1 - 4th July 2019 — Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

1 - 4th July 2019

Steve Bourne

Head, International Relations and Strategic Issues Global Markets Department, AIFC

Before joining AIFC in 2019, Steve worked within central UK Government and for the private sector in corporate and external affairs, the promotion of innovation, global non-proliferation policy and international relations and trade.
From 2005, Steve was based in Moscow, Russia, for a period of six years, working for the inter-governmental non-proliferation organisation ‘The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)’ representing the European Commission and the ISTC as the Director for External Relations. ISTC is now based in Nur-Sultan and Steve worked on the transition of the diplomatic centre’s headquarters to Kazakhstan.
Returning to UK in 2011, Steve represented Visa Europe in London as Manager for Central Europe, before joining TheCityUK, the UK’s financial and related professional services member body, to lead on relations with Kazakhstan, Russia, Central Asia and Turkey. At TheCityUK Steve led on promoting the international competitive position of the UK’s financial and related professional services industry and on MoU coordination for the UK-Kazakhstan partnership on the development of Astana’s International Financial Centre.