Directors and Senior Management
Chief Executive Officer
Aidar Assaubayev is an Executive Director of AltynGroup Kazakhstan LLP. He was formerly Executive Vice Chairman of KazakhGold Limited, the gold mining corporation and formerly Vice President and a Board member of JSC MMC Kazakhaltyn, the gold exploration and development group. Aidar has completed over $1billion in IPO and M&A transactions in recent years.
He was educated at the Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty and holds a degree in economics from the Institute of Systemic Analysis in Moscow
Non -executive Director
Mr. Qureshi is a U.S. qualified lawyer who was previously a partner with international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was based first in the New York office and later in the London office where he helped establish the firm's emerging markets presence. More recently, he was the Vice Chairman of Renaissance Group where he had a senior investment banking role and is currently Executive Vice Chairman of Luminaire Films, a director of Hanson Asset Management Limited and a partner of Naya Capital Management LLP. Mr. Qureshi was educated at Harvard Law School and Harvard College and holds a Juris Doctor.
Bill Trew has over 32 years' experience in the engineering and mining industry and is a registered professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He has served as a director of a number of mining companies, both public and private, and he brings a wealth of experience to the Board. He holds a B.Eng. (Mech.) Hon. from the University of Wales Institute Science and Technology, and an M.Eng. from Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.
Baurzhan has a degree from the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute, Geological Faculty (Russia). He is an experienced exploration geologist, with extensive knowledge of Kazakhstan, the CIS and Altai Region (where Sekisovskoye is located). He has managed projects for the State Geophysical-Geochemical Expedition and the State Exploration Expedition. More recently, he has been a director of CRS, the Company's geological consultants. Baurzhan is experienced in working with the various State bodies responsible for approving the Company's development plans and has worked with many western and local companies. He has received specialist training in the UK from Datamine International and is a qualified Datamine trainer.
Rajinder qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO LLP in1990, leaving in 2002 to co-found a chartered accountancy practice. He has extensive experience advising companies within the natural resources sector, and has worked with a number of mining and exploration companies based in Kazakhstan. He has more recently been assisting and advising mining and oil companies preparing for IPO’s and other corporate transactions.