National Bank Of Kazakhstan Strongly Denies Reports That Its Head ‘Daniyar Akishev Was Detained’

Interview With An Governor of National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) Daniyar Akishev

After the reports posted on social media on January 27 saying that the Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Daniyar Akishev was detained, the Bank was reached out by Sputnik Kazakhstan for a comment.

“Our chief is in office. We strongly deny this report, the National Bank will go to police to bring those who spread false information to justice,” said representative of the external communications department of the Bank Aleksandr Terentyev.

On January 17, grandson of Kazakh President Aisultan Nazarbayev on his Facebook post criticized a number of high-ranking officials of Kazakhstan. He said: “It’s very interesting for me personally whether Chairman of National Bank Akishev and head of President’s Administration Jaksybekov will be able to retain their seats, as their direct subordinates are suspected of committing state crimes. I know very well the mentioned officials and I am certain that no one can commit crimes behind their backs…”

National Bank Of Kazakhstan Strongly Denies Reports That Its Head 'Daniyar Akishev Was Detained'Mr. Akishev Daniyar Talgatovich has been Chairman of National Bank of Kazakhstan since November 2015. Mr. Talgatovich served as Deputy Governor at National Bank of Kazakhstan from August 2007 to November 2015. Mr. Talgatovich served as a Senior Economist on Central-Asian stock market from November of 1995 to November of 1996. Since November 1996 to august 2007 he worked at the Department of research and statistic of the National Bank of Kazakhstan on different positions. Since July 2003 to August 2007 he worked as a Director of the Department of research and statistic. He serves as Director at National Bank of Kazakhstan. He was Honored Employee of the National Bank of Kazakhstan in 2006. In 1996, Mr. Talgatovich was graduated with honors from the Kazakh State Academy of Management by specialty Economist (specialization – organization of banking system).

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