Professor Madina Kukenova holds a PhD in economics, a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Lausanne, a MBA from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management and Strategic Research and a BA in Mathematics from the Kazakh State University. She is a CFA charter holder since 2002. Professor Madina Kukenova teaches classes in finance and economics in several business schools. In addition to her teaching engagement, Professor Madina Kukenova works as a consultant for international organizations such as World Bank and International Trade Centre and participates in independent research projects. Her research interests include finance, economics and international trade.