Staff

Birzhan Bakumbayev

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Birzhan Bakumbayev is Full-time MBA Program Manager at NUGSB. Prior to joining Graduate School of Business, he worked at the Center for Preparatory Studies at Nazarbayev University as the manager. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Eurasian National University and obtained Master of Arts degree at the Oxford Brooks University in United Kingdom. He also conducted a […]

Arailym Magauina

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Arailym Magauina is a Senior Manager at Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University. Arailym joined Nazarbayev University at 2013 as a PA to Vice-President for Student Affairs, International and government relations. Demonstrating a strong dedication and high responsibility, she moved up the ranks. After one year, she was promoted to Undergraduate Admissions department of […]

Miras Kussainov

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Miras Kussainov has been working as a Marketing Manager at the Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University since April 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, he worked at the digital marketing agency – Market Leader and was an […]

Saltanat Otasheva

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Saltanat Otasheva is Executive MBA Program Senior Manager at NUGSB. Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, she has worked at the Kazkommertsbank JSC and IC Energy in Prague city. Saltanat holds Master of Business Administration degree from the Universty of New York in Prague. Saltanat enjoys reading, singing, swimming and travelling. saltanat.otasheva@nu.edu.kz

Xeniya Axt

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Xeniya Axt is currently a Marketing Senior Manager with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the Business School team, she made her career at JSC “Concern “Tsesna-Astyk”, started working there as a brand manager, then she got promoted to a deputy chief of the marketing department and after that Xeniya became a head […]

Yerken Turganbayev

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Yerken Turganbayev is a Director for Executive Education Programs at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. He received a PhD in Economics from the Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, UK) and a PhD in Mathematics from the Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia). His research interests lie in the application of a mathematical modeling approach to […]

Bakyt Ospanova

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Bakyt Ospanova holds MA in EU and Central Asia Studies, CIFE/IEP; MA in International Relations, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University and BA in Oriental Studies, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Prior joining Graduate School of Business team she was manager at International Cooperation Department of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University and instructor of International […]

Mirat Akshalov

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Mirat Akshalov is the MSF program manager at Graduate School of Business, Nazarbayev University. He has several years of work experience at Nazarbayev University including coordinating Executive MBA program and managing student support office at School of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, worked for VMInnovations.INC for around 6 years in Lincoln, […]

Arailym Kadyrova

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Arailym Kadyrova is a Manager for Executive EducationPrograms at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business, in particular for open-enrollment and customized programs. She was awarded the Master of Arts in Economics degree from the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary). She worked as a Senior Coordinator of International Programs and Projects Center at the Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz. arailym.kadyrova@nu.edu.kz

Anara Ayaganova

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Anara Ayaganova is an Operations Senior Manager with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the School, Anara worked in international organizations (United Nations Development Program Kazakhstan and United Nations Office for Project Support), in  private joint company. Anara also has a public service experience in the Ministry of Defense of the Republic […]

Aliya Kaziyeva

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Aliya Kaziyeva works as a finance manager at the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, Aliya was an auditor at Deloitte for two years. She holds an MBA from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her hobbies involve swimming and mountain skiing.aliya.kaziyeva@nu.edu.kz

Aikorkem Nurzhanova

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Aikorkem Nurzhanova is a specialist at Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the School, Aikorkem worked at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. Representative office in Astana, Department of Government Relations, Astana Office Controller and JOC Executive Secretariat Office. Aikorkem graduated from  Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute named after Y. Altynsarin with BSc in Foreign […]

Gulmira Koisoimassova

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Gulmira Koisoimassova is a specialist for admissions at Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. She holds MSc degree in Management from the University of York Law and Management School (UK), MA in Foreign Philology from Eurasian National University.  Before Joining the School she worked at Nazarbayev University’s subsidiary University Service Management. gulmira.koisoimassova@nu.edu.kz