Kazakhstan is a member of the World Energy Council through the KAZENERGY Association. The KAZENERGY Association unites more than 50 major players in the oil, gas and energy business – extracting, transporting, servicing, geophysical, uranium-producing and other companies. The Association was established as an independent non-commercial union of legal entities, which is challenged to promote creation of favorable conditions for the dynamic and sustainable development of the fuel and energy sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
KAZENERGY represents the interests of its members in executive and legislative bodies of state authority and administration, implements purpose-oriented programs in support of entrepreneurship and investment attraction, professional education and training, executes researches and analysis, participates in projects of interagency and international cooperation.
Being an organization that broadly represents the energy interests of the country, the Association is in a position to serve as the World Energy Council Member Committee in Kazakhstan. Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Association for the Development of the Energy Sector is the Chairman of Kazakhstan's Committee of the World Energy Council.
Bakitzhan Zhulamanov serves as the Chair of the Kazakhstan Member Committee of the World Energy Council, as well as Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Energy JSC. Zhulamanov has held many governmental roles in Republic of Kazakhstan, with leadership roles including Chairman of the Board of the Food Contract Corporation.
Talgat Karashev is the Secretary of the Kazakhstan Member Committee of the World Energy Council and the Executive Director for international cooperation of KAZENERGY Association. He has worked for KAZENERGY for eight years serving in various management positions.
Serving as Executive director, Karashev works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Energy developed in cooperation of KAZENERGY with international partners including IEA, UNECE, ECS, IEF, WPC, SPE and many others.