Board of Directors

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev

Chief Executive Officer at KMG EP Deputy Chairman of the Management Board for Geology and Exploration NC KazMunayGas

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.

Dauren Karabayev

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Cheif Financial Officer at NC KMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KMG EP

Dauren Karabayev, CFA, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Cheif Financial Officer 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.

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.