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Dastan Yelemessovich Abdulgafarov

Chairman of the Management Board

Born on 16 December 1974

Educational background

  • Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program;
  • Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, specialty in Finance and Investment, Executive MBA;
  • Eni Corporate University, Milan, Master of Oil Business;
  • Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, specialty in International Economy and Law;
  • Kazakhstan Institute of Law and International Relations, specialty in International Law, a lawyer;
  • Zhautykov National School of Physics and Math (FIZMAT).

Work experience

  • More than 22 years’ experience in the JSC NC KazMunaiGas group of companies, 18 years in management positions.
  • Over the years Dastan Abdulgafarov worked as a lawyer for the International Contracts Department, General Manager of the New Projects Development Department, Director of the New Projects Development Department, Deputy Director, then director of the New Maritime Projects Development Department, Head of Project Management Group in JSC NC KMG and JSC Offshore Oil Company KazMunaiTeniz, Advisor to General Director, Managing Director for Business Development, Deputy General Director for Economy and Finance in KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production JSC, Managing Director of Exploration and Production Business Support, Head of Apparatus - Managing Director on Development in JSC NC KMG.

Diaz Mukhtarovich Diyanov

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Business Development – Member of the Management Board

Educational background

  • Modern Humanitarian Academy (Moscow), bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence
  • Kazakhstan-Russian University, Major - Lawyer
  • L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University, Bachelor of Finance

Work experience

More than 20 years of working experience, including 15 years of work in NC KMG JSC Group of Companies.

His career started as an Inspector in the Central Directorate of Internal Affairs in Transport (2003-2005).

From 2005 to 2009 he worked in the Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, starting as a Lead Specialist and up to the Head of Department.

From 2009 to 2011 he worked as the General Manager for Control and Audit of KazMunayGas Onimderi JSC.

From 2011 to 2017 he worked in KazMunayGas Refining and Marketing JSC, starting from the position of Chief Specialist and up to the position of Director of the Department.

From 2016 to 2017 - Director of the Directorate of NC KazMunayGas JSC.

From 2017 to 2018 - Managing Director for Administrative and Legal Affairs (Member of the Management Board) of Atyrau Refinery LLP.

From 2018 to 2020 - Managing Director for Legal Support (Member of the Management Board), Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs of KPI Inc. LLP.

From 2020 to 2022 - Director of the Department of KMG PetroChem LLP.

Since April 2022 - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Business Development - Member of the Management Board of KMG PetroChem LLP.

Sabit Afzalovich Alibayev

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs – Member of the Management Board

Educational background

  • Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Forecasting (KIMEP), Bang Faculty of Business, Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting

Work experience

Total work experience - 17 years, including more than 10 years in managerial positions.

He started his career as an auditor in KPMG Audit LLP (2007-2009).

From 2009 to 2011, he worked as an Auditor and then as a Senior Auditor at KazMunayGas Exploration and Production JSC.

From 2011 to 2017, he held the positions of Senior Accountant, Lead Accountant and Deputy Chief Accountant at KazMunayGas Exploration and Production JSC.

From 2017 to 2021, he held the positions of Financial Director - Chief Accountant, Financial Director - Financial Controller, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at Ozenmunaygas JSC.

In 2022 - Advisor to the General Director at KazMunayGas Exploration and Production JSC.

Since December 2022 - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs - Member of the Management Board of KMG PetroChem LLP.

Yerkhan Bulatzhanovich Umarov

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Member of the Management Board

Educational Background

  • Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications, majoring in Mechanical Engineering
  • Kazakh Humanitarian-Legal University, major - Lawyer.

Work Experience

Total work experience - 23 years, of which 20 years in managerial positions.

He started his career as a Lead Specialist in the Akim Office of the city of Aktobe (2001-2003).

From 2003 to 2008 he worked as Director of "Remservis" LLP and Head of the Government Institution of Department of

Housing and Communal Services, Passenger Transportation and Roads of Aktobe city.

From 2008 to 2012 - Deputy Akim of Aktobe city and First Deputy Akim of Aktobe region.

From 2012 to 2015 - Akim of Aktobe city.

From 2015 to 2021 he worked in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan from Chief Inspector to Deputy Head.

From 2022 to 2024 - Chief of Staff of NC KazMunayGas JSC.

Since June 2024 - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board - Member of the Management Board of KMG PetroChem LLP.

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