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Administration Of The School


Yerken Turganbayev

Chief Administrative Officer

Yerken Turganbayev is a Chief Administrative Officer 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 various problems in Regional Economics, Environment Protection and Information Systems. Prior to joining the NUGSB in August 2016, Yerken Turganbayev was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and a Director of the Institute of Post-University Training and New Educational Technologies of the East Kazakhstan State Technical University.

Human Resources


Kamar Zhumagaliyeva

Senior HR Manager

Kamar Zhumagaliyeva is Senior HR Manager in the Graduate School of Business. Kamar has joined Nazarbayev University in 2018 as a Specialist in the Department of Human Resources Management. Kamar has experience in different directions of HR: Learning and Development, Recruitment, Wellbeing, HR administration etc. She holds a Master of Science degree in International Human Resource Management from Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyev. Her hobby is snowboarding and intellectual games (quiz).

Office Of The Dean


Guzel Tulegenova


Guzel Tulegenova joined the school in November 2018, to initiate the process of international accreditation. In 2018 GSB prepared and submitted Eligibility Application to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB. At the moment, the School is in the Initial Accreditation stage of the accreditation process, whereas Guzel Tulegenova coordinates preparing and writing initial Self Evaluation Report writing for the AACSB. She also acts as a Manager, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Business. In addition, Guzel is responsible for planning and organizing research seminars at GSB. She has extensive teaching, academic and international experience. Guzel Tulegenova holds MBA from the Maastricht School of Management as well as MA in Economics from the Michigan State University.



Zhasmin Yersaiyn

Specialist for Admissions

Zhasmin Yersaiyn is a Specialist for Admissions at Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University. She has graduated Kazakh-British Technical University with the degree of Bachelor in Economics and Business (2021). During her student years she was a co-founder and a president of Enactus KBTU. Prior to joining GSB, Zhasmin did an internship in the Human Resource Department at Hilton Astana. Zhasmin pursues lifelong learning for personal and professional growth. Her hobbies include tennis, dancing, and self-development.


Yerkegali Yerdembek

Admissions Manager

Yerkegali Yerdembek is a manager at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. He graduated Eurasian National University and has earned a BA in Philology and a MA in Multilingual Education at Nazarbayev University. Before joining NU, he worked at British Council, before GSB he was manager at the Admissions Department. He prefers attending training courses in his professional field, and doing research in Education.