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Asylbek Kozhakhmetov

Asylbek Kozhakhmetov

President, Almaty Management University; President, Civic Alliance of Kazakhstan


One of the founders of the first business school in Kazakhstan – Almaty School of Management, established in 1988, later transformed into International Academy of Business (IAB). In 2014 IAB was awarded University status and a new name, Almaty Management University (ALMA University).

Scientific activity: In 2011, he received the degree of "Doctor in Business Administration" at Higher School of Management of National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (Moscow). He started his teaching career at the Department of "Mechanics of the continuous environment" at KazSU named after S. M. Kirov, then worked as a teacher at the managers school at Kazakh national organization"Union". attended specialized management training at training centers  in Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Holland, Hungarian, Estonia. In 2013 got a scholarship of the state program "Bolashak" and held scientific training at Business School Haas of University of California Berkeley (USA). Speaker and moderator at national and international forums.

The author of over 60 scientific publications on management development and education.

Social activities: Currently he is a Board member of CEEMAN (international Association for management development in dynamic societies), member of Business Council under Almaty city government, co-chairman of KFMD (Kazakhstan Fund of management development).

Awards and titles: 
– Award of "People to People International" international organization, USA – "Torch of Birmingham" (1997) 
– Sign "Excellent specialist of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (1998); – Medal " Баян-Өлгий Аймаг", Mongolia (2010). – Jubilee medal for the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011); – Order " Қүрмет" (2013) – Order of NPP "Atameken" I and II degree "For loyalty to business" (2013-2014) – Award of International Association for management development in dynamic societies CEEMAN Champion Award in the category of "Institutional management" (2014) – Certified consultant for management of mass media (2015) – Honorary Professor of Academy of public administration under the President of Kyrgyz Republic (2017).