Dr. Kelimbetov was appointed AIFC Governor by Order of the President of Kazakhstan on 24 December 2015. He heads the AIFC and is a member of the AIFC Management Council.

From 2013 to 2015 Dr. Kelimbetov was Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. Between 2012 and 2013, as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, he was responsible for macroeconomics, fiscal policy, state assets management and financial sector, as well as tax and customs policy, and was Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, representing Kazakhstan. In 2011 he held the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan.

From 2008 to 2011 Dr. Kelimbetov was Head of the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund which manages all of Kazakhstan’s state-owned assets. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Presidential Chief of Staff, Head of the Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund and Minister of Economy and Budget Planning. Previously, Dr. Kelimbetov was a member of Kazakhstan’s Presidential Supreme Economic Council, a senior official of the Presidential Administration, Head of Kazakhstan’s Agency for Strategic Planning and First Vice-Minister of Finance.

Dr. Kelimbetov is a graduate of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the National Higher School of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan, and Georgetown University (USA).


H. E. Kairat Kelimbetov

Governor, Astana International Financial Centre