Having adopted the Russell Bedford identity, the Bishkek group will now be known as Russell Bedford APG and the Dushanbe firm as Russell Bedford AAA.

With a focus in the areas of audit and consulting, Audit Profi Group and Asian Audit Alliance bring local public and private sector experience to the network.

The network’s Kazakhstan member firm, Russell Bedford A+ Partners, will provide training and technical support to the new members as part of a newly formed strategic alliance.

Russell Bedford CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “I am delighted to see the continued expansion of our network into new territories and such positive developments in Central Asia, particularly, gaining representation in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. I’d like to extend my gratitude to our Kazakhstan firm for leading this initiative and supporting the ongoing development of the network.”

Founder of Audit Profi Group, Omurbek Ibraimakunov, added: “Membership of an international network is an important move in support of our strategic growth plans, which includes delivering a more comprehensive offering to our clients. We are pleased to join the Russell Bedford network and to begin accessing the network’s many benefits and offerings to take us to the next level of development.”

Partner at Asian Audit Alliance Aloviddin Hamdamov said: “Joining Russell Bedford’s international network, is a key moment in our history. We are optimistic about the new opportunities that will be made available to us, and thereby our clients, as result of our new membership, and we look forward to connecting with other members from around the world for our mutual benefit.”