Education: Karaganda State University named after academician Y.A. Buketov, Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz. Yerlan Absatov was the chief expert of the Department of Road Transport of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008-2013), the head of the Department of Eurasian Integration of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of

Li Alexander is a Head of Development and Customer Relations Department of “RoboAvia” LLP, Kazakhstan (www.robo-avia.kz). He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management. Over 15 years of working experience in management. Works in “RoboAvia” company since May 2018.

H.E. Nicholas Brousseau was appointed Ambassador to Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in 2017. He joined Foreign Affairs Canada in 2004. At Headquarters, he has worked in the European Union Division and the Eastern Europe and Balkans Division. He has also served as deputy director in the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Controls and Disarmament Policy

Virginia Lukšienė has a professional experience in the organic sector for 15 years. She is a member of the Board and Council of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.ifoam-eu.org) and Director of the Lithuanian company Ekoagros (www.ekoagros.lt). Responsible for the development of organic certification services in Lithuania and outside the EU.

Since 2016, an Executive Director at the National Union of Producers and Consumers of Organic Products of the Russian Federation (The National Organic Union). More than 12 years engaged in the development of organic agriculture in Russia. Since 2010, as a Deputy General Director, he was engaged in the formation of organic agricultural direction at

Currently, Nurlan Kabishtaev is an Acting Director of the “Atameken” Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Shymkent. Previously, he worked in Eurasian Bank JSC in the field of corporate finance, the Ministry of Economy of Turkey, foreign trade department, export/import department, KPMG audit LLP, MO “Kazakhstan Mortgage Company” JSC. In the period from 2013 to 2015, he

Marat Beksultanov, AgriTech Hub Kazakhstan

Marat has extensive experience working in Kazakhstan on various projects involving private, public and quazi-government sector. He is a seasoned manager with thorough understanding of Kazakhstan’s regulatory and business environment and has managed multi-national research teams working in Kazakhstan in areas of flood management, rangeland health assessment and water resource management. His recent work in

Mr. Bahodir Ganiev is Senior Advisor at the Center for Economic Development (CED), a think tank based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He helps CED staff conduct applied research and formulate policy recommendation aimed at strengthening macroeconomic management and improving the business environment in Uzbekistan. He often carries out consulting assignments for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)