Ksenia leads EY’s Advisory Practice in Central Asia and the Caucasus. She is a Risk Competency Leader for the region, specializing in Risk Management, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance and Compliance Services.
Ksenia joined EY in March 2012 and divides her time between Almaty and Nur Sultan. Prior to joining EY, Ksenia was based in Toronto, Canada, where she was a Risk Director in a global consultancy firm.
Ksenia has two bachelor’s degrees: in Economics from UWED in Uzbekistan and in International Accounting and Finance from Hogeschool IJselland in the Netherlands. She also has an MBA in Accounting Information Systems from Bentley College in Boston, MA.
How Ksenia Babushkina is building a better working world
In the private sector, Ksenia has advised on an effective corporate governance framework, reflecting the scale of a company as well as its geographical presence and corporate culture, for both newly listed clients and state-owned enterprises.
In addition, Ksenia has developed and implemented anti-corruption programs and internal controls meeting the FCPA and UK Bribery Act as well as local anti-corruption regulatory requirements for multinational mining, oil and gas and manufacturing clients in Kazakhstan, Russia and Azerbaijan.
For public sector clients, including government agencies and state-run corporations, Ksenia has coordinated complex transformation engagements and led multiple multicultural teams, bringing the best international expertise to structural reform programs and transformation initiatives.
Ksenia volunteers her time for initiatives aimed at improving student education and gender equality and contributes to making a social impact by heading the Healthcare Group of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.