Bakyt is an award-winning communications leader and seasoned journalist. He built his expertise working for renowned media houses like the BBC World Service, Thomson Reuters, and Radio Free Europe. He has since led communications teams at Cardano and EY, among others. Bakyt has received numerous accolades, including the European Union Scholarship and the George Soros Open Society Institute Scholarship. He holds two Master’s degrees in Business and Financial Journalism, and in Communications and Media Studies.