Company Management

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev

CEO, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Exploration, Production and Oilfield Services at NC KMG

He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board at KMG EP since September 23, 2015. 
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Exploration, Production and Oilfield Services at JSC NC "KazMunayGas" from 12 June 2018. Date of birth: 11 May 1965.
Educational background:
Graduated from the Oil Faculty of Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.I. Lenin as a Mining and Geotechnical Engineer. In 2006, graduated from the Tomsk Polytechnic University and was awarded a Ph.D. in Geology and Mineralogy. Holder of the Al-Farabi State Science Award, Professor of the Hydrocarbon Systems Geology Faculty of the Russian State Oil and Gas University named after Gubkin, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS).
Was awarded with the Kurmet Order, 20-Year Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Honorary Explorer of the Republic of Kazakhstan merit budges.
Employment History:
Started his career as an Operator of Balykshy Exploratory Drilling Office, after which worked as a Cementing Shop Operator of Embaneft Association. From 1991 to 1993 worked as a Geologist of Exploration Drilling No.1 at Balykshy Exploration Drilling Office.
Between 1993 and 1995 he was the II skill-category Geologist at Central Dispatch Office of Atyrau Drilling Office, 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 of Geology and Oil Deposits Development at Embamunaigas OJSC.  In 2004-2008, worked as a Deputy Director and was further promoted to a Director of Geology and Deposits Development at KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production JSC. From 2008 to 2015 was an Executive Director of Oil and Gas Production; Managing Director of Geology, Geophysics, and Reservoirs; Chief Geologist; Chief Geology and Promising Projects Officer; Managing Director for Non-Operating Assets (Tengiz, Kashagan, and Karachaganak); and Managing Director of Geology at JSC NC "KazMunayGas".
From January 2015 – General Director (Chief Executive Officer), Embamunaigas JSC.

Bekzat Abaiyldanov

Chief Operations Officer

Bekzat Abaiyldanov is a graduate of Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University, International University of Egypt (Basic Management and Marketing); and is soon to be an MBA graduate in Management of Petroleum Business from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. He was general director at Kaspiy Neft stock corporation; joint venture Matin limited liability partnership; Arnaoil limited liability partnership, and some other companies; he was Director of Finance Department at Ozenmunaigas production branch, and held various job titles at Uzenmunaigaz open stock corporation. He is an author of several research papers.

Malik Salimgereyev

Deputy CEO for Health, Safety, Environment & Perspective Development

Malik Saleimgereyev is a graduate of Gubkin Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry, and is a postgraduate student of Institute of Geology of the Kazakh Academy of Science; is a candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences. He was advisor to chair of the Management Board at National Company KazMunaiGas; Chief Asset Management Officer, Director of Petroleum Business Development Directorate at Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund; Director of Petroleum Business Development Department at Kazakh Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources; Deputy Director for Operations at Embamunaigas, and held various executive positions at Kazakhoil Emba, Kazakhoil, KazNIPIneft, Karazhanbasmunai, etc. He is an author of several research papers.

Dastan Abdulgafarov

CFO

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.

Bauyrzhan Askarov

Chief of Staff

Bauyrzhan Askarov is a graduate of Moscow State University of International Relations majoring in International Relations; Almaty State Pedagogical University majoring in Finance; and Gubkin Moscow State University of Oil and Gas where he obtained MBA degree. From December 2015 he has been Chief of Staff at KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production. Earlier he had been Managing Director for Business Support at KMG Drilling & Services; Senior Advisor to Vice President at Eni S.p.A, Central Asia and Pakistan; Director at Summary Analysis and International Cooperation Department at National Company KazMunayGas; Assistant to Chair of the Management Board; and held major posts in the Kazakh Ministry of Oil and Gas and in the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Candidate of Political Sciences.

Bekmurat Naizabekov

Managing Director for Marketing, Purchase and Sales of Oil

Bekmurat Naizabekov has been the Managing Director for Marketing, Purchase and Sales of Oil since December 2015. Previously held the position of Deputy Head of Marketing and Sales at LLP “Kazgermunai”, also held various positions at JSC “FDE “Damu” and Argus Ltd. Graduated from Kazakh National University with the specialization in law and Kazakh Economic University with the specialization in finance. Holds MBA from RSU named after I. M. Gubkin.

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.

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