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Board of Directors

Timothy Bennett

Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bennett was appointed CEO of AIX in May 2018. He was most recently CEO of NZX, the operator of New Zealand’s securities and derivatives markets and provider of trading, post-trade and data services. Mr. Bennet led NZX through a period of significant organizational and regulatory change, including the replacement ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Martin Joseph (Chip) Dempsey

Independent Director
Chip is currently working as a Board Director and Consultant (current Directorship include AIX and Weild & Co. (compliance platform for independent investment bankers)). Previously he was the Chief Commercial Officer at the OCC (Options Clearing Corporation), and an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley’s Principal Strategic Investments group, investing globally ...

Jonathan S. Easton

Independent Director
Jonathan is an international finance executive and asset management CEO. He previously served as an Advisor to the CEO of the Astana International Financial Centre, has founded asset management companies, advised startups, and worked as a senior portfolio manager for major institutions including AMP Asset Management (now Janus Henderson Investors) ...

Renat Bekturov

Mr. Renat Bekturov, ex-CFO of AIX. Previously held a position of the Head of Asset management development department of AIFC Authority. He has over 10 years of experience in financial services industry. Prior to joining AIFCA he was head of Treasury at the National Investment Corporation of the National Bank ...