CEO of AIX Central Securities Depository and AIX Registrar has been changed

26 July 2022

Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, the “Exchange”) announces that effective July 26, 2022, Anna Kolesnichenko, who served as CEO of AIX Central Securities Depository (“AIX CSD”) and AIX Registrar, has left these positions but will remain a non-executive member of AIX CSD’s Board of Directors.

CEO of AIX, Renat Bekturov, noted:

“I would like to thank Anna for her exceptional professionalism, which ensured AIX’s smooth clearing and settlement operations that were built from scratch to the highest standard, and AIX CSD achieved remarkable results in a short period of time, earning an authoritative A (low risk) rating from Thomas Murray. The appointment of two employees from the clearing and settlement team to Anna’s position is consistent with AIX’s policy of nurturing and promoting internal talent.”

Ayana Kasymkhan, who previously held the position of Associate of Clearing and Settlement at AIX, and who has experience in various positions at Tengri Capital, Central Asia Ventures, Visor Capital, Astana Motors, BTA Bank, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AIX CSD. Ayana graduated from the Kazakh Economic University named after Turar Ryskulov in Economics and Business.

Nurlybek Orumbayev, who previously held the position of Associate of Clearing and Settlement at AIX, and also has about 9 years of experience in the National Bank of Kazakhstan as a chief specialist economist, becomes the Director of AIX Registrar. He graduated with a BA from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and an MBA from Turar Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University.


AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC, Goldman Sachs, 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

The Astana International Financial Centre 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.