Message from the Founder
When I launched WMG in 2011, it was with a single purpose in mind: to set a new standard for local content capacity in Kazakhstan. As a highly-specialised recruitment and staffing agency for projects in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors, WMG has an important role to play in making this a reality.
Firstly, WMG is committed to championing domestic skills, education and knowledge across Kazakhstan. If the richness of our natural resources is to be matched by the expertise of our workforce, then young people in Kazakhstan must be given the opportunity to excel in industrial and service roles alike. We are committed to giving young people across all skill sets a first step into a fulfilling role within oil and gas, construction, and infrastructure.
Secondly, Kazakhstan is of increasing interest to international and foreign investors who look to our shores to create partnerships, jobs and prosperity. That interest must be met and furthered by maintaining an international-standard of skills and proficiencies across specialist individual roles and more general roles on-site. We will strive to maintain consistently high standards across a range of opportunities, ensuring that our partners are matched with the most capable and committed staff whatever their requirements.
And finally, our work at WMG must be an exemplar for Kazakhstan, contributing to our country’s emergence as a global centre of excellence for oil and gas, infrastructure and construction. We are committed to building WMG’s profile and networks overseas, raising awareness of the opportunities and capabilities that exist in Kazakhstan and bringing together the right people to bring these possibilities to fruition.
Danabek Zhanayev is the CEO and Founder of WMG. Prior to founding WMG, Danabek had held several management positions in oil and gas sector.
Yerlan has joined WMG team in 2018 straight from the Abu Dhabi Plaza Project at Consolidated Contractors Company. Yerlan is a very motivating team player with strong management skills, who leads the team by his own example of being highly organised and dedicated, as well as by encouraging his colleagues to develop and grow.
Yerlan oversees the overall business operations, applies business strategies, develops company objectives, makes sure that the business is compliant with industry regulations and maintains corporate relationships.
He has gained extensive experience from his previous work at ZhaikStroyServis and NefteStroyServis.
Yerlan has a degree from West Kazakhstan Agrarian-technical University named after Zhangir Khan.
Erik is a Deputy General Director for Finance at WMG.
He oversees and is responsible for managing financial flows, ensuring economic security, conducting financial and economic analysis of the company, interacting with commercial banks and financial organisations and for the formation and strategic planning of the financial policy of the company.
Erik joined WMG after having worked at PNB-Kazakhstan (recently renamed to Tengribank) as a Deputy Director, Temirbank as a Deputy Director, Hotel Arka as a president, National Medical Holding as a Managing Director on Economy, Astana Housing Authority, StroyGroup Ltd, Rielt Capital and Turanbank (renamed to Bank TuranAlem).
He holds a Master’s in Economics from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, a degree of a mining engineer from the State University named after SH. Yesenov in Aktau and a degree of an accountant from the Western Kazakhstan Agricultural University.
Aigul is an Accountant General at WMG.
She leads the accounting team and is responsible for the analysis of the economic and financial activities of the organisation, controls all accounting documents and payment obligations of the company.
Prior to joining WMG in 2016, Aigul worked in the accounting departments of companies such as Shugyla, Alau Kurylys, the Tlendiev Small Academy of Arts, the District Department of Education (the village of Makhambet) and the RayPotrebSoyuz (the village of Makhambet).
Aigul graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Karaganda Cooperative Institute with a degree of an Accountant-economist.
Aigerim is an HR professional with excellent qualifications holding degrees from Akmolinsky Financial and Economic College and Kazakh University of Economics.
Her responsibilities include:
- Preparing and updating employment records related to hiring, transferring, promoting, and terminating jobs;
- Explaining human resources policies, procedures, laws, and standards to new and existing employees, as well as their job duties, responsibilities, benefits, schedules, working conditions, promotion opportunities, etc.;
- Overseeing the hiring process.
Before joining WMG Aigerim was an HR Officer at Celinograd Regional Clinic and National Academical Philarmonia.
Askhat is responsible for instructions, job descriptions, employee briefings and investigations on job-related incidents.
Prior to working at WMG, Askhat worked on CCC-Arabtec Abu Dhabi project and at KSGI. He graduated from West Kazakhstan State Unerversity named after M. Utemisova, Kazakhstan Engineering and Technical University and Military department in West Kazakhstan Agrotechnical University named after Zhangir Khan.
Ainur is in charge of hiring, transfer, dismissal, vacation schedule, processing holidays, maintenance of employment records, formation of personal files, preparation of employment contracts.
Before joining WMG Ainur worked as an Educational Manager at Daryn College in Turkestan. She studied at the Academic Innovation University.
Lazzat’s job includes monitoring employee attendance at the workplace, keeping count of their working hours and organising timesheet, collecting data and organising database.
Before joining WMG Lazzat used to run her own Hostel, worked as an Accountant at CL National Information Technologies and held a position of Administrative Consultant at RSE Administration and Maintenance of Justice Ministry Republic of Kazakhstan.
Lazzat studied at Kyzylorda State University named after Korkyt-ata.
Artur is responsible for negotiations with clients, distribution of roles in the team and quality control. He monitors the development of projects and the quality of work. His work also includes advising on how to improve employees’ performance and purchase of goods and equipment.
Prior to joining WMG Artur worked at Denholm-Zholdas, Caspian Certification Company, Atyrau Sert, Express Global Story, Zhan Nur.
He graduated from Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas.
Zhanar’s list of responsibilities includes:
- Preparation of legal documents (pleadings, complaints, claims);
- Representation in court;
- Written opinions on legal questions;
- Compilation and analysis of contracts;
- Legal advice;
- General legal support for the Company;
- Legal advice for employees on issues related to their direct activities;
Zhanar’s extensive experience includes work at Temirzhol Kurylys Atyrau LLP, CaspyStroyGas, AtyrauMynayOnimderi and ProjectStroyService. She holds a degree from the Modern Humanities University.
Aslan provides control over the personal protective equipment (PPE), issues PPE, takes measures to prevent and eliminate conflict situations.
He also oversees workers and deals with settlement in camps. Aslan is in charge of labour protection rules and standards.
Prior to WMG Aslan worked at JSCSB Home credit as Credit Consultant, at Insurance Company Eurasia as an Insurance broker and at Eurasian Bank as Financial Consultant.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas.
Azamat provides control over the personal protective equipment (PPE), issues PPE and takes measures to prevent and eliminate conflict situations.
He conducts necessary organisational and technical activities, oversees workers.
He is also in charge of settlement in camps and monitors compliance by subordinate workers with labour and production discipline, labour protection rules and standards.
Azamat’s previous experience includes work at KazTurboRemont, MontazhPromStoy and BULAN.