With over fifteen years of experience in finance and international development, Gani Uzbekov serves as a distinctive example of the new generation of regional leaders that has flourished during the first decades of Kazakhstan’s independence. After winning two consecutive scholarships and graduating from the London School of Economics in 2000 and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 2003, Mr. Uzbekov was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance. In 2006 – 2008 Gani Uzbekov served as Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan's Kazakh Agency on Regulation and Supervision of the Financial Market and Financial Organizations (FSA).
During his term as the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Uzbekov served as Kazakhstan's Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank. He was selected for the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program (2003) and World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Program (2005).
Prior to assuming his current role as the CEO of Capital Bank Kazakhstan, Mr. Uzbekov served as Deputy CEO of KazInvestBank and HSBC Bank Kazakhstan. There, among other responsibilities, he carried out corporate business development, risks assessment, and global networking functions. In nineteen months under Mr. Uzbekov’s management, Capital Bank has significantly increased the Bank’s assets and expanded its profile on the Kazakhstani market.