Zhussupov Shalkar

Shalkar Zhussupov is the head of the Microfinance Company KMF since 1998 as the Management Board Chairman. He is one of the initiators of the Association of Microcredit Organizations of Kazakhstan (AMFOK) creation.

Mr. Zhussupov has more than 20-year experience in banking and microfinance sector. He has various certificates in finance, management and leadership. He is actively involved in microfinance market development in Kazakhstan. Since 2005 he actively participated in development of the Law “On microcredit organizations” as well as in amendment and addition of it.

In different years Shalkar Zhussupov was the Chairman of the International Coordination Union of Microfinance Associations of CIS countries, the member of Presidium of the National Economical Chamber of Kazakhstan “Atameken “Union”, the member of Entrepreneurs Union under President of Kazakhstan, independent member of the Board of Directors of “Fund of Entrepreneurship Development DAMU” JSC and “Fund of Financial Support of Agriculture” JSC.

Mr. Zhussupov is the winner of many state awards, as well as he was awarded with the Certificate of Appreciation of the Assembly of Nations of Kazakhstan for significant contribution to advance of nation unity of Kazakhstan, public order “Honoured financier of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Shalkar Zhussupov has graduated the Kazakh State Architectural-Construction Academy in 1994. In 1997 at completion of training at the University of the Market at the Kazakh State Academy of Management he was qualified as an economist. Prior to KMF he held the position of the senior economist of the Regional Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the leading auditor of the Regional Department of the Budget Bank.

He is married. He is bringing up two daughters. His hobby is reading, football, swimming.