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Mark Smith - Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS



Mark spent his early career in Scotland before leaving for Almaty to head Deloitte’s regional Financial Services audit group in 2007. Since 2012, Mark has been Managing Partner for the Caspian Region. He works with clients in the banking, insurance and manufacturing sectors and has provided audit services under IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP. Mark holds a Degree in Accounting and Marketing and is a Chartered Accountant (Scotland). 

Alua Yessimbekova - Partner, Audit & Assurance



Alua heads up the Astana office and has more than 12 years of experience, serving some of Kazakhstan’s biggest companies. She attended Kazakhstan Economic University, is a CPA (New Hampshire), studied Japanese at the ARC Academy in Tokyo, and holds a category one licence as a broker – dealer, from the National Commission on Securities. Alua provides IFRS audit services and IPO advice and assistance to large Kazakh state companies. Alua’s interests are yoga, travel and languages.

Daulet Kuatbekov - Partner, Audit & Assurance



Daulet has been auditing financial statements prepared in accordance with Kazakh Accounting Standards, IFRS and US GAAP for more 20 years. He is a Kazakhstan qualified auditor and a CPA (USA). He has also been involved in engagements related to transaction services, consulting and ERS. Daulet has a significant experience to assist  companies to perform IPO for London and Thoronto stock exchanges.

Olga Belonogova - Partner, Head of Audit & Assurance in Caspian region



Olga has more than 20 years of audit experience with Deloitte, providing IFRS audits to some of the region’s leading firms. She graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University and has a PhD in economic science. Olga is a US CPA and serves as the Risk Leader, Audit, Independence and Ethics leader for Deloitte’s Caspian practice. She works with firms in a range of sectors including consumer business, mining, transport, and telecoms. Olga enjoys travel and skiing.

Roman Sattarov - Partner, Audit & Assurance



Roman joined Deloitte Caspian Region in 2003 after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant (USA), a Qualified Kazakhstan Auditor, and a Board Member of the Kazakhstan Chamber of Auditors. Roman specialises in the Financial Services Sector, auditing a large number of banks, leasing companies and pension funds throughout the region. He enjoys traveling to exotic countries in his spare time.


Zhangir Zhilysbayev - Partner, General Director of Deloitte LLP in Kazakhstan



Zhangir has more than 15 years’ experience in the audit of financial institutions, advising on the IFRS implementation and capital market transactions. He has built up excellent business relations with a number of Deloitte’s largest banking clients in the Caspian Region, and is also responsible for coordinating the Kazakhstan practice’s accounting and asset quality analysis services for financial institutions.

Erkin Ayupov - Partner, Audit & Assurance



Erkin is a US certified public accountant (US CPA) and is a qualified auditor of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He has over 13 years of experience auditing financial institutions and major international corporations in the CIS and the UK. Having worked in the Deloitte London Banking & Capital Markets Group for over two years, where he served a range of leading banks and the UK and U.S. listed companies, Erkin re-joined the Deloitte Caspian region team in May 2014.

Ilya Ryabtsev - Partner, Audit & Assurance


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Ilya is a partner in Deloitte CIS in Energy and Resources group.

Ilya has over 10 years of audit experience in Russia and CIS of international corporations and large Russian companies. His experience also includes transaction support services including ECM and DCM placement on Russian and international exchanges as well as due diligence services.

Ilya is specialising on preparation and audit of IFRS financial statements, including first-time adoption of IFRS.


Olzhas Ashuov - Audit & Assurance Director


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Olzhas joined Deloitte in 2004 and has more than 15 years of experience in the audit of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP. Olzhas holds a degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and is a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and Qualified auditor of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is also a member of the Kazakhstan Association of Professional Accountants.

Azamat Abatov - Audit & Assurance Director


+77272581340 (ext.8543)

Azamat Abatov is an Audit and Assurance director who began working for Deloitte Caspian Region in 2004, and since then has been involved in audit projects in accordance with Kazakhstan Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (US GAAP). He has extensive experience in auditing of private and state-owned Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), transportation and manufacturing companies, as well experience in the projects for securities issuance. Azamat is Certified Public Accountant (US CPA).

Timothy Pingree - Audit & Assurance Director


+77122586240 (ext. 8989)

Timothy is an Audit Director based in Deloitte Kazakhstan’s Atyrau office serving clients located throughout Western Kazakhstan.

Timothy has eighteen years of audit experience in the United Kingdom and Russia as well as developing market experience in Azerbaijan, Nigeria, and Papua New Guinea.

Timothy specialises in IFRS financial statement audits and financial statement transformations for mid-tier, multinational companies and state owned entities. He has extensive experience with companies in the oil and gas, consumer business, and construction sectors.


Kanyshai Sadyrbekova - Managing director Deloitte in Kyrgyzstan


+996312398288 (ext.4242)

Kanyshai is an audit director in Deloitte Caspian’s practice and is also the Managing director of the Bishkek office.

She has more than 13 years experience in her chosen profession, in that time having taken part and managed many audits in accordance with IFRS. Kanyshai is CPA and a licenced auditor of the Kyrgyz Republic.



Turgun Tokhirov - Audit & Assurance Director


+9987812044 45/46 (ext. 2765)

Turgun Tokhirov is an Audit Director within Deloitte at Deloitte CIS.  He has over 15 years of audit experience in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Turgun’s main focus is on providing Audit Services to FSI and CIP companies. In this respect, he has performed a significant number of audit services to different financial and non-financial institutions.

Turgun is a Certified Pulblic Accountant (US CPA) and owns local audit certificate of Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan. 

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