20 years of cooperation and trust

The 31st Plenary Session of the Foreign Investors’ Council chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held on June 7, 2018 in Astana.

The topic of the Plenary Session will be "Accelerated modernization".

History

FIC was established by the Decree of the Head of State in 1998.

Individual membership of the Council was approved by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan #4071 on September 16, 1998. At the time, 11 top executives of foreign companies and international organizations were represented in the Council:

  • Charles Frank, First Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • Jan Koopman, Senior Executive Vice-President, Europe, ABN AMRO Bank;
  • John Klotsche, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Baker & McKenzie;
  • Frank Chapman, Executive Director, British Gas International;
  • Richard Matzke, President of Chevron Overseas, Director, Chevron Corporation.
  • Tessen von Heydebreck, Member of the Board of Directors, Deutsche Bank A.G;
  • Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman, LHM Group (Ispat Karmet);
  • Roger Munnings, Member of KPMG International Council, Managing Partner of KPMG for CIS Region;
  • Hiroshi Nemichi, President and Managing Director of Mitsubishi Corporation;
  • Woo Taik Chung, President of Samsung Corporation in Central Asia;
  • Daniel Deru, Executive Director, Tractebel International.

The Kazakh side was then represented by:

  • Mr Nurlan Balgimbayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Mr Uraz Dzhandosov, First Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Foreign Investments;
  • Mr Alikhan Baymenov, Head of Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Mr Kadyrzhan Damitov, Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.