Mark Smith - Managing Partner, Deloitte Caspian Region
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). Mark likes to travel and is a keen snowboarder and tennis player.
Aaron J. Crouch - Partner, Audit Department
Following three successful years as Managing Partner of the Deloitte CIS operations in Georgia and Armenia, Aaron took up his current position as head of Energy and Resources for Caspian Region of Deloitte CIS in 2011.
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 - Audit Partner
Daulet has been auditing financial statements prepared in accordance with Kazakh Accounting Standards, IFRS and Canadian and US GAAP for 17 years. He has also been involved in engagements related to transaction services, consulting and ERS. He has an Engineering degree from St. Petersburg University and Masters in Business Administration from KIMEP. He is a Kazakhstan qualified auditor and a CPA (USA).
Olga Belonogova - Audit Partner, CIP
Olga has more than 17 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 - Audit Partner
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.
Erkin Ayupov - Audit Partner
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 seven 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.
Olzhas Ashuov - Audit & Assurance Director
Olzhas joined Deloitte in 2004 and has more than 12 years of experience in the audit of financial statements in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP and UK 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). He is also a member of the Kazakhstan Association of Professional Accountants.
Dilbar Askarova - Audit & Assurance Director
Dilbar joined Deloitte in 2002 and has more than 15 years of experience in the audit of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP. Dilbar holds a bachelor degree in International economic relatioships and MA degree in Management from the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and is a Certified Public Accountant (USA). She is also a member of the Kazakhstan Association of Professional Accountants.
Azamat Abatov - Audit & Assurance Director
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).
Zhangir Zhilysbayev - Audit & Assurance Director
Zhangir joined Deloitte in 2005 and has more than 10 years of experience in the audit of financial statements in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP, including two-year secondment in Deloitte UK. Zhangir holds a degree in Masters in Finance from the MSU named after M.V. Lomonosov and is a Certified Public Accountant (USA). He is also a qualified auditor of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Aizhan Itkulova - Audit & Assurance Director
Aizhan is an Audit director in the Energy and Resources group at Deloitte CIS.
She has 14 years of audit experience in Caspian Region and CIS.
Aizhan specializes in IFRS financial statement preparation for local and international companies.
She has extensive experience with companies in the mining, oil and gas, energy industry and manufacturing.
Aizhan was transferred to Deloitte office in London, UK, as part of the Global mobility programme. As part of that assignment, she was responsible for leading the audit engagements of the UK and International companies. She also participated in IPO engagements for clients listing on the London stock exchange.
Timothy Pingree - Audit & Assurance Director
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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.
Gulanor Atobek - General Director Deloitte in Tajikistan
Gulanor has over 14 years of audit experience in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and currently leads the Deloitte practice in Tajikistan. She is a CPA, ACCA, CIPA, has a certificate from Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Tajikistan for auditing and from National Bank of Tajikistan for audit of banks and other financial institutions. She has been working on audit engagements in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP and has extensive experience with companies in different sectors such as financial, insurance, power, telecommunications, transportation, textile, gold mining and hospitality.
Kanyshai Sadyrbekova - Managing director Deloitte in Kyrgyzstan
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.