Management

Serik K. Shakhazhanov

Chairman of the Management Board

He graduated from the Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov with a Diploma in Social Sphere and Industry Management, the Karaganda State Technical University with a Diploma in Metallurgy, also he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, then a Doctor’s degree in Business Administration (DBA) at the State University of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

1998 to 1999, he worked as an expert of the marketing and financial analyses department at NC Naizatas CJSC. 2000 to 2001, as a manager of the pension fund in the Pavlodar branch of PSF Umit CJSC.

Serik Shakhazhanov began his career in the Eurasian Group in 2001 as an Economist of the Financial Department of the Aksu Ferroalloys Plant. Then he headed the Financial Department of the Aktobe Ferroalloys Plant, and later - the Treasury Department of TNC Kazchrome JSC.

From January 2009 through April 2014 he worked as a Vice President for Finance and Economic Affairs of TNC Kazchrome JSC. He was in charge of financial and economic activities of the Company, kept control of tax and accounting services of the Company, participated in ERP development and introduction.

In May 2014 he joined Eurasian Group LLP where he became the Managing Director for Analysis and Strategic Development. Since 2014 he held position of a Deputy Chairman of the Board for Strategy and Development of the Company. Serik Shakhazhanov supervised cost-effective and optimal long-term strategic development plans at enterprises of the Group, analysis and approval of capital expenses by operational assets in Kazakhstan , procurement methodology, creating and analysis of annual procurement programmes.

Gaziz Sabitovich Ibraev

Deputy Chairman of the Board for Legal Affairs

Gaziz Ibraev graduated from the Kazakh State Law Academy with a degree in Jurisprudence, has a Master's degree in Law from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in International Law.

From 2002 to 2003, he worked as a legal consultant for Ernst & Young LLP.

From 2003 to 2005 he was a lawyer at Salance LLP.

From 2005 to 2014 - Advisor, Senior Legal Advisor at North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC).

From 2014 to 2016, he headed the legal department of Kar-Tel LLP. (trademark "Beeline").

From 2016 to 2017 - head of the office of Lansky, Ganzer and Partner Kazakhstan LLP.

He joined the Eurasian Group in August 2017 as Director of the International Law and M&A Department.

Akmaral Serikovna Naizabekova

Deputy Chairman of the Board for Human Resources – Chief Operating Officer

Akmaral graduated from Karaganda State University with a degree in “Jurisprudence” and from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with an MBA degree. She holds a Master’s degree in International Human Resource Management from Kingston University (UK). Also she has an international professional certification in Human Resources Management (CIPD), ICF International Professional Coach Certificate, Prosci Change Management Certification (CCMP).

Akmaral has been working in the corporate governance and HR for more than 17 years, and her managerial experience in Samruk-Kazyna JSC group of companies and consulting organizations exceeds 12 years.

She joined the Eurasian Group in February 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer for Human Resources and Social Affairs in Kazakhstan region.

Daniyar R. Rakhmatullayev

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Finance

He graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a degree in Mathematics. He is a scholar of the Bolashak Programme and obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Temple University. He has the international certification of Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP).

He worked his way up to the Director of the Department for Economics and Finance from the position of a manager in Kaz-Trans-Gas-Almaty JSC.

He joined the Eurasian Group since 2014 as the Head of the Department for Budgeting and Economic Analyses. During the last 3 years he was the Director of the Department for Financial Planning and Analyses of ERG Group.