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14 March 2024: UK and Kazakhstan Strengthening Business Relations

Joining a diverse panel at Fieldfisher, the European law firm's London office, Steve Bourne, Oak Road Venture's Director, Strategic Partnerships, addressed the changing investment environment in Kazakhstan and offered a view on critical areas of opportunity for investors. The event, organised by the British Kazakh Society, was opened by H.E. Magzhan Ilyassov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom and included speakers from the British Government, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and S&P Global Commodity Insights - and further details are available via Steve Bourne at Oak Road Ventures.


24 July 2023: Uzbek-British Business and Mining Forum, London

Oak Road Ventures was honoured to be invited to the Uzbek-British Mining Forum held at the Institute of Directors, London. With thanks to the Embassy of Uzbekistan for providing the overview.

'On July 24, the Embassy of Uzbekistan held  the Uzbek-British Business showcase event at the Institute of Directors (IoD). The High-level Uzbek delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Saidov. More than 200 representatives of private investors , international banks, assets management agencies and  law firms participated at the showcase event. 
"Uzbekistan is seeking mutually beneficial partnerships, opening its doors wider to the world than ever, and inviting UK companies to become part of the incredible journey of the development”, - said Foreign Minister Saidov.
Amanda Brooks CBE, Director General at Department for Business and Trade outlined that the UK remains committed to developing and #strengthening economic ties with Uzbekistan. Increasing volumes of mutual trade and investment clearly demonstrate the great interest of british b
usiness in building up a strong economic tie with Uzbekistan
Presentations on the investment attractiveness and trade opportunities in Uzbekistan were highlighted by senior stakeholders in different sectors: Oybek Khamraev, Deputy Minister at Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of UzbekistanOmonullo Nasritdinhodjaev, First Deputy Minister of Mining Industry and Geology, Makhliyo Muksinova, Deputy Director at IT-Park Uzbekistan and others. 
A number of investment agreements and trade contracts were signed as an the outcome of the business forum'.

Further details are available from

6 July 2023: Kazakh-British Business Forum on Mining

Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister of State at UK's Department for Business and Trade, and H.E. Magzhan Illyasov, Kazakh Ambassador to the UK, spoke on how partnering with Kazakhstan can help develop and secure critical rare earth metal supply chains. Thanks to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK for the invitation to Oak Road Ventures and our partners. Details on the event available via


17 June 2023: Oak Road Ventures, London office advising UK-based Financial and Related Professional Services sector

Oak Road Ventures will be supporting the UK's leading financial and related professional services membership body on international strategy and financing for projects in partner countries as part of its work promoting the value of the UK-based FRPS sector.

For information please contact: Steve Bourne -

14 June 2023: Meeting with H.E. Mrs Ewa Polano, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Astana International Forum

Thanks to H.E. Mrs Ewa Polano, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Kazakhstan for an insightful and inspiring discussion on deepening relations between Kazakhstan and Sweden and prospects for investment cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was held in the context of the Astana International Forum.

25 May 2023: Oak Road Ventures supporting its international partners

James Martin, Founder and CEO, will discuss how Oak Road Ventures supports the strategic investment and business development objectives of its clients in Kazakhstan, Oman, Singapore and the United Kingdom at the upcoming Astana Finance Days, to be held in Astana on 7 June 2023. 

To meet with James at Astana Finance Days, please contact:

24 May 2023: James Martin to speak at Astana Finance Days 2023

In Kazakhstan, the volume of sustainable financing amounted to more than $250 mln in 2022, and demand is growing every year due to the “cheapness” of such investment projects. James Martin

CEO of Oak Road Ventures will share his vision on sustainable investment opportunities during Astana Finance Days -   on 7 June 2023

19 April 2023: Supporting 'The World Alliance of International Financial Centers' WAIFC

WAIFC holds its Board meeting in London, hosted by TheCityUK and the Corporation of London.



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