Patrick Duparcq


Dr. Duparcq is a recognized technology strategist and technology visionary with twenty years of expertise in technology forecasting, marketing, and technology implementation. Working in R&D, product strategy, and technology strategy, he has a track record of “predicting and planning for the next wave” Professor Duparcq’s current activities include technology forecasting, providing application frameworks and strategies for businesses, specifically in digital marketing and global marketing.


Assel Uvaliyeva

Executive Director

Assel Uvaliyeva is the Executive Director for the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. Assel joined Nazarbayev University in October 2009. She was one of the first members of the original team who started working on the development of the university. She was also a member of the team which prepared the first report on the strategic development of Nazarbayev University for the President of the country.

Chet Borucki

Associate Dean for MBA Programs

Chet Borucki is Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Professor of Strategy and Management at Nazarbayev University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Business School and also holds Masters Degrees in Organizational Psychology (University of Michigan) and Business Administration (University of Massachusetts) and an undergraduate degree in Psychology (University of Massachusetts).


Richard Castleberry

Head of Business Development for Academic Programs for the Nazarbayev University

Richard Castleberry is the Head of Business Development for Academic Programs for the Nazarbayev University. Prior to joining the NUGSB in June 2012, Richard was a Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) faculty member and the Head of the Management unit at their affiliated American University in Kosovo campus for seven years.

Subramanian Venkat

Associate Dean for Research

Venkat Subramanian is an Associate Professor of Strategy at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business, and also the Associate Dean for Research. Previously, he had faculty appointments at the University of Hong Kong and Vlerick Business School in Belgium. He was also a research fellow in Strategy and International Management at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, a Research Associate in Strategy and Finance at INSEAD, France, and completed a PhD in Management at the Solvay Business School, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He has published in academic and practitioner journals, and in the business press, on topics of strategy and international business, and on competition in emerging markets. He has also advised start-ups in Europe and Asia.