08ASTANA1202, KAZAKHSTAN – NOMINEES FOR THE MAKTOUM FOUNDATION

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08ASTANA1202 2008-07-02 01:46 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Astana

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FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2684
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 0540
RUCNCLS/SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS ASTANA 001202 
 
SENSITIVE 
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E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL ECON KZ
 
SUBJECT:  KAZAKHSTAN - NOMINEES FOR THE MAKTOUM FOUNDATION 
ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE 
 
REF: STATE 62387 (NOTAL) 
 
1. (SBU) Per reftel, post would like to submit the following 
Kazakhstani entrepreneurs as possible participants in the Maktoum 
Foundation Entrepreneurs Conference in Dubai.  Please note that the 
nominees are all ethnic Kazakhs, which means we believe they are all 
Muslims by ancestry, but we do not know whether any of them are 
practicing Muslims. 
 
- Raimbek Batalov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC "Raimbek 
Group" and Chairman of the Board of the Forum of Entrepreneurs of 
Kazakhstan.  Batalov is head of a successful company mainly involved 
in food processing.  Tel:  7-7272-50-77-41, email: 
office@raimbek.com. 
 
- Meruert Kazbekova, successful entrepreneur and leader of the Union 
of Business Women of Kazakhstan, also a member of the presidium of 
the Ak Zhol political party.  Tel: 7-7172-32-06-76, email: 
soyuzzhenshin_pr@mail.ru 
 
- Tieu Marat Darkhanuly, President of KazTechnoGis JSC in Aktobe. 
Tieu Marat does not only run his own business, but he funds a 
maternity hospital in Aktobe.  He put in practice principles of 
corporate social responsibility in his own business.  Tel: 
7-7132-50-05-88. 
 
- Aida Mullasheva, deputy chairman of the managing board, "Astana 
Nedvizhimost," one of the leading construction companies in Astana. 
Despite the challenges facing the construction industry in the past 
year, Astana Nedvizhimost has demonstrated sustainable business 
operations.  Tel: 7-7172-73-18-18. 
 
- Aruzhan Sain, TV producer and chairman of the public organization 
"Mercy," which is a fundraising NGO focusing on orphans and children 
with serious diseases.  Tel: 7-7272-67-66-46, http://detdom.kz 
 
- Arman Sultanbek, Director of the "Delta Credit" microcredit 
organization in Pavlodar.  Arman is a young, energetic leader of a 
regional microcredit fund which focuses on loans for young 
entrepreneurs and start up businesses in Pavlodar Oblast.  Tel: 
7-7182-30-00-07; email: arman@decenta.org 
 
2. (SBU) Possible Kazakhstani co-sponsors of the Maktoum 
Entrepreneurs Conference include: 
 
- Kazyna:  a state development and innovation fund set up by decree 
of President Nazarbayev in 2006 to stimulate investment, SME 
development, and economic diversification.  The "Kazyna" fund will 
be privatized within the next 5-10 years.  Contact:  Oleg Dyachenko, 
Director, Department for Investment Development, Tel: 
7-7172-97-94-70, email: oleg.dyachenko@kazyna.kz 
 
- Samruk:  an umbrella state holding company created in 2006 that 
oversees investment, personnel skills training, and development of 
corporate governance in multiple strategic sectors, including oil 
and gas, energy, and telecommunications.  Contact: Birzhan Kaneshev, 
Managing Director, Tel: 7-7172-79-05-01, email: 
bkaneshev@samruk.gov.kz. 
 
3. (U) Please note that per reftel guidance, Embassy Astana has not 
approached any possible participants or potential co-sponsors about 
the conference at this time.

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