Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Isanov str. 79, office 705, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Kirill Afanasyev
Partner, Kazahstan
Kirill joined the company in 2009 as a senior tax expert and gradually worked his way up to Partner, leading 3 SCHNEIDER GROUP offices in Kazakhstan. Kirill is in charge of development of the company services portfolio, including accounting outsourcing and HR administration, legal and tax consulting, IT solutions implementation and HR support, interim management, business setup and manufacturing localisation projects. Kirill manages a team of 60+ experts in 3 offices in Kazakhstan. He has extensive experience in finance and risk management, as well as deep knowledge of international taxation. Kirill has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) since 2014. Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Kirill worked for EY Kazakhstan. He actively contributes to the professional community, presenting at local and international conferences and preparing professional articles for industry media.  Kirill graduated from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) with a degree in Finance. 
Artur Bartel
Team lead business development, Kazakhstan; head of branch office in Kyrgyzstan
Artur joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in September 2017 as a business development specialist. He was responsible for business development projects and support of foreign businesses expanding to Kazakhstan. With business growth of SCHNEIDER GROUP’s clients and their further expansion to Kyrgyzstan, Artur’s area of responsibility was also extended to cover similar projects there. Based on his work results contributing to the company’s financial performance, Artur was promoted to team lead business development in October 2021. He was appointed head of the branch office of SCHNEIDER GROUP in Kyrgyzstan later in 2022. Artur specialises in business development and support of foreign investors in the CIS countries. He serves as an interim CEO for several international companies operating in Kazakhstan. Before joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, Artur worked on project activities at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues of support for ethnic Germans in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Eurasian Innovative University in Pavlodar as a Bachelor of Natural Science. Since 2019, Artur has been a representative of the German union of small and mid-sized businesses (Bundesverband Mittelständische Wirtschaft, BVMW) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Artur speaks Kazakh, Russian, English, and German.

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