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Board of Directors

Timothy Bennett

Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bennett was behind the launch of AIX in 2018 and served as CEO till 2021. Previously he was the CEO of NZX, the operator of New Zealand’s securities and derivatives markets and provider of trading, post-trade and data services. Mr. Bennett led NZX through a period of significant organizational ...

Assel Mukazhanova

Director and Chief Executive Officer
Assel Mukazhanova was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the AIX from September 7, 2023.
Previously, Assel Mukazhanova has been serving as Chief Markets and Products Officer, Member of the Management Committee and since January 2023 headed the AIX as an Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Assel Mukazhanova had started her ...

Nurlan Kussainov

Mr. Kussainov has an extensive work experience – prior to joining AIFC, he held the position of the Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan for two years, headed the Development Bank of Kazakhstan, worked as a managing partner in the Al Falah Partners direct investment fund, headed the ...

Janet Heckman

Independent Director
Mrs. Janet Heckman was the Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) Region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from February 2017 until December 2019. Based in Cairo, she was also the Country Head for Egypt. Mrs. Heckman joined the EBRD in Almaty in July ...

Hao Fu

Vice Chair of the Global Business Committee, Shanghai Stock Exchange Dr. Fu holds Ph.D. in Finance from Fudan University, and Master’s degree in Economics, Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Sichuan University, China. He also serves as the Managing Director of the Global Business Development Department and Leader of the ...

Patrick O’Brien

Independent Director
Patrick O’Brien is the founding partner of Blizzard Partners Limited, a UK-based investment and advisory boutique with interests in the UK and Asia.
Patrick currently sits on the Advisory Boards of a number of Companies & Funds.
Prior to that, he spent over six years as a Partner of ADM ...