Nurbek Rayev

Investment experience

2019 — present Founder, iKapitalist, Investment and Loan Crowdfunding Platform for small and medium enterprises

2015 — 2019 Partner, WhiteHill, capital raising and restructuring in emerging markets with a focus on industry, services and infrastructure

2012 — 2014 Investment director, Macquarie Russia & CIS Infrastructure Fund (Moscow/Astana), the largest infrastructure investment fund in CIS, 630m USD

2008 — 2009 Director, Falah Growth Fund (Aby Dhabi/Almaty), bi-lateral investment fund between Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi Governments, 500m USD

Experience abroad

2002 — present Independent expert of the European Commission (Brussels), evaluation and monitoring of EU-funded projects around 60-80 annually

2000 — 2004 Analyst/Consultant/Project manager/Business development manager, Sema Group/SchlumbergerSema/Atos Origin (Мадрид), the largest European IT integrator

1999 — 2000 Stagiaire, European Commission, DG INFSO (Брюссель)

Public service

2009 — 2010 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade, key developer of the first 5-year Industrial development plan of Kazakhstan

2006 — 2008 Chairman, National Innovation Fund, state-owned Fund of Venture Funds/Innovation support agency

2004 — 2006 Deputy chairman, Center of Marketing and Analytical Research under the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan

Member of the Board of Directors

2018 — 2019 Member of the Board of Directors of SPK «Sary Arka», state-owned city investment enterprise

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Capital Fund «Areket»

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Capital Fund «Advant»

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Capital Fund «Centras»

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Capital Fund «Glotur Technology Fund»

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Capital Fund «Logycom perspective innovations»

2006 — 2006 Park of Information Technologies Alatau IT City

2006 — 2008 Member of the Board of Directors of Center of Engineering and Technology Transfer

Education

2012 Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA

1999 KIMEP, MPA

1996 Aktobe State University, bachelor in economics

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email: nurbek.rayev@gmail.com