Zharkeshov Yernar Serikbaevich

Member of the Board of Directors, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, member of the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee

Partner and Director of AQ Group – international energy and IT holding company.
He was elected a member of the Board of Directors, representative of “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC interests on May 27, 2022 by the resolution of “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC Management Board (Minutes No. 29/22).  

Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Date of birth: 24.10.1986 


2009-2011 – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Master’s in Public Policy (under the Lee Kuan Yew Graduate Scholarship).

2006-2009 - University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom. Bachelor of science in public policy, government, and management.

2004-2009 - Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade, Astana, Kazakhstan. Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Professional experience:
April 2022 – present time - AQ Group - international energy and IT holding, Kazakhstan / USA. Partner and Director

November 2021 - April 2022 - Lemberg Energy Holdings - an international energy holding company engaged in engineering, oil and gas processing and chemistry (methanol, hydrogen, ammonia, gas-to-power), Director General (CEO) Kyiv, Ukraine

January 2019 – August 2021 – Whiteshield Partners, global strategy and governance consulting company, Eurasia countries Director (www.whiteshieldpartners.com), Dubai, UAE/Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

March 2017 - January 2019 – “Center for Strategic Initiatives” LLP Astana, Kazakhstan. Executive Director, Director General and Managing Partner.

September 2014 - March 2017 - United Nations Development Program, project of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and UNDP "Regional hub in public service in Astana", Project Manager / Head of the Research Center; Project Portfolio Manager / Team Leader.

June 2012 - September 2014 - Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan, Deputy Director, Director of the Research Institute.

June 2011 - June 2012 - Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan, "Kazakhstan Center for Public-Private Partnership" JSC, Chief Expert.

2010 - 2011 - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, Researcher.

April 2009 - Ipsos-MORI Research Center London, UK, Researcher-intern

Foreign languages:

English - fluent

Chinese - advanced

He does not own shares of the company, suppliers, or competitors.