Almassadam Satkaliyev

Executive MBA, 2014
CEO at “Samruk-Energy” JSC

My name is Almassadam Satkaliyev.

I am an EMBA student at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (Class of 2014).

Currently I work as a CEO at “Samruk-Energy” JSC. Samruk-Energy is a holding company with a mandate of implementing government policy in the energy sector. The company’s main spheres of activity are generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, and coal production. Samruk-Energy is represented almost in every region of the country, employing around 24 thousand people. The Company accounts for around 47% of Kazakhstan’s total electric capacity, almost 40% of the country’s electricity generation and coal production.

Today, in the era of globalization, the most important source of a company’s competitive advantage is its internal capabilities. Therefore, successful management of an organization requires a top manager to effectively mobilize a company’s resources in a way that both maximizes internal efficiency and meets external challenges.

Nazarbayev University, which was created on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, today is one of the most successful educational and scientific projects in the region.

NU GSB’s strategic partnership with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, one of the leading business schools globally, ensures unique learning methods and approaches. Together with the university’s extraordinary faculty and advanced research base, this makes NU GSB a desired destination for gaining international knowledge and expertise required to meet today’s challenges of globalization and integration, while taking into account specifics of Kazakhstan. It is a great opportunity to meet my educational objectives, and to gain skills to adopt and implement new ideas and strategies in the management of my company.

The EMBA program at NU GSB provides me with an opportunity to acquire world-class knowledge from distinguished staff from around the world, while staying in Kazakhstan, allowing me to continue to work full-time.

I highly appreciate that here in Kazakhstan we have such a highlevel educational institution with international academic standards, whose graduates possess the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to make contributions to the development and prosperity of the economy of Kazakhstan. Therefore, as an employer I encourage and support the education of our top-managers through participation in NUGSB’s degree and non-degree programs.