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Kairat Shalabay

Personal Details

Kairat is a Frankfurt School’s international advisor in SME banking and microfinance since 2010. He serves as one of the leading consultants and trainers at the Frankfurt School Competence Center in SME Finance and is regularly engaged in implementation of assignments in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Kairat has variety of projects in his portfolio of advisory mandates including: German-Ukrainian Fund – Ukraine, KICB Bank – Kyrgyzstan, InecoBank – Armenia, BystroBank – Russia, Savings and Credit Associations - Moldova, Rabitabank - Azerbaijan and many others. Kairat has hands-on experience in commercial banking and a solid knowledge of SME and Micro Finance. In particular he is experienced in strategic planning, designing operational procedures, product development, development of lending methodologies and processes, credit risk management and trainings.

Kairat studied Economics in Turkey and holds a master of science degree in Finance from Exeter University, UK and is also a FS Certified Expert in Risk Management. Kairat is fluent in English, Turkish and Russian.