Chief Executive Officer, Director
Timur Turlov graduated from the Russian State Technological University named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Management.
Mr. Turlov has more than 10 years of experience in various areas of the international securities industry. From May 2012 through January 2013, Mr. Turlov served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Nomad Finance, where he oversaw the business setup and acquisition of large clients. From July 2013 to July 2017, Mr. Turlov served as the Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Freedom Finance JSC. In that capacity, Mr. Turlov was primarily responsible for strategic management, public and investor relations events, investment and sales strategy, and government relations.
In July 2017, Mr. Turlov became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Freedom Finance JSC (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Since July 2014, Mr. Turlov has served as a President at Freedom Securities Trading Inc. (Belize), where he carries out the general management of the company, elaborates the development strategy, and controls the cash flow within the company.
Currently, Mr. Turlov is a Member of YPO Kazakhstan (Young Presidents Organisation), which unites young businessmen and top managers from all over the world. Also, he is President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, President of the Kazakhstan Football Federation and a participant of the IQanat educational project.
Today Timur Turlov is a Member and a Chairman of the Board of Directors in Life Insurance Company "Freedom Finance Insurance" JSC, Insurance Company "Freedom Finance Life" JSC, "Bank Freedom Finance Kazakhstan" JSC, Kcell JSC. He owns interests in other businesses, including other securities brokerage firms.
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.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Renat Tukanov received his BA in Marketing and Commerce from Turan University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
As a Chief Technology Officer of Freedom Holding Corp., Mr. Tukanov is responsible for strengthening the technological direction at the Holding level and ensuring effective interaction between the companies - FRHC members and corporate governance in the field of information technology and information security.
Mr. Tukanov has over 15 years of experience in the information technology sector, including more than a decade in leadership roles. His previous roles include serving as the General Director of a system integrator company and as IT Director in a subsidiary of the Ministry of Energy in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In this capacity, he managed large projects, oversaw strategic planning, and controlled financial operations.
Prior to joining Freedom Holding Corp., Mr. Tukanov was a Counselor to the Chairman of the Management Board at Freedom Finance JSC, a 100% subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently, he is a Chief Executive Officer at Freedom Finance Global PLC, a 100% subsidiary of Freedom Holding Corp. in the Republic of Kazakhstan, registered at Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Deputy Chairman of the Board at Freedom Finance JSC.
Freedom Holding Corp. is building its ecosystem. Mr. Tukanov creates unique technological products with his team that complement each other and provide customers with a unique value from their joint use. Mr. Tukanov builds, supports, and develops the interaction between FRHC companies and teams in the field of technology to maximize the synergetic effect.