Launched in September 2011, the Astana Foreign Investment Working Group aims to represent and support the interests of the foreign business community in Kazakhstan. As with the Almaty Foreign Investment Working Group, the Astana Group seeks to identify and address problems encountered by foreign and local investors and to collaborate with government agencies to improve the investment climate in Kazakhstan.
The Group serves as a forum for members to share information, raise concerns, and keep abreast of new legislative developments, and is attended by the business and diplomatic community. Past presenters have included representatives of the US and Canadian Embassies, Samryk-Kazyna, the Foreign Investors’ Council, law firms, and large international companies and organizations.
Béla Ferenczi, CEO for Central Asia and Azerbaijan, General Electric International