Chairman of the Management Board, QazaqGaz
Sanzhar Zharkeshov graduated from Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade with a degree in Finance and University of Texas in Austin, USA, with a degree in Oil and Gas Engineering.
Worked as a research engineer and a drilling engineer in USA, Atyrau, Iraq, Russian Federation, Scotlan d, as well as a senior project engineer for well ties at oil and gas complex treatment unit of Kashagan project in Atyrau city. He has an experience as a management consultant, as a global oil and gas industry expert at McKinsey and Company’s London office for the projects in Columbia, Oman, Russian Federation, Alaska (USA) and the UK. In 2019-2020 Sanzhar Zharkeshov supervised geological industry as a vice-minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2020-2022 he was a deputy CEO for geology and development at Naftogaz Ukraine. He is a Chairman of the Management Board of NC “QazaqGaz” JSC since March 2022. He has the Queen Elizabeth II’s award “For contribution to the development of the UK oil and gas industry”, the World Society of Petroleum Engineers award, as well as the British “Professional Engineer” title.