Management of the group of companies «Astana Group»
President of Astana Group
Nurlan Smagulov is the founder of Astana Group launched back in 1992 when KMC Astana Motors was established.
Nurlan Erkebulanovich is a famous Kazakh entrepreneur, the President of the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation, the honorary consul of New Zealand in Kazakhstan, a patron, the Chairman of the Board of Regents of Boarding Remedial School No.2, and the member of the Supervisory Board of Mothers Home.
He was born on 2 July 1965 in the city of Alma-Ata. In 1990 he graduated from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University with a degree in Chemistry and Biology. He served in the army in 1984−1986.
In 1992 he founded Kazakh Motor Company Astana Motors. The main activities of the motor company are selling and manufacturing of vehicles and provision of services.
In 1996−2002 he worked at ZAO Prodkorporatsia.
In 1996−2000 he held the position of a Councilor of the RK Prime Minister.
In 2003−2007 he was a member of the Board of Directors of ATF Bank JSC.
Awards and Honors:
Kurmet order, 2007.
Honorary Certificate of the RK President, 2007.
10th Anniversary of Astana, 2008.
Winner of the national stage of Entrepreneur of the year award held by Ernst&Young, international audit company, 2009.
Entrepreneur of the year according to Expert Kazakhstan magazine, 2010.
Since 2011 Nurlan Smagulov belongs to top ten of the most influential businessmen in Kazakhstan (No.6 in the rating of the most influential businessmen of the year according to Forbes Kazakhstan, 2019).
In May 2012, following the results of the national vote, he became the winner in the Business nomination of Motherland 2019s Name contest dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the RK independence.
Starting from 2014 he is the leading rentier in Kazakhstan (No.1 in the Forbes rating).
In 2015 he became the Businessmen of the Year according to Forbes Kazakhstan.
Executive Director of Astana Motors KMC
Beknur Muratovich has worked for 10 years in Astana Motors KMC before his appointment as an Executive Director of the company. He started his career in the capacity of Sales Manager for spare parts. Then he was appointed to the following positions: Head of the spare parts department, Technical Director, Director of Hyundai Auto Astana dealership center, and Managing Technical Director of Astana Motors KMC.
In 2007, he graduated from the Kazakh-Russian University with a degree in Accounting and Audit.
General Director, Mega Center Management
Aizhan Tulemissova has been working with Astana Group for 14 years. She joined the Group right after she had graduated from the university and started her career as an advertising manager at the Astana Motors multibrand autocenter in Astana.
In 2009, she was appointed as Marketing Director at Toyota Center Astana, and in 2014, headed the autocenter.
Then, she held the positions of Director of Lexus Astana and Brand Regional Director for Astana, was the CEO of Mycar Astana and was engaged in the construction and launch of the first Mycar hub in the capital.
In January 2022, Aizhan Tulemissova was appointed as General Director of Mega Center Management.
In 2007, she graduated from Orenburg State University majoring in Marketing. In 2017, she received an MBA degree from Swiss Business School.