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Yerkozha Akylbek

Partner, Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications

KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Yerkozha has been working with KPMG since 2001. He has experience in auditing and providing compilation assistance of RAP, IFRS and US GAAP financial statements for Russian and foreign companies. He has vast experience with clients in metals and mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail and airport management companies.

In the Media


Comments for Kommersant on postponing the implementation of several provisions introduced by the Yarovaya package because of the pandemic.

Comments for Kommersant on rapid growth in the videoconferencing market.

Comments for Kommersant on how the introduction of 5G will affect 4G networks' capacity.


Comments for Kommersant on the development of a domestically produced 5G equipment export partnership with Africa.

Comments for Kommersant on the exit of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Mubadala investment company from a project to end digital inequality in Russia. 

Comments for Kommersant on a capacity deficiency of data-processing centres caused by a sharp rise in demand for Russian cloud services. 

Comments for Vedomosti on the popularity of supercomputing projects in Russian and international companies. 

An article for Forbes on companies and sectors that could benefit from Russia's new Sovereign Internet Law. 

Comments for Kommersant on the feasibility of setting a threshold for foreign ownership in significant Internet resources at 49%.

Comments for Kommersant on how the adoption of a draft law on significant information resources may affect telecom companies. 

Comments for Kommersant on the interest of telecom companies in working with cybersports industry representatives.

Comments for Kommersant Supplement on the possibility to monetise some services, based on the concept of a citizen's digital profile.

Comments for Vedomosti on the possibility of providing federal public servants with mobile devices on the Russian Aurora operating system. 

Comments for Kommersant Supplement on the concept of a citizen's digital profile.

Comments for Vedomosti on the outlook for eSim technology in Russia.


Comments for Kommersant on a proposal to place terminals for renting mobile phone chargers in the metro and on public transport stops.

Comments for Vedomosti on the Digital Economy national programme that is currently under preparation.

Comments for Vedomosti on Russian mobile market situation.

Comments for on the outlook for online marketplaces in Russia.

Comments for Profile on the Russian mobile communication market.

An article for Forbes on potential developments for mobile operators.

Comments for Vedomosti on new business line monetisation strategies of cellular service providers.

Comments for on the trend towards consolidation among Russian companies.


Comments for Vedomosti on the competition at the telecommunication market.

Comments for Vedomosti on the use of outsourcing by telecommunications companies.

Comments for RBC on mobile payments.

Comments for Kommersant about trends between mobile phone operators and subscribers.


Areas of expertise

Audit Deal Advisory Financial Restructuring Financing strategy Fix Global Compliance Management Services Media Technology Telecommunications Transaction Processing
Yerkozha Akylbek

Education and qualifications

  • Master degree in Economics, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University

  • Barchelor degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University


  • Russian qualification certificate to perform audit

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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