. 
1990-2001 – was selected four times on a Supreme organ of government. He was a chairman at Committee of Supreme Soviet of Kazakhstan Republic and decided questions such as the development of science and national education.
2001-2003 – President of International Kazakh-Turkish University by name H.A. Yassavy in Turkistan.
2004-2006 – Professor of Transport and Communication Academy named after M.Tynyshbaev. President of the Institute of analyzing and forecasting "Kazakhstan-USA".
Master of sports on Greek wrestling, champion of RK.

Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M International University

Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of PhD in International Business; Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Maryland; former holder of Keating-Crawford Chair at Seaton Hall University; Recipient of two Best Paper awards; several research grants from NSF, Department of Education (BIE), UN Intellectual History Project and elsewhere; the School of Business Faculty of the Year Award, and the Faculty International Research Award at Texas A&M International University; Editor, International Trade Journal; author of seven books, including The UN and Transnational Corporations: From Code of Conduct to Global Compact (2008) and well over 32 academic journal articles, 12 book chapters, 23 book reviews and over 100 other conference proceedings, keynote speeches and presentations; listed in Marquis Who is Who in America, Who is Who in the World and several similar.

Chairman and Member of the Board, BTA Bank

Graduated magna cum laude from Economic Faculty of Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov and received a qualification of Economist and Lecturer of Political Economy. Graduated from London University in 1994 with a degree of Master of Science in Financial Economics as well as holds a degree of Candidate of Economic Science from Moscow University. Mr. Saidenov’s professional experience started with a position of Lecturer and Head of Sector at Social and Economic Disciplines at Dzhambul Irrigation and Construction Institute. In 1994 Mr. Saidenov joined European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the position of Consultant and Banker in London. In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and in 1998 was appointed Executive Director of the State Investment Committee. During the period from January to August 1999 Mr. Saidenov held a post of Chairman at the Investment Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan that was followed by his appointment as Vice-Minister Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan until August 2000 when he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board at “National Savings Bank” JSC. In June 2002 Mr. Saidenov joined National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan first as Deputy Governor and then as of January 2004 as Governor. On February 2, 2009 Mr. Saidenov was appointed Advisor to the Executive Board Chairman. On February 17, 2009 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of “BTA Bank” JSC by the decision of the Board of Directors.

Chairperson of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Director of Cambridge Kazakhstan Centre and Honorary Secretary of the Committee for Central and Inner Asia,Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge.

Born in 1971.Graduated from University of New Orleans.
Prof. Saxena got Ph.D. in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory in Trinity College, Cambridge. He then did Post-Doctoral training at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and University College London and a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge.
Siddharth Saxena has served as consultant to several international organisations in the UN system and otherwise and is on Cambridge Middle East working group, Cambridge India Partnership Group, Cambridge International Development Forum (China), Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Management Committee, UK India Business Forum next Generation Advisory Board, British Uzbek and Kazakh Society Boards.
Awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Medal in 2006 and is co-Director of CamCell. Ltd.
Published 60 peer reviewed and invited research articles and book chapters in both Islamic and Central Asian Studies as well as Experimental Physics.He has chaired four major international conferences and numerous panels.

Head of International Projects,European Business and Innovation Centre Network

Robert Sanders is British and graduated from Leicester University in 1988 with a degree in French, Information Technology and Economics. He worked for Pechiney UK Ltd before moving to different sales and marketing roles for a variety of international companies in the food retail sector including Glon SA and WT Foods Ltd, where he concentrated on the fields of exports and business development. In 2000, Robert set up his own consultancy business in Toulouse to work on international marketing and project management assignments for a number of public and private clients.
He joined EBN (The European Business and Innovation Centre Network) full time in March 2006 as Head of International Projects. Robert now manages all aspects of the EBN project portfolio, from bid proposal writing to delivery of final outputs. The projects are mainly SME-focused, in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, access to finance and business incubation. This portfolio currently consists of 14 projects, including the coordination role for EC and World Bank funded projects. Robert develops strategic partnerships with global organisations to enhance EBN membership. He also has a lobbying role with EU institutions and other organisations, including submitting policy recommendations reflecting the interests of the EBN network.

Representative of theGeneral  Directorate forTrade,European Commission inBrussels

Ines Sanchez joined the European Commission's Export Helpdesk team in May 2010 after five years working for EuropeAid Cooperation Office. 
Having organised communication campaigns at the Joint Research Center, the European Parliament, EuropeAid and the UN in Fiji, her work currently focuses on informing business in developing countries on how to better market and trade their products in Europe.
Ines got her Bachelor in Social Psychology and Communication and a Master in European Law. 

Professor, Eurasian National University named after L.Gumilev

PhD,Professor of department «Finance» of L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. About 60 publications, including 1 monography (23, 37 p.s.), 2 studying books and publications in different scientific magazines and materials of international conferences.

Chairman of the Investment committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born October 7, 1972. Education: Saratov State University, Institute of International relations, MIA of Japan, Tokyo, Diplomatic institute of MIA India, Delhi, Business school (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), Executive MBA (management in oil and gas sphere), Paris. 
Previously, held positions of General director Deputy of “Samruk-Kazyna Invest”, department director of strategic investments of “SWF “Samruk-Kazyna”, General Director of Caspian Contractors Trust, manager on business development Itochu Corporation, Conoco Phillips, Punge Lloyd, also he has been working in the Ministry of International Affairs, Kazakhstani institute of strategically researches under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and National academy of science.

Senior Advisor of Investment Centre, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Born on January 28, 1956 in Moscow. In 1979 has graduated from the Moscow State University, Economic Department, Economist-mathematician. 
Since September 2007 is a Senior Adviser to Director, FAO Investment Centre Division, participates and leads a number of projects of World Bank and EBRD in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Turkmenistan, coordination of IFC/FAO rice sector study in Sub-Saharan Africa.In 1994-2007 works at the Institute for Economy in Transition, Head of the Agrarian Policy Division.Leads a numerous projects in Russia, in number of regions of Russia, in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. In Russia advising to the Ministers of Agriculture and Economic Development, to the Ministry of Finance, the State Duma and the Council of Federation (two chambers of Russian parliament), National statistical agency.
Drafting several national laws and governmental and regional programmes.In Kazakhstan advising to the Ministry of Agriculture.2005-2007 Member of International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC).

Director of Kazakhstan Branch, Moscow State University

Doctor of Science, Economics, professor. Date of birth: September 1, 1942. Higher education, holds the degree with distinction from Department of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University. The Chairman of the Scientific Methods Council on Economy of Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The Member of  Board of Academicsof Institute of Further Training and Continuing Education, Lomonosov Moscow State University. The Chairman of Dissertation Council under Moscow State University D 501.001.56.The Member of Dissertation Council under Moscow State Institute of International relations (university), MFA RF D 209.002.06. The Member of Dissertation Council under Russian Academy of state ministering under the President of the Russian Federation D 502.006.03. The Head of Second Higher Education Program with a specialization in «National Economy». Published more than 200 works comprising over 220 printed sheets in Russia and other states. Has published 58 works comprising 83.97 printed sheets, including 28 scientific works making totally 20,8 printed sheets for the last five years, 33 tutorials making totally 63,17 printed sheets. The supervisor of writing team and the science editor of 2 study guides, 1 text-book, 2 monographs comprising 238,76 printed sheets. Alltogether trained 8 doctors, 21 candidates of sciences.

President, Islamitische Stichting, Counsellor for Turkish Embassy in The Hague

He is expert in religion and ecology all over the world (Turkey, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and USA). As a post-graduate student, he studied at Lancaster University in the UK. He also taught Muslim ethics and philosophy at the University College of St. Martin, in Lancaster, UK (1996-1999). He is a member of several international associations.
He is currently a participant in and coordinator of three international projects (European) on religion and multiculturalism. He has published two books and several articles in Turkish and English, including “Ecotheology as interdisciplinary knowledge about religion”. He has delivered various papers and lectures in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, USA, Italy, Japan, and Romania. He performed as a speaker at the OSCE Summit in Astana in 2010.

Senior Vice Chairman of China Federation of industrial economics

From 1963 to 1968, he studied in the Department of Aircraft at Northwestern Polytechnical University. After graduation in July 1968, he started work in Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company and gradually worked his way up to the post of Executive Deputy General Manager and Acting General Manager. In March 1992, he became General Manager of Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company. From January 1997 to May 1998, he served as Deputy General Manager of China Aviation Industry Corporation. He was later appointed as Deputy Head of the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision in May 1998. In April, 2001, he took up the office of Deputy Head of the General Administration of Quality Supervision and Quarantine and served his term until October 2005. Since July 2006, he has been working as Senior Vice Chairman as well as Director General of the Industrial Innovation Work Committee in China Federation of Industrial Economics

First Vice-President of the International Academy of Investments, Director of the Institute of Strategic Research of Integration Problems EurAsEC

Born in 1939 in Russia. He began his career as an assistant in 1978 and in 1980 became the first Deputy of the Chairman of the regional executive committee. In 1981 he became the secretary of the Turgai region committee party of the North Kazakhstan region. He is an experienced adviser to the Chairman of the Interstate and the EurAsEC Customs Union (since 1994), an expert in the Government of Russia (1996-1998), and consultant to the Committee on the Economy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia (1999). He is a professor, Academician of RANS, member of editorial board of “Economist” magazine, a Doctor of Economic Science, and Deputy Chairman of the subdepartment on scientific jobs for a concrete economy and finance of the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation. In 2004 he became the head of VTK «the State Budgetary Policy and Mobilization of Resources for Maintenance of Economic Growth in the Russia» and the «Working out of the mechanism of additional attraction of investment means in social sphere and infrastructural branches at regional and local levels» by request of the Presidential Administration of the Russia; «Reforming of Corporate Sector of Economy of Russia: Tendencies and Development Prospects».

CEO of KC 2 Ltd., a Board Member of the REIT ERG Capital

Dr. Krassen Stanchev is CEO of KC 2 Ltd., a Board Member of the REIT ERG Capital; he has recently served as Senior Consultant and Central Asia Advisor for Pragma Corporation; he is also Board Chairman, Founder and former Executive Director of Institute for Market Economics - the first Bulgaria’s independent and free market think thank (1993), former member and committee chairman of the Constitutional Assembly (1990-1991), one of the most quoted Bulgarian observers, laureate of the Best Individual Country Analyst award for 1996 by Euromoney, a nominee for Bulgaria’s Mr. Ekonomika 2004 Award as well as laureate of Bulgaria Government Prize – 2002 For Outstanding Contribution to Democracy and Civil Society, 2006 Templeton Award – as IME Director, and George Vassilev’s Fund for Individual Contribution to the Spirit of Liberty in Bulgaria – 2006.
He was a principle drafter of a number of reforms from central planning to market economy, is one of the leaders of those reforms in Bulgaria, and consulted such in reform in other transition countries.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for High Technology EurAsEC

Born October 18, 1940 in Balashov, Saratov Oblast in the family of a serviceman. In 1962 he graduated from the Penza Polytechnic Institute. Speciality - an electrical engineer. In 1997 he graduated from the Graduate School of Military Academy of the General Staff. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician.
Director of the State Scientific Institution "Center of Information Technologies and Systems of the executive branch" (TSITIS "), Director General of the Internommunications and Information under the President of the Russian Federation (1991-1998), General Army, Hero of Russia. 
Winner of State Prize of Russia in the field of science and technology, honored radio RF, Honorary Worker of Industry of the RF Communications.Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation.Has more than 150 scientific papers and a large number of inventions. Awarded the Order of Honor, the Red Banner, "For Merit" of the third and fourth degree (third degree - "for carrying out a special mission, a secret decree), and medals.

Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Association “Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists”

Born in 1971. Mr. Sultanov graduated from Kazakh National Technical Universityin Electrical Engineering in 1994, and in 1995 from Kazakh State Academy of Management as an economist. He began his career in 1994 as a senior economist in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1995 he was appointed Head of Department, then Deputy Chief of Administration (1996), Deputy Director of the Budget Department (1997), Director of the Department of Public Procurement (1998), Deputy Director of the Department of Treasury (in 1999), Deputy Director of the Budget Department (2001), Director of the Department of State Budget of the Ministry of Finance of RK (2002). In 2002-2003 he served as Director of the Department of Budget Policy and Planning, Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan and 2003 to 2006  as Vice-Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the RK. From 2006 to 2007 he was Chairman of the Agency for Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan and January 2007 to August 10, 2007, Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From August 2007 until March 2010 he was Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On March 13, 2010 by Decree of the Head of State was appointed as Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Professor of Economy, Autonomous University of Madrid

Born November 1, 1933 in the family of a physician. He studied at the French Lycée, Complutense University of Madrid and the London School of Economics. He is a Doctor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Economics since 1968. In 1968-1971 he was a professor of economics at the University of Malaga. Since 1975 he is a professor of economics at Madrid Autonomous University. In 1983-1985 he lectured at the University of Paris Sorbonne. In 1976, he entered the executive committee of the Spanish Communist Party (SCP). Deputy of the Spanish Parliament in 1977, 1979 and 1986. Participant of the signing of the Constitution of 1978. In 1989 he entered the Democratic and Social Centre, but soon retired from politics completely. He was a deputy mayor of Madrid, a consultant to United Nations Development Programme and the Institute for the Integration of Latin America. Since 1992 a member of the prestigious Club of Rome, a Professor of "Jean Monnet" in EU. Author of a Doctoral dissertation "Creation and development of a common European market", numerous books in the field of economics, politics and philosophy, the novel “The story of Elio”. Dr. Honoris Causa of many universities.Participant of the preparation of EU documents.Owner of numerous Spanish and international awards.

Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born September 13, 1956 in the Atyrau Oblast, Kazakhstan. In 1979 graduated from the Ural Pedagogical Institute as a teacher of geography and biology. In 2009, she graduated Eurasian Academy of West Kazakhstan region, degree in economics.

She actively involved in № 20school life and the village Zachagansk Uralsk city, led the teachers Komsomol organization. 1982 - deputy of Zachagansk Village Council. 1987 - Vice-chairman of the Zachagansk village council. 1995 - head of the Governor of the Zachagansk village. 1997 - deputy mayor of Uralsk city. Elected to the Majilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the third and fourth convocation of the party list, a member of the "Nur Otan", member of the Committee for Economic Reform and Regional Development Majilis, Member of the National Commission for Women, Family and Demographic Policy of the President RK.

Mayor of Astana City

Born December 9, 1956.Graduated from the Uralsk Pedagogical Institute named after Pushkin (1979), natural – geographical faculty, teacher of geography, biology.
Since 1993 –assistant of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan.Since 1995 – Deputy Prime-Minister of RK. Since 1997 – Deputy Prime-Minister of RK – Minister of Education and Culture of RK. Since 1997 , he worked as Deputy Head of Administration of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Head of Organization – Control Department of Administration of President of RK. Since 1999 – Mayor of Atyrau region.Since December of 2000 – Deputy Prime-Minister of RK. Since 2002, he served as Prime-Minister of RK. Since 2003 - theState Secretary of RK.

In 2004, he has been appointed Head of Administration of President of RK, since December of 2004 till April of 2008 –Mayor of Almaty city. Since April of 2008 –Mayor of Astana city.

Professor of International Economics, University of Copenhagen

Previous positions held: Danske Bank Research Professor, Economic Advisor to the Treasury of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; Head of Monetary Division and Studies, OECD, Paris; Advisor to the Governor of Denmark’s Central Bank; Chairman, Danish Economic Council; Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Union in the European Communities; Member of the Swedish Government’s Advisory Group on the economic crisis; Member of Group of Independent Evaluators of the Effectiveness of IMF Advice after the Asian Crisis 1998-99, Washington D.C.; Chairman of the Board of 3M Denmark; Chairman of the Boards of Mercato dei Titoli di Stato (MTS SpA), Rome, and of EuroMTS plc., London, President of National Olympic Committee of Denmark, and others.

Author of more than 80 articles in international economic journals and conference volumes.

Born December 13, 1934.Educated at the Universities of Copenhagen (M.Sc. 1960 and Dr.Polit, Economics 1971) and Harvard (Master of Public Administration 1961), the latter as Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund.

Consultant, Vista Management GMBH

Born July 27, 1927 in Gottingen, Germany,. Attended school in Gottingen

and Berlin. Graduated from Physics at State University Rostov on Don and

Lomonosov State University Moscow.Professor, Doctor of Sciences.cofounder of the Russion Section of EUROSOLAR and the platform Solar2. Сofounder of WISTAsolar, arranging cooperation in the field of Solar Energy and erecting Solar Power equipment at the campus Berlin-Adlershof. Discovered the photovoltaic effect due to extrinsic generation (patented in 1960).

Honorary Member of the Ioffe-Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Honorary Member of the Association “Brucke Osteuropa”, Berlin. Honorary Member of the Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology, Frankfurt (Oder).

Author of more than 50 publications in scientific journals and 12 Patents.

Vice-President, “Economic Research Institute“ JCS of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Graduated from Moscow Institute of Management with honors’ degree. PhD in Economics, is an Academician at the Eurasian International Science Academy, International Academy of Science and Manufacturing Practices, Science Editor of “Economics, Finance, Researches” Journal and an international and national expert on entrepreneurship. 2008-2010 - chairman of the Executive Body of the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association.

A member of the work panel on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnership of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Integration for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. She serves as a member of the Doctoral Dissertation Committee for the defense of theses for the degree of Doctor in Economics at Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade. Dr. Toxanova leads several Kazakhstani and foreign science and research projects and has more than 150 scientific studies and methodological manuals. She is included in the list of Top 100 women in Kazakhstan, is a winner of Republican competitions such as “The Best Entrepreneur of the Decade”, “The Best University Lecturer” and has been awarded with a USA “Fullbright” Scholarship.


Director of the Department of economic cooperation and integration with the CIS Economic Development of Russia

Born November 29, 1972. Graduated from Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (Technical University) and the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.  Since  1998 to 2010 he held positions such as the Chief Specialist, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the Department of Export Control of Economic Development of Russia, Counsellor, Head of Trade Policy Integration Committee Secretariat of the Eurasian Economic Community, the Deputy Director of Consolidated Department of analysis and regulation of foreign economic activity of Russian Ministry of Economic Development. For the contribution to the formation of the legal base of the Customs Union was awarded the Order.

UN Resident Coordinator UNDP Representative in KZ

Prior to this appointment Stephen was Chief, Office of the Director with OCHA in Geneva (2007-2010), with additional duties in 2010 as OIC of the OCHA Administrative Office.  From 2004-2007, he was Head of Office for OCHA’s Russian Federation Country Office and in 2003 until 2004, he was their Chief of the Policy Development Section in Geneva.  From 1999-2003, Stephen was OCHA’s Desk Officer and Head of Field Office, covering former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.  In 1998 he was the Political Adviser to the Head of the UN Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda and from 1996-1998, Chief of the Civil Affairs Liaison Office for the UN Transitional Administration in Croatia (UNTAES).  Prior to his career with the UN, Stephen pursued an academic career (1988-1996) at Princeton University and at the University of Michigan.  He also spent time as a Freelance Journalist in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (1991-1993) and conducted extensive field research in former Yugoslavia. In an earlier phase of his career, Stephen was a program manager and analyst in energy and environmental policy, including the management of global climate change (1984-1988). Stephen holds a Ph.D., in Political Science, from the University of Michigan, an M.A., in Philosophy, from Duke University, and a B.A., in Mathematics and Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University, USA.

Vice-ministerof Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Has graduated from the Moscow supreme technical school named by N.E.Bauman (1984), engineer - mechanic. Since 1984 - the master, the deputy chief of shop of the Machine-building factory nabed by S.M.Kirov.АLmaty city. Since 1989 - managing posts in commercial structures. Since May, 1997 - the Deputy director of the Department of industry of the Ministry of Economics and trade of  RK. Since March, 1998 - the Vice-president, the chairman of Committee on the state control above manufacture and a revolution of alcoholic production (MF MET RK, MSI RK).Since January, 2001 - the Vice-minister of the Ministry of natural resources and environment protection of RK.Since July, 2003 - the Vice-president of board of JSC "Innovational fund".Since April, 2004 - the Chairman of board of JSC "AstanaEnergyService". Since April, 2006 - managing posts in commercial structures. Since October, 2007 - the Director of Company "Regional investment centre "Maximum". Since March 2008 - Deputy akim of South Kazakhstan region. Since March, 2009 - Vice-minister of environment protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton-Woods Committee

Secretary General of the Euro50Group and Member of the Advisory Board of Central Banking.

Marc Uzan is the editor of numerous volumes: “The Future of the International Monetary System”(2004) and “A Handbook on the International Financial Architecture” with Nouriel Roubini (2006), and “The International Monetary System, the IMF and the G20”(Palgrave 2007) and others.

He is the author of several academic papers on the new architecture for the international financial system. He holds a Master Degree in International Economics and Finance from the Université de Paris Dauphine. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley.

Managing Director, PBN CompanyKazakhstan

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St.Louis. Bruce left the U.S.A. in 2001 after nine years of management consulting, lastly as Senior Manager in Accenture's Consumer Products Strategy Practice in Chicago.  Since then he has worked in emerging markets in Russia, Central Asia and Africa.  He joined PBN in 2009 after four years of independent strategy consulting based in South Africa.  Before that he was the Chief Operating Officer and Regional Marketing Director of the Enterprise Development Project of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID. Bruce's client list includes SABMiller, Cadbury, Samsung, Ericsson, Absa Bank (Barclay’s), Tiger Brands, Murray & Roberts, DeBeers, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, and many others.

Head, Eurasia Competitiveness Programme Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

MSc in Management Economics, London School of Economics; MSc in International Management, HEC Paris, Community of European Management Schools; MA in Government, Institut D'Etudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence. Formerly: with Boston Consulting Group; Project Leader, AT Kearney Principal; Lecturer in Political Economy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. With OECD, leads policy advisory work for governments from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. Author of several books and publications related to competitiveness and globalization focusing on foreign direct investment strategies and policies for emerging markets including, Globalization Strategies: How to Crack New Markets with Harvard Business School. Expertise: private sector development and competitiveness policies for emerging markets.

Rector of the Ural State University of Economics

President of "The Big Eurasian University Complex", deputy chairman of the Eurasian Economic Cub of Scientists Association coordination council, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, full-fledged member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Born January 1, 1951. Graduate of the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute in the field of  geology and exploration of natural resources. 1973-1989 – the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute. 1989-1993 – the Moscow State Geological Institute named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. 1993-2000 – Professor of the Natural Resources Management Department at the Ural  State University of Economics. 1998-2005 – Director General of the “Uralpischepromsertifikat” research institute. 2000-2005 – Head of the above mentioned department of the Ural State University of Economics. The author of over 300 scientific publications, 13 monographs, 5 textbooks. He has 5 patented inventions, including the Eurasian patent for a grain grinding technology.

Academician of European Academy of Sciences and two Russian Academies (RAASN and REA), Director R&D INRC Polymate and Nanotech Industries, Inc, Editor-in-chief the SITA-journal and OCJ

In 1982 he elaborated the first nanostructured anticorrosion composite materials Novel nanotechnologies invented by prof. Figovsky were a base for establishing a few of industrial production in USA, Canada, Russia and Israel. He is also the President of IAI (Israel), member of European Academy of Sciences, Foreign Members of two Russian Academies of Sciences (REA & RAACS), the chairman of the UNESCO chair “Green Chemistry”. For few of his inventions in nanotechnologies he received gold and silver medals at the IENA-98 (Nurnberg, Germany). From 1999 he is the editor-in-chief of the journal “Scientific Israel – Technological Advantages” and from 2008 – of the “Open Corrosion Journal”. In 2006 he received the Gold Angel Prize at the “Genious-2006” exhibition and in 2007 NASA Nanotech Briefs®’ Nano 50™ Award. Prof. Figovsky was elected as a Presidium member of Russian Nanotechnology Society (2008). During last a few of years prof. Figovsky carrying his reviews as an expert of Israeli Ministry of Industry & Trade (BASHAN program), European Committee (7 framework program) and RusNano (Russia). He is a distinguish professor of Voronezh University (VGASU) and chief scientific adviser of ISA (Israel). In 2009  VIP-expert of Russian Foundation for small and middle business.

 James H. Rudy Professor of Economics at Indiana University

Von Furstenberg served for a year as an assistant professor of economics at Cornell, followed by another stint at Brookings, this time as an Economic Policy Fellow assigned to the Program Evaluation Section of theDepartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He returned to Cornell for two years as an assistant professor, then spent a summer as a consultant to HUD, before moving to Indiana as an associate professor. Following a stint as a visiting professor at the University of Augsburg, he became a full professor at Indiana, in 1973.

From 1973-1976 von Furstenberg served as Senior Staff Economist for the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisors. He spent half a year as a resident economist at the American Enterprise Institute, then resumed his teaching duties in Bloomington. In 1978, he began a five-year stint as Chief of the Financial Studies Division of the International Monetary Fund. In 1983, he was named Rudy Professor of Economics.

While continuing to lecture at Indiana University, von Furstenberg has also made time for brief visiting professorships Justus-Liebig University and the University of Toronto and summer lectures at University of Szczecin, the Warsaw University School of Management International Business Program, and Catholic University of Lublin Business School. He has been the recipient of numerous Fulbright and other grants, and has consulted for several U.S. government agencies as well as the Deutsche Bundesbank.

From 2000-2002, von Furstenberg was the inaugural Robert Bendheim Professor of Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Fordham Graduate School of Business.

The professor is married and has one son. He speaks German and English fluently, has a working knowledge of French and some knowledge of Latin and Spanish. His wife speaks Dutch, German and French.

President, IPK International

In 1968, Rolf Freitag graduated from the University of Munich, Germany, in economics. He started his professional career as an assistant at the Institute for Economic and Social Geography of the University of Munich.In 1969,Rolf Freitag foundedIPK International upon the adviceof the UniversityofMunich and the Bavarian Ministry for Economyand Traffic. Rolf Freitag hassincebeen the PresidentofIPKInternational. During his professionalcareer, Rolf Freitag has completed more than 1,000 projects in 50 countries worldwide.IPK International launched the World Travel Monitorin 1988, based on the European Travel Monitor - which today forms an integral part of the World Travel Monitor.Based on surveys representative ofthe population innearly60countries, more than 500,000 interviews are conducted every year. Besidesholiday trips, business tripsand other private trips are also included in the survey (covering the total travel market).Today the World Travel Monitor is the world’s sole and largest primary tourism database to provide comparable data on the European, American and Asian outbound travel volume and travel behaviour.

Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International; Ex-Vice-President, AIG; Ex-Chairman, Central Bank of Israel

Born in 1943. 2004-2009 - Vice Chairman of American International Group, Inc., 2000-2004 - Chairman of Merrill Lynch International Inc., as well as Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s Sovereign Advisory and Global Financial Institutions Groups. 1991-2000 - Governor of the Bank of Israel.1987-1991 - Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.1973-1987 - Editor of the Journal of Political Economy at the faculty of the University of Chicago (the position of the David Rockefeller, Professor of International Economics).
1995-1996 - Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, 1999-2000 - Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1991-2000 - Governor of the IMF and Alternate Governor of the World Bank for Israel.
Author of numerous books and articles in the fields of International Economics and Macro-Economics, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Director, Senior Economist, Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance, World Economic Forum

Degree in Economics, Universität Münster; PhD in Economics, University of Bochum. Formerly, Research Fellow, University of Bochum and Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, Mannheim; Lecturer, Fachhochschule Bochum and Universität Witten-Herdecke; Trade Promotion Officer, International Trade Centre. Since 2004, with World Economic Forum: since 2005, Senior Economist; since 2008, current position. Co-Author Global Competitiveness Report.Co-Editor, Arab World Competitiveness Report and Global Enabling Trade Report.  Research interests: national competitiveness, international trade policy, regional integration, economic development in Middle East, Europe and Central Asia, benchmarking indicators.

Chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Tim was educated at the University of Adelaide, the University of Minnesota and Harvard University.
Visiting Fellow with the School of Economics, Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. 
Before joining Austrade, Tim was an economist and industrial advocate with the ACTU, and Tim has also worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and has overseas experience in the corporate sector in the UK the USA and Israel.
He also writes for a number of major publications. Tim’s latest book “The Airport Economist” is a Top Ten business books best seller.

Co-founder and Managing Director, T2 venture Capital, Consultant on venture capital and innovative policy, World Bank

Kauffman Fellow, a member of a selective program to groom leaders of the venture capital industry. 
Victor graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. with Honors, studying Government plus additional studies in Computer Science, Computer Architecture, and Operating Systems Design. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Chicago with a J.D. 1995-1997–service in national politicsin 1997appointed as a Law Clerk in the General Counsel’s office of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
He served on the Steering Committee of the International Banking and Finance Committee of the American Bar Association.

Managing director, Inno AG

1984-1989 University Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany MS Business Relations Management.
1990-1995 University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Lecturer, 1989-1991 Fraunhofer ISI, Germany, Researcher. University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Phd Network management, 1991-inno AG, Germany, Co-founder, Managing Director. 2005- CEO, M.O.R.E. Invest GmbH, Germany.

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Heyzer is responsible for all programmes of ESCAP and its administration, ensuring that the Regional Commission plays a major role in the development of the region. Since taking office, Dr. Heyzer has promoted regional cooperation to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific. She has promoted regional connectivity to enhance trade, transport, energy security, social protection, and financial cooperation. Dr. Heyzer has improved the engagement of countries with special needs and harnessed partnerships to respond to transnational development challenges and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to her ESCAP appointment, Dr. Heyzer was the first Executive Director from the South to head the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science from the University of Singapore. Dr. Heyzer obtained a Doctorate in social sciences from CambridgeUniversity in the United Kingdom.

Professor of Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Graduate School of Economics (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Ernani Hickmann is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro and Coordinator of the MBA Program and Business Consulting in South Brazil. He was a Vice-President for the Latin America region and Director of the Latin America Service for WEFA (Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates), overseeing the forecasting of economic trends in the16 Latin American economies. Hickmann’s Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois.

Headof Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

Mr Hussain has a Ph.D in Statistics.During the years 1982 – 1999 he worked first as a research officer and then a research associate at the Joanneum Research Centre in Austria. He joined the European Commission in 1999 and worked as Principal Administrator at the Statistical Office of the European Communities in the areas of price statistics and balance of payments, with special focus on trade in services and foreign direct investments. Since November 2009 he is the head of Trade Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan.

Editor-in-Chief, “World Business and Finance” magazine, Non-executive director, China Digital TV Holding Co. Ltd and AirMedia Group, Inc.

Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at International Monetary Research Institute (IMI), Renmin University of China, Member of Advisory Board of Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), Professor of Economics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Finance & Business. Popular TV commentator on Finance and Economy.

Songzuo Xiang achieved Master and PhD degree of Economics from Renmin University of China, Master of International Affaires in Economic Policy Management at the School of International and Public Affaires, Columbia University. He was Visiting Scholar at Judge Institute of Management Studies, Cambridge University. Author of numerous academic papers and dissertations.

Deputy Chief of the General Plan workshop of the State Communal Enterprise “Scientific-research project institute of the general plan of Astana city”.

Higher architectural education of Tselinograd Agricultural Institute, qualification of architect.Master of architecture (1979), Associated Professor of the higher professional licensing board of Moscow (1983), Professor of Eurasian National University named after L.Gumilev (1996).Awarded “10 years of RK Parliament” medal (2006), Honorary Architect of the RK (2009).Worked as a Director Deputy of Public Administration “Scientific-research project institute of the general plan of Astana city”. In State Communal Enterprise “Astanagenplan” as a chief specialist, head of scientific-research department. Since 2007 to the present time - chief specialist of scientific-research workshop, acting head of scientific-research workshop, acting head of General plan workshop, and deputy head of General plan workshop.

Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Division,United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

He is one of the key policy-makers of “green” growth on Asia-Pacific and global level. Actively participates in the development of the theme on environmental taxation and fiscal reforms which is an integral component of promoting changes in economic system to achieve "green growth" and create conditions for "green economy". The owner of a personal copy of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.Served as Counselor at Korean Missions at the UN and the OECD, Director General for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea.Participated in the development of special reports of the Interstate Council on Climate Change (ICCC) in "Agenda 21" (UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro).Represented the Republic of Korea during the work on climate change issues and put forward the idea of NAMA register (National Action condition), and carbon credits for NAMA.

Head of the “Green bridge” office, correspondent of “Ecology” Academy

PhD, a member of “Ecology”Academy, has a great leadership experience as Deputy Director General of RSE “Informational and Analytical Centre for the Environmental Protection”, Ministry of Environmental protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the head of the Kazakhstan branch of Scientific Information Center of Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development in Central Asia, the head of laboratory "Ecological and desertification problems”, director of the Institute for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Director of the National Environmental Centre for Sustainable Development,coordinator of National Aarhus center on public access to information, participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. 
Participated in the development and implementation of international programs and projects, strategies and action plans. One of the developers of informational system "State cadastres of natural resources," the head of scientific research activity development, national reports on international environmental conventions, expert works in the field of environmental regulation, planning, assessment and environmental audits, training courses. Has certificates in management, preparation projects of the World Bank, TACIS, UNEP, state license in the field of environmental protection.

Deputy Chairman, Executive Board of Nazarbayev University

MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Board, National Medical Holding.
Almaz Sharman has experience in the fields of biomedical research, clinical research, and in public health. After graduation he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Immunobiology Vaccine Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham until 1994. 
From 1997 until 2004, Dr. Sharman was involved in university teaching as an associate in the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins University. 
In 2001 Almaz Sharman joined US Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Mission for Central Asia as the Infectious Disease Advisor and later as USAID Country Office Coordinator for Kazakhstan. 
In May 2008 Dr. Sharman was appointed CEO of the National Medical Holding. 

Senior Fellow, Atlas Economic Research Foundation; Co-Director, Sound Money Project

Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Utah. She has given expert testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Senate Banking, Senate Foreign Relations, House Banking, and House Foreign Affairs committees. She is a former senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) and was professor of international finance at DUXX Graduate School of Business in Monterrey, Mexico. She was a staff economist for the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform chaired by Jack Kemp (1995-96) and has served on the boards of Hilton Hotels and Atlantic Coast Airlines. In January 2010 she was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; she is the Board's regional expert on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and also serves on the Budget & Audit Committee.

Vice-President of the AustrianFederal Economic Chamber

Dr. Schenz is a graduate of the University of Technology in Vienna. Dr. Schenz was appointed the official Capital Markets representative of the Austrian Government in 2002, after retiring as Chairman of the management board and CEO of OMV, Austria’s largest corporation.
Currently Dr. Schenz serves as the Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, a member of the Presidency of the Federation of Austrian Industry, and as the President of the Austrian chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Previously worked as an assistant at the University and at the Ludwig Boltzman Institute.

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Fraunhofer IFF

Born in 1948.Received Business Studies. Has a longstanding experience in the industry (BASF Group among others) Management of companies in German and overseas. Until 2005 served as a General manager of a supply company in the automobile industry. Currently Business consultant, Kuratoriumsvorsitzender (president) of the Frauenhofer research institute in Magdeburg (IFF), Member of the innovation committee of the autonomous community of Sachsen-Anhalt, Magdeburg, Germany, Contract professor of automation and computing at the Faculty of Business in Harz, Wernigerode, Germany.

First Deputy Prime Minister

Born in 1964.Graduated from the Moscow Economics and Statistics Institute (1986) with a degree in mathematics methods in economics.PhD in economics.Was employed as junior and leading research fellow in a number of research facilities in Almaty. Went on to work as a consultant with the Supreme Economic Council under the President; as an advisor to the President for economic issues; vice head of the Finance, Labor and Social Protection of the Population Department in the Presidential Service and in the Cabinet. In 1993-1995 – deputy head of administration of South Kazakhstan Oblast. Starting from November 1995 – Minister of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Starting from early 1998 – Deputy Head of Presidential Administration. Starting from August 1998 – Governor of Kostanai Oblast. 
Later he served as Astana city Mayor, then as Governor of South Kazakhstan Oblast. Member of the Supreme Economic Council under the President (February – November 1997), Member of the National Council for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (November 1997 – August 1998).Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kazakhoil CJSC (March – December 1997).Awarded with “Parsat” Order. Starting from March 2004 – Mayor of Astana City. In September 2006 he was appointed Governor of South Kazakhstan Oblast. In August 2007 appointed Vice-Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Director of Research and Design Institute of Socio-Natural Systems of the International University of Nature, Society and Man "Dubna"

Alexander Shcheulinwas graduated from the Physics and Technology Faculty of Kharkov State University in 1972. From 1972 until 2000 he worked at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
He defended his thesis Dynamics of electron-ion ring beam in 1988.
During the years 1991-1993 he was co-led the elaboration of Russia's first program for the development of Science Cities "Technopolis Dubna".
He has been working with problems of sustainable innovation development for regions since 2000. He was the supervisor of more than 30 projects on this topic.
He was the co-author of 3 books and more than 40 papers on designing sustainable innovation development for the territories of various sizes.
Winner of three awards of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and the National Award "EcoWorld". He awarded the Jubilee Medal and a medal "Knight of Arts and Sciences" of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Independent Director, Member of the Board of Directors of the SWF ”Samruk-Kazyna” JSC

He was born on 9 July 1942 in Blackpool, England. In 1960 has graduated from the Royal Masonic School (Hertfordshire, London). In 1960 has joined Treaties Department of the Ministry of Transport and Technology, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1967 has joined the department of public contracts of Ferranti Ltd Company. In 1969 has joined Military Aircraft Division of British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) as Commercial Manager. In 1978 was appointed Commercial Director. In 1981 became the Assistant Managing Director of British Aerospace plc. In 1983 was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Director of Aircraft Group. In 1987 was appointed Marketing Director of British Airspace plc. In 1988 became the Chairman of British Aerospace Defence Company. In 1990 was appointed Chief Executive of British Aerospace plc. In 1992-2002 served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Industry. In 1998-2000 served as Non-Executive Director of the National Westminster Bank. In 1998-2004 served as Chairman of BAE Systems Company. From 2001 to 2008 served as Chairman of United Utilities plc.; Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire. From 2006 to 2008 served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kazakhstan Holding for the Management of State Assets “Samruk” JSC. Was elected to the Board of Directors of “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, No. 962 dated October 17, 2008.

President, Erçel Advisory Group; Ex-Chairman, Central Bank of Turkey

Mr. Gazi Erçel took his undergraduate degree from Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Science in 1967. He received a Masters Degree in International Economics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1976.
Mr Gazi Erçel started his career in 1967 as a Bank Examiner in the Ministry of Finance. During 1977-1982, he was the Deputy Director General of the Treasury in charge of Foreign Exchange, Banking Supervision, the World Bank and the Research Departments. Between1982-1986 he worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, as the Assistant to the Executive Director. In 1987-1989 he served as the Director General of the Turkish Treasury in charge of International Economic Development. He undertook several executive positions in private sector in Istanbul for 7 years during 1989-95. In 1996 Mr. Erçel was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey where he served 5 years until 2001. In 2002 Mr. Erçel established a financial advisory firm, Ercel Global Advisory lectures at Aydin University.He also is a columnist in the daily newspaper “HaberTurk” and commentator at “Bloomberg HT” television.

President of the International Institute of Pitirim Sorokin - Nikolai Kondratiev

Born on January 1, 1929 in Chernevtsy, Ukraine.   In 1952 graduated from the Law Faculty of Leningrad University.

Doctor of Economic Sciences, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, International Academy of Informatization, Academy of forecasting. President of the Division of research cycles and forecasting of Natural Sciences, president of the Association “Forecasts and cycles”, Vice-president of the International Fund N.D. Kondratiev and the Academy of forecasting, a member of the World Federation of Future Researches, Honored Scientist of Russian Federation.

UV Yakovets recognized as the author of scientific discovery "of interaction of cycles and crises in the dynamics of society". Author of more than 600 published scientific publications in various sectors of socio-economic knowledge, especially in the researches of cycles and crises, the dynamics of civilizations, forecasting and strategic planning, scientific and technological progress and innovation, price formation and rents, economic theory. He was awarded a medal named after Kapitza RANS.

Professor, Eurasian National University named after L.Gumilev

PhD, professor. "The best teacher of the university" Grant holder, 2006. Released: 20 candidates of economic sciences, 5 Doctors on Philosophy, 15 Masters. Professional  publication: 1 Book, 6 monographs, 3 booklets, 26 training aids  and  disciplines of  teaching materials, 80 research articles. 

Vice-President on Commercial relations, Finmeccanicas

Sergio Bertoli was born in Livorno in 1946. Sergio Bertoli achieved his degree in Electronic Engineering in 1971 at Pisa University. He began his carrier in Marconi Italiana in 1973 and worked there until 1977 as system engineer. 
From 1977 to 1984 was the responsible of the Italian Military Market of a private company which represented several foreign companies involved in high technology. In the 1980 was appointed as an executive of the company. From 1984 to 1989 he was the Chief Executive Officer of a private company which represented several foreign companies involved in high technology. From 1990 to 1995 he was the Commercial Director of Micrel, a company owned by SMA. In 1995 he reached the Finmeccanica Group as Commercial Director of the company Alelco. From 2001 to 2004 he worked in Galileo Spa in the “Strategic Marketing Division”. In 2003 He received by Finmeccanica the task of Area Manager for the country of Israel. From 2005 he is working in Finmeccanica as Area Manager of several countries in the Sales Department. 

Director of ‘Nur Otan’ NDP High Party School

In 1999 to 2001 she was the National coordinator of the First Inter-State Report on indicators testing of sustainable development for the Aral Sea basin, which was successfully presented by Kazakhstan at 9-th UN CSD (2001). In 2000-2002 she was a Member of the Working group of the preparation UNDP report (National Agenda -21), which was presented during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. In 2003-2010 she was National Coordinator of projects by support Government of Kazakhstan, including “Development Strategy for the formation of competitive clusters in natural-resource sector”, “Improving Governance and Strategic Planning in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “Environmental- economic problems in the mineral resources sector” and many international Projects by support ESCAP - “Problems of reducing poverty”; OSCE- “Consequences of WTO accession for Sustainable Development”; EU- “Formation of system of sustainable development indicators”; ECOSOC- «Achievement of MDGs in Kazakhstan”; UNESCAP - “National report on integrating of the “Green growth" principals in the strategic planning system”, etc.

In 2008 to 2009 – Prof. Yessekina as Vice – Rector and Rector leaded by process of the opening the National School of Public Policy in the framework of Academy of Public Administration under President of Kazakhstan with cooperation of LKY Public Policy School, ENA, LSE and others. Author of more than 100 publications. In 2010 she was awarded by Medal of Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan "for the Development of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan".

Acting Chairperson of the Board, “Entrepreneurship Development Fund “Damu” JSC

Born on November 7, 1972 in Akmola region. 
In 1994 she graduated from Akmola Agricultural Institute with honors in “Economics and management in the sectors of agriculture "in 2003 - Eurasian Humanitarian Institute with honors in law. Candidate of Economic Sciences. 
She began her career in 1995 as a professor of economic faculty of the Gumilev Eurasian State University. In 2004 she worked as a national expert on economic development project of UNDP Kazakhstan. From August 2004 to January 2009 she headed the department of analysis and strategy development, training and consulting, corporate development of JSC “Entrepreneurship Development Fund”. Since January 2009 she worked as general manager of the department of special programs, the Directorate on financial institutions and development institutes management JSC “Samruk-Kazyna”. 
She is married and has 3 children. From August 17, 2009 appointed as member of the Board of Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Since January15, 2011 she serves as an Acting Chairperson of theBoard.

Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and New Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1971 in Karaganda, he graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University with a major in law in 1994; and in 1998 graduated from the Higher School of Public Administration under the directorship of the President. In 1995-1997 he worked as Assistant and Senior Assistant Attorney in Medeu District in Almaty. In 1998-1999 worked as Chief Officer with the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms. In 1999-2000 headed Justice Ministry Department for Registration and Enforcement of Central and Local Agencies’ Regulations. In 2000 to 2001 was President of the Nationalnaya Yuridicheskaya Sluzhba CJSC [legal consulting services] with Justice Ministry; later working in the private sector. November 2002 to June 2003 was Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning. In 2003 he has added to his portfolio the position of the Vice Minister of Industry and Trade. In 2006 was Vice President of the Board at Kazyna Fund for Sustainable Development. In 2007-2008 was Director for Marketing of financial projects with Credit Swiss (Kazakhstan). February 2008 to May 2009 served as Aide to the President of Kazakhstan. May 2009 was Minister of Industry and Trade. March 2010 was appointed Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and New Technology.

Minister of economic development and trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Born January 28, 1969 in Almaty. In 1993 has graduated from Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, specialty – mathematician. In 1996 he graduated from Market Institute of Kazakh Management Academy, National School of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1998, Georgetown University of Washington, the United States of America. He began working in 1993 as a graduate student, assistant to the Kazakh State University named after Al-Farabi. In 1996 he worked as Senior expert of the Supreme Economic Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan In 1997 he took the position of Deputy Director, Director of Department at the Agency for Strategic Planning. In 1998 was appointed Head of Social and Economic Department of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1999 - 2001 served as Chairman of the Agency for Strategic Planning, In 2001 - 2002 - First Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 2002 to 2006 served as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 2006 to 2008 served as CEO of Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund. From January to October 2008 served as Head of Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. October 2008 – April 2011 - CEO of the Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC. Member of Political Bureau of the National Democratic Party “Nurotan”.  He is the author of numerous scientific publications. He is fluent in English and French. In 2005 he was awarded with “Kurmet” order and other medals.