Management Board

Arnat Abzhanov

Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Halyk Finance from June 1st, 2014. From January 2008 until June 2014, worked as Member of the  Management Board, Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board at JSC Halyk Finance and managed all investment banking advisory services including Consulting & Underwriting (both ECM & DCM) and Corporate Finance (M&A, Corporate Debt Restructurings & Transaction Advisory Services). In 1998-2007, worked as Member of the Management Board at JSC Lancaster Invest, Vice President at JSC Lancaster Group Kazakhstan, Managing Director at JSC KazInvestBank, Investment Officer at AIG Silk Road Capital Management and held various positions in JSC ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan's Treasury and in ABN AMRO Pension Asset Management Company. 

In 1994-1998, worked on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (the “CBOE”) in Equity Options division of Warburg Dillon LLC (UBS's investment banking arm), acted as Teaching Assistant at the Finance and Legal Studies Departments of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and worked as Investment Broker Intern at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. 

Mr. Abzhanov holds a Master’s degree in Economics (1997) from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1995) with a Summa Cum Laude academic distinction from Allegheny College (Meadville, USA). Graduate (1991) and Silver Medal recipient of the Special Republican Physics and Mathematics School named after Dr. Zhautykov. Graduate (1991) of the Extramural Physics and Technology School (“ZPhTSh”) at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (the “MIPT”).

In March 2015, EMEA Finance, a renowned international magazine, has named Mr. Abzhanov as the winner of one of the most prestigious investment banking nominations globally – “Dealmaker of the Year” in the entire EMEA region.

Recipient of “The Honoured Financier of Kazakhstan” Order and of “25 years of Kazakhstan’s Independence” national medal for his significant contributions to Kazakhstan’s economic development.


Yevgeniya Shaimerden

Member of the Management Board of JSC Halyk Finance since 2009 г., Chief Accountant of JSC Halyk Finance since 2006. Prior to current position, she was the Head of Private Banking department of JSC Halyk Saving Bank of Kazakhstan, operational departments of JSC KazInvestBank, JSC Nauryz Bank Kazakhstan and JSC Demir Bank Kazakhstan. Graduated from KazGAU (now KEU), with International Currency – Financial Relations specialization.


Murat Temirkhanov, FCCA

To 2016.01.11 Murat was a member of the Management board of JSC “VISOR Capital”, Chief Financial Officer of JSC “VISOR Capital” (since November, 2012). Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of JSC “Alfa-Bank” (Kazakhstan).The main part of Murat’s career was in banking sphere, in different periods, he was responsible for the following bank functions: financial and managerial accounting, financial planning and control, operations, asset and liability management and treasury activities, corporate lending.Also Murat has experience of working as CFO in a large production company and as an auditor and financial consultant in the big 4 international audit companies.Murat’s first higher education and career was in a field of IT.However, in 1994 – 1995 years Murat graduated in Financial Management and Accounting in USA and, after this, he started his career in finance.Murat is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in United Kingdom (FCCA – UK).