Banu Babayeva is the art collector and dealer, specializing on the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century Russian and European fine art. Banu was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She holds PhD in Economics from the University of International Business and diplomas in Banking from the Kazakh State Academy of Management and Law from the Kazakh State Law University. After 10-year career in the government entities, Banu left executive position in the state investment promotion company, having decided it was time for a change of scenery and to devote her life to a long-lasting passion for art. She founded «BANU BABAYEVA RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN FINE ART» in 2003. It was the first company of its kind in the country: it advises clients on how to create art collections, helps make proper art investment decisions, provides further supervision of art collections, organizes seminars and lectures of leading experts on Russian and European art. The company works with reliable sources only.