Roza Nurgozhayeva serves as vice president-general counsel at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Until August 2020, she held the position of post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law of National University of Singapore (NUS). Before joining academia, she practiced law for more than seven years as in-house counsel of a commercial bank, a member of an international financial group, where she provided support for bank operations, major acquisitions, securities’ issuance and litigation. She completed bachelor’s degrees in law and economics in Kazakhstan and a master of laws at Cornell Law School. She holds a doctorate of the science of law, also from Cornell. Her research interests include comparative corporate law, corporate governance, state-owned enterprises, emerging markets, and law and development.