My name is Gregor Mowat and I am Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, a professional services firm with more than 400 staff providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across Central Asia out of 4 offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
It has been a privilege for me to lead the Tengizchevroil (TCO) partnership for the last four years. TCO operates the Tengiz and Korolev fields in Western Kazakhstan. Tengiz is the world’s deepest producing super giant field that was discovered in 1979. The TCO partnership was formed in 1993 and production from TCO accounts for 30% of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s crude oil output.
For a number of years I wanted to study in a reputable business school, which, however, would require that I take a year or two off and move