Bota Hopkinson is the Founder and Chairwoman of the Conservative Friends of Eurasia. She is a prominent member of the Conservative Party and a proud British of Kazakhstan origin. Bota was a conservative candidate for the Westminster City Council in a local election 2018.
She has over 20 years bilateral, public, government and private sector experiences: the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, Research Fellow at the University of London, Analyst at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Managing Director of Kazakh Gold Mining company (London), and Advisor of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Central Asia in the House of Lords.
Bota is a Vice Chairwoman of the Westminster Conservative Women Group and the Vice Chairwoman of the Vincent Ward of the Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Association. Bota holds a Master’s degree in International Health Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science and diploma of the CCF Impact and Institute of Leadership and Management in Geneva. She has a number of international publications and one of the UN 100 top publications in 2007. She speaks a number of languages: English, Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz and Tatar.