Teaching Assistants

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Adina Yelekenova

Teaching Assistant

Adina Yelekenova has graduated from Nazarbayev University in 2015 as a first cohort with BA in Economics, with the following Master of Finance and Business Economics degree from the University of Manchester funded by Bolashak state program. She has worked as an audit assistant in KPMG prior to joining NUGSB. She has graduated from musical school #10 in Almaty. Adina enjoys playing piano, travelling, reading historical novels and doing all kinds of sports. Her research interests include momentum investments, portfolio management, asset pricing, hedge funds, market microstructure.

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Assem Kablan

Teaching Assistant

Assem Kablan is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she was a Project Manager of ‘Eco-Village Kazakhstan’ sponsored by Chevron Corp. in collaboration with NURIS. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Nazarbayev University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Karaganda State University. During her bachelor studies, Assem was a coordinator of English Debate League and had an academic exchange program in Business Administration at Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri. Assem’s interests include start-ups, marketing and investments. Her hobby is to lead an active lifestyle through sports, and traveling.

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Yerken Arystan

Research Assistant

Yerken Arystan is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, he was an Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP; Tax Consultant at Deloitte TCF LLP; passed internship at Department of Accounting, Bank CenterCredit; and worked as an Academic Associate at KIMEP University’s Bang College of Business concentrating on the fields of accounting, strategy and business policy, management and marketing, introduction to business. He holds an MBA in Accounting, KIMEP University; B.Sc. in Business Administration and Accounting, KIMEP University; and has received training in business communications, leadership and negotiation, entrepreneurship and corporate strategy from the university. Yerken’s hobbies and interests include sport, innovations, equipment and technologies.

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Gulzhanat Shingisova

Teaching Assistant

Gulzhanat Shingisova is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she was a lecturer at Eurasian National University; Finance Department Manager at FTN in London, UK. She holds an MSc in Finance and Management; Herriot-Watt University; BSc in Finance , Kazakh-British Technical University. Gulzhanat’s interests include risk management, monetary policy, oil economics, and economic regulations.

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Arkadiy Lenchak

Teaching Assistant

Arkadiy Lenchak is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, he was an Educational Program manager and  Finance planner in a private company “Work and Study Abroad”; passed internship at Department of Transit Transportation, National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy; He holds an MSc in Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata; B.Sc. in International Relations, Eurasian National University; Arkadiy’s hobbies and interests include american football, martial arts, game theory, corporate finance, math and teology studies.

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Zhanat Jalilova

Teaching Assistant

Zhanat Jalilova is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she was a Project Manager in PI NLA, Nazarbayev University, Astana; Economist, Karagandalift LLP, Karaganda; Export manager, Interior Design Company “Storia Moderna”, Dubai, UAE; Research Assistant, Center for Strategic Studies, Eastern Meditterranean University, Northern Cyprus; JSC “NURSAT”, Finance division, Logistics department, Almaty. She holds an MSc in Economics,Eastern Meditterranean University, Famagusta, TRNC; BS in Management, Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty. Zhanat’s interests include in economics, econometric, statistics. Her hobbies and interests include charity activities, reading, intellectual and mathematical games, foreign languages, traveling.

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Yernar Baktiyarov

Teaching Assistant

Yernar is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, he worked in the department of industry and innovation of Karaganda Local State Authority for 3 years. He holds an MSc in “Accounting and Financial Management”, Henley Business School, The University of Reading. BS in “Finance”, The Karaganda State University named after E. Buketov. Yernar’s interest includes active sport games, history, travelling and photography.

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Assemgul Kozhabek

Teaching Assistant

Assemgul Kozhabek is currently an Academic Associate with Nazarbayev University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the NUGSB team, she was a project manager at US General Consulate in Almaty city.Assemgul holds MSc in Engineering Business Management (with distinction) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Her BSc degree is in Mathematical and Computer Modelling from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. While she was studying at KazNU, she completed course on “Human Rights and Development” which was created by University College of Dublin. Also, she was elected as a coordinator of Warwick Manufacturing Group Society. Assemgul’s research interests are Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics for mega-events and Strategic Planning.