Umut Shayakhmetova


Having become the CEO of Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank in 2009, Umut Shayakhmetova took the financial institution from a national player to a regional powerhouse. At the time, Halyk ranked third in ratings and held a market share of around 10 percent. Today, the bank is the biggest in Kazakhstan, with fifteen subsidiaries and a market share of more than 30 percent. With her seasoned experience in tow and a keen eye on the future at all times, Mrs Shayakhmetova’s visionary leadership transformed Halyk into a modern, dynamic market leader with a purpose.