Anarbek Kalmatov Appointed Chairman of SIA
Press release issued on November 18, 2013
SIA is pleased to announce Mr. Anarbek Kalmatov’s appointment as Chairman of SIA. We are greatly honored to have someone of Mr. Kalmatov’s caliber guiding our organization. Mr. Kalmatov’s expertise and vision for our country will be a valuable asset for SIA as it embarks on the important mission of creating a more favourable investment climate for foreign investors, said Nuripa Mukanova, head of SIA.
Mr. Kalmatov, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee responsible for Anticorruption, expressed the need to urgently reduce corruption as it is one of the key obstacles hindering foreign investment. We cannot wait for the investment climate to gradually improve over many decades. We don’t have the luxury of time, we need innovative approaches that can produce results faster, said Mr. Kalmatov.
SIA involves collaboration between government, different government agencies as well as other local and foreign partners. Strong support of local stakeholders as well as growing interest from international organisations sends a positive signal that SIA has a strong foundation to deliver the required results. The SIA website, www.siakg.com, we will publish procedures and cases showing what is being done to improve the investment climate.