Bekzhan Pirmatov: The market needs a strong universal bank. That's exactly what Forte is

Bekzhan Pirmatov, Chairman of the Management Board, ForteBank:

– The foundations of a successful career are laid in one’s family and education. We were always taught to strive for knowledge and follow our path independently, drawing upon universal human values.

As a professional, I grew up both in Kazakhstani and international financial institutions, such as HSBC and EBRD. It was a colossal experience that I now use in my daily work. I first became a board member of a commercial bank in 2018 and then chairman of the board in 2019. I joined Forte in 2020 as a Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. During this period I oversaw almost all areas - the corporate block and SMEs, treasury and retail business.

Changes in top management are not a reason to change ForteBank's strategy. Members of the Board of Directors and the Management Board clearly understand that the chosen business model has proven its sustainability: over the past 3-4 years all our indicators have been steadily growing, including profitability, and the liquidity management policy allows us to easily absorb external shocks, which is confirmed by growing trust on the part of depositor clients.

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