General information, education
He graduated from the University of Economics in Poznan (Poland), faculty – “International Economic Relations”. He received a master’s degree in 1979, a candidate of economic sciences in 1987.
In 1987, he received a diploma from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna after completing a two-year postgraduate program specializing in international business and finance.
Citizen of Austria.
From 1994 to 1996, the first permanent representative of the EBRD in Kazakhstan, the head of the local branch.
Over the years, he worked at BA-CA Futures AG in Vienna (a subsidiary of the Austrian Bank Creditanstalt-Bankverein), at BPIC – a consulting / investment banking company founded by six banks: ÖVAG (Austria), Natexis Banque Populaire (France), DZ-Bank (Germany), Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane (Italy), Caisse Centrale Desjardins (Canada), Banque Centrale Populaire du Maroc (Morocco).
Headed the Supervisory Board of Central Profit Banka, Sarajevo; “Travnicka Banka”, Travnik; and Privredna Banka, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during their restructuring and sale (2000-2005). Member of the Board of Directors: Tsesna Bank JSC (Astana, 2007-2013), (Astana, 2016-2019), Kazakhstan Development Bank JSC (Astana, 2007-2015), NBD Bank (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2011 -2012), BTA Bank, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
In April 2016, he was elected an independent director-member of the Board of Directors of Kazyna Capital Management JSC.
Since December 27, 2019, an independent Director, Member of the Board of Directors of QazTrade Trade Policy Development Center Joint Stock Company.
Since October 9, 2020-Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors of the joint-Stock company “Center for Trade Policy Development “QazTrade”.
Since October 9, 2020-Member of the HR and Remuneration Committee, the Strategic Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Directors of the joint-Stock company “Center for Trade Policy Development “QazTrade”.