Kozhakhmetov Asylbek

President of Almaty Management University


Tel.: (727) 313 30 59

Fax: (727) 302 21 21




Kozhakhmetov Assylbek is the founder and the resident of the first business school in Kazakhstan - Almaty School of Management, «Almaty Management University».

Author of more than 60 publications on the development of management and education, published in local and foreign journals. Awarded by President of the Central - Asian Foundation for Management Development (CAMAN) 1994-2002; during 1999-2002 Member of the Board of the Union of Industrialists of Kazakhstan; member of the Forum of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan; in 1998-2003 Member of the Board of "INTERMAN", the World Organization for Management Development; from 1999-2002 Member of the European Organization for the quality of management education (EQUAL); in 2002-2003 Deputy Chairman of the Public Council for the Development of the Education System of Kazakhstan.

Public work: Deputy Chairman of the Public Council for the Consideration and Resolution of Social Conflicts "Nur Otan"(2009-2011), the chairman of the NGO "Shanyrak"(2007-2014), member of an independent anti-corruption council of Ministry of Education (2014 ); member of the Republican Public Council for the Control of public spending on anti-crisis program of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan(2009-2010), member of the Expert Council for the improvement of the civil service of the Republic of Kazakhstan(2011-2012), vice-president of CEEMAN in Central Asia(2018- present), president of ALE “Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan”(2018-present)


  • The award of the international organization "People to People International" USA - "Flame of Birmingham" (1997)

  • The badge "excellent worker of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (1998)

  • Anniversary medal for the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011)

  • Order "Kurmet" (2013)

  • The order of the NCE "Atameken" II and I degree "For loyalty to, business» (2013-2014)

  • Award of the International Association for management development in dynamic societies CEEMAN Champions Award in the category of "Institutional management" (2014)

  • Honorary Professor of the Academy of public administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic (2017).

  • Badge Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan “Y.Altynsarin.”



Yerbol Suleimenov


Candidate of Mathematical Sciences

Tel. +7 727 313 30 77






Dr. Suleimenov dedicated his career to the development of education and science, as well as the making impactful projects nationwide and internationally.

Dr. Suleimenov has diverse experience in working in state bodies, international and state-owned organizations. He has been involved in the development of Kazakhstani laws targeting research and commercialization of science. He took part in the regional FDI projects that involved green technologies and climate protection.

Dr. Suleimenov initiated agreements with Thomson Reuters and Springer and the Science Committee at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, making Kazakhstan among the first countries in the CIS region to sign such partnerships. Dr. Suleimenov has successfully implemented quantitative methods to measure achievements in science and introduced bibliometrics and citation analysis for the public R&D policy (first time in the Central Asian region).

His portfolio includes projects of high importance for the country’s development: the grain deep processing plant construction in Kostanay industrial zone, Chinese-Kazakhstani equity investments project for Allur Group, International Centre for green technologies and investment project (Astana International Finance Centre), institutional support to the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (UNDP) and other innovative projects.

Dr. Suleimenov ran top managerial positions in Kazakhstan’s strategic organizations and state bodies in the capacity of the Deputy Chairman of the Science Committee at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011-2013); the President and CEO of the Science Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014); the Head of the Secretariat of the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana and Project manager of the UNDP’s project «Institutional support to the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana» (2015-2016), the Deputy Chairman of «Tobol» Social Entrepreneurial Corporation (2017); the Regional Director in Kostanay region of the National company «Kazakh Invest» (2017-2018), the executive of the Centre for Strategic Developments and Analysis of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2016) the Green Projects Advisor at the UNDP Country Office (2017).

He is the graduate of the University of Manchester, the Tashkent State University and the National University of Uzbekistan. He is the academic fellow of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences and is an External Adviser to the Minister of Innovation Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Dr. Suleimenov holds PhD in Mathematics, has passed the international research internship at the US Academy of Science and participated in numerous scientific and research forums, seminars and conferences.  He is the co-author of several books and numerous articles in different spheres of interests, including UNESCO Science Report for Kazakhstan (2020), UNDP National Human Development Report for Kazakhstan (2004, 2006) and was a member of the editorial board for the UNESCO Science Report for Kazakhstan in 2015.





Kurenkeyeva Gulnar

First Vice Rector

Phone number: +7 (727) 313 30 57



Dean of the Higher School of Business and First Vice-Rector of AlmaU.

Candidate of Economic Sciences, graduated from the Philosophy and Economics Faculty of the C.M.Kirov Kazakh State University, completed a scientific internship at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2003. She is a Bolashak Programme Scholar (an internship at HAAS Business School, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2013). Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in healthcare management.

She worked as a Senior Lecturer, Deputy Dean at Zhambyl Hydromelioration Construction Institute, Almaty University of Technology, Assistant Professor of the Department of World Economy at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Guest lecturer at the "Masters of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan", best lecturer of the 2005 programme.

At different times she worked as a member of the global advisory council of Solbridge Business School at Wusong University in South Korea, Chairman of the State Attestation Commission of Narkhoz University, Chairman of the State Attestation Commission of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. 

He is a member of the following organisations:
- AMBA/BGA International Advisory Council in the Asia-Pacific Region;
- working group of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Development and Implementation of Systemic Measures for Modernisation of Medical Organization Management in the Context of Healthcare Reform";
- working group of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan on development of standards for Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA);
- the international commission of AMBA (Association of MBA, UK) for accreditation of business schools of China, France and Russia, etc.
Laureate of the Association of Economists of Kazakhstan.

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Kozhakhmetov Ruslan

Managing Director for Finance and Development DBA

Tel.: 8 (727) 313 30 77     

Fax: 8 (727) 302 21 21





Kozhakhmetov Ruslan is the holder of the Doctor of Business Administration degree of the joint program of the International Academy of Business and the Russian Academy of national Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation. He is also a graduate of the global Executive MBA program in business administration at London Business School, Columbia Business School, HKU Business School and Executive Education center at the University of California Berkeley.


He has 17 years of work experience in managerial positions in private companies and own business.


 Author of articles on family business and education.


Assel Aryn


Tel.: 8 (727) 313 29 52     








Master of Economic Sciences with a degree in Finance. PhD candidate.

Has 10 years of teaching experience.

She began her career at AlmaU as a trainee teacher at the Department of Finance in 2012. Over the years, she held the position of senior lecturer, head of "Finance, Accounting and Auditing" department, Advisor to the Vice-Rector for Academic Development, Dean of Graduate School of Management. "

Author, coach of training seminars on redesign of educational programs, innovative technologies, teaching methods organized by the Institute for Educational Development, Center for teaching excellence at AlmaU, IQAA, Satbayev University, ATU, etc.

The author of more than 20 scientific publications.