|Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Gulnara Nurkulova has over 25 years of experience in the banking sector. She began her career at the Kyrgyz Agricultural Financial Corporation (now Aiyl Bank), where she headed the Information Technology Department for six years. Then she worked in various leadership positions: Deputy Conservator at Asia Universal Bank; Deputy Chairman of the Board of “Zalkar Bank”; Deputy Chairman of the Board “Rosinbank”; Deputy Chairman of the Board of the State Mortgage Company. For more than five years she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Interbank Processing Center. Over the years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of BTA-Bank, MCC Amanat Credit.
She has extensive experience in the field of information technology, was engaged in the development of various banking software products. Her experience as a crisis manager in the IT field allowed her to reengineer business processes in the shortest possible time (five months) and introduce a fully functional automated banking system CFT-Bank in Commercial Bank Kyrgyzstan. Gulnara also successfully led projects for the implementation of world-renowned banking systems in two more banks – Aiyl Bank and Zalkar Bank.
In commercial banks, she oversaw the activities of bank cards, payment systems. She was one of the initiators of negotiations with the Chinese company UnionPay, the largest payment system in the world, as a result of which Zalkar Bank became the first bank in Kyrgyzstan to launch an international UPI card.
While working at the State Mortgage Company, she participated in the development of the legislative framework of the Kyrgyz Republic for housing finance, housing savings credit system, mortgage-backed securities.
Gulnara graduated from the Kyrgyz State University in 1982 with a degree in mathematics, but from the very beginning of her career she applied her knowledge in the field of information technology.