Muratbek

Kazakhstan

Mr. Muratbek Akhmatov is an entrepreneur. Previously he worked as an Internal Auditor at the JSC Center for International Programs, which administers the Kazakhstan Presidential Bolashak International Scholarship Program; served as the Head of Strategic Analysis and Planning Division at the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan (Kazcosmos) where he worked on drafting Kazakhstan’s “Law on Space”; helped to prepare the Strategic Plan and Sectorial Program of Kazcosmos; and organized a comprehensive inventory and assessment of the Baikonur Space Center. Mr. Akhmatov also has worked as Vice President of the National Space Company, Kazakhstan Gharys Sapary, where he was directly involved in high-level negotiations with the European Aerospace Corporation, EADS, on the construction of the Testing Complex of Spacecrafts and the Earth Observation System. Mr. Akhmatov holds an Engineering degree in Design, Construction and Operation of Oil Pipelines and Gas and Oil Storage Tanks from Kazakh National Technical University (2005), and a BA in Audit and Accounting from Kazakh Economic University, Almaty (2002).