The WFE's Women Leaders 2021 - Natalya Khoroshevskaya, Deputy Chairwoman, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

By: The WFE Focus Team Mar 2021

Nominee’s name: Natalya Khoroshevskaya

Member: Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE)

Nominee’s job title: Deputy Chairwoman


1. - Brief description of nominee’s role/job:

As Deputy Chairwoman of KASE I supervise the following activities in the company:

  • listing;
  • obtaining membership for participation in trades;
  • monitoring listed companies on the KASE trade lists;
  • assessment of the credit quality of securities issuers and trade participants;
  • settlements based on the results of trades, information and analytical support of KASE activities; and
  • calculation of exchange indicators.

2. - Short bio (career highlights, education, interests/hobbies):

Graduated from the Kazakh State Academy of Management named after T. Ryskulov with a degree in Banking, obtained MBA in Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Over 20 years’ experience working in the Exchange, starting as a settlement specialist and becoming a Deputy Chairwoman with a wide range of supervised areas.

3. - What were your professional highlights and challenges of 2020?:

Working in the conditions of quarantine restrictions has been a new challenge to us. The processes of continuous customer service and uninterrupted exchange services were built while there was limited access to the office premises and had to ensure Exchange employees were not at risk.

In 2020, all KASE services were carried out stably without any delays, failures or interruptions. We have taken all measures for the most comfortable work of our clients and staff. 2020 was a test for our business continuity plans and our skills to maintain a sufficient level of customer service in testing situations.

4. - What and who inspires/has inspired you to achieve your professional success:

I am inspired exclusively by the desire to be part of a team aimed at achieving great success as well as attaining high goals in developing Kazakhstan’s capital market. We strive to be at the forefront and be the key infrastructure of the professionally organised financial market. We want to achieve this not only by playing the role as a platform for redistributing capital in the economy, but also as a key driver in promoting Principles of responsible investment (PRI) and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG).

5. - What advice do you have for other women who aspire to be in leadership positions:

I am sure that women can handle any task. We can do absolutely everything: be mentors and attentive teachers, raise our children and the young generation of specialists in our industry, be innovators and consistently promote new ideas for the development of our business, be rational leaders, sparingly and wisely using available resources. The key to success is self-confidence and commitment to the strategy.