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Miras Kussainov

Senior Marketing Manager

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 entrepreneur.

Program Managers


Mirat Akshalov

Program Manager
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, Nebraska, USA. He started as an intern during college and worked his way up to be eBay store manager overseeing online sales on different online channels. 
Mirat holds a Masters of Arts in Management degree with Emphasis in International Business and speaks English, Russian, Kazakh and Turkish languages. His hobbies involve cross-country skiing, outdoor activities and piano.

Saniya Abirova


Saniya Abirova is an EMBA Program Manager at Nazarbayev University's Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining GSB, Saniya worked in educational institutions and university (JSC "Center for International Programs" , JSC "M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University"), in private companies. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business and a Bachelor degree in Two Foreign Languages from Koshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov


Saltanat Otasheva

Executive MBA Program Senior Manager

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.

Career Services


Aigerim Alibek


Aigerim Alibek is Career Services Specialist at Nazarbayev University's Graduate School of Business. Before joining the School Aigerim worked at different industries in Customer services center of Ryanair airline and in Design center of General Electric company in Hungary. Aigerim holds Masters of Engineering Management from Debrecen University (HU).



Gulmira Tursyngali

Finance Senior Manager

Gulmira Tursyngali is currently a Finance Manager with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she had an extensive work experience in Finance including Big4, National and Quasigovernmental Companies. She holds an MBA from Nazarbayev University and a BA in Accounting and Auditing from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Gulmira's interests include CIMA certification in management accounting and strategic planning and analysis. She is a member of the Global Shapers volunteer community and is engaged in self-development in the field of trading.