Bolat S. Uzhkenov

Bolat S. Uzhkenov was born on October 26, 1955 in Aktyubinsk city, Kazakh SSR, USSR.

Bolat graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after V.I. Lenin (1978) as Mining Engineer-Geologist; Tomsk Polytechnical University with a degree in Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation (2004); Satbayev University with a degree in Oil and Gas Geology (2006).   Bolat Uzhkenov is PhD in Engineering (1997); Dr. habil. in Geology and Mineralogy (2002); Professor in the Satbayev University, Atyrau Oil and Gas University; President of Academy of Mineral Resources; Member of the Engineering Academy, Academy of Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, International Academy of Mineral Resources, and Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

He is a discoverer of mineral deposits. Author of nine monographs and 22 scientific papers. Bolat speaks Kazakh, Russian, and English.

Career history:

1978 — assistant driller, Caspian Petroleum Prospecting Expedition;

1979 — senior geologist, head of team, Exploration Survey Company, South Kazakhstan Territorial Geological Department;

1990 — Director, Kazakhstan Exploration and Production Expedition, Kazgeologiya Main Kazakh Geological Administration; Director, Kaz-Mineral Production Geological Enterprise;

1992 — Head of the Department, Kazgeokontrol (Kazakh National Department of Mineral Resources Protection and Geological Supervision);

1993 — Chief Engineer, Production and Technology Department, Yuzhkazgeologiya; Head of South Kazakhstan Territorial Geological Department;

1995 — Head of General Administration of Mineral Resources, Kazgosnedra;

1997 — Chairman of Geology and Mineral Resources Protection Commission, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

1999 — Vice-Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, Republic of Kazakhstan;

2001 — Chairman of Geology and Subsoil Use Commission, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Kazakhstan;

2010 — Chairman of Geology and Subsoil Use Commission, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Republic of Kazakhstan;

2011 — CEO, AO Kazgeologiya;

2012 — President, Temko Energy Group (Russia – Kazakhstan);

2014 — Deputy CEO, Chief Geologist, AO Volkovgeologiya;

2015 — CEO, AO Volkovgeologiya, AO National Joint Stock Company Kazatomprom;

Other positions:

  • Non-executive Director, AO Tsentr Nauk o Zemle, Metallurgii i Obogashenii (Center of Earth,  Metallurgical Engineering, and Benefication Sciences)  (2007)

  •  Non-executive Director, AO SPK Caspian Oil Company (2007–2008)

  •  Non-executive Director, AO SPK Ертіс Oil Company (2008–2009)

  • Non-executive Director, AO Tau-Ken Samruk (2009)

Awards and Prizes:

  • Winner of the State Prize in Science and Technology  from the Republic of Kazakhstan (2009)

  • Winner of Sh. Chokin, Sh.E. Esenov, and K.I. Satpaev Prizes (2005)

  • He was awarded Astana 10-th Anniversary Medal; Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 10 жыл

  • Honoured Prospector of Republic of Kazakhstan