Company Management

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev

Chairman of the Management Board (Chief Executive Officer) at “KazMunayGas” Exploration Production” JSC.

Date of birth: May 11, 1965.

Educational background: Graduated from the Oil Faculty of Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.I. Lenin majoring in Mining engineer-geologist.  In 2006, defended a doctoral thesis at Tomsk Polytechnic University with the qualification “PhD Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences”.  In 2021, defended his thesis at the National University of Oil and Gas «Gubkin University» with the scientific degree "Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences". Laureate of the Al-Farabi State Prize of RK in the field of science and technology (2015), professor of the “Prospecting and Exploration of Oil and Gas” faculty of the Russian State Oil and Gas University named after Gubkin, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), author of more than 18 scientific publications in the field of Oil and Gas geology. Awarded with the order “Kurmet” (2016), the budge “Honorary Explorer of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (2008), anniversary medals “20 years of Kazakhstan Independence” (2011), “20 years of Kazakhstan Constitution” (2015), “25 years of Kazakhstan Independence” (2016), anniversary medals of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan “95 years of “Embamunaigas” JSC” (2017) and “120 years of Kazakhstan Oil” (2019).
Employment History: Started his career as Reservoir operator of Balykshy Exploratory Drilling Office, after which worked as a Cementing operator of Embaneft Association. In 1993-1995 was the II skilled-category Geologist at Central Dispatch Office of Atyrau Drilling Office of “Embamunaigas” JSC. Between 1995 and 2004 worked as a Chief geologist, Deputy director at the Atyrau Production Enhancement and Wells Overhaul (EP&WO) Office, Director for Geology and Oil Deposits Development at “Embamunaigas” JSC. In 2004-2008, worked as a Deputy director and further was promoted to a Director for Geology and Deposits Development at “KazMunaiGas” Exploration Production” JSC. From 2008 to 2015 worked as a Chief Executive Officer of Oil and Gas Production, Managing director for Geology, Geophysics and Reservoirs, chief geologist, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Geology and Prospective Projects, Managing director for non-operational assets (Tengiz, Kashagan, Karachaganak), Managing director for Geology at “KazMunayGas” NC” JSC. From January to September 2015 - Chairman of the Management Board (Chief Executive Officer) of “Embamunaigas” JSC. Chairman of the Management Board (Chief Executive Officer) at “KazMunaiGas” Exploration Production” JSC since September 23, 2015. From June 12, 2018 - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Exploration, Production and Oilfield Services at “KazMunayGas” NC” JSC. From February 2019 to May 2020 - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Geology and Exploration at “KazMunayGas” NC” JSC.

Dastan Abdulgafarov


Abdulgafarov Dastan was appointed as CFO in January, 2015. Prior to this he held position of the Managing director on Business Development since September, 2006. He graduated from The Kazakh Institute of Law and International Relations specializing in International Law and The Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of International Affairs of the RoK specializing in Economics and International Law. He holds Master's degree in Oil Business from Agip Corporate University and Executive MBA degree from Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. He worked at JSC KazMunaiTeniz and NC KazMunaiGas.

Aziz Ileuov

Managing Director, Strategic Growth

Aziz Ileuov is a graduate of Belarusian State University. From February 2017 he has been Managing Director for Strategic Growth at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production. Earlier he had been Managing Director for Strategic Growth and Information Technology; Managing Director for Corporate Governance; and Managing Director for Business Development at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production. He held various executive posts at KazTransOil; KazTransGas; KazMunaiGas Refining and Marketing; Zhetysu Social and Business Corporation, a state-owned company; Kazakhstan China Pipeline; MunayTas, a North-West pipeline company; Intergaz Central Asia; and Transport Nefti I Gaza, a state-owned company.
He was awarded Kurmet order; and a medal For the Contribution to the Development of Oil and Gas Sector.

Marlen Orazbekov

Managing Director, Legal

Marlen Orazbekov is a graduate of Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute; Bolashak Karaganda State-of-the-Art Education Institute under the Buketov Karaganda State University. From February 2017 he has been Managing Director for Legal Matters at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production. Before he was appointed Managing Director for Legal Matters, he had been Director, Deputy Director of Legal Department at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production; Chief Legal Officer at National Company KazMunaiGas; Senior Lawyer at KazMunaiGas Service; Trainee Lawyer at Bar Association of Astana; and Chief Officer of Finance and Resourcing Department at the Kazakh Ministry of Justice.

Bekbolat Bekbosynov

Chief of staff

Bekbosynov Bekbolat holds the Chief of staff position  of JSC "Exploration Production "KazMunaiGaz" since March of 2019. Prior to his appointment, he worked as Director of the Department of social policy and economic support of JSC "RD "KMG". Held position of vice manager of the Department of social policy and economic support, legal advisor in the legal  Department of the company. In his career he worked as a lawyer in MC "Embamunaigaz" and LLP "Zhigermunaiservice". He graduated from the faculty of international law of the Kazakh state law Academy with a degree in law and Atyrau state Institute of oil and gas with a degree in management and organization of oil and gas industry.