Chief Executive Officer, Director
Timur Turlov graduated from Russia State Technic University (named after Tsialkovskiy) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and management. Mr. Turlov has more than 10 years of experience in various areas in the international securities industry. From July 2013 to July 2017, Mr. Turlov served as the Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Freedom KZ. In that capacity, Mr. Turlov was primarily responsible for strategic management, public, and investor relations events, investment strategy, sales strategy, and government relations. In July 2017, Mr. Turlov became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Freedom KZ. He has also served as the General Director of Freedom RU, since August 2011. As the General Director, Mr. Turlov is responsible for establishing Freedom RU's strategic goals, including acquisition and retention of large clients, sales strategy and company development. From May 2012 through January 2013, Mr. Turlov served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Nomad Finance where he oversaw business set up and acquisition of large clients. From July 2010 through August 2011, Mr. Turlov was employed as the Vice Director of the International Sales Department of Nettrade LLC. In this capacity, his major responsibilities included consulting to set up access to foreign markets, trading, back office, and internal accounting functions. Mr. Turlov also owns interests in other businesses, including other securities brokerage firms.
Chief Financial Officer
Evgeniy Ler has served as the chief financial officer of the Company since November 2015. Prior to that time, he served as chief financial officer of BMB Munai, Inc., the predecessor of the Company from April 2009 to November 2015. Mr. Ler joined BMB Munai in 2006 and served in several capacities including finance manager and reporting manager before being appointed chief financial officer. From September 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Ler also served as a Deputy Director for Emir Oil, LLP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMB Munai. Before joining BMB Munai, from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Ler was employed by Deloitte & Touche where he held the position of senior auditor in the Financial Services & Industries Group, Audit. In that position, he led large engagements for banks, financial institutions, and oil and gas companies. In 2003, Mr. Ler was awarded a bachelor’s degree in financial management from the Kazakh-American University located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2008, Mr. Ler passed the AICPA Uniform CPA Examination and was awarded licensure as a CPA in November 2013. Mr. Ler has also completed training in London on financial reporting in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP and internal Deloitte training on audit, financial reporting, and due diligence.
Askar Tashtitov has served as a director of the Company since May 2008 and was employed with BMB Munai, Inc., the predecessor of the Company, from 2004 through 2015, serving as the president from May 2006 to November 2015. Mr. Tashtitov earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University majoring in Economics and History in 2002. Mr. Tashtitov passed the AICPA Uniform CPA Examination in 2006.