Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Evgenia Bogdanova as Director of Regulation & Compliance. The appointment is to be approved by the Astana Financial Services Authority.
Evgenia has more than 20 years of experience working on international capital markets. Before joining the AIX, Evgenia had led Legal IB and Corporate Governance teams at Renaissance Capital. Prior to that she practiced law at White & Case in Moscow advising in connection with cross-border and domestic equity and debt offerings, M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, information disclosure issues, listing requirements, corporate governance.
At AIX, Evgenia will lead the Regulation & Compliance team which is responsible for the regulatory oversight of AIX’s issuers and market participants, market surveillance and trading behavior.
Evgenia graduated from the Russian Academic Law University and began her career at the Russian Federal Commission for the Securities Market (later it has merged into the Central Bank of Russia), where she was involved in legislative drafting activities relating to the Russian securities market, including regulatory reform allowing direct issuance of debt securities in Russia by foreign issuers.
CEO of AIX, Tim Bennett, noted:
“We are very pleased to welcome Evgenia to AIX, and we are certain her skills, talents and knowledge will contribute to the success of AIX as we further develop our regulatory role and market environment.”
Evgenia Bogdanova commented on her appointment:
“I am happy to be part of the AIX team and to contribute to success of AIFC in becoming an internationally recognized financial center in the Central Asia. I will focus on further development of necessary rule system which meets high international standards and creates an attractive environment for international and domestic issuers and investors through the AIX.”
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 common 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: www.aix.kz
AIFC. Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) was established on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The constitutional law establishing AIFC was signed on December 7, 2015. The aim of AIFC is to form a leading center of international financial services. The objectives of AIFC are to assist in attracting investments into the country’s economy, create an attractive environment for investment in financial services, develop the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure its integration with international capital markets. www.aifc.kz
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