Dr. Kozhakhmetov Assylbek
President, Akmaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Dr. Assylbek Kozhakhmetov is the founder of the first privately owned business university in Kazakhstan - AlmaU (previously known as International Business Academy, est. 1988).
Dr. Kozhakhmetov built his professional achievements in civic engagement and higher education in alignment with the UN initiatives, such as the SDGs, PRME and Academic Impact. He promotes an open dialogue between interested parties and partners related to the challenges of social responsibility, sustainability and impact on the society.
Assylbek Kozhakhmetov is currently 1) Vice President for Central Asia of the Central and East European Management Development Association (Slovenia); 2) Board member of The Principles for Responsible Management Education (New York); 3) Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (Nijkerk); 4) Member of the National Council of Public Trust under the President of Republic of Kazakhstan; 5) Research advisor, Project “University Management - 2020”, initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan; 6) Member of the Kazakhstani Association of small and medium business «EL TIREGI» Association of Legal Entities; 7) Member of the Council of "Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan" Association of Legal Entities.