AIX Rings the Bell for Gender Equality

02 March 2023

Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, the “Exchange”) for the fourth time participated in the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative – a global partnership intended to spur women’s participation in the world economy and promote sustainable development.

UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is “DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”. The theme recognizes the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

On the eve of the International Women’s Day, the female leaders of digital industry of Kazakhstan with an extensive experience across the digital government; business and innovation; digital literacy and skills development rang the opening bell for trading on the AIX.

Assel Mukazhanova, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the AIX, noted:

“Our goal at AIX is not just encouraging women to generate ideas and develop digital services that add real value for the market, but also contribute to the change of deep rooted social and gender norms in IT, finances, and corporate governance throughout Kazakhstan. We are fully supportive to inclusion of women in social and economic digital transitions, and see some amazing results on the way. As an evidence during the recent IPO of KazMunayGas the Tabys, AIX unique mobile investment app we have seen a hike in female investors’ base which was up from 30% to almost 50%. It is an outstanding result however we understand that there is still a potential for further progress and improvement.”

Almost 58% of AIX workforce comprises women. Furthermore, a one-third of our female staff members hold leadership positions in the company, including representatives at the top management and the AIX Board of Directors.


AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC, the Shanghai stock exchange, the silk Road Fund, and NASDAQ, which also provides the AIX trading platform. The exchange operates within a regulatory environment based on the principles of English Law, thus providing a reliable investment environment. The mission of AIX is to develop an active capital market in Kazakhstan and the region by providing clear and favorable conditions for attracting financing to private and public businesses. AIX develops special segments for mining companies as well as infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road initiative. More details:  

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction that started operations in 2018. In accordance with the Development Strategy until 2025, the key focus of the AIFC is to consolidate as a universal platform connecting the countries of the EAEU, Central Asia and the Caucasus.