Board of Directors

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev

CEO of KMG EP

He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board at KMG EP since September 23, 2015.
He is a graduate of the Kazakh Lenin Polytechnic Institute as Mining Geological Engineer. He embarked upon his career as Reservoir Operator at Balykshy Office of Exploration Drilling. He then became Geological Engineer in thematic exploration team at Embaneft production association, and then as Cementing Shop Operator at Embaneft association. Between 1991 and 1993 he was Geologist in Exploration Drilling Expedition No.1 at Balykshy office of Exploration Drilling. Between 1993 and 1995 he was Geologist at Central Dispatch Office at Atyrau Drilling Office of Embamunaigas. Between 1995 and 2004 he was Chief Geologist/Deputy Director at Atyrau Office of Enhanced Oil Recovery and Workovers; and then as Director of Department for Geology and Operations Development of Oil Fields at Embamunaigas. Between 2004 and 2008 he was Deputy Director and then was promoted to Director of Geology and Operations Development Department at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production. Between 2008 and 2015 he was Executive Director for Oil and Gas Production; Managing Director for Geology, Geophysics, and Reservoirs; Chief Geologist; Deputy Chair of the Management Board for Geology and Promising Projects; Managing Director for Non-Operating Producing Assets (Tengiz, Kashagan, and Karachaganak); and Managing Director for Geology at National Company KazMunayGas. Between January and September of 2015 he was General Director and Chair of the Management Board at Embamunaigas.
He was awarded with diplomas of  National Company KazMunayGas, KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production, Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use, jubilee medals, including the medal "25 years Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2016), the Kurmet Order (2016).
He is a Honorary Explorer of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in 2015 he was awarded with State Al Farabi Award in Science and Technology for series of works on scientific rationale of hydrocarbon potential in Kazakhstan.
Candidate of Geology and Mineral Sciences, Author of more than 12 scientific publications, co-author of the book "Geological Structure and Prospects of Oil and Gas Potential of the Northern and Middle Caspian".

Dauren Karabayev

Executive Vice President – Finance Director at NC KMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KMG EP

Dauren Karabayev, CFA, Executive Vice President – Finance Director at NC KMG, was elected to the Board of Directors of KMG EP in May 2017. In September 2017 was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of KMG EP. Prior to that, he held a position of Deputy Chair of the Management Board at Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan from March 2007. He has a Master of Finance degree from Mays Business School – Texas A&M.

Baltabek Kuandykov

Independent Non-Executive Director of KMG EP

He was born in 1948, Kazakh citizen. He is a graduate of the Kazakh Lenin Polytechnic Institute as Petroleum Geologist.
Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Associate Member of the International Economic Academy of Eurasia, Academician of the International Academy of Mineral Resources, member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
He worked as the chief geologist, the head of geological department, the deputy head of geological department, the field geologist of the oil prospecting expedition of the Geological Administration Kazneftegazrazvedka of the Gurievneftegazgeologiya Association, the deputy ministers of geology, energy and fuel resources of RK, the president of Kazakhstankaspishelf JSC, NOC Kazakhoil ZAO, Canadian company Nelson Resources Ltd. From February 2006 to the present time he is the president of the "Meridian Petroleum" company. Since 2009, he is the president of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists.

 

Oleg Karpushin

Executive Vice President for Production, Exploration and Oilfield Services at JSC National Company KazMunayGas

Oleg Karpushin, Executive Vice President for Production, Exploration and Oilfield Services at JSC National Company KazMunayGas. Graduated with honors from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas with the specialization of mining engineer and holds a Global Executive MBA degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Held executive positions in the Shell group of companies for over 11 years. These companies included Salym Petroleum Development N.V., Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company.  Also worked as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – operations director for PAO Novatek.

Assia Syrgabekova

Vice president of strategy, NC KMG

Assia Syrgabekova was born in 1960, is a citizen of Kazakhstan. She was appointed as Managing Director of economics and finances at nc KMG in July 2006. She was a Member of Board of Director of KMG EP in 2010-2017. Prior to this appointment she was First Deputy chairman at halyk Bank from October 2003 as well as the chairwoman of the Management Board of halyk Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 2004 to 2005. From 1998 to 2003 Ms. Syrgabekova worked in the national oil and gas company holding various top management positions in KazakhOil, KaztransGas. She graduated from Kazakh state University’'s Department of Economics in 1982.

Ardak Mukushov

Vice President for Legal Support at NC KMG

Ardak Mukushov has been Vice President for Legal Support at NC KMG since January 2017. Prior to this role, he held various senior management positions at NC KMG and Ministry of Oil and Gas. He also serves as the member of the Board of Directors of Kaztransoil since May 2014 and the member of the Board of Directors of Kaztransgas since April 2016. He has a degree in Law and Legal Education from Lev Gumilev Eurasian University and a degree in Economics from Ryskulov Kazakh University of Economy.

Zhannat Yertlesova

Independent Non-Executive Director of KMG EP

She began her career as a research officer at the Research Institute of Economics under the State Planning Committee of KazSSR. In 1992 she was appointed deputy director of the institute. Then she worked as the head of the department of financial and credit policy, first deputy minister of economy.
She also worked as the head of the Center for Economic Reforms under the Cabinet of Ministers and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, First Vice-Minister of Finance, Vice President of Kazakhtelecom JSC, Deputy Head of the RK Presidential Executive Office, Deputy Minister of Defense, First Deputy Chairman of the Agency on Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Chairman of the Governing Council of Association of Taxpayers of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. At the moment she is the director of Expert Kazakhstan LLP.
2016 – to date:Member of the Community Council under he Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, Kazakh Civil Service and Corruption Agency, Member of the Board for Protection of Consumer Rights and Protection of Competition of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Member of the Management Board of the Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights under the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, Member of the Board of Directors, independent director at Economic Research Institute, Health Insurance Fund, Narkhoz University, Embamunaigas and Ozenmunaigas.

Geroy Zholtayev

Independent Non-Executive Director of KMG EP

He was born in 1940, Kazakh citizen. A graduate of the Lenin Kazakh Polytechnical Institute(1962),  Geology and exploration of oil and gas fields, as  Mining Geological Engineer, Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages and Lomonosov Moscow State University. From January 2017 – to date: Director of Satbayev Institute of Geological Sciences.And  2014 – 2017 he worked as  Head of Oil and Gas Geology Department at Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University.

 

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