Nikolay Kazutin

Chairman
Mr. Kazutin is holding the position of Non-Executive Managing Director and Chairman of KMG International Board of Directors. He is currently the Managing Director for Legal Support, Counselling and Risks within the Samruk-Kazyna JSC., offering legal support for all the reforms carried out in the Fund and effective protection of the Fund’s interests in international arbitration. He has many years of experience in legal, consulting and financial structures, such as Amanat Insurance Industrial Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax & Advisory, Asia Waters Company, East Kazakhstan Regional Energy Company, etc. Mr. Kazutin graduated in 2003 from the Kazakh Economic University named after. T. Ryskulova with a degree in Accounting and Audit.
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Ilyas Kuldzhanov

Executive Managing Director
Mr. Ilyas Kuldzhanov is also the Chief Executive Officer of KMG International Group. He has more than a decade experience in the oil and gas sector and previously occupied various management positions in the Kazakhstan Sovereign Wealth Fund - Samruk-Kazyna, KazMunayGas, Petroleum Operating, and Citigroup. During 2013 and 2014, he was the advisor to the General Manager of KMG International, being familiar both with the activities and operations of the Group, but also with the particularities of the sector in Romania and in the region. Ilyas Kuldzhanov graduated from the Omsk State University specializing in International Economics, Moscow State University for International Relations with a specialization in International Economic Relations, Kazakhstan-British Technical University - specialization in Petroleum Engineering and he is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. in the same field at the Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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VASSILIY LAVRENOV

Non-Executive Managing Director
Mr. Lavrenov is the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”. He has a substantial in-house legal experience in many companies, holding different managerial positions: Head of Legal Department, Chief Legal Advisor of the Kazakhstan Branch of Bateman Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Company B.V., Director of the Legal Service of the oilfield services company Integra Management CJSC (Representative Office in Kazakhstan), Director of the Legal Department and General Counsel of Eastcomtrans Group. He was also partner in Grata Law Firm LLP and Senior Partner, Consultant at Greenline Services Ltd in Budapest. Mr. Lavrenov graduated from the Kazakh State Law Academy in 2000. In 2004, he additionally got the degree in International Law from Duke University School of Law and Kyushu University in Japan.
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ARMAN KAIRDENOV

Non-Executive Managing Director
Mr. Kairdenov has an extensive experience of almost 30 years in the oil and gas industry. He is holding the position of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” for Oil Refining and Petrochemicals. Mr. Kairdenov started his career at the Atyrau Refinery, where he worked his way up from a process unit operator to the refinery manager. His professional career is strongly connected to the unit in Atyrau, where he held the position of CEO, between 2012 and 2013 and in 2021. From 2008 to 2012, he was Deputy CEO and CEO of Rompetrol Rafinare S.A. Along his career, he had many job responsibilities as Director of the Technical Development Department, Managing Director for Oil Refining and Director of the Oil Refining and Petrochemicals Department of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”. Mr. Kairdenov graduated from the Kazakh Institute of Chemical Engineering with a degree in Chemical Technology of Carbon Materials. In 2003, he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Oil and Gas Business.
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EMILE EDUARD WOLFF

Independent Non-Executive Managing Director
Mr. Emile Wolff has over 20 years of experience in consulting services in areas such as project management in the oil industry, technical maintenance, engineering, innovations and IT systems. At present, he runs his own company, Emile Wolff B.V., providing consulting services, with focus on: project & program management, post-merger integration, innovation, business management and improvement, mentoring/coaching. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of KMG International N.V. since November 2014. Mr. Wolff was born in 1950 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from Delft Technical University, The Netherlands, and majored in industrial engineering. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers.
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Arman Saulebay

Non-Executive Managing Director
Mr. Arman Saulebay has graduated in 2004 the Kazakh Humanities and Law University, in Astana, Faculty: Jurisprudence followed by Kazakh National Technical University, in Almaty, Faculty: Economics and Management. He also added various advanced training courses and seminars to his educational background in areas such as: project management, strategic management system, effective corporate governance, structuring international business and corporate acquisitions, financial and economic modeling. Mr. Saulebay gathered an extensive experience in managerial positions mainly within oil and gas companies: NC KazMunayGas JSC, Karagandy CCI LLP, KMG Global Solutions B.V., KazMunayGas Refining and Marketing JSC, TH KazMunaiGaz N.V. He had various responsibilities in areas like asset management restructuring, implementation of M&A projects, management of the department of strategy, risk management and transformation, implementation of development projects for the oil-refining sector, including coal and petrochemical projects.
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