Director of IICAS
Research Scientist (1997), Senior Research Scientist, Head of the department of Documentation and Archaeological Conservation at the lnstitute of Archaeology MES, Almaty, Kazakhstan (since 2005). M.A. (1999) from the Al-Faraby Kazakh State University (Honors), Ph.D. (2010) from the lnstitute of Archaeology MES Republic of Kazakhstan. General Director of the NGO “Archaeological Expertise” (since 2006). Director of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (since 2018). Delegate to the World Heritage Committee from the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014-2017). Secretary-General of the National World Heritage Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014-2018). Member of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO (since 2018). Field director of the more than ten archaeological expeditions (among them permanent archaeological missions at Otrar, Kayalyk, Akyrtas, Taraz, Sygnak, Dzhan kala, Dzhankent, Dzhuvara, Christian site Ilibalyk and Investigation of archaeological sites on the dry bottom of Aral sea), several international expeditions. Published 7 books, 7 albums, over 190 scientific papers, edited several monographs, 9 volumes of Heritage Sites of Zhambyl Region. One of the author and main executor of creation the “Kone Taraz” (Ancient Taraz) archaeological park project, “Almaty 1000 years’ anniversary” and “Shymkent 2200 years’ anniversary” inclusion to UNESCO calendar. Silk Road serial transnational nomination UNESCO national facilitator.