Murat Kirzhanov, President of the Company
Murat Jumashevich Kirzhanov is one of the most experienced top managers of the Company. His professional career in drilling started in 1981 just after graduation of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute. His employment history includes the work at Kenkiyak Oil and Gas Exploratory expedition (1981-1998), where he managed to rise from the Assistant to a Driller up to the position of the Chief Engineer; he also worked as the Head of Geological Department of “CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz” JSC, “Kenkiyakneft” Oil and Gas Production Division (1998-2005). Also Murat Jumashevich has an extensive experience as a Head of Drilling Department and Head of Well Workover Department (“Kazakhoil Aktobe” LLP and “Urikhtau Operating LLP in 2006-2012). He repeatedly passed special advanced training courses in Kazakhstan, Canada and France. Starting from 2013 he has been successfully implementing his skills in SMART OIL.
From 2013 to 2016 he has been successfully applied his skills to the position of Technical Director of Company Smart Oil. On June 1, 2016 Murat Kirzhanov was promoted up to the position of a President of the Company.
Gani Baimanov, Vice-President, Operations
Gani Zhunissovich Baimanov graduated from I.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, major “Oil and gas well drilling engineer”. He started his career in oil and gas industry in 1988 . During 25 years he managed to rise from the Assistant to a Driller up to a Vice President of Operations. During 2006-2010 he worked at NTS Nefttekhservis. He started his career in SMART OIL in 2010 in the position of a Drilling Foreman. He was regularly promoted for his achievements in operating process improvement and high work performance. Such professional qualities as a perfect knowledge of all the drilling cycle, responsibility, perfectionism and leadership contributed to further career development.
Abilkhair Yerubayev, Vice President, Economics and Finances
He completed Master's degree program at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), has MBA (Master of Business Administration) with the major in finance and accounting. Abilkhair is an US certified public accountant (CPA) since 2010. He has a 5-year experience at Ernst & Young, a global audit company, in the Audit Department. He has worked for 3 years in South-Oil LLP, oil producing company, at the position of Internal Auditor. Starting from 2013 Abilkhair Karakhanovich has been successfully implementing his theoretical knowledge and practical experience in SMART OIL.