Mr. Askar Yelemesov graduated from the Moscow State University n.a. M.V. Lomonosov in 1990 with major in Political Economics. In 1994 he received MBA degree from the Washington University. He has an extensive experience in public and private financial institutions. He started his career in 1990 at Kazakhintorg Republican Association, where he worked as Economist, Chief Economist of the Budgeting and Economic Unit, Senior Economist, and the Senior Expert of the Monetary and Financial Unit. In 1991,he worked at the Economic Expert Committee under the President of Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. From 1991 through 1992 he was the Deputy General Director at the representative office of the South-Korean Company “Korus International Co LTD”. In 1994 he worked in Kazkommertsbank in the position of Lead Specialist of the Credit Lines Unit, and later he supervised the Budgeting and Analytical Unit (1994-1995), and was the Advisor to CEO (1995-1996).