Board of Directors

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”. 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.

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.

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