Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is an elected collegiate body managing the University. The role of the Board of Trustees is to address University development opportunities, assist fundraising activities and ensure quality improvement.

The Board of Trustees functions in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the University Charter and the internal regulations. The Board is elected for three years, consists of no more than 17 members. If necessary, by a decision of the general meeting of the Board of Trustees, additional members may be introduced into the Board by a simple majority voting. Meetings are held at least once a year, in person or online.

The Chairman acts on behalf of the Board of Trustees, representing its interests to the stakeholders; organizes the activities of the Board, determines the current and future tasks, and controls their completion.

Members of the Board of Trustees actively participate in the meetings of the Board of Trustees and University activities.

The Corporate Secretary is responsible for administrative support of the Board of Trustees activity, ensures liaison between the Board of Trustees and the University.



The AlmaU Board of Trustees


Andrew Beklemishev

Vice President of IDC

Janat Berdalina

Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Almaty Management University

Welcoming address

  Dear, students and teachers, colleagues, and business partners!


We have started a new academic year. Our goals and plans are determined by the environment, which is no longer just rapidly changing, but subject to constant changes. Accordingly, a new stage begins in the University development, requiring new approaches to management and aspiration to be entrepreneurial, socially responsible world-class university.

By the decision of the meeting of the Board of Trustees as of September 16, 2020, the updated Development Strategy of the University 2025 was approved, which relies on the concept of lifelong learning (LLL), academic excellence, sustainable development, digitalization and internationalization.

We expect that every member of AlmaU community would collaborate and contribute to making qualitative changes in the activities of the university, for the benefit of the higher education system and the country.


Good luck! I wish you new discoveries, knowledge, experience, and victories!

Dinmukhamet Idrissov

Chairman of the Board of Ordabasy Group

Assylbek Kozhakhmetov

President of Almaty Management University

Virginijus Kundrotas

President of the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA), Dean of Adizes Graduate School

Zhaksybek Kulekeyev

Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of JSC NC "KazMunayGas"

Dana Nurzhigit

Member of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan


R. F. “Rick” Shangraw, Jr.

President of Cintana Education

Irina Smirnova

Member of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kurenkeyeva Gulnar 

Rector of Almaty Management University

Yerkin Tatishev

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KUSTO GROUP holding

Tan Chin Tiong

Senior Advisor to President of Singapore Management University,

Founding President of the Singapore Institute of Technology,

Founding Provost of Singapore Management University,

Professor of Marketing, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Pekka Viljakainen

Advisor to the President of SKOLKOVO Foundation

Nina Yanykina

CEO and Rector of University 2035 National Technology Initiative (NTI)


Aigerim Kaumenova

University Secretary of Almaty Management University