Programme

Investment Opportunities in the EAEU: Privatization of Government Assets in the Republic of Kazakhstan

24 May, 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G3
In partnership with Samruk-Kazyna

Kazakhstan is ranked 35th out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index, and ranked first for protecting minority investors. Why is now the best time to invest in Kazakhstan? What is the country doing to attract investment? What is the role of the Kazakh National Samruk-Kazyna Fund – one of the 30 leading sovereign wealth funds in the world, with assets of around USD 70 billion? The comprehensive privatization plan for 2016–2020, approved by the Government of Kazakhstan, includes 876 companies, of which 215 are assets of the Samruk-Kazyna Fund. How robust is the Fund’s portfolio of companies available for sale? How can foreign investors participate in the privatization of major national assets operating in the energy, petrochemicals, mining, transportation, and logistics sectors?

Moderator
Nurlan Rakhmetov, Managing Director for Transformation, Privatization and Restructuring, Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna

Welcoming address
Imangaly Tasmagambetov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation
Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation

Panellists
Kanat Alpysbaev, Chairman of the Management Board – President, JSC NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Baljeet Kaur Grewal, Managing Director for Strategic Development, Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna
Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Management Board, Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna
Kanat Kudaybergen, Chairman of the Management Board, Tau-Ken Samruk National Mining Company
Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Zhenis Osserbai, Chairman of the Managment Board, United Chemical Company LLP
Alexander Blair Treherne Pollock, Chairman of the Management Board, Qazaq Air

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